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Where is Laguna Hills California?

Where is Laguna Hills California

Laguna Hills California is located in South Orange County in Southern California and is a total area of 6.7 square miles. It is approximately 45 miles away from Los Angeles and 74 miles away from San Diego. Four cities border Laguna Hills. It is Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, and Laguna Woods.

The city does not have many tourist attractions, but it has Orange County’s nicest parks such as Clarington park, El Conejo park, Costeau park, and Knotty Pine park. The parks have ample green space and places to play baseball, basketball, and tennis. There are plenty of trails for biking and hiking. Laguna Beach and the site of the vast Pacific ocean are just a short distance away.

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Laguna Hills History

Laguna Hills was a part of major land grants developed during the rancho era. After Mexico’s Independence in 1821 from Spain. Those who served or were friends of the government in the fight for Mexico’s independence were given vast lands for cattle grazing. Don Juan Avila was granted Rancho Niguel which rest of the western portion of the Saddleback valley.

In 1874 Lewis Moulton purchased 13,000 acres of Rancho Niguel from Don Juan Avila with his partner Jean Piedra Daguerre and increased the original grant to 22,000 acres. They used the land to raise sheep and cattle. Lewis Moulton’s land became subdivided in the 1960s and part of the subdivision Laguna Hills was created.

The city of Laguna Hills started incorporation efforts in 1987. Laguna Hills officially became a city on December 20, 1991. The city hall was relocated to 24035 El Toro road. This current city hall is located in the Laguna Hills Civic center near the Laguna Hills mall.

Laguna Hills Statistics and Education

These are the census bureau’s estimates for Laguna Hills Ca. It has a population of 31,613. The median home value is $744,800. The median sales price for a single-family home in Laguna Hills is $1,380,000. The median rent cost is $2163. The median age is 41.4.

A majority of the current residents in Laguna Hills are homeowners and the median household income is $102,358.

Laguna Hills has three elementary schools Valencia, Lomarena, and San Joaquin. There are two intermediate schools. La Paz and Los Aliso intermediate schools. The city of Laguna Hills has only one high school which is Laguna Hills High school. They all rate between 6-7 on the Great Schools website.

The city of Laguna has a few private schools. There is Futures Academy in Aliso Viejo and Heritage Christian School in Lake Forest Ca.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Laguna Hills a rich area?

Laguna Hills is one of the most affluent areas in South Orange County. The median sales price for a single-family home is $1,380,000 and the median household income is $102,358.

Is Laguna Hills a good place to live?

It is an excellent place to live. The weather is amazing. There are so many great things about Laguna Hills from the bike and hiking trails, the beautiful parks, great public schools, and safe neighborhoods.

How far is Laguna Hills from the beach?

It is only 7 miles away from the local beach.

Is Laguna Beach and Laguna Hills the same name?

It has the same name because of its location in the Laguna Canyon and the much older incorporated city Laguna Beach.

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