The city of Hidden Hills is nestled in the westernmost foothills of the San Fernando Valley. The existence of white three rail wooden fences, corrals, barns, rustic equestrian trails, and only one school tell visitors that this is a truly exceptional place to live. Street lights are nowhere to be found in Hidden Hills, and you will only see one traffic light in the entire neighborhood. Bridle paths replace sidewalks.
Encompassing just over 2 square miles, there are approximately 2,000 residents in Hidden Hills. There are 648 home sites. Hidden Hills was developed in the early 1950's by A.E. Hanson who also developed Rolling Hills Estates on the Palos Verde peninsula, just south of Los Angeles. Hanson was also the developer of the famed "Green Acres" estate in Beverly Hills. His advertising campaign for new home sites was: 1000 Acres of Elbow Room. Live in HIDDEN HILLS Where Living Is Fun! Full Acre Lots $4750. Well, those 1000 acres were snatched up by just 5 families in the 1950's. Street names like Long Valley and Round Meadow were created simply by looking at the landscape. Hidden Hills was a long valley which led to a round meadow. Wingfield Road derived its name from the red-winged black birds that congregated in the mustard fields in one part of the neighborhood.
In 1959, the "Church on Horseback" was established thanks to the wishes of a six year old little girl, named Deborah Williams. "Wouldn't it be fun if we could sit on our ponies and horses for church?"...and so it was.
Known as one of the wealthiest cities in the United States, Hidden Hills is also one of the most family oriented neighborhoods in the area. The community center in the center of the neighborhood is a throwback to simpler times. Community barbeques, holiday parades, summer camps, and theater programs for children are some of the goings on here. Because of its proximity to the 101 Freeway, Hollywood, and Los Angeles, as well as the fact Hidden Hills is guard gates, the city has become a haven for many actors, celebrity sports stars, and musicians. You will find multi-million dollar estates in a variety of architectural styles here in Hidden Hills. There is a large number of original ranch style homes which have been restored to their authentic rustic glory, as well as extravagant mansions. Pop star Britney Spears purchased a home here for $20 million in 2011.
Located in the southern Simi Hills Traverse Range, to the north of Hidden Hills lies a protected nature reserve and the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve. Many of the ideal lots in Hidden Hills border this area, which is comprised of hundreds of acres of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.