The land was originally inhabited by the Chumash and Tataviam tribes of the Native Americans for several centuries. The Spanish were the first among the Europeans to set their foot in the San Fernando Valley with an aim to spread Christianity and colonize the region. Thereafter, the Spanish Mission yielded mixed results due to the intervention by the Mexican Government.
Woodland Hills has quite a history. Victor Girard Kleinberger made a contribution towards what the neighborhood of Woodland Hills is today. He bought acres of land with a view to develop his own township by attracting citizens and businesses by providing infrastructure, spreading the word with superfluous ads in the newspaper and a massive tree plantation spree. After several years in 1945, Girard’s township was merged with Los Angeles and renamed as the Woodland Hills.
The neighborhood hasn’t witnessed massive industrial development, primarily because of the unfavorable business environment over the years, which drove the manufacturing and aerospace businesses out of the region. However, the Warner Center remains the major commercial hub. It boasts an assortment of different industries all at one place; such as financial, healthcare, and professional services.
Woodland Hill experiences a Mediterranean Climate, which is why the temperature during the summer and the winters are at their extremes. It also happens to be the hottest region in the San Fernando Valley. It is very strange how a nearby place such as Malibu has a temperature 40 degrees lower than Woodland Hills.
Speaking of the demographic scenario, the Woodland Hills has a very high percentage of white people; which is highest among the entire county. The percentage of people belonging to other ethnicities like Asian, Latino, and Black etc is very low. The percentage of veterans in Woodland Hills who served in the Second World War also happens to be the highest in the county. Nevertheless, Woodland Hills is sparsely populated.
Woodland Hills has an active socio-cultural environment. The Woodland Hills Country Club has the best things to offer. It has a beautiful golf course, fine dining and recreational arrangements for the citizens. The Woodland Hills Recreation Center is more about sports. It has a swimming pool, basketball courts, a soccer field, baseball diamond.
As mentioned earlier, Woodland Hills CA is a well-heeled neighborhood. There are plenty of job opportunities in the service industry. Woodland Hills has 7 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 3 high schools and an adult school which is basically an occupational training center. The neighborhood has one college, i.e., the Los Angeles Pierce College.
There are several sportsmen and celebrities who have spent a fair share of their time in Woodland Hills. Lisa Kudrov, Wilmer Valderrama, Steve Smith, Zachary Wohlman, Robin Yount are some of the popular people in the world of sports and entertainment who come from Woodland Hills.