Introduction to Laguna Hills, California
Laguna Hills, California, in Orange county, is 2 miles W of Mission Viejo, California (center to center) and 12 miles SE of Santa Ana, California. The city is in the Orange County area. There are 31,178 residents in Laguna Hills.
Laguna Hills History
The city of Laguna Hills is built on one of the major land grants that were developed during the Rancho Era. After Mexico's independence from Spain in the year 1821, those who had served in the government were provided vast lands for cattle grazing. Don Juan Avila was granted the 13,000 Rancho Niguel on which Laguna Hills stands today. Lewis Moulton purchased Rancho Niguel from Don Juan Avila in the year 1874 and increased the original grant to 22,000 acres. Incorporation efforts in the land began in 1987 and on March 5, 1991, the goal of incorporation was finally achieved with 86% of the residents voting in favor of forming the City of Laguna Hills. Laguna Hills officially became a City on December 20, 1991.
Laguna Hills and nearby Attractions
- Cabot Park
- Clarington Park
- Costeau Park
- El Conejo Park
- Knotty Pine Park
- Mackenzie Parks
Things To Do In Laguna Hills
Laguna Hills is a city full of spaces and lovely parks. The parks make for ideal setting for picnics. People can also play various sports and games in the parks like baseball, basketball, volleyball and tennis. Those who wish to enjoy passively can just relax and take a stroll in the walkways of the parks.
Laguna Hills Transportation
Ontario International is the nearest airport to Laguna Hills.
Laguna Hills Higher Education
Saddleback College serves the city.