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. 

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.

Laguna Hills Almanac

County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes92653, 92637, 92656
P.O. Box Zip Codes92654
Phone Area Codes949, 7, 14, 714
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.6
Approximate Longitude-117.71

Laguna Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp47 to 66 F
Apr Temp51 to 72 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp57 to 78 F
Annual Precip14 inches
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp44 to 67 F
Apr Temp49 to 71 F
Jul Temp60 to 77 F
Oct Temp55 to 76 F
Annual Precip13.5 inches
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp41 to 68 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Mission Viejo96,535$121,261
Rancho Santa Margarita49,078$122,410

Laguna Hills Hospitals

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
24451 Health Center Drive

Laguna Hills Public Schools

Laguna Hills High
25401 Paseo De Valencia
ZIP: 92653
Total Enrollment 1642
Lomarena Elementary
25100 Earhart Rd.
ZIP: 92653
Total Enrollment 619
San Joaquin Elementary
22182 Barbera
ZIP: 92653
Total Enrollment 397
Valencia Elementary
25661 Paseo De Valencia
ZIP: 92653
Total Enrollment 714

Laguna Hills Private Schools

Allied National High School
22981 Alcalde Dr
ZIP: 92653
Total Enrollment 67
Cornerstone Community School
23331 Moulton Pkwy
ZIP: 92653
Total Enrollment 37
New Vista School
23092 Mill Creek Dr
ZIP: 92653
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 68
Pathway School
23802 Avenida De La Carlota
ZIP: 92653
Total Enrollment 24
St Georges Academy
23802 Avenida De La Carlota
ZIP: 92653
Total Enrollment 10
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