Morrison Ranch Estates
Community History and Overview
Morrison Ranch is one of the largest residential developments in the city of Agoura Hills and was developed in the 1980s with approximately 1,250 homes. Agoura Hills was first settled by the Chumash Native Americans around 10,000 years ago and was later occupied by Spanish missionaries in the late 18th century. El Camino Real, a road stretching from Loreto Baja, Mexico, to Sonoma, California, was established through the heart of what would later be known as Agoura Hills. By 1900, Agoura Hills had become a popular stagecoach stop for travelers along the Camino Real because of its natural spring at the foothills of Ladyface Mountain, one of Agoura Hills’ most well-known landmarks.
In the 1920’s Paramount Pictures used the area for filming Westerns and Agoura Hills became briefly known as Picture City. To obtain a post office, residents were required to choose a one-word name. In 1927 they chose a misspelling of the last name of Pierre Agoure, a colorful local French rancher. In 1982, local residents voted in favor of cityhood and Agoura Hills became the 83rd City in Los Angeles County.
Luxury homes in Morrison Ranch Estates
Today, Morrison Ranch is the considered to be the premier residential community in Agoura Hills. Prices and square footage of homes in this community vary significantly between Morrison Ranch and the luxury Morrison Highlands. Morrison Ranch homes are highly sought after by families seeking quality of life and great schools. Morrison Highlands is considered to be a luxury community with large homes and very sizeable lots.
The Las Virgenes Unified School District provides award-winning elementary, middle and high schools. Willow Elementary, a Blue Ribbon school, is considered to be one of the finest elementary schools in the state. Lindero Canyon Middle School was recognized as one of California’s 2015-2016 Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage model middle schools. In Newsweek’s ranking of the best high schools in the United States, Agoura High School ranked 1173, 1008, 900 and 744 in the 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2003 polls, respectively, and has been recognized as a California Distinguished School and a World International Baccalaureate School. Learn more at LVUSD.org.
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