Mulholland HeightsNovember 6, 2014 by Gregory Corman
If you want privacy, seclusion and gorgeous views yet you still want to have convenient access to shopping and amenities, then the neighborhood of Mulholland Heights just might be the best fit for you. Nestled near Topanga Canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains, Mulholland Heights offers an extraordinary quality of life amidst a lovely natural setting that’s not far away from major urban centers.
Mulholland Heights is on the west end of the San Fernando Valley, just off the well-known Mulholland Drive and Mulholland Highway, with major entry points and trailways that span from the Ventura Freeway and Topanga Canyon Blvd all the way down the Santa Monica Mountains southwards to the Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu.
Shop and Dine
Shopping and dining are only minutes away from Mulholland Heights.The renowned The Commons at Calabasas retail center with its high-end specialty stores, restaurants, and cinemas can be accessed via Mulholland Drive to Calabasas Road. To the north from Topanga Canyon Blvd. are several shopping centers: Gateway Plaza, Westfield Promenade, and Westfield Topanga mall.
Three schools under the Las Virgenes Unified School District are within walking distance from Mulholland Heights: Chaparral Elementary School along Liberty Bell Road; Alice C. Stelle Middle School along Mulholland Highway; and the award-winning Calabasas High School, also along Mulholland Highway to the west.
More than a hundred and fifty homes comprise the single-family detached residences found in Mulholland Heights, which range from classic bungalows to two-story detached custom homes. Homes are on winding, tree-lined streets and cul-de-sacs, with average to larger lots that can fit amenities such as swimming pools or backyard decks, and have mostly Spanish and Mediterranean design influences. Residents have access to a private park with children’s playground and picnic tables, as well as hiking/biking trails like the Henry Ridge Trail and Summit to Summit Motorway, which provide gorgeous vistas of the San Fernando Valley on one side, and the breathtaking Pacific Ocean on the other.