Ventura County’s best kept secret is Bell Canyon real estate. This unincorporated community is home to 2,049 residents. The advantage of being within minutes of Los Angeles and living in an exclusive gated community is a choice of many, including several celebrities. Bell Canyon is a horse community and contains new high end estate homes situated on a ½ acre to 40 acres. Many of the homes have paddocks, stables, turnouts and the facilities needed for horses. Purchasing Bell Canyon homes for sale provides 24-hour guarded gates, an advantage for residents who cherish their privacy. Some of the homes are located on hills and many were designed by well known architects including Marshall Lewis, Blair Ballard, Ed Niles and Cliff May.
Residents who choose Bell Canyon homes for sale are served by the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Students are bused to Round Meadow Elementary, Alice C. Stelle Middle School and Calabasas High School.
Enjoying the mild weather in this area of California residents may enjoy the many community events throughout the year. The community fair, “Hot August Night” is a time for wine tastings, dinners, pie-eating contests, dog shows and chili cook-offs. This event is held yearly and includes a car show, ‘Movies in the Park’, ‘Snow Day’ and ‘Halloween Hang.’ There are several social committees that residents may participate in such as The Book Club, Investment Club, Bell Canyon Hikers, Adult Activities Committee and Kids Committee.
The Bell Canyon Equestrian Center provides Bell Canyon real estate owners and residents training in various riding venues from show jumping to western riding. The grounds are quite extensive and are capable of accommodating 120 horses. There are four barns containing 80 stalls, three sand riding arenas, corrals, two bullpens and picnic areas.
Hiking is enjoyed by residents and there are several hiking and riding trails. Some even border the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, such as the Bell Canyon Trail. This trail stretches out from the north of Bell Canyon Park for 4.5 miles. It is a scenic trail and contains many native California plants as well as California Sycamore trees. In order to see Chastain Falls, the trails up Bell Canyon must be traversed. At several locations the trail crosses Bell Creek. Bell Canyon real estate is considered a very desirable location due to the isolation yet nearby Los Angeles provides anything that is needed.