About Agoura Hills
Agoura Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Its population was estimated to be at 10,843 in 2014, up from 10,537 at the 2000 census. It is in the eastern Conejo Valley between the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains. In about 1800, Miguel Ortega was granted a Spanish grazing concession called Rancho Las Virgenes. By 1900, Agoura Hills was being used as a popular stage stop for travelers along the Camino Real because of its natural spring at the foothills of Ladyface Mountain, one of Agoura Hills' defining geographic features. Agoura Hills is home to the Great Race of Agoura Hills, an annual running event held at Chumash Park in Agoura Hills in March of every year. As of 2013 the race has been run for the past 18 years. Agoura Hills is known regionally for its live music scene and originality in the nu metal scene, a fame that has given rise to such acts as Linkin Park, Foxygen, Dub Thompson, Skye Aspen, Incubus, Hoobastank, and Fort Minor. Natural areas of Agoura Hills are part of the California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion and are covered by hundreds of local plant species, some of which are very rare, and others of which have become popular ornamentals.