Homes for sale in Bell Canyon, California
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About Bell Canyon, California
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Bell Canyon is an unincorporated community/CDP located in the eastern portion of Ventura County, California. It is a gated community nestled in the beautiful Simi Hills area. It is the 7th wealthiest community in the state of California. The community is blessed with quiet streets and low crime rates. The cozy gated community also has lots of green spaces and plenty of room for children and pets to run. Bell Canyon is perfect for people in every stage of life but is especially good for families. Bell Creek adds to the beauty of the community as it winds its way through the landscape. The community has plenty of California sunshine, just one more reason to embrace a healthy outdoor lifestyle.
The community spans 3.62 square miles of land area. In 2010, the population was 2,049 and the population density of 565.8 people per square mile. In 2016, the estimated median household income in Bell Canyon was $80,135 and the per capita income was $35,298. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value in the community was $561,400, the mean price on all housing units was over $1,000,000 and the median gross rent was $3,668.
The area that would one day be Bell Canyon, was inhabited by the Native Chumash people prior to the arrival of European explorers and missionaries. The Community is named in memory of a legendary figure from the area’s early history, homesteader Charles A. Bell. In 1845, during the time when Mexico controlled the area, the land was part of the Rancho El Scorpion land grant. In 1871, the land was acquired by Miguel Leonis, who combined them with other area land holdings. Leonis used his acquired lands to raise herds of sheep and cattle. In 1967, the Bell Canyon area was purchased by the Spruce Land Corporation in partnership with Boise Cascade with the intention of developing a gated community. In 1968, the Bell Canyon Equestrian Center was designed and built by Cliff May and opened to the public that same year. In 1969, the subdivision of Woodland Hills Country Estates opened, all 800 or so homes sold in a matter of days.
Public education in the community is provided by the schools of the Las Virgines Unified School District. Bell Canyon features a variety of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and walking. It is a beautiful, secure and luxurious California community in a more rural setting which offers the best in rural suburban living. The majority of homes for sale in the community are established if not relatively new. These lush homes come in a variety of sizes and styles including estate style homes. Other real estate options include leasable properties and rental properties. To find the home of your dreams in beautiful Bell Canyon, call local real estate agent and expert Dennis Amick at 805.590.2322 Call today, don’t wait to find where you truly belong.