is a city located in southern Orange
County, California, United States.
Located Off El Toro Road in the northern most portion of the city
is the new Laguna Hills Civic Center and City Hall. This area also
is home to the Laguna Hills Mall and the Nellie Gail Ranch.
to the United States Census
Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.5 km˛ (6.4 mi˛).
16.4 km˛ (6.3 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛)
of it (0.47%) is water.
of the census of 2000, there were 31,178
people, 10,895 households, and 7,942 families residing in the city.
The population density was 1,895.7/km˛
(4,911.1/mi˛). There were 11,303 housing units at an average density
of 687.3/km˛ (1,780.4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city was 76.83%
American, 0.44% Native
American, 10.20% Asian,
Islander, 7.19% from other
races, and 3.81% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 16.40% of the population.
were 10,895 households out of which 37.5% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married
couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with
no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 21.6% of all households
were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who
was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82
and the average family size was 3.29.
the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age
of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to
64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.
to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city
was $89,781, and the median income for a family was $102,191. Males
had a median income of $59,144 versus $38,761 for females. The per
capita income for the city was $36,133. About 3.6% of families
and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty
line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those
age 65 or over.
the state legislature
Laguna Hills is located in the 33rd Senate
District, represented by Republican
Mimi Walters, and in the 73rd Assembly
District, represented by Republican Diane
Harkey. Federally, Laguna Hills is located in California's
48th congressional district, which has a Cook
PVI of R +8 and is represented by Republican John
protection in Laguna Hills is provided by the Orange
County Fire Authority with ambulance service by Doctor's
Ambulance. Law enforcement is provided by the Orange
County Sheriff's Department. There is also the Saddleback Memorial
Medical Center, a hospital with an emergency room, where a 14-pound
male baby boy was successfully delivered- setting a hospital record-
in December 2008.
Hills is served by the Saddleback
Valley Unified School District. Laguna Hills students attend
a variety of high performing elementary schools, and for middle
school attend either La Paz Intermediate School or Los Alisos Intermediate
School in neighboring Mission Viejo. The city has its own high school,
Laguna Hills High School,
the smallest school in the district and one of the smallest in south
Orange County with under 1,700 students.
Nellie Gail Ranch
ranch sits on a promontory within the city and is a contrast to
the higher density neighborhoods that surround it. It is one of
the better-known upscale communities in the state and is not gated.
Nellie Gail is a Planned Unit
Development of 1407 lots on 1350 acres (5.5 km˛) and consists
of a mixture of tract and custom houses in an equestrian
setting, with homes ranging from 1,700 to more than 10,000 square
feet (160 to 930 m˛). It is one of only a few communities left in
Orange County zoned for
large lots and equestrian trails, and joins only Anaheim
Hills, Villa Park, and
Orange Park Acres
in their respective communities that limit the density of the homes
in the county .
community includes several large parks, miles of equestrian trails
and arenas, as well as substantial open
space with acres of trees.
Gail's reputation as an upscale California community is softened
by its equestrian setting and residential focus, unlike that of
the Beverly Hills
or Newport Beach.
The community also shuns what it perceives as the flashy, commercial
"nouveau riche" reputation of other
wealthy communities in the area.
OC Weekly frequently pokes fun
at Nellie Gail and Laguna Hills. Its October 19, 2001 issue gave
Laguna Hills a tongue-in-cheek "Best of OC" award:
Hills has] the tony distinction of having crosswalk buttons
set high so ultra-rich Nellie Gail Ranch residents can reach
them while on horseback.
Nellie Gail Ranch has also been mentioned in movies
such as "Wild Things" (1998) and even
like Bil Keane's "The Family Circus."
Such references usually make fun of the wealth of the Ranch's inhabitants.
Personal residences have also been featured in advertisements for
Lexus and other luxury car brands.
even have a official web site: http://www.nelliegailranch.org
of Laguna Hills, California
Carvin (1974), American freestyle swimmer
Hopkins (unknown), Syracuse
Orange men's basketball assistant coach, and former player
Shim (1980), Professional Soccer Player
Sandeno (1983), Olympic medalist swimmer
Novales (1985), Former US Figure Skating competitor, currently
skating for Philippine Skating Union
Houston, Actress and Grammy awarded singer
Haze (1982), American pornographic actress
Palmer (1998), NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner
for the University of Southern California
(Current Resident), Bassist for the band Korn, Recording Artist
Gibson, computer programmer and co-host of Security
Rowe, Professional Drag Racing Driver and Team Owner in the
Vengeance (Current Resident), Rhythm Guitarist for the band
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