Anaheim Hills




Anaheim Hills is located just south of Yorba Linda, California, opposite the 91 freeway at Imperial Highway. The western border is the 55 freeway opposite the city of Orange, California. On the northeast side the community extends past Gypsum Canyon, bordered by unincorporated areas of Orange County and Cleveland National Forest (east). To the south are the Santa Ana foothills opposite the community of Villa Park, California. The entirety of Anaheim Hills is within the city limits of Anaheim, California.

The area now known as Anaheim Hills was once part of the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana granted to Jose’ Antonio Yorba and his nephew Juan Pablo Peralta in July 1810. The Yorba family used much of this land in the Santa Ana Canyon are to raise cattle, sheep, oxen and mules plus a large orchard and vineyard. Conformation of the Yorba and Peralta grants came in June 1884 by patent decree of the United States District Court. The original Yorba lands were partitioned by 1868 to Andrew Glassell and A.B. Chapman and by 1885 the Jotham Bixby family had also acquired interests in the southeastern side of the Santa Ana Canyon.

Prior to the development, a few scattered low density neighborhoods existed in the area including Peralta Hills and Mohler Loop (tracts which still exist today) that were developed primarily in the 1940s and 1950s. The remaining portions of Anaheim Hills were primarily developed in the 1970s after rancher and land owner Louis Nohl sold his massive parcel in the foothills east of Anaheim. The area was taken over by Texaco Industries in 1970 when the company announced plans to develop an expansive and upscale master planned community of 7,000 homes, estates, and townhomes. Construction of the community began in 1971 and was branded as a rural enclave and alternative to the more dense subdivisions emerging in the Orange County basin with homes on large lots, hiking trails, a golf course, and low densities. Anaheim Hills is the first residential development to utilize "Landform Grading." The community grew quickly and by 1974 the Orange Unified School District had constructed a high school to serve the growing community. In 1990, the city of Anaheim approved several large developments surrounding Weir Canyon Road (East Hills and The Highlands) expanding the community toward the 241 toll road. In 2007, the Irvine Company received approval for additional 2,500 homes just east of the 241 toll road on a parcel of land it has owned for over fifty years. This community will be the last major development in Anaheim Hills.

The 92807 zip codes serves the western portion and other parts of East Anaheim while the 92808 zip code serves the eastern portion, and although residents typically identify themselves as living in the community of “Anaheim Hills” (as opposed to the city of “Anaheim”), the United States Postal Service considers only the larger incorporated city’s name of “Anaheim” as acceptable. Anaheim Hills is served by Anaheim Fire Department Stations 9 and 10. The community is served by two of the City of Anaheim’s libraries, the Canyon Hills Library and the East Hills Library.

The City of Anaheim provides homebuyer down payment assistance up to $125,000 for the purchase of qualified homes within specific developments in Anaheim.  The homebuyer must be income eligible and occupy the home as a primary residence.  The WISH program is a federal assistance program available for first time buyers in Anaheim Hills.

Please contact Andres Morales at (949)306-9260 if you have any questions. You may also email directly

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