Old Agoura - Unincorporated Agoura
Agoura, or Old Agoura as it is commonly called, is the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County located between the city of Agoura Hills and Calabasas. It is part of the Conejo Valley. Some of the land is zoned for horses. The area was once known as Picture City due to its proximity to the Paramount Movie Ranch. Cheseboro Canyon and Palo Comado Canyon and Upper Las Virgenes Canyon - Ahmanson Ranch are immediately to the east of Old Agoura.
Old Agoura Park
Old Agoura Park is located at the intersection of Chesebro Road and Driver Avenue north of the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. It has an equestrian warm-up arena and trails that connect to Chesebro Canyon, Palos Camado Canyon, and the Santa Monica Mountain trails south of the 101 Freeway. The park also has a baseball field and children's play area.
John W. Morrison Ranch House
The John W. Morrison Ranch House was built in the late 1800s and is located in Old Agoura within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in lower Cheseboro Canyon. The ranch house, which has been used for many movies over the years, is in the process of being repaired by the National Park Service and local volunteers. The Morrison Ranch Estates development in Agoura Hills was named after the historic John W. Morrison Ranch House.
Agoura - Woodland Hills Pony Club
The Agoura-Woodland Hills Pony Club (AWHPC) is a charter member of the United States Pony Club, a non-profit organization. The club teaches horsemanship and the care of horses to young people through the age of 21. The AWHPC is located in the unincorporated community of Agoura which is between Agoura Hills and Calabasas, just west of Woodland Hills and the San Fernando Valley. The facilities are on 2 acres of land find include 30 stalls, 2 dressage rings, an enclosed jumping arena, a cross-country course, and direct access to adjacent public parkland that extends for miles.
Pierre Agoure - Founder of Agoura
The founder of Agoura was Pierre Agoure, a French Basque immigrant who settled in the area in 1871. He styled himself as Don Pierre Agoure. His name was selected for the first post office, but the name was slightly changed. The City of Agoura Hills was incorporated in 1982, but the remaining areas, which are in Los Angeles County, continue to be identified as Agoura or unincorporated Agoura. Agoura was a part of the Rancho Las Virgenes, a 17,760 acre Spanish land grant in the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills.