West Hills is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 2,297 people and just one neighborhood, West Hills is the 619th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
West Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but West Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
West Hills is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Hills is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Hills who work in management occupations (21.97%), sales jobs (21.14%) and business and financial occupations (10.94%).
Of important note, West Hills is also a town of artists. West Hills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape West Hills’s character.
Also of interest is that West Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in West Hills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.95% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in West Hills is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, West Hills is worth considering.
One downside of living in West Hills is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In West Hills, the average commute to work is 32.40 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.