Quality of Life

  • Laguna Hills is home to various excellent elementary schools including Lomarena, Valencia, and San Joaquin Elementary Schools.
  • The City's one high school, Laguna Hills High has an outstanding API of 851, ranking it in the top 7 percent of schools in the nation.
  • All three elementary schools in the City provide after school child care through "The Learning Connection", the child care services through the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.
  • Despite budget issues, all the elementary schools within the City are above the 50th percentile, with Valencia being in the 91st percentile in API scores.
  • Laguna Hills' unique geography provides a landscape that has something for everyone when it comes to housing. The City has opportunities for households of every size and income level. Laguna Hills offers a wide array of housing opportunities including affordable apartments, first-time-buyer condominiums, suburban single family homes, and luxury multi-million dollar estates.
Public Health:
  • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, located within the city, has claimed numerous awards through the years. In 2014 the hospital was voted number 1 in Orange County by the OC Register.
  • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center was named one of Healthgrades 50 best hospitals in the United States, an achievement only 1% of hospitals obtain.
  • U.S. News ranked the hospital #24 in California in #12 in the Los Angeles metro area. The hospital was considered "High-Performing" in eight different areas.
  • The hospital has collected many other awards from different distinguished committees such as the Lung Cancer Alliance, Joint Commission, the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, as well as Blue Distinction Centers.
Parks, Recreation, and Community Services:
  • The Community Centers and Sports Complex host a vast majority of the sports leagues for the City of Laguna Hills, including Little League Baseball, AYSO Soccer, NJB Baketball, and various adult sports leagues.
  • Major events are held throughout the City year-round, none bigger than the Memorial Day Half Marathon which attracts thousands to the City to help suppose the City's adopted 3/5 Marines.
  • The City, in partnership with the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, have an after school sports program to keep children engaged and active all year long.
  • The City of Laguna Hills contains 13 parks scattered throughout the City that provide enjoyment and leisure for the community.
  • The Technical Library, located within the Community Center holds 18 workstations, all fully equipped with internet and Microsoft Office applications. The Library is a wireless hotspot for laptop users and there are study tables available for public use. Library staff is available to help find books and other materials, do research, and help with homework. The Library also contains a small collection of books and magazines for all ages.
  • Laguna Hills' natural amenities are highly valued. The community is envisioned as a healthy and clean environment where resources are protected.
  • For more information on the City's community services visit their page here.
Sports Complex building
Public Safety:
  • Public Safety's mission is to provide responsive, professional, and caring law enforcement services to all people in the City of Laguna Hills. The City has a crime rate approximately 67% lower than the rest of California, making it a safe place to open a Business or raise a family.
  • Laguna Hills is a safe and beautiful city rich in culture and entertainment. Since the weather is usually warm and sunny year-round, outdoor events, activities, and facilities are always bustling with activity. Laguna Hills boasts some of the best climate's in the nation with a July average of 71, and a January average of 57.
  • The City of Laguna hills is within close proximity of Interstate 5 and 405 as well as SR-73. The City, along with the OCTA have built the Laguna Hills Transportation Center which provides public transportation to and from Laguna Hills, as well as all over the County.
  • The City's General Plan entails goals, policies, and programs related to mobility and emphasize pedestrian paths, bikeways, equestrian trails, and transit that connect neighborhoods to commercial distrcits, other activity centers, and regional transportation systems.