. Its center is Mandeville Canyon Road, which begins at Sunset Boulevard and extends north towards Mulholland Drive, though it stops short of Mulholland and there is no automotive route between the two. Mandeville Canyon Road is said to be the longest paved, dead end road in Los Angeles, at over 5 miles (8.0 km). From start to finish, the road gains 1,000 ft (300 m) in elevation.
Mandeville Canyon has a reputation for horseback riding and gorgeous botanical gardens. Ensconced in the Santa Monica Mountains with easy access to Sunset Boulevard, Mandeville Canyon has long been sought out by business tycoons, celebrities, and polo players looking to relax and entertain in its stunning natural beauty. Exquisite both inside and out.
Mandeville Canyon was known as Casa Viejo Canon in the late 1800s. A version of the current name appeared on a map after the turn of the last century as "Mandiville Canyon."
Polo fields were established in the 1920s, and players and thoroughbred breeders built homes and stables in the canyon. An elaborate botanical garden, with plantings from all over the world, was also established at this time.
During the 1932 Summer Olympics, the canyon was used for several equestrian events.
Today, a popular activity is exploring the canyon's trails, by foot or by horseback, or simply walking the main road, which is at some places equipped with fenced off walking paths. A steady flow of traffic travels through the canyon during the day, with drivers being careful around bicyclists.
Residents are zoned to schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. For public elementary school most children attend Kenter Canyon Elementary School. For middle school there is Paul Revere, located at the bottom of Mandeville Canyon. For high school there is Palisades High School. There is also a wide variety of private schools in the area.