Anaheim Hills is an affluent planned community encompassing the eastern portions of the city of Anaheim, in Orange County, California. Anaheim Hills is located just south of Yorba Linda, 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 is the Santa Ana foothills opposite the community of Villa Park, California. The entirety of Anaheim Hills is within the city limits of Anaheim, California.
Prior to the development, a few scattered low density neighborhoods existed in the area including Peralta Hills and Mohler Loop that were developed primarily in the 1940s and 1950s. The remaining portions of Anaheim Hills were primarily developed in the 1970s. 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.
The Anaheim Hills school system mostly operates under the Orange Unified School District.