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Old 01-18-2011, 02:26 AM
 
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it seems like the rural areas of LA are all in the northern part of the city/county. is this true?
If you are looking at LA strictly as "LA county" and are ignoring the idea that Orange County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County are part of the metropolitan area -- then yes. But there is actually rural land all over the place, usually out towards the fringes of the metro area.

Take a drive out to Somis sometime. You feel like you are far far away from LA.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: El Segundo/All of South Bay up to Palos Verdes
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Is there any property in LA which has farms or barns? If not, what are the nearest cities to LA which do have farms or barns?
How about Whittier? Any cow grazing properties there?
I'm sure you already know this by now (in regards to Whittier....that it has No farmland, ranches or cow grazing properties)....... Although some parts of south whittier & maybe East Whittier towards Lambert Road before Colima Blvd, has some residential areas that seem rural. ( I say this, because there is a recently built Storage facility on Lambert that resembles a Barn)

But true once upon a time, years ago it was mostly farms and ranches, Actually if you've already looked up history on it, before the 19th Century, (before there there were "Quakers") a portion of the land (which later got reduced..long story) was acquired to a Spanish Soldier, Manuel Nieto, as a reward for his miltary service. It was acres of farmland and ranches., which today is known as Los Nietos area and is part of West Whittier (which today has train tracks running through it).

The other part of West Whittier was owned by Pio Pico, (a rancher and former Governor before California was officially a State), which today borderlines Pico Rivera and where the Pio Pico Mansion & State History Park lies.

Why I know this is because I'm old as dirt (lol getting there) and they sorta drilled it in our heads when I attended Elementary School there. The closest I remember it being rural when I was little, was the smell of the Mushroom farm/factory near that same Elementary School I refer to, the stench in the summer was barely tolerable. Also know that today ppl are fighting to keep the drillers from the nearby Whittier Hills....

I live in San Bernardino County now (Yucaipa to be exact) where there are alot of Cows grazing, that you can see if you drive by on the Freeway on the way to Palm Springs, but I'm sure Ventura Counties the closest to LA where there probably still some farming areas left....
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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are the barns in the san fernando valley still in use (like with farm animals in them or around them)?
I know where you're writing about, It is on the west side of Tampa just south of Roscoe.

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Old 01-18-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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There are still some barns in the San Fernando Valley, near Reseda or Northridge? I can't remember the streets I've seen them on -- but it might be Roscoe? Or Parthenia? Or Nordhoff?

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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Why I know this is because I'm old as dirt (lol getting there) and they sorta drilled it in our heads when I attended Elementary School there.
There's a thread on the History forum asking how much of our state's history did we learn in school. I seem to have been one of the few who learned anything about state and local history.

Yes. "Drilled it in our heads" would be a apt description.

I'm curious. Did you make a mission?

One more thing. You have a great user name.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: El Segundo/All of South Bay up to Palos Verdes
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There's a thread on the History forum asking how much of our state's history did we learn in school. I seem to have been one of the few who learned anything about state and local history.

Yes. "Drilled it in our heads" would be a apt description.

I'm curious. Did you make a mission?

One more thing. You have a great user name.
OMG, yes I did make a Mission in the 4th Grade (I believe they still do, both kids had to do them), I only remember it was San Luis Obispo Mission.

Thnx, i loved Silence of the Lambs, and I couldn't come up w/anything clever....
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Take a drive out to Somis sometime. You feel like you are far far away from LA.
In fact if you drive to Somis you may feel as though you are in Ventura County. LOL The entire stretch near the 118 including Somis, Moorpark and the county area are some very amazing and beautifull places to see.

An up date if you are looking. We have a friend that has there 140 acre ranch on the market. It had 60 acres of citrus and a 2,500 square foot home. The place is near Fillmore (also in Ventura County. LOL) They have it on the market for $600,000.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:37 PM
 
Location: USA
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If you are looking at LA strictly as "LA county" and are ignoring the idea that Orange County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County are part of the metropolitan area -- then yes. But there is actually rural land all over the place, usually out towards the fringes of the metro area.

Take a drive out to Somis sometime. You feel like you are far far away from LA.
i am hoping to find a rural area as near to the city of LA as possible. so my 1st choice would be a rural area *in* the city of LA. the 2nd best thing would be a rural area in LA *county.*
yes i am far away from LA at the moment and i am unable to take a drive to the area any time soon. that's why i'm asking on here instead of seeing for myself.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:41 PM
 
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I know where you're writing about, It is on the west side of Tampa just south of Roscoe.

reseda, ca - Google Maps
what kind of farm animals are in that area? anything besides horses?
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:45 AM
 
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what about the lake view terrace neighborhood? i heard there are horses there, but what about sheep? if a city is zoned equestrian, does that mean that other farm animals besides horses are also allowed to be on property in that area? what about chatsworth? van nuys? tarzana? i heard that there was a rural area in tarzana called melody acres. anyone know any details about that place? what about Walnut Acres and College Acres (not sure if those two are in tarzana or not)?
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