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Old 05-26-2014, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Kaliforneea
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I aint gonna sugar-coat it, OP

Sylmar is cheaper than most areas but tends to score higher in violent and property crime.
Along the northern/eastern fringe along the 210 its dry and rural (some animal/horse-zones nearby); the western fringe by the 405 is more industrial to me, the southern fringe is more crowded and crime-ridden. In terms of shops, restaurants, and retail experience the stores are older. You'll probably be driving elsewhere if such things are important to you.

Keeping it in historical perspective, violent crime & the murder rate peaked in the US in 1994 under Bill Clinton. 20 years later, it's better than it's ever been, but Sylmar: feel free to visit and check it out for yourself...

go ahead, zoom in and out, play with it.
Los Angeles Murders and Homicides - The Homicide Report - Los Angeles Times

In my opinion you can prolly do better if you keep looking, but only you know your budget.
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:15 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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I aint gonna sugar-coat it, OP

Sylmar is cheaper than most areas but tends to score higher in violent and property crime.
Along the northern/eastern fringe along the 210 its dry and rural (some animal/horse-zones nearby); the western fringe by the 405 is more industrial to me, the southern fringe is more crowded and crime-ridden. In terms of shops, restaurants, and retail experience the stores are older. You'll probably be driving elsewhere if such things are important to you.

Keeping it in historical perspective, violent crime & the murder rate peaked in the US in 1994 under Bill Clinton. 20 years later, it's better than it's ever been, but Sylmar: feel free to visit and check it out for yourself...

go ahead, zoom in and out, play with it.
Los Angeles Murders and Homicides - The Homicide Report - Los Angeles Times

In my opinion you can prolly do better if you keep looking, but only you know your budget.
Four years later, they're probably not still looking.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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Good info for those that are still looking though. Some are very comfortable with the area, but they have either lived here a very long time, or those moving from a worse area. I've lived in better areas and thankfully, there is enough profit in my home after being here a few years to sell and move somewhere where I feel more comfortable. On the plus side, no one in Sylmar will ever ask you to clean up your yard, pick up your trash or remove the mattresses and discarded furniture from your yard. It seems no one in Sylmar has ever used a trash can because everywhere they go via car or on foot, they just leave trash wherever go as if it the norm. Saw a dad the other day about 30 walking up the street about 10am(Captain America shirt) carrying a tall Corona Bottle in one hand, small child about 6 years old and a birthday gift. I imagined they were attending a birthday party (at least he wasn't driving). When dad finished the bottle, he just tossed it in the middle of the street (apparently in addition to providing welfare, medical and housing we taxpayers will also clean up after low income). What ever happened to pride and dignity. Don't even think of seeing an American Flag either. There are few flying ever, even on national holidays. However, housing is cheap if you are looking to invest and maybe trade up in a few years.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Kaliforneea
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Four years later, they're probably not still looking.
I didnt catch that, but the Magic of the Internet is that with Google,
other people,
in other places and times
are able to find and use the information/experience
and it's still free
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