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Old 02-29-2008, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Thanks for the input...and I would also agree, I just need to spend some time in CA before deciding if I should move out there. Here is another question though - in regards to SFV vs OC - is one area particularly nicer/more ideal? ...or maybe they are fairly similar. I love CA's natural beauty.
You need to clarify what you are looking for. There are parts of SFV that closely resember OC (Calabasas and South OC; Santa Ana and Canoga Park). There are also parts of OC that aren't at all like SFV, like the ~40 miles of coastline and beaches in OC. They are just different, with different people, and different geography.

OC has newer housing, which means smaller lots and more planned communities (of course there are exceptions, but generally this is the case).

SFV has access to more jobs, is much more diverse, and is warmer.

Clarify what you are looking for and I'm sure the folks on the board can assist.
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Los Feliz
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Just a nit, these aren't cities; they are communities of the City of Los Angeles. Most of the SFV is in the City of Los Angeles (exceptions Burbank, San Fernando, Calabasas).
That's true except for Glendale and Burbank which are their own cities. Glendale is in a nebulous area which isn't the SFV...between that and the SGV.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:23 PM
 
Location: N.E. I-95 corridor
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I like these color codes. I visited and toured the SFV for my 1st time in early 1998. I was staying in Northridge and saw some of Chatsworth. Thought both were ok but nothing that great. Encino was very nice but Reseda seemed a bit dumpy. I thought Sylmar was a little spooky, Latino teens with pitbull dogs in Sylmar. The mountains overlooking the area were cool. Weird place though. The most spookiest place I saw was Pacoima. I would hate to get stuck w/my car in that town all alone at night w/o a cell phone. I was always told that Calabassas was cool. The SCV to the north seemed newer, cleaner, safer around Magic Mountain and Saugus as I recall. Those mountains up there and the warm weather are neat.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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When people refer to "The Valley" - what region of LA is this?
The San Fernando Valley.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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To add to this:

Pacoima
Arleta
Panorama City
North Hills
Mission Hills
Sylmar
San Fernando
Winnetka
Lake View Terrace
Porter Ranch
Thanks, I was just about to post them all.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Pacifica, California
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Actually all
Californians call the Valley the "San Joaquin Valley" from around Bakersfield to Reading. Ripley
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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Actually all Californians call the Valley the "San Joaquin Valley" from around Bakersfield to Reading. Ripley
The above post is a wake-up call to those relocators not from here. It is wrong: California's gigantic San Joaquin Valley usually is deemed the Central Valley by popular nomenclature statewide. Also, in a Los Angeles thread on these forums, the San Fernando Valley referred to as The Valley by us locals would be the correct parlance for the last, oh, 118 years, and those from San Gabriel Valley usually spell out same, or abbreviate to San Gabriel. Even if we're writing about popular usage of terms, I hate to see misinformation misdirecting the unsuspecting.

Further to clarify for out of towners, there are many huge sections of those parts of the Valley deemed bad/red above that have upscale pockets. Lakeview Terrace and Sunland have many of the vestigial, nice horse properties and ranches left in the Valley and complementary great trail system for horseback-riding throughout the foothills of adjacent Angeles National Forest, luxuries wholly unavailable in what are considered far richer areas of L.A. And Van Nuys has first Historic Protected Overlay Zone in the Valley, us neighborhood activists' project to keep one of the nicest enclaves of great, historic homes like a more modest version of Pasadena, intact for future generations' enjoyment.

And spincycle, you'd better believe how hard all posters on this forum tried to discourage someone from buying property in Pacoima: it is just not worth the low, low, low price, personal-safety-wise.

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Old 08-14-2008, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Los Feliz
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Areas in blue are some of the best, areas in green have some nice areas and some not so nice areas. Areas in red are mostly "stay away" areas but they also have some parts that could be desirable, safe and okay to live.

Calabasas
West Hills
Woodland Hills

Canoga Park
Chatsworth
Granada Hills
Tarzana
Encino

Van Nuys
Reseda

Northridge
Granada Hills

North Hollywood (91601 zip is the best)
West Hills
Sherman Oaks
Sun Valley
Burbank
Glendale
Studio City

Toluca Lake
Except for Glendale not being in the SFV, this list is great.
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: N.E. I-95 corridor
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Back in 1998 I recall a very good NY style deli in Granada Hills. Excellent sandwich meats, etc. Does anyone recall or know if its still there?

Also where were some of the scenes from the Burt Reynolds movie "Boogie Nites" filmed? Were they in Northridge or nearby?
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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Which area(s) of the Valley are pornos made?


A friend of mine wants to know
Chatsworth
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