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Old 02-14-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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Default "The Valley"

When people refer to "The Valley" - what region of LA is this?
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: On the 210 & 134
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The San Fernando Valley - on the other side (north side) of the Hollywood hills.
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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The "Valley" - San Fernando Valley that is made up of the following cities:

Calabasas
West Hills
Woodland Hills
Canoga Park
Chatsworth
Granada Hills
Tarzana
Encino
Van Nuys
Reseda
Northridge
Granada Hills
North Hollywood
West Hills
Sherman Oaks
Sun Valley
Burbank
Glendale
Studio City
North Hollywood
Toluca Lake
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, CA
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I guess you know by now that it's San Fernando Valley. I now live in Lancaster, CA and they refer to this area as "the Valley" too, even though we're about 3,000 feet above sea level! lol. The SFV used to be a really good place to raise a family, in the early 70's but much has changed. There are good parts and bad parts, expensive and not so expensive houses. It gets very hot in the summer. It's near everything. Anywhere is just a quick freeway away.
It's the kind of place that you'd have to physically look around in. A sad block turns into an old but well kept area. Some areas have more ESL speakers and they also go in and out of bad and good neighborhoods. It's not really diversified though, everyone stays pretty seperated. Come take a look.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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Oh yes, San Fernando Valley, I should have known that. You mentioned there are places to avoid - which cities in the valley are best to avoid, and which are safest to live in?
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Oh yes, San Fernando Valley, I should have known that. You mentioned there are places to avoid - which cities in the valley are best to avoid, and which are safest to live in?
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
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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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
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).
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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Thank you for breaking that down! What about West Hollywood? Is that a hip place for 20-somethings?
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Thank you for breaking that down! What about West Hollywood? Is that a hip place for 20-somethings?
You really should visit the areas before you decided on where to live. I may think one place is nice, another poster here may think its not so nice. I noticed that all of your posts are in the LA, SF and San Diego forums but you mentioned that you've never been to California. If you can, take a few weeks and visit the areas to see which you like the best, then plan on making a permanent move.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Yes, check it out personally. It is the only way you can really see what is there and if that is what you want!! Do not just move anywhere in the valley without first coming and staying a week or two at least!! Just my own opinion and I lived in the valley for 34 years!!!
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