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Old 01-18-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Cali
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It really isn't a bad area. You can walk up & down the street just fine. The area is under Gentrification slowly and many new young families are moving in and are picking up the city. I've never had a problem in the streets and hardly hear about crime in my area. The area of Sylmar I live in is definitely well maintained area and wouldn't classify it as a low income hispanic community,its still pretty diverse and you definitely see all different classes of people. It's a very quiet place in my opinion. Everyone here seems to mind there own. And my neighbors are very friendly.
As I said before, its better than Pacoima. Its slowly improving as is San Fernando. But those areas still have a ways to go. The current political leadership in the city of San Fernando is a joke!
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Sylmar,CA
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The Rancho Cascades area of Sylmar as well is probably the prettiest and most impressive area of Sylmar.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:33 PM
 
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The Rancho Cascades area of Sylmar as well is probably the prettiest and most impressive area of Sylmar.
Diamond in the rough you might say.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:49 PM
 
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Default Sylmar is Nice

We bought a home here in late 2012. Absolutely love it. Convenient, affordable and a great investment since real estate is going up. I recommend this to everyone. Very safe for anyone.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:40 PM
 
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It really isn't a bad area. You can walk up & down the street just fine. The area is under Gentrification slowly and many new young families are moving in and are picking up the city. I've never had a problem in the streets and hardly hear about crime in my area. The area of Sylmar I live in is definitely well maintained area and wouldn't classify it as a low income hispanic community,its still pretty diverse and you definitely see all different classes of people. It's a very quiet place in my opinion. Everyone here seems to mind there own. And my neighbors are very friendly.
That's in Rancho Cascades, which is a nice area and a world of difference from the real Sylmar. Newer homes means working middle class families, educated, English speaking, private schooling. I grew up to the east above Olive View when that neighborhood was new and saw the differences even as a child between old and new Sylmar. Get past Bledsoe and you get run down, low income, high density housing. There are few garages that are not housing multiple families. Burglary and property theft are common, drug dealing, taggers, illegal dumping. Better shopping and restaurants, movies are a few minutes from you, even by surface street in Santa Clarita. Target, Kohls, Lowes, are 10 minutes away off Golden Valley. Stater Brothers is on Via Princessa .
The renaissance of Sylmar, Hubbard and Glenoaks failed to materialize, instead Ralphs market left and is being replaced with a Food 4 Less.
Casa Torres moved next door into a small shopping center, the new location is better than the dumpy ghetto vibe of the old center. Beautiful restaurant but unfortunately upright, educated citizens have already defaced the big screens in the men's room shortly after opening. That should give you an indication of the population at large which is majority low income, uneducated, that will prevent any real gentrification from occurring. Newer areas will always price the low lifes out, but those will be pockets of nice neighborhoods surrounded by a slum. My Sylmar (Bledsoe and Glenoaks) sees daily dumping, discarded furniture, mattresses, garbage everywhere, poverty, overpopulation, multiple families crowded into single family homes, robbery, theft, assaults, bags with dead dogs and roosters dumped in the streets, homeless and drug addicts setting up camp in the storm drain, lack of city services. The Cascades is a nice area, but it is hardly an accurate portrayal of Sylmar.
On the plus side, ice cream trucks troll the neighborhood till midnight, the corn guys sell excellent elotes, the freeway is close and there are plenty of other choices for shopping and dining outside the area.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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The Rancho Cascades area is nice..but homes definitely aren't cheap. It also does feel relatively remote. It does seem like many of the people are middle class or upper middle class that do well and probably want to live near their family somewhere in the Valley.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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I've heard Tujunga is starting to gentrify too. These areas make a good investment for the future since people are getting tired of living way outside of town. They are closer into the downtown core of LA.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:19 PM
 
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But 20+ miles from downtown can be a bit of a commute too in L.A traffic. Right now I live in the valley but not as far north as Sylmar is, my commute to/from work (Brentwood area) takes a while. It's usually around 2 1/2 hours roundtrip.

Also not everyone works in Downtown L.A like in some cities where it's a bunch of offices downtown and then the rest is residential suburb areas.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:16 PM
 
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But 20+ miles from downtown can be a bit of a commute too in L.A traffic. Right now I live in the valley but not as far north as Sylmar is, my commute to/from work (Brentwood area) takes a while. It's usually around 2 1/2 hours roundtrip.

Also not everyone works in Downtown L.A like in some cities where it's a bunch of offices downtown and then the rest is residential suburb areas.
Yeah, but downtown is kind of a hub for Entertainment. There are always lots of things going on downtown. Well, there and Hollywood. If you aren't planning to partake of the fun stuff LA has to offer, you might as well live in Ohio.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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Yeah, but downtown is kind of a hub for Entertainment. There are always lots of things going on downtown. Well, there and Hollywood. If you aren't planning to partake of the fun stuff LA has to offer, you might as well live in Ohio.
True it's growing as a hub for entertainment , but this is pretty recent. Also there is still a lot of stuff to do in L.A even if you don't go to downtown often.

I do agree one should partake in what L.A has to offer , hard to say how many people do for sure.

If you just go to chain restaurants and movies you can do that anywhere right?

Also Ohio is getting trendier...especially Cincinnati area. Many downtowns in America are improving ...more options to choose from now versus L.A,NYC,SF if you want a 'hip' neighborhood.
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