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Old 04-08-2010, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Im deciding between buying a home in an exclusive Burbank Hills area and Porter Ranch estates. About the same price what do you think?

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Old 01-17-2016, 03:39 PM
 
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Default Porter Ranch Snob Appeal

First off, Westlake village and North Ranch do not even compare to living in the valley. I grew up in LA and those areas are old and not desired. In the valley, Porter Ranch, south of Ventura Blvd, and Calabasas are the top places you can live. Anything past Calabasas is too far and not a place people want to live. West hills is cheap and not a place that people are interested in at all. The MOST expensive homes in the valley are Porter a ranch, Calabasas and South of Ventura. Bell canyon is west hills and it's old out dated homes that are cheaper because it's so far out in the middle of nowhere and Rocketdyne used to dump it's rocket fuel in that area so people know it's contaminated there. Whoever thinks Westlake Village or Agoura or North Ranch is nicer than SFV areas is completely ignorant. Porter Ranch is the newest and nicest community in the valley. Best private schools and most educated people with "real money". Porter ranch is getting a new upscale shopping center called the village. Some people seriously have zero taste and don't even know what living in a good area means. A thing past Calabasas is cheaper and out in the middle of nowhere! No thanks!!!
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Old 01-17-2016, 05:43 PM
 
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First off, Westlake village and North Ranch do not even compare to living in the valley. I grew up in LA and those areas are old and not desired. In the valley, Porter Ranch, south of Ventura Blvd, and Calabasas are the top places you can live. Anything past Calabasas is too far and not a place people want to live. West hills is cheap and not a place that people are interested in at all. The MOST expensive homes in the valley are Porter a ranch, Calabasas and South of Ventura. Bell canyon is west hills and it's old out dated homes that are cheaper because it's so far out in the middle of nowhere and Rocketdyne used to dump it's rocket fuel in that area so people know it's contaminated there. Whoever thinks Westlake Village or Agoura or North Ranch is nicer than SFV areas is completely ignorant. Porter Ranch is the newest and nicest community in the valley. Best private schools and most educated people with "real money". Porter ranch is getting a new upscale shopping center called the village. Some people seriously have zero taste and don't even know what living in a good area means. A thing past Calabasas is cheaper and out in the middle of nowhere! No thanks!!!
Comedy.
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I go to Shepherd of the Hills church in Porter Ranch and have a lot of friends there. Many people there live in Northridge and nearby towns.
Sylmar varies from small old houses to new houses so my friends don't know that my house and neighborhood is modest. So yes for me there is snob appeal to living in Northridge. There is a lot of big sprawling ranch houses on big lots in Northridge.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:13 PM
 
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I have a relative who lives in the part of Northridge that borders Granada hills. I do not consider Northridge to have snob appeal. However, I do think of Northridge as being an Above Average area that I enjoying visiting when seeing family who live in the area. I would avoid the area of Northridge south of Parthenia street. For snob appeal I would be looking at places like Beverly Hills,Malibu, Palos Veredes etc.

Don't get me wrong most of Northridge is way nicer than places like Pacomia, north Hollywood, van nuys, reseda, slymar, panorama city, canoga park, Arleta etc
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Old 06-06-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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Most of what I've seen in Northridge, and LA overall for that matter is over priced junk. Except for the ultra extravagant homes in BH, I've been less than impressed by the homes. I've seen far nicer in AZ or Atlanta for that matter.
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Old 06-06-2017, 03:38 PM
 
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Most of what I've seen in Northridge, and LA overall for that matter is over priced junk. Except for the ultra extravagant homes in BH, I've been less than impressed by the homes. I've seen far nicer in AZ or Atlanta for that matter.
Welcome to LA where you pay $700k-$1 million for old, small out of date 2-3 bedroom house with no yard. It's definitely not exclusive to Northridge. You actually get a lot more for your money in Northridge then most parts of LA
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Orange County... Arizona bound
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I was in Northridge last week for business and couldn't get out of there fast enough. I was on streets Nordhoff and Tampa and man it felt like I was offroading the streets were crap!! The 405 street sign was completely bleeched out and unreadable. It just looked like a forgotten city and very neglected. I didn't see anything to be snobby about but hopefully I didn't see the good parts cause the bad parts are really bad.
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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It's hot there and could blow up if that gas has not seeped out!
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Northridge is alright , but nothing really worth driving far for if one doesn't live there. There's not really any fine dining or upscale shopping in Northridge. Woodland Hills is definitely a lot more upscale and trendy.
I think if it weren't for CSUN the area would probably be quite a bit worse. It's a pretty dense part of the valley.
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