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Old 05-23-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

Does anyone know if Quimby Avenue West Hills 91304 is a good area to move to? When I went to google to look it comes up as Canoga Park, CA 91304 (near West Hills)

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TR
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Hello everyone,

Does anyone know if Quimby Avenue West Hills 91304 is a good area to move to? When I went to google to look it comes up as Canoga Park, CA 91304 (near West Hills)

Thanks,
TR
I grew up on Ducor Avenue two streets east of Quimby. Lived there from 1962 to 1988. Here's the house in a photo from early to mid 1960s. It's obvious my parents cared about their house. They moved because other people didn't care.



When you write "good area", what do you mean?

Do you have kids? The Schools are Justice Street, Columbus, and Canoga Park High. I think JS is pretty good, Columbus wasn't that good in the 1970s (when I would have attended, I went to private school) and Canoga HS has never had a high academic reputation. Most of the friends in my neighborhood dropped out of high school and ended up drugged up (and we're talking more than just smoking pot once in a while).

The homes are three and four bedrooms in the 1200-1500 sqft range.

Kind of far from any freeway.

I would say it is a very safe neighborhood.
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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Thank you Charles yes we have children. Good area in terms of gangs etc...

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TR
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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It's not bad as far as gangs - maybe farther east. Canoga Park has some famous gang called the Alabama gang.

Canoga Park Alabama, once a Valley farmworkers group, has been targeted in L.A.'s gang crackdown. Some question its actual threat.


I don't get the feeling there are any gangs there but someone will say there are gangs in Santa Barbara and gangs in Beverly Hills so what do I write?

I moved out from there in 1988 and my parents moved out about ten years later. It seemed to me to be mostly white, lower middle class, half and half blue collar/white collar with the latest buyers probably more white collar as housing prices are now like $400K-$500K. My parents paid $18K cash in 1962 for the house in the photo. The neighborhood is called the Canoga Ranchos and believe it or not, I still have the original brochure from the subdivision printed in 1962.

Justice Street Elementary is a 9/10 but Columbus Middle and Canoga High are like 3/10 - not good.

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Old 05-25-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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West Hills is nice. Its just a few blocks north of where I am and whats really good about it is that there are next to none apartment buildings. Primarily a city with single family residences. If youre kids are of high school age, they will be able to attend El Camino Real which is one of the best public schools in all of California. The cutoff/border for Canoga Park High school is Shoup Ave. If you live West of Shoup, you are in El Camino Real school zone.
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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West Hills is nice. Its just a few blocks north of where I am and whats really good about it is that there are next to none apartment buildings. Primarily a city with single family residences. If youre kids are of high school age, they will be able to attend El Camino Real which is one of the best public schools in all of California. The cutoff/border for Canoga Park High school is Shoup Ave. If you live West of Shoup, you are in El Camino Real school zone.
Really? That must have changed. I am positive I was zoned for CPHS back in the 1970s. If this is true and ECHS is your high school then you are in better shape than I thought. El Camino rates a 7 out of 10. They have won several academic decathlons over the past ten years or so. So has Moorpark High School.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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Actually if you check the LAUSD school finder website, if you are west of Woodlake Ave. then you are in El Camino/Hale, otherwise you're in Columbus/CPHS
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Actually if you check the LAUSD school finder website, if you are west of Woodlake Ave. then you are in El Camino/Hale, otherwise you're in Columbus/CPHS
I grew up west of Woodlake and north of Saticoy and I graduated from high school in 1979 and back then, I was zoned to Justice Street, Columbus Junior High and Canoga High.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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That area is really nice. All those areas west of Woodlake Ave. have some of the nicest homes in the area. As far as where you would get zoned for schools. I've been told the cut-off is Woodlake Ave. I've also heard it was Fallbrook Ave. Not really sure.

El Camino is defenitely better in terms of academics(thats pretty much it). Canoga H.S. has a bad reputation with it's kids and teachers. But all of the L.A.U.S.D. is crap if you ask me. No matter what school your child goes to..it's all on your parenting and how your child will react to recieving knowledge.

Of course If you have the money to send your kids to private school. You could make them walk the few blocks to chaminade.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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You could make them walk the few blocks to chaminade.
That's where I attended, 1973-1979.

Chaminade Football 1976 (I'm in there somewhere)




Me, #56, not showing the best tackling technique against Saint Monica High School at Santa Monica College, 1976

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