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5 Things to know before moving to Northridge

Northridge is popularly known as the jewel of San Fernando Valley is previously known as North Los Angeles. Northridge is the home of California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and some of the best public and private schools in the city.

Surrounding Neighborhood

Northridge is surrounded by Porter Ranch, Reseda, Granada Hills, and Chatsworth. You can feel both urban and rural vibes. Easy access to the natural beauty of the countryside like Chatsworth’s reservoir and lake Balboa.

Brief History

When Spanish explorers came to the region in the 1700s, it was called Zelzah and was home to freshwater fed by underground streams that still run beneath the neighborhood. Renamed North Los Angeles in 1929, the name was later changed to Northridge in 1938


Northridge has a population of 60,000 people and it’s still one of the least densely populated areas of Los Angeles according to L.A. Department of City Planning.

Why live in Northridge?

Northridge receives an A or A+ grade in Housing, Weather, and Amenities, and has a total Livability score of 80, putting it 8% above the national average. This neighborhood is one of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles County

Is it safe in Northridge?

With a crime rate that is 26% lower than the national average, Northridge is one of the safest areas in Los Angeles County and is considered safer than 60% of the cities in California.

Northridge Residents’ Reviews

“It is such a great city! I am able to find all the necessary stores near me while also having some pleasure stores to be able to do my shopping as well! It feels like a safe city where I am able to walk and see all the beautiful trees and flowers! I am happy to be a resident in Northridge, CA.”

“Northridge is a nice neighborhood. You can find everything you need within the San Fernando Valley. There are grocery stores, clothing stores, parks, restaurants, drive-thrus, theaters, etc. within a fifteen-driving distance. Those searching for a night life go into Los Angeles. Northridge is better for families and is a quiet residential area. “

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