Granada Hills

This suburban residential enclave has a variety of recreation centers and is known for its charming community feel. Bordered by communities like North Hills, Northridge, Mission Hills and Porter Ranch, Granada Hills has a deep, rich history, including having the second largest park in L.A., O’ Melveny Park, which features miles of dirt mountain trails, picnic areas, and green fields. Granada Hills is mostly composed of Mid-Century modern architecture and as a combination of both suburban and commercial areas, Granada Hills is a great place for thriving millennials as well as growing families as it’s both peaceful, close to many places and has a small-town feeling to it. As the name of the city suggests, it’s nestled in the quiet hill areas of Los Angeles, but includes commercial areas as well. The neighborhood has fourteen public schools and seven private schools, including the nationally competitive Granada Hills Charter High School, which makes it optimal for families with children looking for a great education system. It’s also a little less expensive than other areas in the Valley, making it one of the more affordable middle to upper class areas. Granada Hills is also located between many freeways, giving easy access to many destinations from the Valley. The neighborhood has entrances to the 210, the 118, the 5, and the 405, and with the 118 right up the 5. While Granada Hills doesn’t have a big nightlife or entertainment scene, it still has plenty of recreational activities for people of all ages. With plenty of food trucks and bars around, Chatsworth Street, located next to Zelzah Ave, brings in up to 40 food trucks on Fridays for a diverse collection of food and fun. There are also two public recreation centers as well as a golf course and beautiful parks.