Nestled in the Transverse Ranges, the San Fernando Valley is home to 1.8 million people. It includes the cities of Burbank, Glendale, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, San Fernando, and part of the City of Los Angeles, along with a myriad of other communities including Encino and North Hollywood. If you’re looking for apartments for rent in the L.A. area, you could make this great area your next home. The Valley, as it’s locally known, also offers tremendous opportunities for entertainment and dining, and is home to several major movie studios and two major amusement parks.
Throughout the San Fernando Valley, you have many different options for transportation. Whether you choose to drive the freeways and highways or utilize the various forms of public transportation, you’ll find it’s easy to get around the area. The Valley is served by many different transportation agencies including dedicated transitway, subway, and express and local bus services. With easy access to Bob Hope Airport, Van Nuys Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport, you’ll find that you have many available options for traveling as well.
The San Fernando Valley is served by three unified school districts: the Las Virgenes Unified School District, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Burbank Unified School District.
The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is a “Destination School District.” The district is one of the highest ranked districts in the state of California, and features: top API scores, small class sizes, a low student to counselor ratio, and a Science/Tech/Engineering/Arts/Math (STEAM) focus.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves over 900,000 students, including adult education students. The district has set some tough goals for itself, including: 100% graduation rates, 100% attendance, parent and community engagement, and school safety.
The Burbank Unified School District (BUSD) is a high-achieving, competitive school district with an Academic Performance Index (API) score that is consistently above the county and state average. In fact, the majority of schools in the district score above 800, California’s target API score for a “high performing school.” The district features adult schools, alternative education programs, and career technical education.
There’s always something to do in the San Fernando Valley. You’ll find a wide selection of museums, art galleries, film festivals, live theater, kid-friendly events, and more. And don’t forget that your dining options are as diverse as the types of people who call the area home. Dining options include everything from Cuban to sushi.
The Valley also includes the NoHo Arts District which features more than 20 theaters performing everything from classics to improv. You’ll find that the NoHo area is an artist’s paradise. Additionally, the San Fernando Valley is a shoppers dream. You’ll find a wide selection of mini-malls, mega-malls, and outlet malls. Or you can head to nearby Ventura Boulevard which offers dozens of boutique shopping options.
If the great outdoors is more your style, you can spend time in Ahmanson Ranch. Located just north of Calabasas, Ahmanson Ranch is a 2,983-acre wildlife refuge and natural park that features recreational trails and is home to several endangered species. Since 2003, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has maintained the area’s natural beauty that includes wetlands, canyons, rolling hills, and oak forest.
Let Clearstone Property Management help you find your next home using their experience with San Fernando Valley rentals, or we can help you find apartments for rent in LA or other nearby towns.