Northridge is an ever-growing neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, with more than 100,000 residents, located in the San Fernando Valley. Northridge is centered between the 101 and 118 freeways. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and less than an hour from the beautiful beaches of Malibu, Northridge has a stable and warm climate averaging 74°F. At under 9.5 square miles, Northridge boasts 11 public and 8 private schools and its own California State University, which offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a number of fields and its current enrollment surpasses 35,000 students and employs more than 6,000 people directly and another 6,000 in the local economy.
Northridge has a plethora of amenities: from shopping at the Northridge Fashion Center, dining at many diverse ethnic cuisines, entertainment such as movies, concerts, and plays put on by CSUN, athletic activities the Recreation Center, and fresh air at 6 parks all located centrally in the city center. Northridge also has its own Hospital and Medical Center, located on Roscoe Boulevard, equipped with a variety of specialty centers for various medical and surgical needs.
The median household income is $72,700 and the median home price is $438,000 making Northridge a more affordable and more profitable area to live compared to the rest of the Los Angeles area. Northridge is also a significantly safer city with 12% less crime than Los Angeles, and 22% less crime than the national average. With the excellent education system and the safer streets, Northridge boasts a 15% higher high school graduation rate than the rest of Los Angeles.
If you want to enjoy all that Southern California has to offer but want to live in a quieter, safer, and more affordable area, Northridge is an excellent option – especially for those looking to settle down with families.