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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Northridge is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 71,674. Northridge is in Los Angeles County. Living in Northridge offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Northridge there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Northridge and residents tend to be liberal.
About Northridge...
Population
71,674

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$537,171
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,517
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    203.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    150
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    816.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,765.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    313
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,698
National
$55,322
Families with Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Northridge is a suburb within the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. It is the home of California State University, Northridge, and the hometown of quite a few celebrities. It has a lot of diversity in its population and is an anomaly of sorts - it still has the busy-ness of LA (thanks to streets such as Reseda, Tampa, and Nordhoff), but within the residential areas, is very quaint and laidback as one would expect of suburbs. It is a safe and great place to raise a family. There's not much nightlife as there is in other parts in LA, but it does have a few bars and more active bars and clubs are just a drive (or rideshare) away. All in all, Northridge is a cool place!
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If there is one neighborhood that everyone should live in, then it is the beautiful city of Northridge! The living standards are fantastic, the sights are amazing, and the roads are safe for everyone. The nights are quiet and peaceful which guarantees a relaxing night every single time, and the days are lively and exciting which guarantees a fantastic experience every single time. Though the homeless can sometimes be a minor issue that I hope can be fixed with help in the future, I still love this neighborhood and it is, overall, a wonderful place to live.
One thing I enjoy about Northridge is the way in which the environment is very safe. For instance, the neighborhoods are all family friendly which is why one wouldn't ever feel unsafe about walking through a neighborhood in this city. The public schools offer great opportunities to an education for students who want to succeed in life. Nightlife in Northridge is outstanding because of all the lights and how the restaurants shine at night. It most definitely catches the attention of people passing by to go and spend their evening or night there. Aside from all these great qualities, the affordability to live in Northridge can be quite a struggle to reach. It is a bit expensive to live there, which is why the residents all have stable jobs that can support them to live in such an area.