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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  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 62,414. 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. The public schools in Northridge are above average.
About Northridge...
Population
62,414

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$607,651
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,821
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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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
$78,056
National
$55,322
Families with Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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I have lived in Northridge all my life, I love this city because it is filled with life. Meaning there is always a sort of homey feeling when being here. Folks are nice complete strangers will offer a helping hand when they see you are in need of one. It just is a wonderful city overall. The parks are beautiful and well kept. Not to mention the restaurants found here, absolute astonishing!
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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!
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and Northridge is definitely a great location! There's alot to do and essentially, the neighborhood is a good central location in terms of proximity to other parts of town. Overall, great area and safe!