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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
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Sylmar is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 83,982. Sylmar is in Los Angeles County. Living in Sylmar offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sylmar there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Sylmar and residents tend to be liberal.
About Sylmar...
Population
83,982

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$384,249
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,623
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Sylmar Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    218.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    102.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    571.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    614.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    425.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$68,134
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    13%
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I was raised in Sylmar, CA almost since birth. I have met many great people here and created friendships that will last a lifetime. However, the safety here is not as good as it could be. In the summer of 2016 I moved into a new rented home with my family and after a few months there, my house was broken into while my mom, sister and I were there. It was a very scary experience that will stick for me forever because it was something that seemed impossible until it actually happened to me. Thankfully, I had my sister and mother with me who were thinking quickly and kept me safe.
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I lived in Sylmar since I was a little kid and overall it's a very good neighborhood, everything you need is near by which is very convenient. There's a lot of parks, gyms, public schools, and stores. Just by driving around Sylmar you can automatically tell it's mainly a hispanic community. Although there's a bad reputation and stereotypes about the valley, I like the diversity and overall culture of Sylmar. As of now my whole life is here in Sylmar. What I would like to see change is cleaner roads and parks, nicer neighbors, and little to less homeless on streets.
I like the diversity and overall culture of Sylmar, my neighborhood is located in the valley. Kids there are known as "Valley Kids" or the infamous "Valley Girls", which are fake and a stereotype, but we have a different kind of culture than any other place in california. We have our own fashion, like street clothing which we wear almost everyday, we don't have a strict clothing code for anything and we are a relaxed kind of neighborhood. Though we have a bad reputation and stereotypes, I believe your idea of our neighborhood will change if you give it a chance and see how diverse and cultured we are in our own valley kid way.