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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  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 83,545. 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 parks. Many families live in Sylmar and residents tend to be liberal.
About Sylmar...
Population
83,545

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$360,454
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,624
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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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
    219
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    103
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    572
    500
  • Theft
    615
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    425
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,763
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    31%
    13%
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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.
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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.
I've lived in Sylmar my entire life. The hospital I was born in is in Sylmar, my first house was in Sylmar, and all my friends live in Sylmar. Just from driving around you can tell it is a mainly Hispanic community. From the vendors on the corners to the Spanish restaurants at every corner. Being a Latina, this made me feel very included. It is not exactly a wealthy neighborhood so most stores and restaurants are affordable. However, we lack certain privileges that nicer neighborhoods have like malls and clean roads and little to no homeless on the streets. Not having a luxurious lifestyle has taught me to be more appreciative and also encourages me to work hard so that I can live in a better neighorhood when I am older.