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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  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 78,709. Sylmar is in Los Angeles County. Living in Sylmar offers residents a dense suburban 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. The public schools in Sylmar are above average.
About Sylmar...
Population
78,709

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$412,473
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,748
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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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
    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

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,339
National
$55,322
Families with Children
39%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%
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Sylmar is where I have called home for the past 23 years. Sylmar was notoriously known as a town riddled with gang violence and police scrutiny, however, it is now respected as one of the safest cities in the San Fernando Valley. Changes with government officials and monetary funding have improved parks, houses, and schools which makes every resident feel a sense of importance. If there was one thing I would like to see change, it would be some sort of fire protection in our area. Sylmar is a city surrounded by dry and arid land which is susceptible to fire(s). So, if we placed an importance on land protection, Sylmar would be one of the most popularized cities in all of the Los Angeles area.
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Sylmar is a very beautiful city. There is much to do around and a lot of mom and pop shops around as well as regular stores. There are many buses that pass around pretty quickly there are also trolleys that pass by frequently also. The neighborhood itself is pretty safe, but like every city there's its areas that are not so much. There are really nice houses with big properties but with that, they are pretty pricey. Some areas may be more affordable than others. But other than that it is a great city to live in.
I Have lived in Sylmar all my life and I really enjoy it here. The only schools I have attended in Sylmar is Gridley Street elementary and Los Angeles Mission college. The fact that Mission College is so close to my home it is a great convenience. Sylmar has plenty of recreational and public places like El Cariso park and Sylmar Recreation Center. In the recent saddleridge fire, many people were forced to evacuate, and luckily the Sylmar Recreation Center was open as a shelter so that the evacuees had a place to stay. There are also plenty of business, I have had my job for over 16 months and it is located in Sylmar. Overall I am really happy in Sylmar and I would recommend people to come visit Sylmar.