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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$572,473
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,517
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    82
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    84
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    476
    500
  • Theft
    928
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,609
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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There's always fun things to do, from neighborhood block parties to concerts in the park! Everyone is so kind and always free to help out a friend.
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It's the furthest west you can go in th Sam Fernando Valley. It has beautiful rolling hills and lovely homes amongst the hillsides. There are schools peppering the hillsides and a large outdoor shopping center that has just about everything you need. It's a small town but not far from the bigger cities in LA. Lots of celebrities come to our neighbor Hidden Hills to seek privacy from Hollywood, so there are always celebrity sightings around town. Great place to live, friendly people & schools are among the Academic Decathalon winners many years in a row. I have been here almost all my life, 42 years and counting. No plans to ever leave.
Love the peaceful, great schools, and quiet family orientation of West Hills, but the diversity is not that great. Strong Jewish community and sometimes they are mean and rude to "outsiders" plenty of "Trump Friendly" type of people which can be uncomfortable at times.