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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$343,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,189
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

San Fernando Rankings

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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
    337
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    151
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    357
    500
  • Theft
    953
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    476
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,734
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    39%
    13%
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San Fernando Reviews

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San Fernando needs an upgrade. Popular stores continue to pop up (Starbucks, Chipotle, Yogurtland, etc) but are placed in areas w/ horrible traffic and little to no parking.
There are new condos currently in construction on Maclay with low income housing units that are NOT well maintained next door.
Houses are not cheap no matter how cruddy they are.
Traffic is annoying and conjested. I've lived here 20 years and it seems they attempt to clean up some spots here and there but do not maintain it.
My street has decent neighbors for the most part, but it has definitely had an increase in car break ins and petty theft. Expect to run into homeless people and irresponsible dog owners on an evening walk.
As for work...good luck finding a job here, unless you own the business.
I was raised in San Fernando but I wouldn't raise a family of my own here. For millennials especially, this is not a place I would recommend.
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It is a small, but nice little town that is quiet and has middle-working-class residents. The only change I would make is in one particular area, which is the intersection between Maclay st. and Foothill going towards the 210 East on ramp. The city needs to put a sign that tells those folks turning left on to the ramp that us folks turning right on to the ramp have the right of way and they don't!
What I like about the city of San Fernando are the people because they are hard worker and have positive attitude every single day. Moreover, I also like the environment of San Fernando. The streets of San Fernando are well stable meaning no cracks or bumps like the city of Van Nuys. The trees and plants near the neighbor are fresh, meaning that their are not dry nor polluted. I like the mini local shop they have around the neighbor, they have good services and good products like naturally medications. The churches are beautiful. San Fernando has very good Hospital with good services. I feel that San Fernando has all the needs to maintain their people. The only change I would like to see in San Fernando is the increase of business because many stores are being close down. I feel that people should really support the city of San Fernando because its a city that is well made. Believe me once you visit the city of San Fernando you will feel the pride I feel about San Fernando.