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Renters’ Guide to Canoga Park, CA

Canoga Park is a large suburban area in California, just 27 miles northwest of Downtown Los Angeles, 25 miles west of Burbank, and 60 miles northwest of Anaheim.

This small area has an interesting history, as it was originally part of a Mexican rancho before the Mexican War, and after an American Victory it was converted into wheat farms and split up. A town was founded in 1912, and it has been a part of Los Angeles since 1917.

The weather in Canoga Park is one of its best aspects, as the city’s hot-summer Mediterranean climate gives the region warm, dry summers and short, mild winters.

Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA Demographics

  • Total Population42,064
  • Female 21,228
    Male 20,836
  • Median Age34

Cost of Living in Canoga Park, CA

Public transportation in Canoga Park is run by the Los Angeles Metro, which operates a bus and train line. By using both the bus and train residents can get anywhere they need to in downtown Los Angeles, with a one-way pass costing around $1.75.

A night out isn’t too expensive here, at least not compared to Downtown LA, as two can eat at a mid-range restaurant for between $50-$70, with the average three-course meal for two costing about $60 in Canoga Park.

Average utility costs are also very typical for the area, as residents can expect to pay around $120 a month in a one-bedroom apartment for items such as electricity, heating, and water, slightly below the California state average.

Average Rent in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA

  • Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA Average Rental Price, January 2020 $1,928 /mo

Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $1,001-$1,50014%
  • $1,501-$2,00050%
  • > $2,00036%

Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Jan / 2020
Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA $1,709 $1,787 $1,787 $1,811 $1,813 $1,867 $1,879 $1,909 $1,928
National $1,350 $1,382 $1,385 $1,388 $1,423 $1,431 $1,434 $1,469 $1,474

Living in Canoga Park, CA

There are many pros to living in Canoga Park, the best being its close proximity to both Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood. Not to mention, Canoga Park was also named an All-America City, an award given to ten communities every year by the National Civic League, recognizing counties, cities, towns, or villages “whose citizens work together to identify and tackle community-wide challenges and achieve uncommon results.”

One of the few cons to living in Canoga Park is that as a suburban area, there isn’t an overly large concentration of bars and clubs downtown. But with such close proximity to downtown Hollywood and Los Angeles, residents looking for a fun night out won’t have too far to go.

Things to do in Canoga Park

There are plenty of fun things to do in Canoga Park, and the area has some eclectic little shops and restaurants. One of the coolest spots in town is the Cobalt Cafe, a coffee shop—or caffeine den, as they call it—that features rock band shows and poetry readings. Residents also enjoy the Pink Elephant, a local favorite serving a wide variety of Thai-Japanese dishes. And for a night out, The Casa Tequila Nightclub is the place to be, with Karaoke during the week and live music on the weekends.

Shoppers won’t be disappointed here either, as the Westfield Topanga Mall on Topanga Canyon Boulevard is actually the state of California’s first enclosed shopping mall. The huge 2.1-million-square-foot mall is home to over 350 stores and restaurants, with a trolley service and even valet parking.

For families and those looking to do something in Canoga Park without spending money, the Canoga Park Recreation Center, formerly known as Orcutt Park, has a little something for everyone. The park has outdoor baseball diamonds, a playground, picnic area, pool, football field, tennis courts, indoor gymnasium, and an auditorium.

Canoga Park also plays host every year to the Taste of the Valley, the largest wine tasting and food festival in the San Fernando Valley, featuring food from over 50 restaurants and beverage tastings from more than 120 wineries, craft breweries, and spirit producers.

Sports fans are in for a treat here, as a short ride to Los Angeles allows residents to see sporting events in every major professional sport, including the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers of the NBA, the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams of the NFL, the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels of the MLB, and even the LA Galaxy of the MLS.

Employment and Economy

The economy of Canoga Park is an interesting one, and over the last several decades the major employment industry in the area has been the aerospace sector. In 1955, Rocketdyne moved into Canoga Park, and others were quick to follow suit. Outside of Aerojet Rocketdyne, other major aerospace companies in Canoga Park include Jet One Aerospace and Aerojet-General Corporation. In addition to the aerospace industry, Canoga Park also provides many jobs in the professional services and entertainment industries.

Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households13,415
  • Family 9,057
    Non-family 4,358
  • Children 5,065
    No Children 8,350
  • Average People Per Household3.09
  • Median Household Income$57,926
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,490

Education in Canoga Park

The city of Canoga Park is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Los Angeles Public Library operates the Canoga Park Branch Library. Notable public schools in the area include Hart Street Elementary School, Christopher Columbus Middle School, and Canoga Park High School, while notable private schools include Canoga Park Lutheran School and Our Lady of the Valley Elementary School.

Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA Education Statistics

  • No High School15%
  • Some High School34%
  • Some College22%
  • Associate Degree6%
  • Bachelor Degree16%
  • Graduate Degree6%

Tips for Renting in Canoga Park

Renters’ rights in Canoga Park are governed by California state law, and there are a few things that California tenants should know before renting. All Canoga Park tenants, as well as all California tenants, have the right to withhold rent or “repair and deduct,” meaning they can make or pay to have any necessary repairs (like a broken heaters) made, and then deduct that amount from their monthly rent payment.

California also has a strict policy on renters’ security deposits, as the landlord is not allowed to collect a deposit that equals more than two months’ rent, or three months’ if the unit is furnished.

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