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Renter’s Guide to Chatsworth, CA
Located in the northwest corner of the idyllic San Fernando Valley, Chatsworth is surrounded by natural beauty. This suburb of Los Angeles feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of the big city, with rolling hills and sprawling ranches replacing tower blocks and traffic. Famed for horse riding and the Iverson Movie Ranch, Chatsworth is perfectly placed to take advantage of both nature and nearby urban facilities, making it popular with young professionals.
Spread across an area of 15.24 sq. miles, Chatsworth has a population of just 53, 342, making it one of the least densely populated suburbs in the county, and even less populated than neighboring Northridge. Compared to LA proper, the population is almost 50 times smaller. Downtown LA is about 32 miles southeast of Chatsworth and can typically be reached within an hour. Proximity to both the Ronald Reagan Freeway and the Ventura Freeway allow for quick and easy travel in any direction.
Chatsworth experiences hot and dry summers, and mild winters. Temperatures throughout July and August often linger between 90 and 100°F. January is typically the coldest month, with temperatures dropping to lows of around 40°F, though averages are generally closer to 70°F. The area experiences just 16 inches of rainfall per year on average.
Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA Demographics
- Total Population49,593
Female 24,347Male 25,246
- Median Age44
Cost of Living in Chatsworth, CA
In 2012, the Metro Orange Line was extended to serve Chatsworth Station, creating a direct link to North Hollywood. From there, passengers can switch to the Red Line for services to downtown LA. A one-way fare for metro services costs $1.75, a 1-day pass is $7, a 7-day pass is $25, and a 30-day pass is $100. Travel by train is also an option, with the MetroLink Ventura Line running services to Ventura and Union Station in downtown LA. Tickets to downtown LA cost $9.50 one way, $19 return, $66.50 for a 7-day pass, and $266 for a monthly pass.
Despite excellent public transport links, many residents use private vehicles to get around, and a gallon of gasoline will generally cost $4.18. A 3-course meal for 2 in Chatsworth is likely to cost about $70, though more inexpensive venues will typically charge about $15 for a meal. A pint of beer can cost as much as $6, and a regular cappuccino should be no more than $4.50.
Considering a 915 sq. ft apartment, monthly utilities average out at around $140 for the basics, including heating, cooling, water, electricity and garbage disposal. Internet will typically be an extra $60 each month.
Average Rent in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA
- Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA Average Rental Price, October 2019 $1,900 /mo
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Living in Chatsworth, CA
Residents of Chatsworth love the peace and quiet associated with the area, as well as the superb proximity to nature. Indeed, location is one of the main advantages of the neighborhood, ideally placed between numerous State Parks, as well as thriving, urban centers such as Northridge and North Hollywood. The beach is also close by and can be reached in around 40 minutes. The low population density is another bonus, lending the neighborhood a friendly, small town vibe. An extremely low crime rate rounds things off, making Chatsworth extremely appealing to families and young professionals.
For those seeking a little more excitement however, this quiet town might not be the best choice. Nightlife is extremely limited, and with an older than average population for the area, you may find a severe lack of things to do.
Things to Do in Chatsworth, CA
For those who love the great outdoors, Chatsworth is a veritable playground, and is surrounded by State Parks such as the Santa Susana Pass State Park and Rocky Peak Park. Both offer a wealth of trails that are ideal for hiking, dog walking, and horse riding, taking in the spectacular views along the way. Residents truly have the best of both worlds, with the beach a 40 minutes’ drive away, and ski and snowboard resorts such as Big Bear just 2 hours away.
Within Chatsworth itself, Stoney Point park is great for climbing, hiking, or caving, while numerous neighborhood parks, such as Mason Park or Chatsworth Park, offer sports facilities, barbecue pits, and picnic tables. The nearby Chatsworth Reservoir is the ideal place to cool off, go jogging, or simply lay back and enjoy your surroundings.
There aren’t any large shopping malls within Chatsworth itself, but Devonshire Place shopping center is home to an array of stores, cafes, and restaurants. You’ll find a mix of independent and chain stores, and it’s the ideal place to stock up on the essentials while grabbing a bite to eat. As far as food is concerned, you’ll find dishes from around the world, from burger joints and pizzerias, to Asian and Mexican cuisines.
Tacos El Cosas is a small independent Mexican joint with friendly staff and food that’ll make your mouth water. Experience a little cowboy culture at the Cowboy Palace, a down to earth Country and Western bar with regular live music and good food.
Employment & Economy in Chatsworth, CA
Residents of Chatsworth enjoy a higher than average median income of around $79,337, surpassing most neighboring areas, and well above the national average. The most common industries include education, healthcare, and restaurant and food services. On a national level, there’s an unusually high number of people employed in the motion picture and video industry, while the highest paid industry is electric and gas.
In terms of specific occupations, the most common jobs held by the residents of Chatsworth are miscellaneous managers, registered nurses, and retail salespersons. A higher than usual number of TV, video, and movie camera operators and editors, as well as producers and directors, also call Chatsworth home. The best paid residents are those in specialized healthcare roles, such as surgeons and physicians.
Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA Households
- Total Number of Households17,278
Family 12,600Non-family 4,678
Children 5,187No Children 12,091
- Average People Per Household2.77
- Median Household Income$94,174
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$2,216
Education in Chatsworth, CA
Chatsworth is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District, and has 7 public schools, and 8 private schools within its borders. The top-rated high school is the Chatsworth Charter High School which accepts grades 9 through 12. Our Community Charter School is the top-rated middle school, closely followed by the Ernest Lawrence Middle School. Finally, the top-rated elementary school is the Superior Street Elementary School.
For higher education, the California State University in Northridge is a short drive away, offering a wide array of courses, including aerospace engineering, arts, languages, and medical studies. Many students call Chatsworth home, while studying at the campus just a short train or bus ride away.
Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA Education Statistics
- No High School3%
- Some High School24%
- Some College27%
- Associate Degree8%
- Bachelor Degree24%
- Graduate Degree13%
Tips for Renting in Chatsworth, CA
If you’re planning on moving to Chatsworth from Los Angeles proper, prepare for a drastic change of pace. This neighborhood certainly leans more suburban than urban and will be extremely quiet compared to the big city. Most of the necessities are just a short drive away, though you won’t find many late-night stores or bars, and entertainment might be somewhat lacking in the immediate vicinity.
This peace and quiet can take some getting used to, and it’s worth noting that things that were normal in the big city, may be considered a noise violation in Chatsworth. Examples include construction noise, barking dogs, parties, and playing music too loud.
Also, make sure that you are well informed regarding your renter’s rights before signing any leasing contracts.
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