Apartments for Rent in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, CA - 11 Rentals available
Renter’s Guide to Granada Hills, CA
Granada Hills is a Los Angeles area suburb, home to the city’s second-largest park, O’Melveny Park, which comes in at a whopping 672 acres. The “hills” in Granada Hills’ name come from its location at the foot of the Santa Susana Mountains, which gives residents lots of hiking options.
Though Granada Hills is more than 30 times smaller than the city of Los Angeles and around 3 times smaller than Simi Valley by land area, it’s still more than 5 times larger than nearby San Fernando.
The Granada Hills climate is considered—along with the rest of the San Fernando Valley—as one of the most comfortable in the country. Summer extends from roughly late June to October or November. The hottest month, August, has average highs of 96°F, but the average daily temperature is only 77°F.
December to February temperatures range from average lows in the upper 30s to low 40s and a daily mean in the mid-50s.
Granada Hills, Los Angeles, CA Demographics
- Total Population53,453
Female 26,878Male 26,575
- Median Age42.8
Cost of Living in Granada Hills, CA
If you’re grabbing a bite to eat in Granada Hills, expect to pay around $60 for dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant. A cappuccino or domestic beer with your meal will set you back $4.50 to $6, respectively.
Utilities for a 915-square-foot apartment are roughly $160 a month, which includes electricity, water, heating, and garbage. That’s just a tad higher than the national average of $149.
Granada Hills is served by the LA Metro bus system, which allows residents to travel around San Fernando Valley area for $1.75 per trip or $100 per month. However, there are no direct lines into Los Angeles.
Over 60% of riders qualify for a discounted fare, which apply to seniors over 62, children, K-12 and college students, low-income families, and the disabled. Seniors, for example, pay only 35 to 75 cents for a one-way trip, depending on the time of day they ride.
Average Rent in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, CA
- Granada Hills, Los Angeles, CA Average Rental Price, October 2019 $1,890 /mo
Granada Hills, Los Angeles, CA Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,00039%
Granada Hills, Los Angeles, CA Rent Trends
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Average rent is projected to grow by 4% in 2019 compared to 2018.
Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.
Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from zip code 91344
Check out the average rent in Los Angeles.
Living in Granada Hills, CA
Granada Hills offers plenty of nature to explore, it has great diversity of both people and food, and it’s close enough to other attractions in San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, while still maintaining a more reasonable cost of living.
However, Granada Hills might not appeal as much to people who are all about the big city lifestyle. Although it’s in LA, it’s far enough from downtown to make it a little inconvenient to drive into the city every day.
Things to Do in Granada Hills, CA
As mentioned before, Granada Hills has plenty of options for nature lovers and outdoorsmen. O'Melveny Park is great for a walk with a canine companion or a picnic with friends. The Granada Hills Recreation Center has plenty of courts, fields, and playgrounds to choose from.
Hikers will enjoy the Grotto Trail and Mission Point, the second highest peak of the Santa Susana Mountains. Any of these make for great free things to do in Granada Hills.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite taking in the Granada Hills attractions, there is a plethora of great local restaurants to choose from, whether you want to enjoy a steak at the Odyssey Restaurant, falafel at FurnSaj Restaurant & Bakery, or some Mediterranean delights at Jeje Chicken.
If you need to do some shopping, the Granada Hills Town Center or Granada Village are perfect options.
Whether you’re visiting Granada Hills or living here, there are also some great annual events that you won’t want to miss, including the Red, White, and Boom Party on July 4th, the Street Faire and Car Show in October, and the Granada Hills Holiday Parade in December.
If culture’s your thing, it’s worth taking a short trip to Mission Hills to see the restored Mission San Fernando Rey de España and Sylmar for a peak at the Nethercutt Museum. Of course, your options really open up as you move further into Los Angeles and its cultural scene.
Employment & Economy in Granada Hills, CA
The biggest industries in Granada Hills include elementary and secondary education, restaurant and food services, and construction. The highest-paid professions are in the medical and legal fields.
Of course, there are also tons of commuting opportunities available through the San Fernando and Los Angeles area. If you decide to live in Granada Hills and commute to work, the area is home to one of the world’s largest economies and lots of major companies, like Disney, which is headquartered in Burbank.
Granada Hills, Los Angeles, CA Households
- Total Number of Households16,940
Family 13,025Non-family 3,915
Children 5,714No Children 11,226
- Average People Per Household3.11
- Median Household Income$86,460
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$2,128
Education in Granada Hills, CA
Granada Hills Charter High School is one of the largest charter schools in the nation, and it’s in the process of adding elementary and middle schools too. In 2019, the school’s academic decathlon team won its 7th national championship in eight years.
The area is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, which also offers over a dozen public and 10 private schools for students in Granada Hills.
The top colleges in Granada Hills include the Newberry School of Beauty, and California State University Northridge is just a few blocks away. Other higher education opportunities exist nearby, at colleges like UCLA, West Coast University, and Pierce College.
Granada Hills, Los Angeles, CA Education Statistics
- No High School4%
- Some High School27%
- Some College27%
- Associate Degree7%
- Bachelor Degree23%
- Graduate Degree11%
Tips for Renting in Granada Hills, CA
Thinking about taking the plunge and relocating to Granada Hills? Here are a few tips for moving.
For starters, if you haven’t lived in Los Angeles before, you should know that appliances aren’t always included in the rental price, so check beforehand – or be prepared to supply them yourself.
You’ll also be expected to place a security deposit before moving in. In Los Angeles county, this amount is limited to two month’s rent for unfurnished units and three-months for furnished ones.
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