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Renter’s Guide to Northridge

Located in the northwestern quadrant of the San Fernando Valley, Northridge, CA is a splendid mixture of pleasant-living, shopping, strong employment and awe-inspiring natural scenery. Award-winning schools and a nationally-accredited hospital make Pasadena the perfect place for those who are just starting a family and are desiring a family-friendly blend of security and modern convenience.

As for size, Northridge, CA is almost exactly as big as neighboring Van Nuys, meaning it’s not very large at all. For further comparison, Northridge is about 55 times smaller than Los Angeles, and about half the size of nearby Torrance. Though the area has a relatively quiet standard of life, it is still in close proximity to some exciting and busy destinations. Northridge, CA is about 33 miles northeast of the beach (Zuma Beach, to be specific), and about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

The weather in Northridge is not unlike other areas of the northern San Fernando Valley in the sense that it is much hotter than most of California. Spring averages 62°F and is typically rainy only for the first month. Summers average 71°F and are notoriously hot and dry. Falls are usually around 67°F and are generally quite pleasant for outdoor activities. Winters average 57°F and can receive a little rain at times, but never snow.

Northridge, Los Angeles, CA Demographics

  • Total Population70,706
  • Female 35,904
    Male 34,802
  • Median Age34

Cost of Living in Northridge, CA

The cost of living in Northridge, CA is very comparable to the cost of living in the rest of the Los Angeles-area. A meal at an inexpensive restaurant costs in Northridge, California about $15.00, which is $2.00 higher than the national average. A bottle of water is about $0.15 more than elsewhere at $1.49, and a pound of potatoes is $0.95, which is almost $0.20 cheaper than the national average. Like in much of California, housing costs in Northridge exceed the national averages.

Most people in Northridge, CA drive or use the Metro for transportation. A regular train fare in Northridge costs $1.75, with discounts available to seniors, students, and the disabled (a TAP card is required). The Ventura County Line at the Northridge train station runs all the way from the LA Union Station to East Ventura in under two hours. The average commute time in Northridge, California is 28 minutes, 3 minutes longer than the national average.

Average Rent in Northridge, Los Angeles, CA

  • Northridge, Los Angeles, CA Average Rental Price, January 2020 $1,882 /mo

Northridge, Los Angeles, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $1,001-$1,50025%
  • $1,501-$2,00039%
  • > $2,00036%

Northridge, 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
Northridge, Los Angeles, CA $1,637 $1,699 $1,709 $1,721 $1,721 $1,807 $1,802 $1,852 $1,882
National $1,350 $1,382 $1,385 $1,388 $1,423 $1,431 $1,434 $1,469 $1,474

Living in Northridge, CA

Living in Northridge, CA gives you some of the best shopping experience in the entire state, given its close proximity to the mall. Northridge also has terrific educational opportunities for children and adults alike. However, the long distance from the rest of Los Angeles means that you’ll have to do some driving, and the excessive San Fernando Valley summer heat could be one of the reasons not to move to Northridge, CA.

Things to do in Northridge, CA

First and foremost, the Northridge Fashion Center Mall gives you access to 1.5 million square feet of terrific stores, as well as the 10 screens at the Pacific Theatres . Otherwise, the well-known supermarket chains will surely provide you with all your shopping needs. Also, since you need to have a vehicle to get around in Northridge, the numerous car dealerships present a wide selection.

If you are looking for free things to do with kids in Pasadena, CA, then visit the Dearborn Park for playgrounds, picnics, and tennis courts (be sure to visit REI first for outdoor supplies). For other family-friendly things to do in Pasadena, CA, Northridge Skateland has a roller rink with DJS, and the Northridge Recreational Center at Northridge Park has sports lessons and more. Also, every May, the annual Greek Festival (Northridge) offers authentic foods and music, and the parking is free. As for Northridge dining, if the standard franchise-restaurants simply will not do, then try out Pizzarev or the Belwood Bakery.

Employment and Economy

In addition to training students to become viable members of the workforce, the California State University has made significant contributions to the local economy by providing educational job opportunities. Likewise, the Northridge Hospital Medical Center, which has won 4 separate awards for 2017—including a place among America’s 100 Best Hospitals—continues to provide countless employment opportunities. As such, the major job sectors in Northridge, CA are education, healthcare, food and retail. Pharmavite LLC is headquartered in Northridge, California.

Northridge, Los Angeles, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households22,095
  • Family 14,861
    Non-family 7,235
  • Children 6,806
    No Children 15,289
  • Average People Per Household2.89
  • Median Household Income$65,129
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,640

Education in Northridge

The California State University is the third largest university in the state, and they’ve recently won an Eddy Award for Educational Leadership. The Northridge Academy High School has partnered with Cal State (Northridge) to provide college-level resources to the students, and the Northridge Middle School has recently added elective courses in forensic science and robotics.

Northridge, Los Angeles, CA Education Statistics

  • No High School6%
  • Some High School27%
  • Some College25%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree23%
  • Graduate Degree10%

Tips for Renting in Northridge

If you are renting in Northridge, you can technically have an oral agreement with your landlord. However, since nothing is written down, enforcing the rules is obviously much harder. If you violate the rules, the owner can give you a 3-days’ eviction notice if they so choose. If you are moving to Northridge from Los Angeles, be prepared for a less crowded environment—the lower population density also means much more driving, though, so you’re definitely going to want to keep your car!

  • Most Expensive Rental

    Alder $1,815 - $9,381
  • Least Expensive Rental

    Meridian Pointe $1,385 - $1,980

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