Sun Valley

Sun Valley

Los Angeles, California Homes for Sale

About Sun Valley

Sun Valley’s roots are in its industrial past. The neighborhood boomed during WWII and afterwards as workers flocked here to build aircraft for the war effort and commercial aircraft when the war was over. The aerospace industry moved on in the early 1990s, but a significant industrial presence remains in the community, particularly along Lankershim Boulevard and San Fernando Road.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $199,000 to $10,850,000

Closed Prices: $180,000 to $1,370,100

Median Sale Price: $740,000

Average $ per sq ft: $546

Association Fee Ranges: $50/quarter, $0 to $309/mo, $0 to $350

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1923 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 369 to 45322 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 9 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 12 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Around Sun Valley

Though there are some large industrial zones in Sun Valley, most of the neighborhood is solidly residential. The majority of homes are modest one-story ranches that were built between 1930 and 1960. There are several townhome developments spread throughout the community as well.

Sun Valley’s price range is lower than nearby neighborhoods like North Hollywood, Shadow Hills or Valley Glen, but tends to be a bit higher than Pacoima. Home values within the neighborhood are evenly distributed, with no particular area having a reason to command higher or lower prices.

Sun Valley’s food scene is all about small, independent, no-frills restaurants. Ethnic cuisines dominate with multiple Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino places throughout the neighborhood. Cafes, BBQ joints and pizzerias can easily be found along most major thoroughfares.

Driving around Sun Valley, one will see block after block of ranch homes. Even major streets, which one would expect to be mostly commercial developments, have a surprising amount of residential properties on them.

There isn’t a lot of nightlife in Sun Valley. Though aren’t many bars or entertainment venues within the community boundaries, adjacent neighborhoods such as North Hollywood and Valley Glen have more. They have a couple of movie theaters which are a short drive from Sun Valley and a somewhat wider selection of bars.

Sundays can be pretty quiet in Sun Valley. Shopping and errands are pretty easy to do, as there are a quite a few small and large grocery stores and other retail services in the neighborhood. Kids and adults that want to participate in sports and other activities throughout the week, can find plenty to do at one of the three recreation centers in Sun Valley. Each offers a lengthy menu of organized sports and classes.

Los Angeles’ public transportation system serves Sun Valley well. Bus lines run along every major thoroughfare that cuts through the neighborhood, so getting around locally is easy. Metrolink, LA’s light rail system, connects Sun Valley to just about every major destination in the area. Two expressways, the I-5 and the Hollywood Freeway, are easily accessible from Sun Valley. Though public transportation is available, Sun Valley residents rely on their cars quite a bit. There is plenty of parking and many homes have at least a one-car garage.

Locals Love

  • Quiet, residential atmosphere
  • Access to trains and expressways

Locals Don't Love

  • Lack of nightlife and entertainment

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