About Sylmar

Sylmar is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County. Sylmar has a long and fascinating history, even when compared to other storied cities in California. The neighborhood has plenty of natural beauty due to the nearby mountain range, which only increases its appeal to residents and tourists. Sylmar also has a golf course, plenty of parks, and hiking trails.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $99,000 to $2,995,000

Closed Prices: $23,000 to $1,695,000

Median Sale Price: $641,000

Average $ per sq ft: $449

Association Fee Ranges: $420, $1 to $434/mo, $0 to $395

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

Age: 1883 to 2019

Sq. Ft.: 486 to 4989 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 5 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Around Sylmar

Sylmar is a unique mix of history and natural beauty. If you want to visit the parks often, you will want to live closer to the edges of the neighborhood. If you want to take in the history of Sylmar, the historical sites and landmarks are your priority and you'll want to find a place close to these attractions. Although most of the homes in Sylmar are single-family style, there are still a few condominium options throughout the neighborhood. Traffic-weary residents will want to avoid living along San Fernando Road, Foothill Boulevard, or Hubbard Street.

Whether you're craving seafood, burgers, or Mexican food, Sylmar has both quality and quantity to offer with its restaurants. You can also find delis that cater to vegetarian diets in the community. Olympic Coffee Shop, which has been operating since 1951, harkens back to a bygone era by serving up American classics. Sylmar also has plenty of seafood and Mexican restaurants, most of which are just off of Interstate 210.

The star of the neighborhood is the Nethercutt Collection Museum. The museum features mechanical musical instruments and railroad cars, although the main attraction is the collection of antique cars that date back to the 1890s, leading several publications to label it as one of the best automobile museums in the world. There are also multiple parks and schools scattered throughout the neighborhood. San Fernando Road is the industrial part of the neighborhood and has several distribution centers and offices.

A night in Sylmar is a night of adventure. Start out the night with a drink at a sports bar along Foothill Boulevard or El Cariso Golf Course. For a calmer night out, you can experience some local art at one of the community's galleries. If you happen to be in the community in September, you could go to the Sylmar Olive Festival held every year.

How you spend a Sunday afternoon in Sylmar is limited only by your imagination and time. You could start off the day by touring the Nethercutt Museum. There is also the Wildlife Learning Center in the northern section of the neighborhood, a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon. If you're looking for a more interactive experience, there is a go-kart racing track. Get your Sunday shopping done at one of the several shopping centers in the neighborhood.

Locals Love

  • Thrilling nightlife with good drinks and interesting people to meet
  • There is plenty to do for everyone, regardless of your interests
  • The history makes the community a fascinating place to live
  • It has a rich culture, as evidenced by local art

Locals Don't Love

  • Very cold winters and very hot summers take their toll
  • Schools are fairly unreliable in terms of quality
  • Complete lack of public transportation can make traveling without a car very difficult

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