About San Fernando Valley
Welcome to the "Valley of the Stars," the rich San Fernando Valley is a shining star of Los Angeles. Northridge is located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Enjoy the warm and rich multi-ethnic community and bask in our warm year-round Mediterranean climate. Best of all, you are just a short drive to either the ocean, majestic mountains, or sun baked deserts.
The San Fernando Valley has it all. Major network and movie studios call the Valley home, and there are tremendous dining and entertainment venues. The popular studio tours, historical sites, theaters and museums, and a lifestyle draws people from through out the world. Parks and recreation areas abound.
An incredible array of fine dining, shopping, lodging and recreational opportunities, along with world -class attractions at each of the scenic entrances to our Valley, including the magnificent new Getty Center, the Hollywood Bowl and the Los Angles Zoo at our southern entrances; the site of the granddaddy of all college bowl games -- the Rose Bowl -- at the east; the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library at the west; and the tallest, fastest roller coasters in the world at Six Flags Magic Mountain to our north.
The art scene shines brightly on canvas and on stage in Los Angeles. World-class art museums and edgy galleries in Downtown LA, NoHo (North Hollywood), Chinatown and San Pedro make Los Angeles the stomping ground for the best and newest artists.
Let’s not forget the performing arts. Live shows — from Broadway acts and concerts at the Music Center to polished ethnic dance companies and avant-garde productions at LA’s dozens of independent theaters — offer much to applaud. Then add Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studios, the famous Santa Monica pier, Disney Concert Hall, Greek Theater, Hollywood Bowl, and so much more.
Sports fans enjoy a wide variety of professional sports including the Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Clippers, and Kings. And you don't want to forget college football with USC and UCLA. Nascar is racing at the California Speedway, and soccer is blooming with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Explore the quaint neighborhood’s that favor the traditional values of early ranchers and framers. Educational opportunities run the gamut from world-renowned public and private universities to excellent community colleges. Join the 1.9 million who call San Fernando Valley their home.