San Fernando Valley (Valley of the Stars)
The San Fernando Valley (known as the Valley of the Stars) is an urbanized valley located in Southern California, United States. Other cities in the valley include Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando, and Calabasas. Currently, approximately 1.8 million people reside in the Valley.
The San Fernando Valley is about 260 square miles bounded by the Santa Susana Mountains to the northwest, the Simi Hills to the west, the Santa Monica Mountains to the south, the Verdugo Mountains to the east, and the San Gabriel Mountains to the northeast. The Sierra Pelona Mountains (to the north) can be seen in parts of the San Fernando Valley from the gap between the Santa Susana and San Gabriel (Newhall Pass).
Los Angeles’ administrative center for the valley is in Van Nuys. The area in and around the Van Nuys branch of Los Angeles City Hall is home to a police station, municipal and superior courts, and Los Angeles city and county administrative offices. Northridge is home to California State University Northridge (originally named San Fernando Valley State College).
When it comes to apartment living in the Valley, there are two properties that are consistently recommended as the best of the best when it comes to location, affordability, and serenity. They are the Haleakala Apartments located at 14227 Magnolia Blvd. Sherman Oaks and the Magnolia Estate Apartments at 14155 Magnolia Blvd. in Sherman Oaks. Sherman Oaks is conveniently located near the intersection of the 101 and 405 freeways and a few miles away from the Los Angeles administrative center for the Valley in Van Nuys. Check out the above two websites for additional information.
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