Granada Hills / Chatsworth Real Estate

    Granada Hills

    Granada Hills is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles, California.

    It is located just north of the North Hills and Northridge districts, west of the Mission Hills and Sylmar districts, and just east of the Porter Ranch district. It is accessible by the Ronald Reagan (SR 118), San Diego (Interstate 405), and Golden State (Interstate 5) Freeways. Major thoroughfares include Balboa Boulevard, Woodley, Hayvenhurst, and Haskell Avenues, as well as Rinaldi Street, San Fernando Mission Boulevard, Chatsworth Street, and Devonshire Street.

    In 1916, the San Fernando Valley’s first oil well was drilled in what is now Granada Hills. The oil well was located at the northern tip of Zelzah Avenue. Granada Hills was founded in 1927 originally as “Granada” and began as a dairy farm and orchard known as the Sunshine Ranch. Apricots, oranges, walnuts, and beans were among some of the crops grown there during the 20’s. Vestiges of former citrus groves can still be seen as small groups of orange, lemon or grapefruit trees in some residential yards.

    Granada Hills is also home to Los Angeles’ second largest park, O’Melveny Park which has numerous hiking trails and a beautiful view of the San Fernando Valley.

    Chatsworth

    Chatsworth is a district of Los Angeles, California, United States, in the northwestern San Fernando Valley. The district is bordered by the Santa Susana Mountains and unincorporated Los Angeles County lands to the north, Porter Ranch to the northeast, Northridge to the east, West Hills, Canoga Park, and Winnetka to the south, and the Simi Hills, Ventura County, and Simi Valley to the west. The nearby Chatsworth Peak in eastern Simi Hills overlooks the district.

    The Old Santa Susana Stage Road or Santa Susana Wagon Road is a route that was taken by early travelers between the San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley through Chatsworth and over the Santa Susana Pass. The main route travels through what is now Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, with a branch in Chatsworth Park South. The Old Santa Susana Stage Road is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Part of the road is also considered a Historic-Cultural Monument of Ventura County and the city of Los Angeles, and is known as the “Old Stagecoach Trail.”

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