Granada Hills

Granada Hills | Luxury Gated Estate Communities & Horse Properties

(by Jason Ian Hector, Real Estate Broker | June 20, 2014) As a REALTOR in the Northridge area, I serve the area of Knollwood which is the northern part of Granada Hills which has a country club and golf course as well as beautiful homes some of which have spectacular views of the valley.  Also, the Odyssey Restaurant is overlooking the valley and is a fun place to go on the weekends. 

The neighborhood of Granada Hills is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles and includes the major streets of Chatsworth, Devonshire, and Balboa Blvd.   The area now known as Granada Hills was acquired in about 1881 by George K. Porter, a pioneer of the north San Fernando Valley and one of the founders of the city of San Fernando. The land was used principally for farming, beans and wheat being among the usual crops.  Granada Hills Charter High School (pictured left) is a favorite high school among clients I have worked with in the past and has many notable alumni. Granada Hills High School's stadium, the John Elway Stadium (named after the quarterback, an alumnus), is located on Zelzah and Devonshire.  They are also the winners of the National Academic Decathalon and have a website at www.ghchs.com.

Granada Hills has two neighborhood councils, South and North.  South website is ghsnc.org & North website is ghnnc.org.  These are two good resources for updated information about the wonderful City of Granada Hills, CA.  
Granada Hills has two neighborhood councils, South and North.  South website is ghsnc.org & North website is ghnnc.org.  These are two good resources for updated information about the wonderful City of Granada Hills, CA.  White Oak Avenue (pictured on the bottom left), between San Fernando Mission and San Jose Street was declared a Historical Landmark on August 3, 1966 for the 101 Deodar Cedar Trees that line the street (which has been dubbed "Christmas Tree Lane"). The trees are native to the Himalayas and valued for their size, beauty and timber.  This is one of my favorite streets in Granada Hills because of the Cedar Trees.

In the northern part of Granada Hills, is the O’Melveny Park, the second largest park in Los Angeles, consists of a large undeveloped area and a much smaller developed section with several dozen citrus trees, a small intermittent stream, and grass and picnic areas. This very large park offers biking trails, hiking and a promontory from which a view of the northeastern portion of the San Fernando Valley can be seen.  Mission Point and its surrounding areas are popular mountain biking and hiking areas. The view from the top of Mission Point, the highest point in Granada Hills, is striking, taking in most of the San Fernando Valley. In clear weather, one can see the Pacific Ocean and Downtown Los Angeles.

Gourmet Food Trucks in Granada Hills (bottom left)

 
One of our favorite activities to do in the North San Fernando Valley is to visit the Street Trucks to try a new food sensation.  We enjoy being around others in the community and seeing and tasting all the wonderful foods they have.  I love some of the buyer trucks like the Big Boss Burger truck, or the Fresh and Meaty's turkey burger is good.  A large gathering of food trucks happens every Friday on Chatsworth Street between Zelzah down to about White Oak and beyond sometimes.  Located in the city of Granada Hills, near Chatsworth and Northridge.  Hope to see you there!!!