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About Canoga Park

Canoga Park is a highly diverse area, enhanced by a number of different ethnic backgrounds and cultural roots. One of the westernmost Los Angeles neighborhoods, Canoga Park has Woodland Hills to the south, West Hills to the west, Winnetka to the east and Chatsworth, a very small neighborhood, to the north.

It's bordered on the south by Victory Boulevard and on the north by Nordhoff Street; both are commercially developed. The entire neighborhood offers plenty of modern conveniences, and nearly everything you could want is within a short drive, including strip malls, restaurants, entertainment, local shops and cafes.

The History of Canoga Park

Like most of the western United States, the area that's now Canoga Park was a home for Native American tribes. It's estimated that a few different tribes lived in the area for several thousand years. Even today, you can still see pictographs and art created by these tribes in nearby Burro Flats Painted Cave.

In the late 1700s, the Spanish arrived and established several missions and settlements. With the conclusion of the Mexican-American War, the land changed hands many times. Canoga Park became the site of several wheat ranches, and development slowly progressed. Eventually, much of the area was annexed by the city of Los Angeles in order to obtain a much-needed water supply.

Over the decades, Canoga Park grew into a flourishing agricultural area producing a variety of fruits, vegetables and livestock. When aviation companies arrived in the 1950s, Canoga Park saw continued growth as its economy diversified, and it slowly transformed into the busy neighborhood it is today.

Living in Canoga Park

This area is a popular destination for anyone looking for a cozy neighborhood with easy access to the center of the city. It's a modestly prosperous area, considered highly diverse compared to other parts of Los Angeles County. Canoga Park is part of the larger Los Angeles metropolitan area, a highly urban environment with extremely well-developed areas and a bustling downtown. It's a center for entertainment, sports, nightlife and business. Most people living around the area work in white-collar jobs either downtown or outside the city.

You'll find that the climate here is much different from that in many other parts of the country. The warm, dry desert climate receives very little rain, and winter temperatures are generally 60 to 70 degrees. The weather is one of the highly desirable aspects of this Greater Los Angeles neighborhood. You'll find that you can enjoy the beach, parks and other outdoor spaces year-round.

Canoga Park Schools

Canoga Park, like most neighborhoods in Los Angeles, is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. There are also a variety of private schools in the area, with both faith-based and secular options.

Resources for Moving to Canoga Park

Here are a few resources to help you plan your move to Canoga Park:

  • Utilities: The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is the utilities provider for Canoga Park and the majority of the area.
  • Garbage and Recycling: The city provides curbside collection of trash, recyclables and yard waste.
  • Transportation: The public transit system in the Los Angeles area is nicknamed the Metro. It provides bus and light rail throughout the city, making it convenient to navigate many of the major neighborhoods.

Canoga Park Housing

Housing prices in Canoga Park, like in many Los Angeles neighborhoods, are fairly high. Rent is also above the national average. However, there are a variety of housing types to choose from, so you can explore a range of options to find something to fit your needs.