San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley is a valley in Los Angeles County, California. It is home to about 1.79 million people. The city was founded in 1797 by Spanish missionaries from whom it got its name.
In 1797, the area was “settled” by Spaniards from the Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana (Mission San Fernando). It received its name because of its ties to the mission. The city is also home to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which has helped land many different spacecraft on Mars, including the Curiosity rover in 2012. It is located about 17 miles (27 km) away from Downtown Los Angeles.
The economy is mainly industrial in nature, with much of it focused around film studios such as Disney’s El Camino Real studio. San Fernando Valley is also home to many American car culture enthusiasts who have a penchant for modifying classic American cars and muscle cars.
Landmarks in this area include the L.A. Zoo, the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Griffith Observatory, Universal Studios Hollywood, Warner Bros Studio Tours, and Hollywood Walk of Fame, among others.
San Fernando Valley is home to many different types of wildlife, including coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, deer, golden eagles, foxes, among others which are mostly found in the mountains of the San Fernando Valley.
The city is also home to California State University, which has a student population of roughly 38,000 students from different backgrounds who represent many different countries from all over the world. The CSUN campus was originally built in 1952, and it currently has multiple satellite campuses. If you’re looking for a family-friendly neighborhood in Los Angeles, check out Sherman Oaks.