Mission Hills, Los Angeles
|Neighborhood of Los Angeles|
|Named for||Mission San Fernando Rey de España|
|Elevation||913 ft (278 m)|
|Time zone||UTC−8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (PDT)|
|Area code(s)||747 and 818|
It is near the northern junction of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) and the San Diego Freeway (I-405). The Ronald Reagan Freeway (SR-118) halves the community. Mission Hills is at the northern end of the long Sepulveda Boulevard. Other main thoroughfares are San Fernando Mission Boulevard, Woodman Avenue, and Rinaldi, Brand, Chatsworth, Devonshire, and Lassen Streets. The boundaries are roughly Sepulveda Blvd and Interstate 405 to the west, Interstate 5 to the north and east, Van Nuys Boulevard to the southeast, and Lassen Street to the south. The Granada Hills community lies to the west, Sylmar to the north, the city of San Fernando to the northeast, Pacoima to the east, Arleta to the southeast, and Panorama City to the south.
The community is named for the nearby Spanish Mission San Fernando Rey de España (1784). It includes the Andrés Pico Adobe, the second oldest residence still standing in Los Angeles. The San Fernando Mission Cemetery, located a short distance away, is one of the oldest active cemeteries within the San Fernando Valley.
The 2010 U.S. census counted 18,496 residents in the area's 91345 ZIP Code. The median age was 36.3, and the median yearly household income at that time was $62,426.
Residents are zoned to schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mission Hills has one private school within its boundaries; Bishop Alemany High School which is run by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Government and infrastructure
In May 2005, the Los Angeles Police Mission Area was established as the 19th station built in the City of Los Angeles. This police station serves the communities of Mission Hills, Sylmar, North Hills, Arleta, and Panorama City.
- Mission Hills is represented in the United States Senate by California's Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris.
- The community of Mission Hills is located within California's 29th congressional district represented by Democrat Tony Cárdenas.
People who were born in Mission Hills, Los Angeles:
- Ryan Braun (major league baseball All Star and MVP outfielder)
- Jessica Cosby (Olympic athlete; track and field)
- Michael Kuluva (fashion designer)
- Kevin Lenik (professional baseball player)
- George Lopez (comedian)
- Scott McAfee (actor)
- "Los Angeles Almanac: City of Los Angeles Population by Community & Race 2000 Census". Archived from the original on January 11, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
-  Archived 2014-12-10 at the Wayback Machine. "Community Facts" American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau
- "Mission Hills" entry on the Los Angeles Times "Mapping L.A." website
- http://search.lacatholicschools.org[Bishop Alemany High School]
- "Post Office Location – MISSION HILLS." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
- "Post Office Location – MISSION CITY." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
- "Pacoima Health Center." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 17, 2010.
- California Senators accessed November 7, 2018
- https://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep_house[Mission Hills - 91345]
- http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov [Mission Hills,CA 91345]
- http://navigatela.lacity.org/common/mapgallery/pdf/council_districts/CDindex_8.5_11.pdf%7Ctitle=Map of LA City Council Districts