Shadow Hills, Los Angeles

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Shadow Hills
Neighborhood of Los Angeles
Shadow Hills is located in San Fernando Valley
Shadow Hills
Shadow Hills
Location within Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley
Coordinates: 34°15′43″N 118°21′03″W / 34.26194°N 118.35083°W / 34.26194; -118.35083
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
City Los Angeles
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 91040

Shadow Hills is a semi-rural neighborhood in the Verdugo Mountains and northeastern San Fernando Valley, within the city of Los Angeles, California.

History[edit]

Shadow Hills is located in the southern portion of the community of Sunland and extreme northeast portion of the community of Sun Valley that is east of Glenoaks Boulevard.

The City of Los Angeles annexed Sunland in June 1926. For many years, Shadow Hills remained rural and largely undeveloped because its hills and "rock-hard" soil made it difficult to build.[1]

The area is primarily equestrian zoned, one of the last remaining such sections within the City of Los Angeles.

Geography[edit]

The community of Shadow Hills is located in the northwestern Verdugo Mountains, near the western end of the Crescenta Valley. It is north of the city of Burbank and southeast of the Hansen Dam Reservoir.

Shadow Hills is adjacent to the communities of Lake View Terrace to the north, Sunland and Tujunga to the east, Sun Valley to the south, and Pacoima to the west.

Shadow Hills is an acceptable city name for ZIP Code 91040, with Sunland the default city name assigned to 91040.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2000 census, Shadow Hills has a population of 3,739 people.[3] The racial breakdown includes 79% Caucasian, 14% Latino, 3% Asian American, and 1% African American.[4]

Shadow Hills falls within Census Tract 103300.

In 2009, the Los Angeles Times's "Mapping L.A." project supplied these Shadow Hills neighborhood statistics: population: 13,098; median household income: $82,796.[5]

Government[edit]

Shadow Hills is within the City of Los Angeles and is represented by:

Public safety[edit]

Education[edit]

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves Shadow Hills.

Property Owners Association[edit]

The neighborhood's residents formed the Shadow Hills Property Owners Association in the mid-1960s to fight the planned routing of a Foothill Freeway offramp through the heart of the neighborhood. This would have run along McBroom Street and two segments of Wheatland Avenue, from Wentworth Avenue to Sunland Boulevard. This organization persuaded the Los Angeles Planning Commission to abandon the proposed route for the offramp, and so preserved the neighborhood's semi-rural character. The Association continues to function today.[12]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°15′43″N 118°21′03″W / 34.26194°N 118.35083°W / 34.26194; -118.35083