I work as a Realtor since 1996 and have nothing but good things to say about the Northridge and the surrounding areas are family oriented neighborhoods and the property prices at this time are very much affordable.
I understand that the Schools are a big consideration, for you and your wife since your children in the young ages of (10 and 13).
We have many elementary schools in the area but your children are older
The most desirable Public Schools are:
Nobel Middle School
Granada Hills, Charter High School
El Camino High School is one of the best known in the City.
Located in The West Hills area and is very easy to communicate.
I would love to help you in any other questions you may have
Ryan Gussman, Realtor, SRES, e-PRO
Altera Wilson Real Estate
Ryan helps the Community to get affordable Housing and up to $8,000 in Benefits
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I would recommend looking in the La Canada / La Crescenta area north of Glendale. it is a very reasonable commute to Northridge via the 210 freeway, and has some excellent schools. My sister in law moved to the area specifically for the schools when her children were younger as a matter of fact. It is a beautiful area and has some lovely homes as well. If you like, I would be happy to send you some info on some of the homes available in the area at the present time to give you an idea of the price ranges. Just send me an email to email@example.com & I would be happy to send you some info & answer any other questions you may have.
Thanks, have a good day.. Hope this helps...
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Sherman Oaks, CA