We moved to LA from Virginia in 2001 and bought a home in Valley Village which is located off Magnolia Ave and Coldwater Canyon. I paid $350,000 and today my home is value at $770,000. So that gives you a good indication of how good the area is.
That said there had been nights when we have left my car windows down and nothing was taken out. Of course, is not something I do at will but with my ADD it has happened. My street is very quiet and after dark usually you only see neighbors driving away or coming home or someone visiting a friend. Otherwise we pretty much know who is who and who doesn't belong in there. And comes Friday and Saturday you see plenty of Orthodox Jews attending their synagogues.
My experience all these years is of a very safe and quiet place compare to other areas. And like someone mentioned, once you past Oxnard and depending the street that you move in is a hit and miss but still fairly safe.... more
Brian, Don't be ignorant.To say that anything past Chandler is ghetto is stupid and you obviously have no clue. Have you ever been between Chandler and Burbank between the 170 and Laurel Canyon? Even in North Hollywood between Burbank and Oxnard, have you been there? That neighborhood puts half of Valley Village to shame. Its very safe over there and you have your head too stuck up in your ass. People expect everything to be perfect but in reality it isn't. In fact, most of the crime is south of magnolia. Thats a fact south of Victory. Do your research. I hope this person hasn't moved here because people here are fake and there isn't a real since of team, instead, they create artificial boundaries like VV to pretend they aren't part of North Hollywood when they are. When people ask me where i live, i tell them North Hollywood because when i say Valley Village, they say "What. Where is that"... more