Granada Hills is really about the same as most of the SFV, you have all types in every neighborhood, the good, the bad, and the druggies. It does not really matter the name of the area, San Fernando has had a very bad reputation but amazingly is now one of the nicest areas in the valley especially the east side, and with one hell of a police department and CODE ENFORCEMENT. Sylmar up towards the hillside is very nice, listen Armine I don't care if you live in Encino or Santa Clarita there's burglaries and gangs there too, different areas just different types.
My best advice as a SFV life long resident, not many neighborhoods are "perfect" thieves tend to eyeball better areas for better product, drive around the area check out the maintenance of the homes and the yards, you'll get a good Idea.
In general I love the SFV, I've been all over in thousands of homes like every huge city there are some areas to stay clear of, there the ones that every home on the street have window bars, but I thing Granada Hills is A-OK.
TonyP at http://www.CAsafebuildings.com
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