Before walking away from this area, take a close look at the potential in these houses. These houses are good prospects for upgrade for the money. The more the neighborhood improves, the more the crime rates go down and the home values go up.
Fenton Elementary is a charter school and has grown considerably in what it has to offer children in the area. There are also a number of private schools in this area, including Concordia Lutheran in Sylmar, which is excellent. There are also a couple of Catholic private schools and another private school on Foothill towards Sunland, which I am told, has a good reputation.
Some of the properties up here are zoned for horses. That is something you don't see very frequently, and yet we are close to all of the major shopping areas. It takes only about 15 to 20 minutes to get to Glendale shopping, and about the same time to go to Northridge, another big shopping center area. We are close to the San Diego and Hollywood Freeways and all the shopping that are on that route.
Lake View Terrace gives you the advantages of both city and country lifestyles, depending on what you seek. Any area is what you make of it.