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Beautiful Parks & Clean Mountain Living in Sylmar

Once known for its wealth of olive orchards tucked into the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Sylmar is a charming northern Los Angeles community of the San Fernando Valley. Its generally-flat cityscape gradually rises in the northeast, eventually climbing into the steep hills of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. Clean mountain air, breathtaking mountain sunsets, and a wealth of outdoor exploration are just the beginning of why residents love living in Sylmar.

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Why Do Residents Choose Sylmar?


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Outdoor Recreation

Sylmar is much-loved for its outstanding parks and recreational areas. Right in town is the Sylmar Recreation Center and park. There is also the San Fernando Road Bike Path which connects down to the Mission City Trail in San Fernando. To the north, you’ll find beautiful parks like Stetson Ranch Park, El Cariso Community Regional Park, and Veterans Memorial Park rising gently into the foothills and offering amenities such as golf and disc golf, baseball, basketball, tennis, horseshoes, playgrounds, picnic areas, swimming pools, and of course, miles of scenic trails traversing the hills. At Veteran’s Park, you can even find trails leading up into the mountains.

The San Gabriel Mountains themselves offer a wealth of breathtaking hikes yielding absolutely awe-inspiring views of the whole San Fernando Valley and the city of Los Angeles. At Wilson Canyon Park, you can find a haven of trails for hikers, bikers, and even horseback riders.

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Local Attractions

Enjoy the fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery, and a few of Sylmar’s own local attractions. Don’t miss out on the Nethercutt Collection, a museum featuring displays of classic automobiles and mechanical musical instruments. Sylmar is also home to part of the Los Angeles Library, the Sylmar Branch Library.

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Shopping & Dining

Need to find a grocery store, business, or maybe just a place to grab some dinner? There are plenty of options right in Sylmar. You’ll find major retailers and local businesses, chain food restaurants and local eateries at places like Sylmar Towne Shopping Center, Sylmar Plaza, and the Sylmar Shopping Center. Need more options? Just take a quick drive down to San Fernando.

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Education

Residents of Sylmar are served by Los Angeles Unified School District. There are 14 public schools in the Sylmar/San Fernando community, including high schools such as Sylmar Senior High and the Arts, Theatre, Entertainment (ArTES) high school. There are also numerous private schools within the community, including First Lutheran High, Our Lady of Victory, Sunland Christian School, and Bishop Alemany High.


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Sylmar at a Glance

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Quick Facts

Population: 79,614
Size: 12.46
Zip Code: 91342
Median Home Price: $428,400

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Travel Times

Burbank: 10 mi
Hollywood: 17 mi
Downtown: 25 mi
Public Transit: Sylmar Metrolink Station


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