The Chatsworth, California, housing market is moving briskly these days; if this is the place for your next big relocation, your first move will be staking out a place and bidding on it quickly. While there are a few foreclosures and some manufactured homes available at lower cost, homes here are generally priced to reflect all the area has to offer. If money's no obstacle homes with generous floor plans and a wide range of amenities are also available. Just look; it's bound to be here somewhere.
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This corner of the San Fernando Valley is home to eight private and seven public schools. The area is considered moderately ethnically diverse, with the majority of residents being white or Asian. Originally home to the Chumash Indians, the land was part of the largest land grant in California after the Mexican War. After colonization and repossession came development, but the area still has open spaces to explore, and historical sites that preserve some of the cave art dating to the area's first human habitation. There's plentiful shopping in town, from familiar retailers to a thriving locally owned small business community. Local events like Summer Fest and bike rides for beginners offer plenty of chances to find and connect with your community.
Income in the Chatsworth area is generally higher than Los Angeles overall. This may be due in part to its being a central hub for public transit; train and bus service to outlying areas makes commuting more efficient and opens up numerous options when looking for work. Corporate and manufacturing jobs help make up the local economy, with 3M, the Girl Scouts of America and the Los Angeles Regional Census Center based here. Recreation is built into the scenery with a greenway and hiking trails mean fresh air and fitness are close by--just lace up your boots. Several parks offer clean, green places to decompress, and one major renovation will soon add to their number. The site of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, once home to nuclear research and rocket engine testing, is being cleaned up and converted into an open-space park. The Chatsworth-Porter Ranch area is also proud to offer access to excellent health care at top rated hospitals. You're rarely far from what you need here. Whether you're seeking a fresh start in a place rich with opportunities or a promising site to enjoy retirement, Chatsworth has something to offer.