Located in the San Fernando Valley, Sylmar, CA, sits 25 miles north of Los Angeles. This suburb is filled with many single-family houses in great neighborhoods. Apartments and condos are also available to rent or buy in one of the most diverse populations in the country. Measuring 12 square miles, Sylmar is accessible by foot, car and public transportation alike. Nestled right in the base of Kagel Canyon, beautiful and expansive views are in large supply.
Sylmar rings in at a population of 90,000. With a median income of $65,000, residents enjoy incomes 20 percent above the national average. Annual job growth sits at 2.4 percent, which is double the national average, with an estimated 10-year growth of 36.5 percent. Sylmar employment opportunities currently outnumber applicants by several thousand. Fourteen public and eight private schools lie within Sylmar, offering a competitive learning environment and diverse options for sports and other extracurricular activities. The Los Angeles Mission College, a part of the Los Angeles community college district, offers a variety of degrees and is ranked in several publications as one of the best education experiences for its cost. Being in the greater LA metro area, world-class colleges like Caltech and UCLA are an easy commute.
Sylmar’s location in the LA region means there is never a shortage of entertainment. An hour from the beach or downtown, the endless amenities of Los Angeles are always close at hand. Disneyland is an hour and a half away by car, while Six Flags Magic Mountain is a closer 20-minute drive. Professional sports stadiums of every kind can be found within an hour and a half drive, or less. Within Sylmar itself, dining and entertainment options are as diverse as anywhere in the country. Being right at the base of the Angeles National Forest makes enjoying the mild climate enticing all year long. Sylmar also offers several unique entertainment options. Check out The Basement: A Live Escape Room Experience for a good, unique time unlike any other. The Nethercutt museum, famous for its classic car collection, offers hours of fun for the whole family. The Wildlife Learning Center offers interactive experiences with a slew of different live animals, the sloths by far the most popular. MB2 Raceway boasts impressive arcade games and go-kart tracks for kids and adults alike. When you’re ready to go on vacation, Sylmar is just 30 miles from LAX airport. If this city sounds ideal to you, browse our listings to find a place to call your home.