City of Valley Glen
Valley Glen is a highly diverse neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, with a population of 62,509. Living in this area offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. There are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in the city and half its residents were born outside of the United States. It includes a community college, seven public schools, and six private schools. Valley Glen is noted for a half-mile-long California-history mural painted on the side of a flood-control channel.
Parks and recreation
The Valley Glen Community Park is frequented by locals. The park includes a walking path, a dozen picnic tables and benches, mature maple and sycamore trees and a fenced-in playground for children.
The outdoor playground is a ‘My Playground (SM)’ by Shane’s Inspiration Project and is designed to be accessible and inclusive for all children with disabilities to play along with typically-abled children. It includes safe, state-of-the-art sensory-rich structures that challenge children with disabilities and others from ages 2-5, as well as a sandbox area, swings, and slides, which are wheelchair accessible. The playground is a popular place for children and families and is a beloved addition to the Valley Glen Community Park.
The VGNA thanks the Greater Valley Glen Council who provided the funds for this playground, the park’s walking path, several benches, some recently planted trees, and in 2016, a smart irrigation system. With these improvements the Valley Glen Community Park will continue to be a source of pride for the city and a pleasant place for all.
Ethnically, Valley Glen is “highly diverse,” with Latinos at 45.2%, whites at 39.5%, Asians at 5.4%, blacks at 3.9% and others at 6%. It is also high within the city for the percentage of foreign born (49%), with Mexico (26.9%) and Armenia (14.4%) being the most common foreign places of birth. Twenty-one percent of Valley Glen residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, an average figure for both the city and the county.
• Ulysses S. Grant High School, 13000 Oxnard Street
• James Madison Middle School, 13000 Hart Street
• Coldwater Canyon Elementary School, 6850 Coldwater Canyon Avenue
• Kittridge Street Elementary School, 13619 Kittridge Street
• Erwin Elementary School, 13400 Erwin Street
• John B. Monlux Elementary School, 6051 Bellaire Avenue
• Jack London Continuation School, 1294 Oxnard Street Private
• ABC Little School, elementary, 6447 Woodman Avenue
• Laurence School, elementary, 13639 Victory Boulevard
• St. Jane Frances de Chantal School, 12950 Hamlin Street
• Summit View School, 6455 Coldwater Canyon Avenue
• Or Hachaim Academy, 6021 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
• Adat Ari El Day School, 12020 Burbank Boulevard
The Great Wall of Los Angeles, a half mile-long mural portraying the history of California “as seen through the eyes of women and minorities,” stretches along the concrete sides of the Tujunga Wash, and is credited with being one of the longest murals in the world.
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