Residents of Valley Village pride themselves in being a close-knit community, with safe neighborhoods, clean streets, and outstanding amenities. This neighborhood is considered one of the most desirable areas to live in the Valley, especially for couples looking to settle down to raise a family. Not only has Valley Village been acknowledged as one of the regions greenest neighborhoods, it’s also filled with quality schools and boasts easy access to grocery stores and local parks. It is quietly removed from the hustle and bustle of LA, yet surrounded by all of its beloved attractions.
Separation from North Hollywood
Valley Village used to be part of North Hollywood. However, after a controversial split in 1991, Valley Village was ultimately separated into its own neighborhood.
Reporter James Quinn of the Los Angeles Times wrote that Valley Village no longer wanted to be associated with North Hollywood, “a community that has grown old, and heavily crime-plagued,” but, in the same article, Valley Village leader Tom Paterson was quoted as saying that the move was “one of economic motivation.”
Fun fact: Marilyn Monroe got her career started in Valley Village. In 2015, the neighborhood was rocked with more drama when Monroe’s former home, which was in the process of being evaluated for landmark status, was demolished and built into a condominium development.
Schools within Valley Village:
North Hollywood High School, 5231 Colfax Avenue, LAUSD
Oakwood Secondary, 11600 Magnolia Boulevard, private
Valley Torah, 12517 Chandler Boulevard, private.
Amelia Earhart, 5355 Colfax Avenue, LAUSD
Beth Hillel Day, 12326 Riverside Drive, private
Burbank Boulevard, 12215 Albers Street, LAUSD
Colfax, 11724 Addison Street, LAUSD charter
The Country School, 5243 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, private