North Hollywood

North Hollywood

There were two distinct historical times for the city of North Hollywood.

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Welcome to North Hollywood

History

There were two distinct historical times for the city of North Hollywood. A time before Annexation and a time after it. Following the outbreak of the Mexican-American War, a small group of Yankees raised the California Bear Flag on June 18, 1846, and declared independence from Mexico. A group of investors assembled as the San Fernando Farm Homestead Association purchased the southern half of the Rancho Ex-Mission San Fernando. In October 1887, J.B. Lankershim and eight other developers organized the Lankershim Ranch Land and Water Company, purchasing 12,000 acres north of the Cahuenga Pass from the Lankershim Farming and Milling Company. The land boom of the 1880s went bust by the 1890s, but despite another brutal drought cycle in the late 1890s, the fruit and nut farmers remained solvent. By 1903, the city was known as "The Home of the Peach". In 1912, the area's major employer, the Bonner Fruit Company, was canning over a million tons of peaches, apricots, and other fruits. At first resistance to the real-estate development and downtown business interests of Los Angeles remained strong enough to keep the small farmers unified in opposition to annexation. However, the fruit packing company's interests were taken over by the Los Angeles interests. The two conspired to decrease prices and mitigate the farmers' profit margins making their continued existence tenuous. When droughts hit the valley again, rather than face foreclosure the most vulnerable farmers agreed to mortgage their holdings to the fruit packing company and banks in Los Angeles for the immediate future and vote on annexation.

After Annexation, West Lankershim (more or less today's Valley Village) agreed to be annexed to the City of Los Angeles in 1919, and Lankershim proper in 1923.Starting in the late fifties, many of the original owners were aging and their children were moving to other areas. School integration in the subsequent years, blockbusting, and subsequent ethnic turmoil encourage many remaining families to move out who in turn were replaced with black and Hispanic families moving from the downtown areas. By the 1990s the demographic changes had almost completely transformed the region.

Education

The School system in North Hollywood can be broken down into 5 categories. First, there are the following High Schools: North Hollywood High School, East Valley High School, and Ulysses S. Grant High School. Then there are the following Middle Schools: Sun Valley Middle School, Walter Reed Middle School, Romer Middle School, and James Madison Middle School. Next up there are the following Elementary schools K-5: Strathern Street Elementary School, Maurice Sendak Elementary School, Saticoy Elementary School, Oxnard Elementary School, Lankershim Elementary School, Julie Korenstein Elementary School, Fair Avenue Elementary School, Coldwater Canyon Elementary School, Camellia Avenue Elementary School and the Arminta Street Elementary School. The is also the Victory Boulevard Elementary School which is a 1-5. There is the Bellingham Primary Center Kindergarten as well as the Arminta Early Education Center.

For Private Schools there is the Campbell Hall School, Oakwood School and Harvard-Westlake School for high school. Messiah Lutheran School, St. Paul's First Lutheran and Laurel Hall for elementary schools. There is also The Wesley School for K-8.

NoHo Arts District:

Back in 1992, Businesses in North Hollywood thought it might be profitable for the area to create an art district. And they put together a plan with the help of the L.A. Department of Cultural Affairs. Central to the new NoHo Arts District, located near Valley Village in North Hollywood, are contemporary theaters, art galleries, cafes, and shops. The theater district includes two new large venues that expand upon existing theaters, the newly redesigned NoHo Arts Center (formerly the American Renegade Theatre), and the redesigned Historical El Portal. The $100-million, 292-unit loft apartment project by Snyder is the first segment to be completed of NoHo Commons, part of a "transit village" rising at the terminus of the Metro Red Line subway and the Orange Line busway. NoHo 14 is a 14-story apartment building with 180 units on Lankershim Boulevard and Cumpston Street that is complete and now leasing. In fall of 2009, J.H. Snyder Company plans to finish a mixed-use structure including a seven-screen Laemmle movie theatre, a five-story office building, and 150 residential units on the south end of NoHo Commons. In summer 2009, a 39-unit condominium complex will be completed on 5016 Bakman Ave. called "Bakman Court" designed by the award-winning Architect Michael Naim. In the future, North Hollywood plans a $1 billion mixed-use development at Lankershim and Chandler, surrounding the Metro Red and Orange line terminals. The project would re-develop 15.6 acres with 1,720,000 square feet of commercial and residential space, including 562 residential units and three high-rise office towers. The project was awarded to Lowe Enterprises by the Los Angeles Metro board and will be designed by architects AC Martin Partners.


Overview for North Hollywood, CA

167,500 people live in North Hollywood, where the median age is 36.8 and the average individual income is $34,270.06. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

167,500

Total Population

36.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$34,270.06

Average individual Income

Around North Hollywood, CA

There's plenty to do around North Hollywood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

86
Very Walkable
Walking Score
64
Bikeable
Bike Score
51
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including La Tea Da by Ruth, Soulful Healing, and Mindful Motion LA.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.91 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.54 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Nightlife 1.91 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.28 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.99 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for North Hollywood, CA

North Hollywood has 64,348 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in North Hollywood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 167,500 people call North Hollywood home. The population density is 10,876.27 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

167,500

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.8

Median Age

49.59 / 50.41%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
64,348

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$34,270.06

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in North Hollywood, CA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby North Hollywood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
Camellia Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Julie Korenstein Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Fair Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
John B. Monlux Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Strathern Street Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Victory Boulevard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Berenece Carlson Home Hospital
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Maurice Sendak Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
St Paul's First Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
New Horizons Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Oxnard Street Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Charles Leroy Lowman Special Educational and Career Transition Center
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Toluca 'crossroads' School Preschool & Kindergarte
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Joyces Toluca Lake Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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