Lake Balboa

Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, California

Lake Balboa is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California. Lake Balboa was officially adopted as a formal community in January 2006 by Los Angeles Community.

Lake Balboa is bordered with Northridge on the north, Van Nuys on the east, Sepulveda Basin on the south and Reseda on the west. Roscoe Boulevard, the Van Nuys Airport, Hayvenhurst Avenue and Odessa Avenue, Victory Boulevard and White Oak Avenue are also other streets and boundaries.

According to United States 2000 census, 24,328 inhabitants in the 3.13-square-mile Lake Balboa neighborhood. Consist of 7,754 people per square mile, Lake Balboa was an average population density in Los Angeles with median age for residents 35. The percentage of residents aged 35 to 49 was among the county’s highest and 26,195 residents were counted in 2008.
The breakdown of the residents of Lake Balboa was whites, 49%; Latinos, 34.1%; Asians, 8.8%; blacks, 3.5%; and others, 4.6%.

In 2008, the median yearly household income was $65,336 which is an average figure for the city and county. Housing stock, house or apartment were occupied by renters 34.1% and the owners acquired 65.9%.

The Balboa Park, now known as Anthony C. Beilenson Park is spread on 80-acre and offers recreation facility in the Sepulveda Flood Basin. One third of the Park is filled with Tillman Water Reclamation Plant. The park has barbecue pits, a bicycle path, a cascade, a children’s play area, a fly fishing area, a 1.3 miles (2.1 km) jogging path, a lake for fishing but not for swimming, a launch ramp, pedal boats, picnic pavilions and picnic tables, private boating, a remote control boating cove, and toilet facilities. Japanese cherry blossom trees are located in the park.
Woodley Park is another open and unstaffed park in Lake Balboa offers Apollo 3 Flight Field, an archery range, barbecue pits, an unlighted baseball diamond, a children’s play area, cricket fields, picnic tables, toilets, and a wildlife reservation area.

25% residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000 which is an average figure for both the city and the county. Public schools serving in Lake Balboa are as follows;

  • Birmingham Community Charter High School, 1700 Haynes Street
  • Community Charter Early College High School, 11500 Eldridge Avenue
  • High Tech L.A., charter high school, 17111 Victory Boulevard
  • Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, 6649 Balboa Boulevard
  • William Mulholland Middle School, 17120 Vanowen Street
  • Lorne Street Elementary School, 17440 Lorne Street
  • Stagg Street Elementary School, 7839 Amestoy Street
  • Anatola Avenue Elementary School, 7364 Anatola Avenue
  • Gault Street Elementary School, 17000 Gault Street
  • Lemay Street Elementary School, 17520 Vanowen Street
  • Valley Alternative Magnet School, 6701 Balboa Boulevard
  • Independence Continuation School, 6501 Balboa Boulevard

Four private schools are also being operated in Lake Balboa, the list is as follows;

  • The Northridge Community School, elementary, 8212 Louise Avenue
  • Oak Meadow School, K-12, 17645 Saticoy Street
  • The City School, elementary, 17424 Sherman Way
  • Saint Bridget of Sweden Elementary School, 7120 Whitaker Avenue