Sun Valley is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California. The neighborhood is famous for young residents and moderate racial diversity. Roberts and Roscoe were the previous names of the valley in late 19th Century.
Sun Valley is adjacent with Shadow Hills on the northeast, Burbank on the southeast, North Hollywood and Valley Glen on the south, Panorama City on the west and Pacoima, Hansen Dam & Lake View Terrace on the northwest.
According to 2000 U.S. census 75,848 inhabitants in the 9.42-square-mile Sun Valley neighborhood or 8,048 people per square mile, about an average population density for the city. Median age for residents was 28, the percentage of residents aged 10 or younger was among the county’s highest. In 2008, the population to 81,788. The breakdown was Latinos, 69.4%; whites, 17.9%; Asians, 8.1%; blacks, 1.9%; and others, 2.7%.
In 2008, $51,290 was the median yearly household income which is lower in the county but average for city. Housing stock, apartments and single family houses occupied by renters were 46.1% whereas the owners held 53.9%.
10% of Sun Valley inhabitants aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000 which is low percentage for both county and the city.
Public schools in the Sun Valley are:
- John H. Francis Polytechnic High School, 12431 Roscoe Boulevard
- Sun Valley High School, 9171 Telfair Avenue
- Fernangeles Elementary School, 12001 Art Street
- Robert H. Lewis Continuation school, 12508 Wicks Street
- Richard E. Byrd Middle School, 8501 Arleta Avenue
- Arminta Street Elementary School, 11530 Strathern Street
- Strathern Street Elementary School, 7939 St. Clair Avenue
- Saticoy Elementary School, 7850 Ethel Avenue
- Glenwood Elementary School, 8001 Ledge Avenue
- Roscoe Elementary School, 10765 Strathern Street
- Charles Leroy Lowman Special Education Center, 12827 Saticoy Street
- Camelia Avenue Elementary School, 7451 Camelia Avenue
- Sun Valley Middle School, 7330 Bakman Avenue
- East Valley Skill Center (Adult School), 8601 Arleta Avenue
Private schools are;
- St. Augustine Academy, 9000 Sunland Boulevard
- Grace Community, 13248 Roscoe Boulevard
- Messiah Lutheran School, elementary, 12020 Cantara Street
- Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, elementary, 7802 Vineland Avenue
The Los Angeles Public Library operates the Sun Valley Branch.
The Sun Valley Recreation Center has a public swimming pool, lighted baseball diamond, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, a football field, picnic tables, a lighted soccer field, lighted tennis courts, and lighted volleyball courts.
The Fernangeles Recreation Center has a public swimming pool, an auditorium, barbecue pits, a lighted baseball diamond, lighted indoor basketball courts, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, a lighted football field, an indoor gymnasium with weights, picnic tables, and a lighted soccer field.
The Stonehurst Recreation Center a historic site has an indoor gymnasium and auditorium with a capacity of 400 people, barbecue pits, a lighted baseball diamond, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, a community room, a lighted football field, an indoor gymnasium with weights, picnic tables, a lighted soccer field, and volleyball courts.