Winnetka, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California

Winnetka, founded in 1922 is a diverse neighborhood in the west-central San Fernando Valley, of Los Angeles.

The neighborhood is flanked by Chatsworth on the north, Northridge on the northeast, Reseda on the east, Woodland Hills on the south and Canoga Park on the west.

According to United States 2000 census 40,943 residents in the 4.78-square-mile or 9,286 people per square mile, about an average population density for the city. The median age 32 an average for city and county. A households earning $40,000 to $60,000 was high figure for the county. The neighborhood was considered highly diverse ethnically with a high number of Hispanic and Asian. The breakdown was Latinos, 40.6%; whites, 36.1%; Asians, 15.5%; blacks, 4.3%; and others, 3.5%.

In 2008, the number of inhabitants raised up to 54,825 with median yearly household income $62,435 which is an average figure for both county and the city. Housing stock, apartments and houses were almost equally shared by the owners and renters. Owners acquired 51.7% whereas the renters occupied 48.3%.

United States Postal Service operates a post office at 7655 Winnetka Avenue. Los Angeles Fire Department is serving under station #104, 8349 Winnetka Ave.

By 2000, 21.9% inhabitants were aged 25 and older and had earned a four-year degree, an average percentage for county and city. Six Public and four private schools are serving the area. Public schools are;

  • James Jordan Middle School, charter, 7911 Winnetka Avenue
  • Limerick Avenue Elementary School, 8530 Limerick Avenue
  • Winnetka Avenue Elementary School, 8340 Winnetka Avenue
  • Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School, 20620 Arminta Street
  • John A. Sutter Middle School, 7330 Winnetka Avenue
  • Fullbright Avenue Elementary School, 6940 Fullbright Avenue

List of private schools is as follows;

  • Green Gables, elementary, 8217 Winnetka Avenue
  • West Valley Christian Academy, 7911 Winnetka Avenue
  • St. Joseph the Worker Elementary School, 19812 Cantlay Street
  • St. Martin-in-the-Fields Parish School, 7136 Winnetka Avenue

Recreational activities in the neighborhood are served by a recreation center, a park and a child care center.
Winnetka Recreation Center has an indoor gymnasium without weights which also used as an auditorium with the capacity of 400 people. Other services the center offers are; a lighted baseball diamond, a children’s play area, a community room which often hosts election polls, and picnic tables.
An unstaffed park is named Quimby Park which offers unlighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, and unlighted tennis courts.
Runnymede Park is another unstaffed park, it has a children’s play area, picnic tables, and unlighted tennis courts.
Winnetka Child Care Center takes children from ages 2.9 to 13 and has a capacity of 59 after-school children and 40 preschool children.