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Mission Hills
Neighborhood of Los Angeles
Mission Hills is located in San Fernando Valley
Mission Hills
Mission Hills
Location within Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley
Coordinates: 34°15′26″N 118°28′02″W / 34.25722°N 118.46722°W / 34.25722; -118.46722
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
City Los Angeles
Elevation 913 ft (278 m)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 15,056
Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP Code 91345
Area code(s) 747 and 818

Mission Hills is an urban residential community of the San Fernando Valley, within the city of Los Angeles, California.

It is near the northern junction of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) and the San Diego Freeway (I-405). The Ronald Reagan Freeway (SR-118) halves the community. Mission Hills is at the northern end of the long Sepulveda Boulevard. Other main thoroughfares are San Fernando Mission Boulevard, Woodman Avenue, and Rinaldi, Brand, Chatsworth, Devonshire, and Lassen Streets. The boundaries are roughly Sepulveda Blvd and Interstate 405 to the west, Interstate 5 to the north and east, Van Nuys Boulevard to the southeast, and Lassen Street to the south. The Granada Hills community lies to the west, Sylmar to the north, the city of San Fernando to the northeast, Pacoima to the east, Arleta to the southeast, and Panorama City to the south.

The community is named for the nearby Spanish Mission San Fernando Rey de España (1784). It includes the Andrés Pico Adobe, the second oldest residence still standing in Los Angeles. The San Fernando Mission Cemetery, located a short distance away, is one of the oldest active cemeteries within the San Fernando Valley.

Demographics

The 2010 U.S. census counted 18,496 residents in the area's 91345 ZIP Code. The median age was 36.3, and the median yearly household income at that time was $62,426.[2]

In 2009, the Los Angeles Times's "Mapping L.A." project supplied the following numbers for the community of Mission Hills. Population: 18,237; median household income: $75,675.[3]

Government and infrastructure

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Pacoima Health Center in Pacoima, serving Mission Hills.[4]

Education

Residents are zoned to schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Medical centers

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is located within the community. Facey Medical Group is located within the community.[5]

Government and infrastructure

The United States Postal Service operates the Mission Hills Post Office at 15305 Devonshire Street and the Mission City Post Office at 10919 Sepulveda Boulevard.[6][7]

In May 2005, the Los Angeles Police Mission Area was established as the 19th station built in the City of Los Angeles. This police station serves the communities of Mission Hills, Sylmar, North Hills, Arleta, and Panorama City.

Economy

Tourism

Tourists visit the Mission San Fernando Rey de España, a historical mission. The Andres Pico Adobe is the second oldest Adobe home in the City of Los Angeles[8]

Notable natives

People who were born in Mission Hills, Los Angeles:

See also

References

Coordinates: 34°15′26″N 118°28′02″W / 34.257222°N 118.467222°W / 34.257222; -118.467222

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Hills,_Los_Angeles