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Chatsworth is a neighborhood of contradictions, an interesting mix of the old cowboy vibe and shiny suburban comfort. This neighborhood straddles the line between Los Angeles and Ventura counties, one foot in each world. It’s the perfect place for those who want to get into the city but have a quiet retreat at the end of the day.
- Public transportation (Los Angeles County Metrolink trains)
- Limited biking
- Established professionals (mostly between 35-49)
- Some families with young children
- California State University Northridge
- The 405
- State Route 118
- State Route 27
- Santa Susana Pass State Park
Chatsworth in 3 Words: Relaxed, Rugged, Suburban
The Old West meets the suburbs in Chatsworth, a low-key community in the San Fernando Valley. You can still see evidence of the past in places like The Cowboy Palace, a real, old-fashioned saloon where you’ll definitely fit in better if you wear your cowboy boots and a Stetson. The Country Deli is a diner with paintings on the walls of old Chatsworth characters and serves up some amazing mile-high sandwiches.
Yet you’ll find the thoroughly modern in Chatsworth, too. You can get delicious crepes and smoothies at Fruzion and amazingly fresh sushi at Honshu Sushi. You can find any type of cuisine in Chatsworth, from delicious Indian food at Woodlands Indian Cuisine to Vietnamese fare at Pho Saigon 1. One thing that almost everyone in town agrees on is that you must try the bean dip and strong margaritas at Los Toros Mexican Restaurant—they’re a local legend for a reason.
Just 37 miles from downtown L.A., Chatsworth is pretty accessible. However, most people in this area need a car to get by, since the neighborhood itself is not very walkable. Public transit is an option, thanks to the Los Angeles County Metrolink trains that stop at the Chatsworth station. This makes commuting a lot easier for those who work in other parts of the city. A long commute can be a lot more pleasant when you’re not stuck in traffic.
Chatsworth is a dream come true for those who love to be active and enjoy the outdoors. Avid skaters will love the indoor skate park at The SkateHouse (and can pick up a lesson if needed.) Get a sense of the area’s ancient history by walking on the Old Santa Susana Stage Road, which winds through the beautiful, scenic Simi Hills. Chatsworth residents are lucky enough to have many great parks nearby, like the hiker-friendly Santa Susana State Park and Stoney Point. Mason Park is more of a traditional park, with splash pads to help you beat some of those hot days in the Valley.
Life is just simpler in Chatsworth. There’s a “live and let live” attitude common among the renters in this area; if you’re a good neighbor, you’ll likely find the same returned to you. You’ll love the friendly mix of independent shops like Laura’s Beauty Supply and the Tru Luxury Boutique, along with the usual chain stores you’d expect to see. For those who want the experience of going to a shopping mall, the Northridge Fashion Center isn’t far away.
When you’re ready to look for an apartment in Chatsworth, you’ll find that the experience is as laid back as the neighborhood itself. Of course, you’ll need to have the usual credentials, like solid references and an income at least 3 times the rent. But you’ll benefit from the fact that demand here is pretty steady, which means you probably won’t face the long waiting lists like you would in some of L.A.’s trendiest neighborhoods. However, you should be aware that vacancies of 2-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom apartments may be a little harder to find compared to studio or 1-bedroom apartments.
Apartments make up most of the rental housing options in Chatsworth, although you can occasionally find condos or houses for rent. Many apartment complexes make the most of the picturesque views nearby, which means you’ll love to look out your windows every day. Most apartment buildings have relaxing pools for you to enjoy and some also have onsite fitness centers and even hiking trails. Parking is usually included in your rent, although utilities may not be; make sure you ask all your questions before signing a lease. Many apartment communities are also pet-friendly, but pet deposits and additional rent will likely be required.
For a convenient location in a town where you feel like you have a little more space to roam, you can’t do better than Chatsworth!