One of the last remaining equestrian zoned areas, this semi-rural community is definitely more horse, and less Prius than any other SFV neighborhood. And that’s exactly how the residents of Shadow Hill like it. Twenty-five bucks will get you membership in the Shadow Hills Property Owners Association, which planted their activist roots in the 1960’s to prevent freeway offramps from cutting through the heart of their ‘hood.
With only about 1,000 people per square mile, median income is considered high for L.A. City and County, and seems to attract a nice population of veterans, presumably seeking a “country lifestyle.” You’ll have to venture into nearby Sunland for a Frappuccino, but if you’ve just had dinner at Villa Terraza and stuffed yourself with cheesy garlic bread.
GRV LOCAL EATS
KONESTRUCTION (LOS ANGELES)
If you stumble up the Konestruction food truck while looking for a bite to eat, then look no further. Each of their wacky recipes is served in a cone for your eating pleasure. Their signature is the steak and mac n’ cheese wrap and it is glorious.
VILLA TERRAZA (9955 SUNLAND BLVD.)
We all deserve to treat ourselves to a classy meal out, and there is no better place than this haven for Italian chow. They serve classic Italian entrées with classic Italian flavor. Their lavish décor only further enhances the stylish dining experience.
RISE N SHINE CAFÉ (9685 SUNLAND BLVD.)
Sometimes nothing can beat a good old fashioned breakfast, and there’s no better place to get it than at Rise N Shine. You’ll enjoy the rustic vibes with a home-cooked feel as you chow down on some of the best renditions of the morning classics.
Chatsworth isn't for everyone. It's mainly for those with horses, cash, and several decades of years under their belt. One of the quietest areas in town in terms of traffic and home value appreciation.