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

Mission Hills
Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Mission Hills is located in San Fernando Valley
Mission Hills
Mission Hills
Location within Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley
Mission Hills is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Mission Hills
Mission Hills
Mission Hills (the Los Angeles metropolitan area)
Coordinates: 34°15′26″N 118°28′02″W / 34.25722°N 118.46722°W / 34.25722; -118.46722
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
CityLos Angeles
Named forMission San Fernando Rey de España
Elevation
913 ft (278 m)
Population
 (2000)[1]
 • Total15,056
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
91345
Area code(s)747 and 818

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.

DemographicsEdit

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]

EducationEdit

Residents are zoned to schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mission Hills has one private school within its boundaries; Bishop Alemany High School which is run by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.[4][5]

Medical centersEdit

The community is serviced by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Facey Medical Group, and a newly opened Kaiser Permanente.[6]

Government and infrastructureEdit

Postal servicesEdit

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.[7][8]

Health servicesEdit

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Pacoima Health Center in Pacoima, serving Mission Hills.[9]

PoliceEdit

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.

Fire & EMSEdit

The City of Los Angeles Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services from Station 75. This consists of two engines (E75 & E275), a ladder truck (T75), and both an advanced life support ambulance (Rescue 75) and a basic life support ambulance (Rescue 875).

Federal representationEdit

State representationEdit

Mission Hills is located within California's 39th State Assembly district represented by Democrat Luz Rivas and California's 18th State Senate district represented by Democrat Robert Hertzberg.[12]

Local representationEdit

Mission Hills is located within Los Angeles City Council District 7 represented by Monica Rodriguez.[13]

EconomyEdit

TourismEdit

Tourists visit the Mission San Fernando Rey de España, a historical mission. The Andrés Pico Adobe is the second oldest Adobe home in the City of Los Angeles[14]

Notable nativesEdit

People who were born in Mission Hills, Los Angeles:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Los Angeles Almanac: City of Los Angeles Population by Community & Race 2000 Census". Archived from the original on January 11, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ [1] Archived 2014-12-10 at the Wayback Machine "Community Facts" American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau
  3. ^ "Mission Hills" entry on the Los Angeles Times "Mapping L.A." website
  4. ^ http://search.lacatholicschools.org[Bishop Alemany High School]
  5. ^ http://www.la-archdiocese.org/Pages/Schools/default.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.facey.com/search-location.php?txtloc=6
  7. ^ "Post Office Location – MISSION HILLS." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
  8. ^ "Post Office Location – MISSION CITY." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
  9. ^ "Pacoima Health Center." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 17, 2010.
  10. ^ California Senators accessed November 7, 2018
  11. ^ https://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep_house[Mission Hills - 91345]
  12. ^ http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov [Mission Hills,CA 91345]
  13. ^ http://navigatela.lacity.org/common/mapgallery/pdf/council_districts/CDindex_8.5_11.pdf%7Ctitle=Map of LA City Council Districts
  14. ^ http://www.laparks.org/dos/historic/andres.htm

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