Welcome to Southern California’s San Fernando Valley.
Among the world-famous celebrities who have settled in our Valley and helped define our reputation as the “Valley of the Stars” are Bob Hope, Gene Autry, John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows, and Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Marilyn Monroe, Ron Howard, Richie Valens, Sally Field and Tom Selleck are just a few among the many more who were raised in our Valley’s friendly communities, attended our schools and launched their stellar careers here.
With more than 100 soundstages producing everything from “Jurassic Park” to “The Tonight Show,” the San Fernando Valley is home to the Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Warner Bros, the DreamWorks and Nickelodeon animation studios, CBS Studio Center and NBC.
In addition to the many popular studio tours, historical sites, theaters and museums, the San Fernando Valley offers an incredible array of fine dining, shopping, lodging and recreational opportunities, along with world -class attractions at each of the scenic entrances to our Valley, including the magnificent Getty Center, the Hollywood Bowl and the Los Angeles Zoo at our southern entrances; the site of the granddaddy of all college bowl games — the Rose Bowl — at the east; the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library at the west; and the tallest, fastest roller coasters in the world at Six Flags Magic Mountain to our north.
Educational experiences to be had in and around the Valley run the gamut from world-renowned public and private universities, to excellent community colleges, vocational programs and adult schools. Continuing education programs and night classes at many schools allow thousands of employed men and women to easily continue their studies and upgrade their occupational status. In addition, some of the best public elementary schools in the County of Los Angeles are located here, as are first-rate private schools and many fine preschools and day care centers.
Life in the San Fernando Valley is an exquisite adventure. Perhaps this is because our valley has so much to offer. We can revel in safe neighborhoods that favor the traditional values the early ranchers and farmers brought with them. Nights are always exciting, too, with world-class clubs, concerts, movie theatres and playhouses to choose from. Well-kept and regulated parks and recreation areas abound, and a remarkable freeway system makes it simple to take quick jaunts to cool beaches, majestic mountains and sun-baked deserts. And, yes, there’s also our enviable climate that residents of New York, Chicago and just about every other metropolis can only dream of.
Food, glorious food. The San Fernando Valley region has so many exciting eateries, one need never have to prepare a meal again. From five-star restaurants and trendy dining establishments to homey eateries and ethnic delights, the San Fernando Valley dishes up just about every kind of cuisine, in every kind of setting that you could imagine.
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