Sylmar is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.
The character of Sylmar is exemplified by its calm ambience. It is easy to access green spaces in the neighborhood, since there are around 10 of them nearby for residents to relax in, such as Veterans Memorial Park and Las Palmas Park. This part of Los Angeles is also good for those who enjoy quiet areas, as the streets tend to be peaceful - however noise can be an issue around Golden State Freeway, San Diego Freeway or the railway line.
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing most of buildings in Sylmar, and large apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. The average year of construction for properties in this neighborhood is 1974. This part of Los Angeles has quite a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the population of this neighborhood own their home whereas the remainder are renters.
In Sylmar, property buyers will generally be able to get to primary as well as high schools on foot. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. With respect to eating, it is often feasible for home buyers in Sylmar to do their groceries by walking. A small number of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well.
The car is usually the preferred transportation option in Sylmar. Most homes for sale are a short drive from the closest highway, such as San Diego Freeway, and finding a place to park is generally easy. However, the public transit network in Sylmar is fairly poor. Nevertheless, commuters can depend on the Sylmar/San Fernando Station on the Antelope Valley Line. There are about 10 bus lines crossing the neighborhood, and bus stops are ordinarily a short walk away. Traveling on foot is not particularly practical for property owners in Sylmar because running common errands is at times challenging.