Valley Village

Valley Village


Valley Village is a pocket neighborhood that is predominantly made up of small businesses and single-family homes. It has a fairly significant Jewish population. Though the community was formed in 1939, it wasn’t until the 1990’s that it was recognized as a separate community from its slightly more downscale neighbor North Hollywood, by the Los Angeles City Council. On the other sides, Valley Village sidles up to the affluent neighborhoods of Sherman Oaks and Studio City. It is bordered by the Ventura and Hollywood Freeways, as well as Tujunga Ave. and Burbank Blvd. The neighborhood was most recently featured in the television program, The Sarah Silverman Show.

Valley Village has an active citizen advisory board, called the Neighborhood Council Valley Village, which elects representatives and works hard to give a voice to everyone in the community. It functions as a bridge between Valley Village and City Hall and consists of 15 board members who are elected by the Stakeholders. The group is divided among homeowners, renters, business owners, the educational community, the faith-based community, and the local senior and service organizations. This is a concerted effort on the part of the council to give a voice to every segment of their valued community. Valley Village even has its own website to help bring the neighborhood together via message boards and listings of local events.

The neighborhood has it’s own little park, Valley Village Park, which is an unstaffed pocket park, hidden off several residential streets and tucked in against the side of the 170 Freeway. It’s technically part of the larger North Hollywood Park, located just on the other side of the 170 Freeway and is open from dawn until dusk. On any given weekend, families gather to throw outdoor parties, with barbeques and inflatable jumpers. In the afternoons, during the week, one end of the park often turns into an unofficial dog park, with neighbors gathering to chat while their furry friends run and play.




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