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Mission Hills
Mission San Fernando Rey de España
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Coordinates: 34°15′26″N 118°28′02″W / 34.25722°N 118.46722°W / 34.25722; -118.46722
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
City Los Angeles
Named for Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Elevation
913 ft (278 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 15,056
Time zone UTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
91345
Area code(s) 747 and 818

Mission Hills is a suburban neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles, California, located in the San Fernando Valley.

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) bisects 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 historical town was Hickson, now is named Mission Hills 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.

Demographics

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.

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.

Notable natives

People who were born in Mission Hills:

Economy

Tourism

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

Education

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.

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