Granada Hills is located in the San Fernando Valley on the north side of Los Angeles. It neighbors the communities of North Hills and Northridge, Mission Hills and Sylmar and is just southeast of Porter Ranch. It is accessible by the Ronald Reagan Freeway – Route 118.
Granada Hills was founded in 1926 originally simply named “Granada;” the “Hills” was added 15 years later and began as a dairy farm and orchard called the Sunshine Ranch. Remnants of former citrus groves can still be seen as small groups of orange, lemon or grapefruit trees in some residential yards.
Granada Hills is a lightly populated, highly diverse and high-income neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles. Formerly agricultural, it is now mostly residential, with three-quarters of the living units being occupied by their owners. A recent US census reported that renters occupy 26.4% of the population and homeownersand/or condo-owners occupy 73.6% of the population. The percentage of married people is among Los Angeles county’s highest.
Granada Hills has a storied athletic history. Granada Hills High School’s stadium, the John Elway Stadium was named after the Hall of Fame NFL quarterback of the Denver Broncos, an alumnus. In 1963, the Granada Hills Little League won the Little League World Championship in baseball. Most recently Ryan Braun graduated from Granada Hills Charter High School and is now playing with the Milwaukee Brewers in the major leagues.
The Granada Hills Recreation Center aka Petit Park features an auditorium, playground, sports facilities, and picnic areas.
Schneiderman Insurance is located in Granada Hills, California