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Northridge, CA Local Guide
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Northridge is a community that has been known by several different names over the years. Once called Zelzah, and later North Los Angeles, the name wasn't officially Northridge until 1938. Now a part of the greater Los Angeles area, this neighborhood houses nearly 60,000 people, and is the home of California State University, Northridge. This particular campus is especially active in the field of educating K-12 teachers.Finding an apartment in Northridge can be tricky. Many people who work and go to school in the area actually live in other parts of L.A. and commute in. However, by putting in the extra effort to find a place in Northridge itself, you can save yourself a great deal of transportation time and money.
Finding a Northridge Apartment
When to search
The more time you can give yourself, the better when it comes to Northridge. Essentially, you would do well to start putting out some feelers as soon as you realize that you'll be relocating to the area.
Staying in the know
With prices and competition the way they are in Northridge, you need to make sure that you have the strongest application possible. If you don't have a strong rental history or income, be aware that you will likely need to find an apartment that will allow you to put a consignor on the lease in order to get your apartment.
Life in Northridge
If you're attending the University in Northridge, nearby bus stops can provide easy access to the rest of the city. However, Northridge is part of the greater L.A. freeway system, which means if you want true mobility you're going to want to get a car at some point.
Where to play
Northridge is just a short trip away from the rest of Los Angeles, and that's a city where entertainment is king. With the best music scene in the US, and museums like the Getty that people travel across the world to see, you can spend years exploring L.A. and not take in everything the city has to offer. Take a surf lesson to appreciate how great living in California truly is.