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Overview of Chatsworth

As one of the most diverse communities in the greater Los Angeles area, Chatsworth has evolved from an agricultural center to a thriving urban community. Originally, Chatsworth was comprised of large ranches and smaller fruit tree groves, but the housing boom in the 1950s significantly expanded growth of small commercial areas now known as Chatsworth and Northridge. At the same time, the area became a refuge for some of Hollywood's biggest stars, and it became known as "The Horse Capital of the World" as celebrities built homes and ranches in the area.

Today, there are still numerous horse boarding and training facilities in Chatsworth, and the majestic Santa Susana Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to the open space maintained in the city. With its strong community and small town vibe, it's easy to see why Chatsworth apartments for rent are a popular choice for people looking for a place to call home in the Los Angeles area.

Living in Chatsworth, CA

Modern Chatsworth features numerous industrial areas and a varied terrain. Although this district's boundaries are not visible, the center of Chatsworth is marked by a profusion of retail stores and apartments. A unique feature of the neighborhood is the Chatsworth Reservoir, and the Chatsworth Nature Preserve at this location features an ecology pond along with protected space for indigenous wildlife.

Chatsworth is unique for having more open space and designated parks than most communities in Los Angeles, which makes it an attractive choice for families. Chatsworth Park North covers more than 20 acres of Simi Hills and features a baseball diamond, basketball courts, hiking trails and a jogging path.

Chatsworth Work and Study

Chatsworth residents have a higher level of educational attainment than those in Los Angeles overall, and this is reflected in the community's occupational structure. Significantly more Chatsworth residents work in professional positions and only half as many work in service and production capacities in comparison with Los Angeles as a whole. Almost 2,000 businesses are located in Chatsworth, and the largest industry is manufacturing. The community is also known for having a significant presence in the technology sector. Wholesale trade, professional and technical services, construction and retail trade are other popular industries. Approximately 40,000 people are employed by Chatsworth businesses.

The Los Angeles Unified School District serves Chatsworth students, and the area has several private schools and a charter school, as well. Chatsworth is conveniently located just minutes from California State University, Northridge, as well as numerous community colleges in the California system.

Rentals in Chatsworth, CA and Cost of Living

Families make up the greatest percentage of households in Chatsworth, and the majority of these families own their own homes; the reverse is true in Los Angeles, and the difference reflects the fact that the median income of Chatsworth residents is nearly double that of Los Angeles households. The cost of transportation is a concern for many Southern California residents, but Chatsworth residents can save money by using the Chatsworth Transportation Center and train station to easily travel within California without the use of a vehicle. According to city-data.com, the median cost for Chatsworth rentals was $1,265 in 2009.

Chatsworth Attractions and Special Events

The Chatsworth Historical Society is one of the most popular landmarks in the Chatsworth neighborhood, and was formed to preserve historic sites, collect artifacts and establish a museum. The society operates the Hill-Palmer Homestead Cottage, which is the only remaining homestead cottage in the San Fernando Valley. Horseback riding remains one of the most popular activities in Chatsworth, and Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship is a hub for community volunteerism, providing horseback riding to children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. It currently serves 160 riders each week, and training sessions always involve a licensed physical, speech or occupational therapist.

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Chatsworth, CA 91311

From $1500

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Chatsworth, CA (Chatsworth, North Valley)


From $1500

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Chatsworth, CA 91311

From $1358

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Chatsworth, CA (Chatsworth, North Valley)

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From $1358

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Chatsworth, CA 91311

$1846 - $2562

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Chatsworth, CA (Chatsworth, North Valley)


$1846 - $2562

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Chatsworth, CA 91311

$1495 - $1600

1 Bed1 Bath

Chatsworth, CA (Chatsworth, North Valley)


$1495 - $1600

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Chatsworth, CA 91311

$1795 - $2195

2 Beds2 Baths

Chatsworth, CA (Chatsworth, North Valley)


$1795 - $2195

2 Beds2 Baths
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Northridge, CA 91324

$1690 - $2910

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Northridge, CA (North Valley, Northridge)


$1690 - $2910

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Northridge, CA 91324

$1303 - $2314

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Northridge, CA (North Valley, Northridge...)

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$1303 - $2314

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Northridge, CA 91325

From $1690

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Northridge, CA (North Valley, Northridge...)

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From $1690

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Woodland Hills, CA 91303

From $1990

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Woodland Hills, CA (South Valley, Warner Center...)

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From $1990

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Northridge, CA 91325

$975 - $2430

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Northridge, CA (North Valley, Northridge...)

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$975 - $2430

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Woodland Hills, CA 91303

$1805 - $3144

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Woodland Hills, CA (South Valley, Warner Center...)


$1805 - $3144

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Canoga Park, CA 91303

$1225 - $2200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Canoga Park, CA (South Valley, Winnetka)

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$1225 - $2200

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Woodland Hills, CA 91303

$1775 - $3244

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Woodland Hills, CA (South Valley, Warner Center...)

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$1775 - $3244

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Canoga Park, CA 91303

$1152 - $1802

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Canoga Park, CA (South Valley, Warner Center...)

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$1152 - $1802

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Woodland Hills, CA 91367

$1440 - $2340

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Woodland Hills, CA (South Valley, Woodland Hills-Warner Center)

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$1440 - $2340

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Woodland Hills, CA 91367

$1605 - $2800

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Woodland Hills, CA (South Valley, Warner Center...)

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$1605 - $2800

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Porter Ranch, CA 91326

From $1807

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Porter Ranch, CA (North Valley, Porter Ranch)


From $1807

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Canoga Park, CA 91304

$1590 - $2050

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Canoga Park, CA (South Valley, Winnetka)


$1590 - $2050

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths