Studio City

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Studio City is a popular neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley located in Los Angeles County. Studio City was originally known as Laurelwood and also Rancho San Fernando. Originally Studio City was used as an agricultural and farming community, but in 1899 area lost its water rights and it soon became impossible to be a productive farming community. Because the land could be used for agricultural purposes it was converted to movie studios in the late 1920s. The new movie studios are the reason it has the name Studio City because by the 1950s videos were cropping up all around the Studio City area.

In the 2010 U.S. Census it was reported that about 38,000 residents inhabited the Studio City neighborhood. Because Studio City is a little over 6 square miles it has a low population density of about 5000 people per square mile. When compared to other US neighborhood it was one of the lowest population densities in the county. In that same sense as the average age for residents was approximately 39 years old and was considered high when compared to other counties in Los Angeles County.

Studio City is not considered to be a highly diverse neighborhood when compared to other areas in Los Angeles County. Studio City has a high population of Caucasian residents and is known as a more affluent community. The ethnic diversity breaks down with Caucasians accounting for approximately 79%, Latin roughly 10%, Asian about 4%, African-American roughly 3%, and people claiming multiple ethnic heritage accounting for approximately 4% of the total population in Studio City. It is notable that approximately 20% of the residents in Studio City were foreign nationals and have since emigrated to Los Angeles County California.

According to the same 2010 census the average household income was approximately $78,000. This annual salary for households of Studio City is considered high for the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It was also recorded in that census that the overwhelming majority of households earn greater than $130,000 a year. This household income is higher than the average income in Los Angeles County. It is also notable that renters comprised about 60% of the housing market in Studio City and owner-occupied dwellings accounted for approximately 40%.

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Sugarloaf  California is community located about a mile from Big Bear City. Most of Sugarloaf is considered unincorporated land adjacent to Big Bear and San Bernardino Mountain Range in San Bernardino County CA. The area is rural comprised primarily of residential dwellings. It is a small mountain community with few shops and stores and complete with a small post office. These Sugarloaf  retail shops are centrally located and the residential units are peppered around the perimeter of these retail locations. Most of the residential properties are at an approximate elevation of 7 thousand feet above sea level and its south most mountain reaches a peak two hundred feed higher. Sugarloaf ‘s public services are under San Bernardino County control because it is such a rural community. There is no Sugarloaf city controlled municipal services for the area, and all police, water and fire public services are provided by San Bernardino County. The ZIP code for the Sugarloaf community is 92386 and the telephone area code is 909. As of the last census in 2010 the population was recorded at approximately 2,000 residents. Even though that San Bernardino County controls much of the public services Sugarloaf is home to Big Bear High School.

Sugarloaf got it’s name originally from the nearby San Bernardino Mountain Range peak “Sugarloaf” because it looked similar to the way sugar was sold at the time. The Sugarloaf Community is served by a San Bernardino County educational system and is home to the Bear Valley Unified School District. According to the 2010 census there are approximately 2,000 residents and a little over 2,500 dwelling units, and approximately 600 single family and  owner occupied residences in Sugarloaf. The community is sparsely populated with an approximate population density of about 900 residents per square mile. The ethnic diversity of Sugarloaf according to the 2010 census was about 62% Caucasian, 22% Latin, 2% African American, 3% Native American, 1% Pacific Islander, 10% from two or more racial groups.

Around the last census the population living in the Sugarloaf area were unique in that about  32% had children under the age of majority living with them, and roughly 45% were married living together in the same dwelling unit, and about 35% were non families. It was also reported that 30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was two and a half people in size and the. Today in Sugarloaf the population is allocated as follows:  29% under 18 years old, 5% aged 18 to 24, 26% aged 25 to 44, 27% from 45 to 64, and 13% who were 65 years old or greater. Currently it is reported Sugarloaf has a split demographic where 50% males evenly match 50% females.

According to the last US census the average income for a household in Sugarloaf California was approximately $35k per year and the average income for an average family was about $42k per year. It was also recorded that male residents had an average  income of $32k and approximately $17k for female residents of Sugarloaf. Averaged out, the gross income per capita for Sugarloaf is approximately $15k per year. Conversely to the average inhabitant of Sugarloaf, the population who own and rent vacation homes in Surgarloaf far out way the total full time Sugarloaf residents. In the 2010 census it was recorded that about 22% of the total households in Sugarloaf had permanent occupancy and was not a vacation rental. The reason that only about 22% of the total housing units were occupied is due to the low cost of housing and the fact that Sugarloaf is in close proximity to a popular ski resort.

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Sun City

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Sun City is a part of Menifee California. It was annexed by the City of Menifee in 2008. People still refer to Sun City as a neighborhood of Menifee. At the last 2010 census the US government recorded that the population of Sun City as a neighborhood of Menifee was approximately 18,000 residents. Sun City was a “master planned” senior community designed for citizens of retirement age, 55+ years old. Sun city was originally annexed by Menifee because it Sun City was about 4 square miles in size and there were economies of scale within local public services. The 4 square mile senior living community contains 2 golf courses, 2 senior recreation centers complete swimming pools and tennis courts.

The initial building of the master planned senior community was constructed in the early 1960’s. A second development began construction in the early 1990’s and a total of 4 master planned senior living communities became what is now the neighborhood of Sun City. Menifee began to flourish and by the late 2000’s many new condos, homes, retail shops, schools, tennis courts and golf courses were constructed supporting the town of Sun City. Because of the large senior citizen population in Sun City the Menifee Valley Medical Center was constructed in 2005.

According to the 2010 census conducted by the Unites States government, there were approximately 18-thousand residents in approximately 9-thousand households. Also according to that same census the Sun City population density was recorded at approximately 23-hundred residents per square mile. In 2010 there were approximately 10-thousand inhabitable housing units. Sun City has a low ethnic diversity with the 2010 census recording approximately 90% Caucasian, 2% African American, 1% Native American, 1% Asian, 3% from other races, and 3% claiming heritage from 2 of more ethnic groups.

In Sun City in 2010 there were approximately 9 thousand recorded households of which about 13% had kids 18 years old or younger living with them. Other information recorded about Sun City noted that about 53% of households were married couples co-habitating. ABout 41% of the total residents were considered non-families. Sun Valley also reported approximately 38% of the total households were comprised of single individuals and approximately 30% of the household had a senior citizen living alone. The same survey recorded Sun City possessing and average household size of about 2 and where the average family size was about 3 people.

The 2010 US census recorded that the age of the Sun Valley population was fairly diverse with an older aged resident bias. In Sun City it was reported that 14% of the residents were under the age of 18, 3% were aged from 18 to 24, 13% from 25 to 44, 17% from 45 to 64, and 53% who were 65 years of age or older. The average age was about 65 years. The breakdown between males in female was less diverse where females made up about 21% of the residents in Sun City, where the males accounted for about 79% of the total population. As mentioned above, Sun City is recognized for is sizable senior citizen resident population, most notably Americans of Caucasian decent. Sun City has many cultural and ethnic groups and more recently has been known for an expanding Jewish American resident group. Sun City’s average income per household was recorded by the 2010 census as approximately $33k per household. That same census also recorded that Sun City Males residents had an approximate average income of $42k and Sun City Females earned approximately $30k.

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Sun Valley

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Sun Valley California is a prospering and predominantly Latino neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley. The area is recognized for its younger population and diversity. Greater than 50% of the total population was born outside the US and are foreign nationals. Sun Valley was originally known as “Roberts” and then later in the 1890’s it’s name was changed to Roscoe. Sun Valley has a reputation for a relatively good education system. Sun Valley CA  has 13 public schools. Some notable schools include including Sun Valley High School, John H. Francis Polytechnic High School and 4 other private schools located in Sun Valley.

Based on the numbers recorded in the 2000 United States census there were approximately seventy six-thousand inhabitants in Sun Valley. Sun Valley CA possesses an average population density for the city when compared to the surrounding cities in the San Fernando Valley. Not a census recordation, but a self reported city number, Sun Valley’s population had exploded to about eighty-two thousand residence. Also reported by the city, the average age for its residents was 27 years old. The average age being 27 was effected by a high percentage of children, and a high number of reported families in Sun Valley. The Sun Valley area is regarded as a  “ethnically diverse”community in the San Fernando Valley. According to the 2000 census reported by the US government, the approximate breakdown of the ethnic diversity of Sun Valley: Latin, 71%; Caucasian, 18%; Asians, 8%; African American, 2%; and others, 1%. Latin American people made up the majority of people in Sun Valley residents. Mexico comprised (55%) and El Salvador (12%) were the most common places of birth for based on the 2010 census. According to that same census the average annual household income in 2010 dollars was approximately $52k. The approximate amount of households where their income ranged from $20k to $60k were considered high for the Los Angeles County. Owner occupied residents accounted for approximately 54% while renters of apartments, condos town-homes and houses accounted for 46% of the housing available in Sun Valley.

Since Sun Valley is situated in the San Fernando Valley it is also surrounded on the south by Burbank, on the north-east by Shadow Hills, on the western side by Panorama City, on the south by Valley Glen and North Hollywood. Around the late 1870’s the “Southern Pacific Railroad” was built extending through the east part of the San Fernando. The Southern Pacific Railroad was credited with connecting Southern California to Northern California and Sun Valley was an important part connecting the two. During the late 1880’s Sun Valley area was considered to be one of the healthiest places to live in the US. Around early 1910’s, the first gas pump on “Route 99″ was installed on the corner of and San Fernando Road and Sunland Blvd.

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Sunland is situated against the San Gabriel Mountain foothills located in the North East corner of Los Angeles county. Sunland and Tujunga have became separate cities but they do share a single library, police station, chamber of commerce, City Council and educational system including grammar and high schools. The greater Sunland area is home to Mount Lukens and is the highest point in Los Angeles boasting a summit of over 5 thousand feet tall. Throughout most of recorded history the area of Sunland and Tujunga valley considered a rural community. Sunland is widely recognized as a neighborhood within the real estate community as one of the very few areas in LA County that is zoned for equine (horse) ownership.

In 1885 Sunland California was created but its existence started out with the name “Monte Vista.” The city was created when roughly twenty-two hundred acres the Tejunga Park was divided into asymmetrical lots of forty acres or less in size. Much of this new Sunland subdivided land was used for agriculture. The Sunland-Tejunga area was home to the largest Olive orchard in LA county in the early 1900’s. The name began to show signs of changing, in the late  1880’s the famous Monte Vista Hotel was having its mail being delivered by the Sunland Postal Service. Soon after the postal consolidation of the Sunland area, by 1907 the name “Sunland” was being used in both the delivery address and as the proper name of the city in news articles by the Los Angeles Times. In the early 1900’s the Sunland First Supply Store was built to serve the surrounding Sunland community, the original location of the Sunland First Supply Store was at the head of the Big and Little Tejunga canyons.

Later in the early 1900’s, Sunland was still pristine countryside. This pristine beauty was in large part due to very difficult access to the Sunland area. The mountainside ascends to an altitude of approximately fifteen hundred feet high. Back in the early 1900’s a trip by car from downtown Los Angeles to the Sunland area took most of the daylight hours to complete and this fact prevented the population expansion of the Sunland area. By early 1920’s Sunland’s population began to grow and based on records possessed a growing population of over 2000 people. The after the mountain peaks gave way to the Sunland valley’s rolling hills were the ideal site for growing grapes and olives. These rolling hills also began to attract more daytime travelers looking to experience Sunland’s rural attributes early last century.

After a few decades pass and Sunland’s vineyard and olive industry continue their gradual growth by 1925 Sunland began to become the essence of the city it is today, this is when a measure arose for Sunland to be annexed to a new municipality. By August 1926 the large part of present day’s Sunland was annexed to Los Angeles. Sunland is most often thought of as part of the San Fernando Valley, but Sunland is really located in the Tujunga Valley and opens up into the North edge of the much bigger San Fernando Valley. Sunland is situated on a large bedrock formation known affectionately by geologists as “The Rock,” this large bedrock is sandwiched between two mountain ranges and is recorded by the USGS as being over two thousand feet above sea level. Also because of these mountain ranges and the high elevation Sunland enjoys some of the best air quality in Los Angeles County.

Based on census data collected by the US government, Sunland had a population of approximately 30 thousand people in the last census. Similar to Sunland Tujunga recorded similar statistics but had a smaller population recorded at approximately 27 thousand. Furthermore, in both Sunland and Tujunga equally, the percentage of Caucasian people was high for Los Angeles county. The Sunland average household income was about seventy thousand dollars per year. This annual income for Sunland was considered relatively high when compared to other cities in Los Angeles. Lastly Sunland enjoys a relatively high population of college educated residence.

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Sunset Beach

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Sunset Beach California is an Orange County neighborhood and is part of the Huntington Beach coastal community. Sunset Beach was founded in late 1905, but was only developed fifteen years later during the discovery of the Huntington Beach Oil Field. Based on the most recent census in 2010 Sunset Beach was annexed as part of Huntington Beach during that last census time period. Because Sunset Beach was consumed by Huntington Beach all of  Sunset Beach’s approx 1000 inhabitants are considered as part of the city of Huntington Beach moving forward.

Based on the 2010 census the Sunset Beach neighborhood encompassed an area of of two tenths of a square mile. Almost all of that 20% of a square mile is Sunset Beach land but the area does have some marshy areas not considered land. Currently, Sunset Beach does not posses a residential mail delivery service and is not currently serviced by the USPS. Alternatively, Sunset Beach residents drive to the main Post Office and get their mail from there designated post office boxes. The main Post Office, where most Sunset Beach residence pick up their mail, is adorned with an award winning mural painted in reverence to the surrounding beauty of Sunset Beach.

Other than the Huntington USPS, the Sunset Beach community enjoys the protection of the Huntington Beach Police department. Sunset Beach is also served by the Sunset Beach Sanitary District which is supervised by Huntington Beach local government representatives. As recorded by the 2010 US census Sunset Beach housed an a population of approximately 1000 people. Extrapolating that information further the pop density was approximately 5 thousand people per square mile. Other information recorded in that last census, the ethnic makeup of Sunset Beach was about 90% Caucasian. Other groups accounted for approximately 5% Asian, and 2% identifying their heritage as “other.” Rounding out the total makeup of Sunset Beach, a fraction of 1% of the population was; African American, Native American, and Pacific Islander respectfully.

More information uncovered about Sunset Beach shows that the neighborhood was comprised 100% out of homes, where there were no other living quarters present in Sunset Beach. The census also shows that there were over 500+ households where 14% of these household were home to children. It is also documented that Sunset Beach households made up of opposite-sex married couples were approximately 35%. In Sunset Beach, approximately 4% recorded the household having a female head of house and conversely approx 5% had a male recorded as head of household with no female spouse present. Drawing conclusions on the Sunset Beach census data is is clear that of the approximate 230 family units the average size of each family unit is a little more than 2 and a half people.

The composition of the Sunset Beach populations was relatively diverse where approximately 11% were under 18 years old, about 8% with ages ranging from 18 to 24 years old, about 30% with age ranges from 25 to 44 years old, roughly 38% with ages from 45 to 64 years old, an roughly 15% aged 65 + years of age. Sunset Beach was also noted as having a high average age as approximately 47 years old. Based on the Sunset Beach population breakdown there are 20% more male residence than female residence. There were approximately 650 residential dwellings in Sunset Beach rounding out an average population density of 3300 per sq mi.  Of the total dwellings in Sunset Beach 42% are considered owner-occupied, and roughly 58% were renter occupied. Miscellaneous Sunset Beach housing statistics record that the homeowner vacancy rate was approx 5%, and rental vacancy rate roughly 9%.

Sunset Beach has a lively atmosphere and is home to a handful of eating establishments and watering holes. These restaurants and bars include Nadine’s Irish Mist, Brix, Mother’s, Turcs, Don The Beachcomber and The Harbor House Cafe. Other notable businesses include BJ Surfboards and other beach centric businesses. Sunset Beach boasts one of the widest sandy beaches in all of Southern California. Traversing north and south set back slightly behind the sand is popular Green Belt and grassy area where many people walk their dogs and enjoy the Sunset Beach area. Bordering the South side of Sunset Beach is the famous Bolsa Chica Beach. Directly to the East of Sunset Beach lies a serene bay front neighborhood of Huntington Harbor.

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Surfside is a petite gated beach community with a very small number of houses located near Seal Beach and Huntington Beach, California. The community of Surfside is so small that there are only three rows of houses. Each row in Surfside is named with a letter. The first row is named “A”, 2nd row is “B”, and 3rd row is “C”. Surfside is a neighborhood, technically belonging to the City of Seal Beach CA. The Surfside neighborhood is so small that is is located west of PCH right on the Pacific Coast, northwest of the Huntington Beach neighborhood of Sunset Beach. The Surfside community is identified by a wooden water tower located on the west side of PCH that has been converted to a home perched high above Surfside that can be seen from the Pacific Coast Hwy.

The Surfside neighborhood became it’s own in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s as Pacific Ocean Surfside resort community. The Surfside resort transitioned into a neighborhood and was later incorporated into California in the early 1930’s. After Surfside’s incorporation it was originally determined that Surfside would have both sides of PCH adding to rows A, B, C with a succession of 2 rows “D” and “E” of houses constructed East of PCH. Unfortunately the plans to expand Surfside to the East over the freeway did not come to fruition.

The Surfside colony is famous for claiming that no home in the neighborhood is more then seventy-five feet from the beach. Surfside is positioned on the Pacific Ocean next to Anaheim Bay and Huntington Beach Harbor area just to the south. Surfside has a temperate beach climate and average temperatures are recorded at about 70 °F year round. The Surfside temperature record high is about 112 F  and its record low was below freezing at approx 25 F. Surfside enjoys a pleasant offshore breeze year round and this constant breeze servers highlight Surfside’s desirability when compared to other beach communities.

Based on the most recent Surfside census data collected in 2010, there were approximately 200 full-time residents of Surfside inhabiting a little over 100 available dwellings. According to the same census the Surfside area is recorded at 10% of a square mile, one of the smaller neighborhoods in Southern California. Furthermore, the US census reported some interesting demographic information, that the average age is about 45 years old, and 98% of the Surfside population was Caucasian. Since Surfside is a one of the best beach neighborhoods in it is also home to a great school district. Since Surfside is in Orange County it is served by The Los Alamitos Unified School District. The Surfside community now has has about two hundred twenty-five housing units based on current housing data. Therefore this is a reasonably accurate count, though it’s considerably greater than reported in the 2000 census. The Surfside community possesses a large variety and a wide array of the types of homes that line the city of Surfside. The community has an eclectic mix of home styles and is anything but a track home community. The housing styles available in Surfside include small studio beach cottages all the way up to huge 3 story mansions. The wide diversity of homes and home sites add to Surfside beach side attractiveness and laid-back charm.

Some of the more expensive plots of land in Surfside were originally small beach front cottages. More recently virtually all the homes in Surfside even the very smallest Surfside homes are valued in excess of a million dollars. Compared to the million dollar beach shacks, some of the higher end properties have been recently sold around the 6 million dollar mark. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind when evaluating Surfside real estate is that “A” Row houses are the most highly valued because of their pristine and unblocked views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Surfside rows “B” and “C” are less desirable respectively because they are further away from the beach and their view are more obstructive than A rows in the Surfside California community.

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Sylmar is a moderately diverse neighborhood located in the center of the San Fernando Valley. Based on the last 2010 United States census Sylmar was recorded as having a thriving Hispanic and Latino population as residence. Sylmar is predominantly known for its olive orchards and is also a rural area containing a high number of public parks and planned recreational areas. Over the last few decades Sylmar was famous for a multitude of olive orchards and many decades before that the City of Sylmar can follow its roots all the way to the completion of the San Fernando Mission in the late eighteen hundreds. After the founding of the Mission in the late 1890’s many planned olive groves were started by the Spanish settlers. The weather and climate of Sylmar mimicked the Mediterranean climate conditions and aided in the cultivation of crops, especially olives, and also its population expansion in the early 1900’s.

About fifteen centuries before the Spanish began to occupy the area that is now considered Sylmar, the land was home to a Native American tribe. The Spanish built the Mission and began colonizing the Tataviam Tribe of Native American. A Padre at the Sylmar Mission from was responsible for Sylmar’s olive boom. This Padre of the Spanish Mission identified the similarities between Sylmar in both climate and soil to those found in the Mediterranean. The Padre soon received seeds from Spain to aid him in his task. The Spanish influence is edicent in the Sylmar area, where many missionaries spoke Latin and the names of the surrounding Sylmar community began to have Latin roots. in the early 1900’s the surrounding area was named “Sylmar” meaning “Sea Of Trees,” referring to the rural area of Olive Trees bordered by huge forested areas. Later in the 19th century Sylmar was incorporated in Los Angeles County.

As of the last United States census it was recorded that approximately 70 thousand residents inhabit the roughly thirteen square miles of the Sylmar neighborhood. This population density in Sylmar equates to approximately fifty-five hundred inhabitants per square mile which is a very low relative population densities. Within the last decade there has been a population expansion in Sylmar and the population rose to approximately 80 thousand. In the last census the average age for Sylmar inhabitants was 28 years old which is acknowledged as relatively young for a city like Sylmar. The neighborhood of Sylmar was considered relatively ethnically diverse when compared to other cities of similar size in LA county. Sylmar’s population breakdown is as follows; Hispanic about 70%; Caucasian approximately 21%; African American about 4%; Asian approx 4%, and others ethnic people roughly 3%. Of the Hispanic and Latino population Mexico comprised approx 72% and El Salvador about 9% were the most commonly noted country of origin  of the roughly 37% of Sylmar residents that are foreign national, this Sylmar statistic is average for other similar sized cities in LA County.

Recorded in the last US census the average household income was approximately sixty-seven thousand dollars per year. The Sylmar property rental market is relatively strong. People who rent in Sylmar occupied roughly 30% of the total housing in Sylmar, home and apartment owner comprised approx 71% of the total housing market in Sylmar. The average size of households in Sylmar was recorded at a higher than average number, of 3.8 people per household. On the North, Sylmar borders the Tujunga Canyon and Kagel and Lopez canyons to the east, and is known for light winds influenced by a steady offshore breeze.

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The City of Tarzana is a suburban neighborhood area located in what is referred to as the San Fernando Valley. More precisely Tarzana is situated in Los Angeles County California. Tarzana is widely recognized as a predominantly residential neighborhood, and has minimal business districts located in Tarzana proper. The name Tarzana originated because TV shows and movies about Tarzan were filmed on where the town now sits. Tarzan with the addition of an “a” on the end softened out the name and made Tarzana a more appealing place to live.

Some known history about Tarzana is that it had a colorful existence ever since it was claimed for the Spanish in 1797. Tarzana and the surrounding area now was inhabited by Spanish explorers and missionaries. In that same year of 1797 Mission San Fernando was constructed to propagate Catholicism. The area including Tarzana was later controlled by by Mexico after the Spanish rulers lost their control. During the Mexican-American war in 1848  what is now Tarzana was awarded to the United States in by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. After the United States gained control over the Tarazana area the land passed from family to family and transformed into a number of large farms and cattle ranches later owned by by local aristocrats. As California became more of a vegetable and cattle producing area, the aristocratic charm of private ranches began to be in direct competition with companies and investors that wanted to turn Tarzana into an extremely large agricultural operation. Most of the wealthy families with their Tarzana farms sold out and moved toward the coast.

Tarzana’s city lines and boundaries were allegedly determined by LA’s most famous News Paper, The Los Angeles Times.  What is now Tarzana and the surrounding county area were reportedly purchased in nineteen hundred and nine by the LA Suburban Homes Co and in concert with the owner of the Los Angeles Times acquired over five hundred acres and used the publishing power of the LA Times to push the development of the Tarzana area.

In 1919, The famous writer of Tarzan books bought a large acreage and named the area Tarzana Ranch. After Tarzana Ranch was was created it was later subdivided and sold to developers for residential single family homes. The City of Tarzana measures approximately 9 sq mi and is bordered on the East by Encino, on the southern side by Topanga, on the Western side by Woodland Hills and on the North by Reseda. Victory Boulevard borders the North most section of Tarzana and Bordered on the other side by Topanga State Park.

In 2000 the census recorded approximately 36 thousand people inhabiting Tarzana. Also recorded in the census there were approximately four thousand people per square mile which is the among the lowest pop densities in Los Angeles. Also the 2000 United States Census shows the ethnic composition was primarily Caucasian  with approximately 71% of the total population. The next most highly represented population in Tarzana were people of Asian decent at approximately 5%, and African American comprising about 4% of the Tarzana population. Approximately 35% of the total population of Tarzana was born in a foreign country so Tarzana is becoming more diverse as California becomes more and more a melting pot of ethnic diversity.

According to the last census conducted in 2010 approximately 10% of Tarzana residents were United States veterans. The last census also reports that the average age of a Tarzana resident was 38 and is evidence of the gradually aging Tarzana population. Lastly the 2010 census reported that the average income in Tarzana is approximately seventy six thousand dollars per year.

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Tecate is an rural city situated in southeastern San Diego County California, in what is referred to as ‘Mountain Empire’. Tecate California is located North of the US Mexican Border in San Diego across from a Mexican town sharing it’s namesake. The Mexican City is referred to as ‘. Tecate CA and the surrounding area is widely recognized and remembered for its border crossing from the United States to Mexico.

The surrounding area of Tecate CA known as the ‘Mountain Empire’ is comprised of 6 distinctive areas each with their own characteristics and identities, but each of these areas are similar with respect to their natural characteristics such as terrain,  resources, and environment classification. These areas with Tecate being the most recognizable also include areas named; Jacumba, Potrero, Campo, and Boulevard and other unincorporated area. As a result of Tecate California being a port of entry, the US Tecate area possesses unique land uses. These unique land uses have aided in Tecate’s growth in the last twenty years. Since Tecate is a port city much of its land is used for industrial and commercial use. Tecate’s housing market is secondary to Tecate’s raw land and industrial market.  Its

In San Diego County there are only 3 ports of entry to the United States. Tecate is the East Most Port of Entry in San Diego County (San Diego Tijuana Metro Area). The land port of entry is situated in between the ‘Mountain Empire’ of San Diego County and the Municipality of Tecate California. Tecata port of entry is the smallest land port of entry when compared to the much larger Otay Mesa and San Ysidro entry ports. The Tecate port of entry and border crossing has maintained it’s smaller size because of the miles of rugged winding roads that need to be navigated in order to make the crossing on the Mexico Tecate area. Mirroring the road conditions on the Mexico side the US side has better conditions but the crossing has also been kept smaller because of the one lane winding Mountainous roads in and around the US Tecate area.

The Tecate CA  port of entry was originally established around 1919, and served to secure and inspect both walking traffic and motorized traffic between the US and Mexican border. Tecate’s historic port of entry and border inspection station was renovated to increase capacity in late 1933 in an effort to maintain security while allowing for more crossings. More recently the Tecate port of entry was overhauled in 2005 and the port of entry and boarder crossing was reopened later that year. After the renovation the pedestrian and motorized traffic began to be separately handled at the Tecate port of entry and border crossing. Since 2005 motorized traffic is currently inspected separately in a new facility annex nearby.

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Temecula is considered as a gem of Riverside County. As of the 2010 census Temecula had a relatively large population of approximately one hundred thousand people inhabiting the city. Temecula was incorporated in late 1989. The inland Empire is a large sprawling land area that Temecula is considered to be part of. Temecula is the south west most portion of land in the Inland Empire (IE). Temecula is popular tourist destination for many reasons throughout the year. The city of Temecula is more widely known for its wineries but is also home to historical structures located in “Old Town Temecula” during Polo season Temecula draws people to the “Temecula Valley Polo Club” for many Polo tournaments. Temecula Valley Wine & Balloon Festival is also a high tourist traffic and visitation period and occurs yearly. Lastly, the “Temecula Valley International Film Festival” is widely known and attracts wine and movie lovers from around the United States and around the World. Temecula is primarily a tourist destination but is also becoming more popular among full time residents since the early 2000’s.

Going back 10 years from the early 2000’s the early 90’s Temecula was blessed with robust growth and expansion in Temecula Valley and up to Orange County border. Incentivised with high home affordability many people started to migrate to Temecula from neighboring counties like Orange and San Diego County. In the mid 2000’s Temecula maintained its accelerated growth but this growth was not organic, and was accomplished through encompassing and acquiring “Redhawk” and other neighboring communities. Further aiding Temecula’s rapid growth and over all desirability, the Temecula Valley possesses coveted Mediterranean climate enjoyable for people and grape vines alike. Like many neighboring cities, late August to early September are commonly the hottest time of the year. Conversely, late Dec to early Jan are the cooler months. Like Temecula’s Mediterranean climate suggests most of the rainfall happens between early December to March. In Temecula the most arid time period is usually from late June through July where virtually zero precipitation is recorded on an annual basis, additionally the precipitation for the whole year is recorded as about 15 inches annually. It is not uncommon for Temecula to experience higher temperatures and a much more arid climate from late June to early September. In the late fall months and into winter Temecula enjoys arid and windy conditions where the famous Santa Ana winds blow dry desert air through the Temecula Valley.

Based on the 2010 Census Temecula was inhabited by approximately one hundred thousand people. Because of this large population inhabiting a relatively moderate sized Temecula Valley the pop. density was approximately thirty-four hundred inhabitants per sq mi. Also reported by the census conducted in 2010 the ethnic makeup of Temecula City was approximately 71% Caucasian, about 4% African American, roughly 2% Native American Indian, approximately 10% Asian Americans, and about 8% from a combination of racial designations. Diving a little deeper into the breakdown of Temecula’s population, the 2010 census determined that the inhabitants ages were spread out as follows; about 31% of the population were under 18 years old, roughly 10% with ages ranging from 18 to 24, approximately 28% between the ages of 25 to 44, about 25% of citizens between the ages of 45 to 64, and lastly people who were 65 years or older comprised roughly 8% of the population.

Temecula boasts an ample amount of housing, and based on the most recent census there were approximately thirty four thousand dwellings. Of those thirty four thousand built housing units only about 70% were occupied by their owner,roughly 31% were rented. Additional Temecula housing information illuminates the rental potential of the Temecula Valley, the owner inhabited vacancy calculation was approximately 3% and more notably, the rental vacancy was about 8%. The last meaningful piece of information collected showed the average Temecula household earnings approaching ninety thousand dollars per year, and the average family earnings were approximately eighty five thousand dollars per year.

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Temple City is a municipality located in the greater Los Angeles area. Temple City is a city located in the west San Gabriel Valley and based on the 2010 census is more recently identified with robust and expanding Asian, Puerto Rican and Cuban inhabitants.

The town of Temple was realized in late May 1923 after what is now Temple City was bought from Rancho Santa Anita (a Spanish Land Grant). Temple City got it’s name not from a temple that was constructed on the grounds but after a boy named Temple. Temple, was the 10th child born to Pliny Fisk Temple and Antonia Margarita Workman. This boy grew to be an influential man where he began to leave his mark. Temple dreamed about constructing a city where average Californians could afford to own their own houses and thrive. He began to divide the area into small plots and designated the park adjacent to Las Tunas Drive as the center of his vision. He proudly named many streets after family and friends. Going further than planning and naming, he also moved to create bonds for Temple City improvements and began running electrical infrastructure and paving city roads. Temple later urged the Pacific Electric Railway Company to extend its Alhambra – LA freight line to stop at a train depot adjacent to the original Temple City Park. This was a key move for the progression of Temple city and aided in its growth. The railway access to Temple City added to the robust growth for the next few decades.

Temple City was originally named ‘City of Temple’, and in 1926 the US Post Office wanted it’s name changed because much of the mail was being delivered in error to the City of Tempe AZ. The town was originally named The City of Temple City and remained that way for many years. The awkward name was changed a few decades after it’s incorporation and was changed because of the post World War 2 population explosion. Temple City as it is known today was incorporated in late May, 1960. As mentioned above in present day Temple City is primarily a destination for Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Cuban and Asian ethnic groups.

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