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Sunland is a neighborhood in the Valley section of the city of Los Angeles, Californiamarker. Often mistakenly said to be part of the nearby San Fernando Valleymarker, Sunland is actually part of the Crescenta Valley.

It is bordered by the Los Angeles districts of Shadow Hillsmarker and Lake View Terracemarker on the west, La Tuna Canyonmarker on the south, and Tujungamarker on the east, and by the San Gabriel Mountainsmarker on the north. The Foothill Freeway links it with downtown Los Angeles (via the Glendale Freeway) and to the San Gabriel Valley far to the east.

Like most of the San Fernando Valley, Sunland's development occurred largely in the 1950s and 1960s. Much of the district's housing stock consists of modestly sized single-family detached homes.

There are currently large amounts of construction in progress all around Sunland.


In 2009, the Los Angeles Times's "Mapping L.A." project supplied these Sunland neighborhood statistics: population: 15,316; median household income: $68,720.

Fire service

Los Angeles Fire Department Station 24 (Sunland/Shadow Hills) is in the area.

Los Angeles city Fire Department Station 74 (Sunland / Tujunga) is in the area.

The Station Fire in Sunland-Tujunga Area

The Station Fire was officially contained at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2009. It has been determined that the cause of the Station Fire is arson and is now a homicide investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The fire started off the Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2) about one mile above Angeles Crest Fire Station on August 26, 2009 around 3:30 p.m., and resulted in the deaths of two firefighters and injury of 22 persons.

The Station Fire which started on August 26, 2009, was the largest fire in the recorded history of Angeles National Forest (est. 1892) and the 10th largest fire in California since 1933.

The fire burned a total of 160,577 acres. During the fire thousands of residents in La Crescenta, La Canada, Sunland and Tujunga evacuated the area.


Sunland is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Elementary schools that serve sections of Sunland include:
  • Apperson Street Elementary School
  • Sunland Elementary School
  • Pine Wood Elementary School
  • Mountain View Elementary School

Residents are also zoned to:

Los Angeles Public Library operates the Sunland-Tujunga Branch.


  1. "Sunland" entry on the Los Angeles Times "Mapping L.A." website

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