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Winnetka is a district in the San Fernando Valleymarker region of the County of Los Angeles, Californiamarker. It is part of the City of Los Angeles.

Winnetka is located next to Canoga Parkmarker on the west, Woodland Hillsmarker on the south, Chatsworthmarker to the north, and Resedamarker to the east. It is bordered by the Union Pacific Coast Line to the north, the Los Angeles River to the south, Tampa Avenue to the east, and De Soto Avenue to the west. Major throughfares include Winnetka Avenue, Roscoe Boulevard, Sherman Way, Saticoy Avenue and Vanowen Street. Corbin Avenue is the East boundary, DeSoto Avenue is the West Boundary, Victory Boulevard is the South Boundary, and Nordhoff Street is the North Boundary. The ZIP Code is 91306.


Named by Charles Weeks for his local poultry business that he named after another that he owned in Winnetkamarker, Illinoismarker.

Before World War II, this area was rural (as was Chatsworth).

The district of Winnetka was originally part of Canoga Park, but later it was separated into its own district of the city of Los Angeles.


  • Population in 2004: 49,154 (In 1990: 39,261)
  • Racial components: 42.1% Latino, 35.6% Caucasian, 14.2% Asian, 5.9% Black, 2.9% Multi-Racial, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander
  • ZIP postal code: 91306
  • USPS Deliveries
    • Residential: 13,839
    • Business: 450
  • Median household income: $49,064
  • Dun & Bradstreet businesses: 1,002
  • L.A. city parks: 2
  • Location: 34.2092 N, 118.57492 W
  • Telephone Area Code: 818
  • Los Angeles City Council District 3, Councilman Dennis P. Zine
  • California Congressional District: 27
  • Representative to the United States House of Representatives: Congressman Brad Sherman


In 2009, the Los Angeles Times's "Mapping L.A." project supplied these Winnetka neighborhood statistics: population: 46,943; median household income: $62,535.

Government and infrastructure

The United States Postal Service Winnetka Post Office is located at 7655 Winnetka Avenue.


Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Winnetka residents are zoned to Los Angeles USD schools [47726].

Public elementary schools that serve portions of the Winnetka area include:
  • Fullbright Elementary School
  • John A. Sutter middle school
  • Sunny Brae Elementary School
  • Winnetka Elementary School
  • Limerick Avenue School

Public middle schools that serve portions of the Winnetka area include:

Public high schools that serve portions of the Winnetka area include:

Private schools

The area is also served by several private schools, including:


Winnetka, California is mentioned in the song “June on the West Coast” by the band Bright Eyes.

Winnetka has also been mentioned by the underground hip hop group Styles of Beyond in its song "Winnetka Exit."

Winnetka is home to emcee DJ Boun.

Experimental hip hop artist Flying Lotus is from Winnetka.

Winnetka is the title of singer-songwriter Javier Dunn's first album.


  1. "Winnetka" entry on the Los Angeles Times "Mapping L.A." website
  2. " Post Office Location - WINNETKA." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.

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