Northridge is a community in the central San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles in Southern California. The community is home to California State University, Northridge. Porter Ranch and Granada Hills are to the north, North Hills is to the east, Lake Balboa is to the south, and Winnetka and Chatsworth are to the south.
Parks and recreation areas include Dearborn Park, Vanalden Park, and the Northridge Recreation Center which features lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, a lighted baseball diamond, a lighted soccer field, a large heated outdoor swimming pool, and several picnic areas.
The Northridge Medical Center is a 411-bed hospital that serves the entire San Fernando Valley. It is a major employer and only one of two hospital facilities in the area certified as a trauma center.
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Northridge, also known as CSUN or Cal State Northridge, is a public university in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Northridge, which is within the City of Los Angeles. CSUN is a 353 acre campus of the California State University System and was founded in Los Angeles County in 1958. It offers 134 different Bachelor's Degrees, 70 different Master's Degrees, 3 Doctoral Degrees, and 24 Teaching Credentials. Enrollment exceeds 36,000 students.
Valley Performing Arts Center
The Valley Performing Arts Center is a 166,000 square foot, 1,700 seat first class theater located on the campus of California State University, Northridge. The theater is magnificent and the performances are world-class.
California State University Northridge
The 1.5 acre CSUN Botanic Garden, established in 1959, is located on the campus of CSUN in Northridge, a community located in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. The garden has more than 1,200 trees, shrubs, palms, annuals, perennials, bulbs, succulents, cacti, herbs, wildflowers, edibles, and other types of plants from numerous regions of the world . The botanic garden is open to the public. Tours can be arranged.
The Oviatt Library is located on the campus of California State University, Northridge, in the San Fernando Valley. The library is named after the founder of San Fernando State College, Delmar T. Oviatt. San Fernando State College was the predecessor of California State University, Northridge. The library serves the university as well as residents of the San Fernando Valley. The state-of-the-art library is 234,712 square feet and contains more than 1,107,000 books and other research materials.