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A humble, rural suburb on the Northern outskirts of neighboring downtown Los Angeles, Tujunga encapsulates a small, mountain-town feel within a large metropolis. Townhouses and modern apartment complexes currently surround both an elementary and high school for parents in need of a decent education for their growing children, and nature lovers can find solace in mountain trails just minutes away from their homes.

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Rent Trends

As of October 2017, the average apartment rent in Tujunga, CA is $855 for a studio, $1,082 for one bedroom, $1,360 for two bedrooms, and $1,746 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Tujunga has increased by 3.4% in the past year.

Beds
Avg Sq Ft
Avg Rent
Studio
523
$855
1 BR
583
$1,082
2 BR
700
$1,360
3 BR
436
$1,746
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Avg Sq Ft
Avg Rent

Ratings

72 Walk Score® Very Walkable
30 Transit Score® Some Transit
44 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

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Restaurants

Residents of Tujunga enjoy a variety of cuisines, ranging from Mexican, Asian, and Mediterranean and restaurants delight visitors and locals alike.

El Pollo Pio Pio disburses delectably roasted whole birds to a welcomed audience that salivates over hand-made tortillas, savory salsa and fresh rice with a creamy consistency. Crazy Hot Wings gives you what you want out of a wing restaurant: wings. The great fried zucchini, cheese fries and friendly service also add together to make for a great dining experience. Mediterranean food fans will definitely be greeted with some of the best chicken lule and vegi kabob in the area, and Pan Tang Thai restaurant delivers ambrosial Pad Thai noodles with a sweet, cool, comforting glass of Thai Iced Tea.

Locals looking for a hookah lounge will be happy to find modestly priced flavored tobacco in a comfortable atmosphere within Puff Cafe. If sports, beer and burgers are what you're craving, then Tee's on the Green may be your Sunday ticket to a rowdy afternoon. As for a personal recommendation, DeSano's Pizza Bakery in West Hollywood is never light on savory sauce and friendly laughter from happy chefs.

Fans of the movies Swingers and That Thing You Do with Tom Hanks might want to take a short half-hour drive out of their way to The Dresden restaurant, where fine dining marries upscale wines in a historic landmark that may sometimes accompany celebrities. Hollywood locals take their time and money to Arclight cinemas in order to drink White Russians before catching summer blockbusters across a gargantuan display in the historic Cinerama Dome.

Comedy fans congregate inside Echoes Under Sunset and nightclub/live music venue destination El Cid in Echo Park, and The Lexington bar and the Downtown Independent theater are just a block away from each other in rural Los Angeles county.

History

Seen as a "kind of utopia" in the eyes of William Ellsworth Smythe, Tujunga had its roots planted as a development deal between Smythe and real estate speculator Marshall V. Hartranft in 1907. Twisted with grape vineyards and an industrial site for olive canning in its early heyday, Tujunga has become a peaceful natural resort for local homeowners and renters.

Built on the rolling hills of Monte Vista, a small movement of community organizers petitioned for the site to be a sixth-class city called "Verdugo Hills", but the idea was later canned when the county was absorbed into the city of Los Angeles in 1926.

Tujunga is home to a couple of historical sites, such as the former home of Californian playwright John McGroarty's Chupa Rosa monument and the Bolton Hall museum, The county of Sunland-Tujunga also hosts an annual Watermelon Festival every year.

Transportation

The local Metro system runs patchwork along Foothill Boulevard and is accompanied by after-hours Lyft, Uber and taxi rides to help keep everyone in transit to and from their destinations of inebriation. Local lines 90/91 helps carry residents in downtown Los Angeles over 30 miles northwest, crossing Tujunga on main street Foothill Boulevard and ending in nearby Sylmar, CA.

The Interstate 210N borders the town on its Southern end, marking a literal borderline for the district. Though there are bicycle lanes across main streets, bicyclists are more inclined to ride uphill along mountain trails in the Angeles National Forest located to the north. Public parking is somewhat scarce in this residential suburban community, but street parking is almost always readily available. Most shops and services fall within a modest walking distance of residential areas, making grocery shopping, fast dining and auto repair convenient for locals.

Cost

The average rent for a one bedroom apartment in Tujunga runs a little over $950, which is around 67 percent lower than the city average.

A one-trip ride on the Metro costs $1.75, weekly passes are $25, and monthly passes are $72 per individual. Happy hour rates may drop local beer prices to $3 to $5 a pint, while the normal cost for a beer can range anywhere between $4 and $10, depending on the bar and the beer. Gas prices typically fall about one percent higher than the national average.

Shopping

Though there isn't a major shopping center in Tujunga, surrounding areas like Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena do provide access to a variety of shopping at the Burbank TownCenter, The Americana and the Paseo Colorado, respectively. However, Tujunga's YevArts Handcrafted Jewelry provides women a place to shop for artfully crafted accessories. The carefully designed pieces featured here make for unique gifts for any ladies in your life.

Roe-Zee Meat Market gives the butchers at commercial stores a run for their money while local Pavilion Produce Plaza provides crisp ingredients. Local farmers markets include the Sunland-Tujunga farmers and flea market, and the Burbank, Montrose and La Canada-Flintridge farmers markets.

Parks

Residents who need to walk their dogs (or their children) may find Fehlaber-Houk and McGroarty Parks a nice rest from the normal turbulence of the city. One of the more famous hiking trails in Tujunga, La Tuna Canyon Park keeps locals healthy with bike trails that extend into the neighboring valley.

Nature lovers may also enjoy hiking mountain trails in neighboring Angeles National Forest, where a picturesque landscape from native wildlife extends across indoor and outdoor camp sites. Rental fees are charged according to location for anyone needing a short vacation, and it's always handy to pick a location with a bear box. As an added precaution, don't forget to bring lawn chairs, coolers, radios, fire wood, flashlights, tents, thick mats for your tents, lamps and enough food to last your entire trip in order to avoid having to drive back into town for annoying supply runs.

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