Also located in San Fernando Valley, Sun Valley, as its name implies, is located in a valley of the Verdugo Mountains. There are 13 public and 4 private schools in the area. The population in the 2008 census was estimated to be around 81,800. Sun Valley has a rich history that includes the building of the Southern Pacific Railroad that linked Southern California to Northern California. The railroad made it possible for people to buy up parcels of land in the area, creating more businesses and increasing the population.
The average cost for a home in Sun Valley was $405,000 as of December 14, 2014. This is a 4.9% increase over 2013. The average price per square foot is $299.