Reseda, California, Area and Education Info

Reseda, California, is a district of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley north of the city. Reseda's location in Los Angeles provides it access to a number of institutions of higher learning, including several well-known universities and colleges. Find out about its population, economy and school options below.

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About Reseda

Reseda was one of the San Fernando Valley's first suburban communities, developing quickly after World War II into an established district of the city of Los Angeles. The neighborhood has almost 75,000 residents, based on 2014 population estimates from Sperling's Best Places. The median age for people in this neighborhood was 35, and the median house price was about $370,400.

Reseda offers residents access to all that greater Los Angeles - the nation's second-largest metropolitan region - has to offer, from the cultural amenities of downtown L.A. to the world capital of the film industry in the hillside district of Hollywood. The beaches of Venice and other seaside communities are a relatively short drive away, as are the Santa Monica Mountains' recreation area and Angeles National Forest.


Reseda has three postsecondary institutions, including Annenberg School of Nursing, which offers a practical nursing program. Residents can find an additional 30 schools within 10 miles of Reseda. Los Angeles Pierce College is about two miles away in Woodland Hills. This public 2-year school has programs for more than 21,000 students.

California State University at Northridge offers students dozens of bachelor's and master's degrees programs, and a doctoral program in educational leadership and administration. CSU Northridge is ranked 70th among regional universities in the West, according to 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Other nearby colleges include Casa Loma College, Los Angeles Valley College and Mount Saint Mary's College.

Beyond the Valley, the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to the University of California at Los Angeles, or UCLA, one of the nation's top public research universities. Other major educational institutions in and around L.A. include the University of Southern California, California State University at Los Angeles, Occidental College and Loyola Marymount University.

Economy and Employment Info

The greater Los Angeles metropolitan area depends economically on trade, technology, education, healthcare, tourism, finance, petroleum and media. The motion picture, recording and entertainment industries are key players in the metropolitan economy as well. The most common industries for working residents of LA county, based on 2012 census data, were:

  • Healthcare and social assistance - nearly 500,000 jobs
  • Professional, scientific and technical services - about 521,000 jobs
  • Manufacturing - nearly 360,000 jobs
  • Retail trade - about 385,000 jobs

Major employers in the Los Angeles area include Honda Motor Company, FOX Networks, Paramount Petroleum and Sony Pictures.

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