Winnetka is located next to Canoga Park on the west, Woodland Hills on the south, Chatsworth to the north, and Reseda 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.
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.
In 2009, the Los Angeles Times's "Mapping L.A." project supplied these Winnetka neighborhood statistics: population: 46,943; median household income: $62,535.
The United States Postal Service Winnetka Post Office is located at 7655 Winnetka Avenue.
Winnetka residents are zoned to Los Angeles USD schools .
Public elementary schools that serve portions of the Winnetka area include:
Public middle schools that serve portions of the Winnetka area include:
Public high schools that serve portions of the Winnetka area include:
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.