Sunland is a neighborhood in the Valley section of the city of Los Angeles, California. Often mistakenly said to be part of the nearby San Fernando Valley, Sunland is actually part of the Crescenta Valley.
It is bordered by the Los Angeles districts of Shadow Hills and Lake View Terrace on the west, La Tuna Canyon on the south, and Tujunga on the east, and by the San Gabriel Mountains on the north. The Foothill Freeway links it with downtown Los Angeles (via the Glendale Freeway) and to the San Gabriel Valley far to the east.
Like most of the San Fernando Valley, Sunland's development occurred largely in the 1950s and 1960s. Much of the district's housing stock consists of modestly sized single-family detached homes.
There are currently large amounts of construction in progress all around Sunland.
In 2009, the Los Angeles Times's "Mapping L.A." project supplied these Sunland neighborhood statistics: population: 15,316; median household income: $68,720.
There has been a brush fire since Wednesday August 26, 2009. Two firefighters are reported dead. Thousands of residents in La Crescenta, La Canada, Sunland and Tujunga have evacuated the area. The smoke of the fire has affected the quality of air for most of Los Angeles County. This brush fire has been named the Station fire by the media. Today Monday August 31, 2009 (five days later) more residents are being evacuated from the area of Tujunga.
Sunland is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Elementary schools that serve sections of Sunland include:
Residents are also zoned to:
Los Angeles Public Library operates the Sunland-Tujunga Branch.