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The residential urban neighborhood of Mission Hills is located in the San Fernando Valley, on the northern side of Los Angeles, California. This area is predominantly composed of single-family homes, although apartments and businesses are also located in the community. Business including retail shops, services, and restaurants tend to be located along major arteries, such as the Sepulveda Boulevard, which runs centrally through the area. Two major freeways intersect this community, the Ronald Reagan Freeway, and the San Diego Freeway, providing access to other communities services and communities for locals. For pet owners, there is a veterinarian located in Mission Hills, and several groomers and pet supply stores are located nearby in adjacent communities. Residents can enjoy walking their dogs through residential areas or to access business in some commercial areas. Because the weather in the San Fernando Valley is more extreme than in other areas of Los Angeles nearer to the coast, if you are walking in the area you may need to take measures to dress comfortably for conditions. Summers can be hotter, and doggie boots to protect your pup's paws from hot pavement may be advisable, and cooler temperatures can be experienced in the winter, requiring a jacket. However, even winter is still fairly temperate, and most days are warm enough to venture out on foot with your canine friend.
Terrain in Mission Hills
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
Mostly Artificial
Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
Hilly
This historic neighborhood is named for the Spanish Mission located nearby and has the second oldest residence in Los Angeles, the Andres Pico Adobe. There is some interesting Spanish-style architecture in the neighborhood, as well as a historic cemetery. Two major freeways intersect in the center of Mission Hills. The San Diego Freeway runs north to south and the Ronald Reagan Freeway runs east to west. These major arteries can impede foot traffic navigating the neighborhood, however, they are elevated and underpasses with pedestrian ways allow foot traffic to cross safely underneath these freeways in many locations. You may need to plan your walking route to access these safe crossing locations if you need to navigate from one section of Mission Hills to another. The area is predominantly flat, and most residential neighborhoods have good sidewalks with grassy strips separating roadways and sidewalks for pedestrian safety. Also, these strips provide softer walking surfaces for doggy paws. There are lots of mature trees, gardens, fenced yards, swimming pools, and other landscaping features on residential properties located in  Mission Hills, to enjoy when strolling through the neighborhood.
Greenways in Mission Hills
9 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Los Angeles have an average of:
18 Greenways
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Mission Hills features several parks and cemeteries, providing greenways in the neighborhood. The San Fernando Mission Catholic Cemetery and Eden Memorial Park Cemetery feature large gardens, located in the north of the community, that can be enjoyed from adjacent sidewalks. Also located in Mission Hills is the Devonshire Arleta Park and Devonwood Park, with playgrounds, benches and play areas, and the Brand Park Memory Garden features well-manicured grounds and a community center with architectural features and unique landscaping. The Andres Pico Adobe Park,  features a historical site with one of the oldest buildings in the area. Nearby, natural areas are located a short distance to the north. There are multiple trailheads, with miles of wilderness to explore, and steep terrain that provides wonderful scenic views of the area, including Mission Hills. This is a great area to explore for adventurous canines and their owners who are willing to put in some hiking through rougher, elevated terrain.

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