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Shadow Hills is a semi-rural neighborhood in northern Los Angeles, California, USA.



Shadow Hills is located in the southern portion of the community of Sunland and extreme northeast portion of Sun Valley, California, east of Glen Oaks Boulevard.

The City of Los Angeles first annexed Sunland in June 1926. For many years, Shadow Hills remained rural and largely undeveloped because its hills and rock-hard soil made it difficult to build.[1]

The area is primarily equestrian zoned, one of the last remaining such sections within the City of Los Angeles.


The community is located in the Verdugo Hills, in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Shadow Hills is north of the independent city of Burbank near the western-most portion of the Tujunga Valley, a part of the larger San Fernando Valley which begins just southeast of the Hansen Dam reservoir.

Shadow Hills is adjacent to the communities of Lake View Terrace to the north, Sunland and Tujunga to the east, Sun Valley to the south, and Pacoima to the west.

Shadow Hills is an acceptable city name for ZIP Code 91040. Sunland is the default city name assigned to ZIP Code 91040.


As of the 2000 census, Shadow Hills has a population of 3,739 people. The racial breakdown includes 79% Caucasian, 14% Latino, 3% Asian American, and 1% African American.[2]

Shadow Hills falls within Census Tract 103300.

In 2009, the Los Angeles Times's "Mapping L.A." project supplied these Shadow Hills neighborhood statistics: population: 13,098; median household income: $82,796.[3]


Shadow Hills is part of the city of Los Angeles and is represented by:

Public safety


Los Angeles Unified School District serves Shadow Hills.

Protection efforts

The neighborhood's residents formed the Shadow Hills Property Owners Association in the mid-1960s to fight the planned routing of a Foothill Freeway offramp through the heart of the neighborhood. This would have run along McBroom Street and two segments of Wheatland Avenue, from Wentworth Avenue to Sunland Boulevard. This grassroots organization persuaded the Los Angeles Planning Commission to abandon the proposed route for the offramp, and so preserved the neighborhood's semi-rural character. The Association continues to function today with a slightly different name.


  • A hunting lodge once owned by actor Clark Gable still stands in Shadow Hills overlooking the lake.



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Coordinates: 34°15′43″N 118°21′03″W / 34.26194°N 118.35083°W / 34.26194; -118.35083


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