What started as a simple little oil drilling operation back in the early 1900s has since grown into a thriving community of affluent and married families that appreciate their little corner of the city and show a lot of pride for the town they call home. After the oil boom died down a little bit, farms began to pop up left and right and the area became well known for dairy farms and orchards that grew everything from apricots and oranges to walnuts and beans. You can still see the traces of all those citrus groves in some lucky people’s backyards.
Los Angeles is a sprawling city of concrete and skyscrapers, teeming with traffic and people. Sometimes, it is too much to handle, and you need a little respite. Luckily, in Granada Hills, they have the ideal place to get back to nature. O’Melveny Park is the second largest green space in all of Los Angeles and is a fantastic place to hike, bike, trail run, or picnic. During clear weather, you can see all the way to the Pacific Ocean and south to downtown Los Angeles. It really is a beautiful piece of nature, and free to enjoy.