The community of Linda Vista was established back in 1886, but ceased to exist for a time after damage from the flood of 1916. Then, for a time the area served as an olive grove. But in 1940, the area was given new life as the site of a government housing project meant to house aircraft workers. Three thousand homes were constructed quite quickly, but infrastructure to match this sudden community was not built as quickly. So for a time residents struggled with busing students to schools outside the community and having only one small grocery store and other such every day struggles. The community had to build infrastructure over time. Among these needs, was medical services and Linda Vista Community Hospital, a now closed and supposedly haunted hospital which lies within the community, first opened its doors in 1904. The hospital served the community for many years and finally closed its doors in 1991. Due to its proximity to Hollywood, it remains a popular shoot location for movies and TV shows, including ER and “Outbreak.”
This thriving community has many fine homes as well as having the retail and service businesses necessary to take care of it’s residents.
The neighborhood of Linda Vista spans 3.078 square miles and is home to 20,670 residents giving the community a population density of 6,716 people per square mile. According to city-data.com, whose information dates from 2011 the median household income was 58,061. The median rental price was $1,303 and the average estimated single family home value is $351,640. Homes for sale range from starter homes and fixer uppers up through middle class structures and luxury homes. Rental options include apartments and other multi-family structures such as duplexes. Other housing options include town houses, condominiums and upscale apartments with a variety of amenities for sale or lease. Contact a local real estate agent today to explore all the possibilities in sunny Linda Vista. Read less –
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