Jose Mier's shot of the Verdugo Mountains, Sun Valley CA

Jose Mier and Sun Valley’s Claim to Fame: Verdugo Moutains

What would any site dedicated to Sun Valley be without the mention of our spectacular hillsides? If you’re a Sun Valley resident like me, Jose Mier, you can’t miss them. They jut right up in the distance and you can see them from just about any point in Sun Valley.

Jose Mier's shot of Verdugo Mountains, Sun Valley CA
Jose Mier’s shot of the Verdugo Mountains, Sun Valley CA

In fact, portions of our fair city are located on the hillsides which mean great views of the Valley for the homeowners who live there.

While I was on the road recently I shot some quick video to show some of the hillside homes that are visible as you drive up Hollywood Way toward the 5 freeway. Not only does it mean that some of SoCal’s pricier homes are right here in Sun Valley but it makes our city unique among the other parts of greater Los Angeles that are basically just flat areas.

State Park Minutes Away

We’re an urban area but did you know that our Verdugo Mountains are part of California’s State Park system? That means we’re blessed by close proximity to nature that our sister communities don’t have. And like I mentioned in my previous Jose Mier video post, horse country and the Old West are only minutes away from civilization (i.e., downtown Sun Valley).

You may not think it to look at us, but we are special among San Fernando Valley towns. The Verdugo Foothills are part of that reason. As a proponent of our city that’s why I urge more people and businesses to come find a home in Sun Valley.

Jose Mier and Sun Valley’s Claim to Fame: Verdugo Moutains
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Jose Mier records the Verdugo Foothills in Sun Valley, CA on video.
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One response to “Jose Mier and Sun Valley’s Claim to Fame: Verdugo Moutains”

  1. […] Jose Mier Sun began with the mission of promoting our little slice of greater Los Angeles. One of the main selling points of our community is its location. When I began writing about Sun Valley I promulgated the fact that we have so much around us, including several major s}Southern California tourist destinations. Disneyland in Orange County is only a 45 minute drive from Sun Valley, without traffic of course. But an even closer attraction is Universal Studios which is about 15 to 20 minutes from the heart of Sun Valley. Universal Studios and indeed in all of Hollywood are touted as reasons to use the Burbank airport as an alternative to LAX. And indeed, prior to the coronavirus, tens of thousands of people from around the country came to southern California to visit these places, Universal and Hollywood among them. […]