Introduction to San Fernando, California
San Fernando, California, in Los Angeles County, is 9 miles SE of Santa Clarita, California (center to center) and 19 miles NW of Los Angeles, California. The city is located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area and has a population of 23,564.
San Fernando History
With a history dating back almost two centuries, the city of San Fernando was named in honor of a Spanish Saint/ King. Initially, the the area supported only ranching activities centered around Mission de San Fernando Rey, but by the early 1800s, the community had grown to accommodate a trading center. In the 1840s, the area experienced a gold rush as gold nuggets were discovered in a nearby canyon. By 1876, the railroad had arrived, and the community blossomed into a vibrant center of manufacturing and commerce.
San Fernando and nearby Attractions
- San Fernando Branch County of Los Angeles Public Library
- San Fernando City Hall
- Layne Park
- La Rinda Shopping Center
Things To Do In San Fernando
The city's rich and varied cultural heritage is reflected in the historic buildings like the public library and the city hall. Visitors to this city can enjoy a sweeping view of the panoramic San Gabriel foothills and also enjoy the big city benefits with downtown Los Angeles only minutes away. Amusement parks like the Layne Park, the Las Palmas Park, and the Glenoaks Park offer excellent recreational facilities for visitors to enjoy. In addition, one can also meander through the numerous shops and plazas dotting the streets of the city.
San Fernando Transportation
Air transportation is available from Los Angeles International Airport.
San Fernando Higher Education
The local college is Los Angeles Mission College.