Sun Valley Jose Mier as you know I was promoted several different day trips, all which can be accomplished starting from are beautiful community of Sun Valley. One of the most attractive features of the living in Southern California is the variety of landscapes in a small geographic area. It is possible for someone in Southern California to wake up, go skiing in snow covered mountains in the morning, drive one or two hours and go surfing in the ocean in the afternoon.
Possibilities like those are what makes Sun Valley such a great place to live, especially since we are located pretty much in the center of all this activity and by driving one hour either West or to the east, we can reach Snow on our mountains in the winter months or the Pacific ocean if we go the other way.
For this day trip we’re not saying you should pack all this into one day. No, today we’re merely talking about a trip to the snow, and specifically a visit to Mount Baldy on the northern edge of the Inland Empire. You don’t have to be a skier to enjoy the mountain climate, fresh air in at this time of year Snow, but if you do ski there are opportunities for you to enjoy the sport by driving only an hour from Sun Valley.
Like most of the day trips we talk about on Sun Valley Jose Mier the directions for this one are also very easy. At the risk of repeating ourselves it’s because Sun Valley is located so close to so many Southern California freeways. To get to Mount Baldy from sun Valley the route is as follows:
Take the 5 freeway south to the 134 freeway east. The 134 turns into the 210 freeway when you get to Pasadena. Continue to follow the 210 freeway east until exit 52 in Claremont. Once you exit, go north on Mount Baldy Road until you reach your destination. All in all it will take just about an hour. Now with recent rains and snowfall, it’s a good time to visit our mountain resort areas. If you are one of those adventurous types you could even start with a swim the Pacific ocean in the morning and end your day in the snows of Mount Baldy. In fact that might be very attractive to those who are visiting from back East and the severe winter storms that they’re going through right now.
Take Out and Delivery Are Popular Options During COVID
Sun Valley Jose Mier has been doing some thinking during this pandemic and one of the things we think about is where Sun Valley residents are eating–if it’s not at home. For most of us we are staying in more then we did in 2019 but even despite the coronavirus pandemic we’re still dealing with, people like to have a treat once in a while, eat out, take out or have something delivered.
We had our suspicions that the pizza industry was doing rather well despite–or because of —the coronavirus shutdown. What we found confirms those suspicions. People want to take out a meal for themselves and their family that Pizza is an easy choice because it’s low cost and it will feed a lot of people. Don’t just take our word for it. Read the stats on the QSR Magazine website.
We wanted feature some of the Pizza places here in Sun Valley in an effort to get business going so without further ado here’s a list of some of the best-known pizza parlors in Sun Valley California.
Sun Valley Jose Mier researches just about everything we can find concerning Sun Valley from shopping to dining to real estate. One of the real estate sites that you may not know about is Rubyhome.com. This real estate site is dedicated to Southern California homes specifically. In fact Rubyhome is based in Beverly Hills California.
For those of you either moving within Sun Valley or to Sun Valley from some other location in the state or nation, Rubyhome could be a valuable resource. In addition to Real estate listings you can take a virtual tour or schedule an in person tour and contact the buyer’s agent all through the website.
It’s fortunate that we are able to accomplish so much–including the purchase a home –without leaving the confines of our current home thanks to the Internet. This is especially important now that we are still stuck in our homes for the most part due to the coronavirus.
As of this writing there are 23 homes listed in the Sun Valley area. The median home price is $640,000. With interest rates at historic lows this maybe the perfect time to purchase a home, especially a home in Sun Valley California. We recommend checking out Rubyhome.com in adding that to your real estate research toolkit.
Sun Valley Jose Mier has compiled other day trips from Sun Valley but we wanted to make know of this suggestion in light of the fact that it seems Los Angeles County will be easing up on some of our coronavirus restrictions. That means within a few days outdoor dining should be available once again and we can take advantage of it.
Day trips from Sun Valley don’t have to be very long. I know we talked about trips to Orange County or the Santa Barbara area, but taking a trip to Beverly Hills is only a little over 30 minutes and it’s an opportunity to get out of Sun Valley and change of scenery for an afternoon or whatever you’d like to do.
For visitors to Southern California who are making Sun Valley their base of operations, Beverly Hills is usually one of those things the people want to see when they’re visiting us and it’s so easy. It’s actually an enjoyable drive over the Hollywood hills, including some twists and turns and then you’re in the midst of huge houses and fancy restaurants. Of course visitors to Southern California always want to take a walk down Rodeo Drive and our route will take you right there.
Our favorite way to get to Beverly Hills is to take Hollywood Way south to the 134 freeway. Hop on the 134 West, allow it to merge with the 101 freeway, exit on Coldwater Canyon and head south. Coldwater Canyon will take you over the Hollywood hills and it turns into Rexford Drive. Rexford will take you to Santa Monica Blvd. and it’s only a block or two to Rodeo Drive and shopping and dining. Total drive time: 34 minutes.
If you’re visiting Sun Valley take a quick jaunt over to Beverly Hills to hobnob with the rich and famous. If you’re at Sun Valley resident you could use the opportunity to grab some lunch now that restaurants are reopening. Don’t forget to patronize our Sun Valley restaurants too!
Sun Valley Jose Mier looks for anything that will make things easier for residents of our community or that is just interesting or fun. On one of our many daily searches of the Internet we found a page on the trulia.com website for Sun Valley. If you’ve never checked out Trulia you should. Especially if you’re investigating what living in Sun Valley would be like.
There’s a wealth of information available on this website right at your fingertips including things like the number of homes for sale, homes for rent, schools, restaurants and a whole lot more. As you can see from the screenshot on this page the information is right there as well as a map which shows Sun Valley and its location and all the points of interest within its borders.
Another thing we like about this website is that you can get an idea of what the community is like. They’ve asked residents to rate Sun Valley in different areas such as sidewalks, grocery stores, community spirit, etc. So you can get an idea of what your neighbors or potential neighbors think about the city in which they live. The comments are not sugarcoated and residents who have problems are free to express their feelings and let others know what difficulties they have living in Sun Valley. For the most part however the comments from Sun Valley residents are positive. This means most of us are pretty happy living here in Sun Valley. And why wouldn’t we be? This is, in our opinion, pretty good place to live given all the options we have for shopping, dining, transportation and travel.
For those looking to make a move to Southern California—and specifically Sun Valley—the Trulia website is a great resource. Even if you already live here it’s nice to check it out to see what restaurants and attractions are nearby. There maybe some you’ve overlooked or never heard of before. So check it out.
Sun Valley Jose Mier keeps an eye on the weather because one of our community is that Southern California, and specifically Los Angeles County, is a pretty temperate area. As we write this, preparing for the week ahead, it’s currently 85°, sunny, and we’re actually running the air conditioning.
Let’s jump forward a few days shall we? Checking the weather on meteored.com for the next week something really jumped out at us. Sunday, January 24th is supposed to have a low of 31°! Yes, if you read that right. One degree below freezing. Now for our countrymen who live in the Midwest or back east and deal with freezing temperatures for weeks on end, something like this not a big deal. But for us in Sun Valley, it is. The overnight lows almost never dip below freezing so this is quite out of the ordinary. We are supposed to see rain on Saturday the 23rd but nothing for Sunday. If the forecast is a bit off could it be possible that for the first time in our memory Sun Valley sees snow? And we’re talking about Sun Valley, California.
Regardless of our prognostications and imaginations, it looks like it is going to be cold. That means will be bundling up and of course we need to think about our homeless neighbors would have to suffer on the streets during these periods of freezing temperatures. Indeed the temperatures will be in the low 40s in the days preceding and just after Sunday the 24th so take any precautions you need to.
Southern California just doesn’t get this cold but there are always exceptions and it looks like 2021 has some in store for us.
Sun Valley Jose Mier articles have detailed many day trips that can be taken from Sun Valley to other places around Southern California. However, today we wanted to address the different transportation options available for whatever trip you want to take and specifically by using the website Rome to Rio.
If you’re unfamiliar with Rome to Rio it’s a website that will give you all the transportation options from one point to another. You literally can put in two different cities such as Rome, Italy and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and see your transportation options. We’re not looking to take a trip of that magnitude. We just want to get from downtown Los Angeles to Sun Valley. As we’ve written many times before Sun Valley has easy access to a number of freeways, making the trip to anywhere in Southern California pretty easy. But automobiles are not the only modes of transport available to us.
One of the benefits of living in Sun Valley is that we have our own Metrolink stop (located at 8360 San Fernando Rd.) so it’s a snap to hop on the Metrolink train and take it into downtown Los Angeles at Union Station. Union Station is the hub for not only Metrolink trains but the underground subway, the Metro, as well as aboveground train lines such as the red line. All these options means it’s possible to get around Southern California from Long Beach to the Inland Empire without having to use an automobile.
For those of you that are interested, Rome to Rio gives a travel time from Union Station to Sun Valley of 29 minutes and ticket prices range from $4-$7. The next time you’re thinking about travel to or from Sun Valley try giving Rome to Rio shot and see what your options are. Given the amount of traffic we have on our freeways, taking a train trip might be a cool and enjoyable alternative.
Sun Valley Jose Mier is dedicated to promoting all aspects of our community in effort to boost our economy and the overall reputation of our portion of the San Fernando Valley. If talked about various neighborhoods, restaurants and other businesses but some of the businesses that call Sun Valley home go unnoticed or under the radar. One of these is Coronado Manufacturing.
Coronado is involved in aerospace, aviation and medical manufacturing. They’re located right here at 8991 Glen Oaks Blvd. We couldn’t give a better description of their business than they do themselves on their website.
We are a leading manufacturer of precision-machined components for customers in the aerospace, defense,
telecommunications, and medical industries. Our world class facility in California’s San Fernando Valley currently handles mission-critical parts for a growing roster of end platforms, including:
The leading commercial aerospace programs
Business and regional jet aircraft engines
Every manned space flight to date
Coronado manufacturing has been in existence since 1959 and we’re proud that they call sun Valley home. Manufacturing this one of the most important industries we have in Sun Valley but not many people know about it. You may pass by these facilities without giving them a second thought but inside men and women are dedicated to producing the highest quality specifications for equipment that we’ll go into the air, into outer space or will be used in the medical industry.
Sun Valley Jose Mier with another great day trip idea. As we’ve said many times before Sun Valley is in a prime location, Close to so much around Southern California. One of those spots it Is extremely close it makes for perfect morning or afternoon jaunt. We’re talking about the Griffith Observatory.
The observatory is very famous, having been featured in hundreds of feature films and TV shows, but it’s an actual observatory and when it’s dark you can see the constellations the night sky. During the daytime the location is perfect for viewing just about all of the Los Angeles basin since the observatory is located on top of a hill overlooking Hollywood, Los Angeles and beyond.
Currently the observatory is promoting the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn which come this close in the night sky only every 800 years or so. As we write this the skies in Sun Valley are a bit cloudy so let’s hope that when you try to spot the conjunction of these two planets the night sky is clear.
As with so many day trips that we’ve profiled on Sun Valley Jose Mier this one too is very easy. From Sun Valley get on interstate 5 heading south. After only a few minutes exit on Los Feliz heading west. Take N. Vermont Canyon Road North to W. Observatory Rd. Simple? We thought so. This whole trip to the observatory takes just over 20 minutes. If you’re short on time you can spend an hour or two at the observatory and go on to bigger and better things. Although what could be bigger than the heavens themselves? And all this is very close to our backyard in Sun Valley.
Sun Valley Jose Mier wants to take a moment on this new year’s eve to wish all our Sun Valley family (and indeed all our readers) a very happy new year. We can only hope that with a vaccine for COVID being rolled out as we write that 2021 will be a better year all around than 2020. Please stay safe and healthy and celebrate this new year with us!