the closer to the edges of the valley you get (the hills), the nicer (more expensive) the property is. the closer to the center of the valley you get (Reseda, Van Nuys, etc), the more ghetto it gets.
The valley used to be agricultural (1930-50's) then became a suburb, then more recently has become more industrial and is becoming more urban.
Home to the largest Porn industry in the world (see chatsworth), the worlds most used road (the 101 freeway) and so much more. The valley is said to be where the excessive use of the word "like" first originated, but the rest of teen america seems to have picked that up now too.
see also "SFV" or "818"
the valley is about 100x better than the OC. in the valley you're never more than 10mins from a chill smoking spot (the hills). most of the OC doesnt even have hills.
A place where it is impossible to go anywhere without running into someone you know. The girls are the sluttiest. Make one phone call, and you can have any drug within ten minutes. The drinking age is fifteen. Parties every weekend. No such thing as relationships. Everyone is in a gang or a crew. Trends come fast, and go even faster. Most importantly, it's what I call home.
On the southside of the Valley, one can find many shopping centers, porn studios, a city within a city ... and mostly populated by white people. This is the place were you can find them "Valley girls"..
In the westside many neighborhoods are dominated by white people, excluding Canoga park. Other then the malls and movie theater.. theres really nothing to do. The westside is filled with stuck up girls, rich sluts trying to keep it lowkey, however the valleys pretty small so eventually word gets around. One can also find a large population of Asians and Arabians.
In the Eastside, Evil side by far..
Home to Gansters and hoes. The Eastide is home to many "G" neighboorhoods such as Pacoima, Sylmar, Panorama, North Hollywood, Sun Land, Lake View, Van Nuys, and the city of San Fernando. The Eastside is populated mostly by mexicans. Black people are scattered everywhere in the valley but mostly found in the neiborhood of Lake View, nevertheless some black people found their way down into the city of Pacoima, increasing gang violance.
Someone from the Valley: Fuckyou homie, This is the valley, Big Bad Ass 818...
If you live in the Merrimack Valley region, chances are you tell everyone you're from the "Boston Area", have a Boston accent, and cheer for all the Boston sports teams, even though Boston is an hour away. About half the people in your high school graduating class went to drug rehab before the age of 18. Unless your zip code is 01810, 05501, 01899, 01921, 01985, 01886, 03110, 03031, 03049, or 03087, you are working class/poor. Chances are, if you are from the working-class areas you pretend to be rich, while if you are from the rich areas you pretend to be "ghetto". Ethnic pride is high in The Valley. You will see more Irish, Italian, Canadian, Lebanese, Cambodian, Brazilian, Puerto Rican, and Dominican flags than American ones, though almost every other street is named for a KIA war soldier.
All in all, The Valley is a place of contradictions, not to mention a shitty place to live and an even shittier place to say you're from.
Angie: I'm from the Boston Area.
Milly: Wonderful! Where in Boston?
Milly: Hmmmm that's funny. I live in Boston and have never heard of any place in the city called Methuen.
Angie: Ughh, actually, it's in The Valley. And it's not Andover, Boxford, or Windham.
Milly: Ew! Do you live in a slum? Are your kids potheads? Do you shop at Marshall's? DO YOU SPEAK FLUENT ENGLISH?!
Ryan: Yo, yo, I rep The Valley.
Santos: Sweet man. What part?
Santos: Shit man, you ain't ghetto! You probably live in a colonial mansion. Try living in Nashua with a drug bust or gang fight outside your house every ten minutes.
Ryan: No way homie. Am-town has way more oxy and e than Trashua, cause we have the bank to buy all our shit off you!
The Valley: the trashiest place in America's northeast.