noun. short for "The San Fernando Valley", an section of the City of Los Angeles, touching the north/west border of LA county. population 2.5mil (approx).

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"
L.A. people constantly bad mouth the valley, but every time it tries to become it's own city, they vote that shit down, cus they know how much they need the bundles of money the SFV brings in to keep their over-populated schools, over-used roads and everything else running

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.
by Olly J March 14, 2005
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depending on where you go, you can find a run-down shack with 11 hispanic kids living alone, right next to a gated mansion worth $3 million. every night someone is running from the cops,being followed by a helicopter. ambulances are constantly blaring, and if you listen carefully, you can hear gunshots in the distance. and even though its so dangerous to live here, houses are expensive as all hell. one never knows what to expect when you live around here.
it may not be new york city, but its certainly interesting.
by alex r May 2, 2005
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a quaint suburban sort of place, the valley is thought to be tacky and boring by the snobs who live over the hill, but those of us who live here know there's more to life than spending daddy's money on drugs and designer jeans. we take complete credit for the extreme usage of the word "like" that seems to have overrun the teen nation.
1) Like, yeah, I was driving the 405 in traffic, and all I could think was, "Thank goodness I live in the valley!"
by sfvforlife January 12, 2005
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noun. The San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. see sfv. Also known to mean any other valley such as the central valley in CA, simi valley, san jose, san gabriel, etc. usually denotes a valley in California.
by Anonymous July 2, 2003
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A word short for The Central Valley in California. The Valley is made up of both the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys.

It is full of farms and suburbs. Most people who live in the valley came from the bay and work in the bay. About 6.5 million people live in the valley and it is the fastest growing area of California.

The valley is completely surrounded by mountains, resulting in hella smoggy and hot conditions in the summer. If wildfires start in the mountains then a thick fog of smoke settles in the valley. In the winter it rains all the time and the fog gets so thick you literally can't see your feet if you are standing.

The valley cities are mostly crowded and have nothing but shopping centers and houses. Kids in the valley like to go to parties and concerts. It doesnt matter what day of the week it is, you can most likely find a party or concert somewhere.

Kids from the valley like to represent. If you ask them where they are from they will most likely say "the valley" or their area code, like "the 209".
Guy 1: "hey dude, where you from?"
Guy 2: "I'm from the valley"
Guy 1: "That's sick, your from LA?"
Guy 2: "Nah dude, the valley. You know, the 209 fool!"
by thatslegit April 16, 2009
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A destitue smog ridden hell hole in the Los Angeles metro area. It sonsists of a few exclusive areas such as San Marino, but mostly disgusting middle to lower class trash holes of communities. Some like its proximity to the hills, but if that is what you are looking for the following are more suitable places to live: The San Joaquin Hills in Orange County, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Palos Verdes, anywhere.
I wish I lived in Orange County instead of the Valley so I didn't have all of this smog and dead brush around.

Oh god, its 100 frickin' degrees in the valley today.

Wow, the beach is really far from here, why do i have to live in the valley?
by Tom24 June 25, 2005
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a gross and disqusting part of the world where the dumb idiotic girls of the world collaborate. these girls typically wear abercrombie, hollister, gap, old navy, and they think they are soooo cool if they own one pair of seven jeans, and an ugly dooney and bourke bag. they idolize lindsay lohan and paris hilton for their tacky hot pink ensembles. valley girls and boys generally listen to punk rock, or anything that is on kiss FM because they are incredibly stupid and tasteless. valley girl prom dresses tend to come from windsor, and they always wear their makeup caked on, with light blue eyeshadow, and lipliner. it is necessity for valley girls to have french manicures painted on their tacky fake nails. valley girls love to wear their jeans tucked in with their skater shoes, and are ALWAYS behind on all the trends. they always wear the tightest jeans, and their motto tends to be "the sparklier the better!" girls in the valley shop in malls, and they really like target. pink is always their favorite color. valley people or "vals" as some like to call them, are hated througout the normal world aka over the hill. the valley has the temperatures of hell, and no one in their right mind would ever move there. if you live in the valley and you feel you do not fit in with this criteria, then you are exempt from this harsh reality, and i commend you for your resistance to your surroundings.
OH,and do not confuse cher horwitz from clueless to be a valley girl, because she hates the valley because she is from beverly hills.
1. Oh god, look at that hideous girl over there, she has sparkly jeans...she must be from the valley

2. Ew, i hate the valley, its such a desolate wasteland.

3. Hip westside girl: (set in nebraska suburia) Ew, look at the houses, and the people...i feel like im in the valley! get me out of here!!!
by cute LA chick January 10, 2005
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