North Hills is a community in the San Fernando Valley. It lies within the city limits of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles County, California. It is mainly residential but has a few sites of minor note including the Sepulveda Unitarian-Universalist Society (nicknamed 'The Onion' for its appearance) and Bull Creek (where the motorcycle chase scene in Terminator 2 was filmed).
North Hills has a deserved reputation as one of the Valley's major gang hotspots. Although generally safe during the day, exercise caution in this area at night.
The 405 Freeway runs north-south through North Hills. Exits in North Hills are on Roscoe and Nordhoff.
Sepulveda Boulevard is lined with cheap motels. Most of them used to cater to prostitution and drug activity but claim to have cleaned up. You should stay at them with low expectations.