People & Lifestyle
The community of Woodland Hills is perfect for a variety of lifestyles. Because of its proximity to Topanga Canyon, residents typically enjoy being a part of nature and hiking, cycling, or surfing at the nearby beaches and canyons. Plus, with its ideal location perfectly situated at the base of a major freeway, residents can easily commute and stay connected to other parts of the city. The area still maintains a (for Los Angeles) “country” vibe, as ranch-style homes, horseback riding, and country music are popular within the community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The two main streets of Woodland Hills are Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Ventura Boulevard. With plenty of options for dining, entertainment, and shopping, these streets are typically the most popular outings in the neighborhood. Westfield Topanga is the major mall on Topanga Canyon Boulevard, and down the street are a movie theatre and a Costco. Ventura Boulevard has plenty of dining options that range from Mexican to Japanese to steakhouses. Plus, the street also has several different grocery stores including a Sprouts, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s, in addition to a happening bar scene.
Things to Do
Because Woodland Hills is so easily accessible, it’s easy for residents to jump between the different neighborhoods within the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. However, Woodland Hills has plenty of great things to do close to home. From hikes to parks to scenic overlooks and mountain- biking trails, the community is full of outdoor activities, and the residents take advantage of them. The Woodland Hills Country Club also offers great opportunities for members; with a golf course, fine-dining restaurant, swimming pool, and more, it’s definitely a community hotspot. With three nearby stables and plenty of trails, horseback riding is also another popular activity for residents.
Woodland Hills falls within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The area has a wide variety of different education option, both public and private.
Notable Public Elementary Schools:
- Woodland Hills Elementary Charter for Enriched Studies, K-5
- Serrania Avenue Charter for Enriched Studies, K-5
- Calabash Carter Academy, K-5
- Lockhurst Drive Charter Elementary School, K-5
- Academy for Enriched Science, K-5
- Woodlake Elementary Community Charter, K-5
- Calvert Charter for Enriched Studies, K-5