For those who dream of living a beautiful California lifestyle, it may not get any better than Tarzana.
Located between Encino and Woodland Hills, Tarzana is close enough to LA that you can get there if you want to, but far enough away that the LA busy-ness doesn’t overwhelm.
If you are cautious to stay in the better parts of the area, Tarzana is an amazing place to raise children. There are good schools, but if you are not liberal-leaning, you may want to look into private schools that align with your values. There are some beautiful parks where you can meet other parents and your kids can play with folks their own age. Since most of the area is politically left, the laws and customs reflect that. Marijuana is legal, and no one bats an eye if the smell of cannabis drifts from your backyard. There are restrictions on water use to help save the planet, recycling is a must, and old-fashioned soda fountains have been replaced by bubble tea houses and coffee places with $12 cups of java. Tarzana has a strong sense of community, and you can see moms and nannies walking babies in strollers through the neighborhoods as well as dog moms jogging with their golden doodles beside them. Most families have pets, and for people who enjoy loving other peoples’ pets, there is the opportunity to greet them at the local parks or just on neighborhood walks. For those who love having their own pets, Tarzana is a pet paradise. For dogs that are nervous, vets often recommend doggy cannabis products, just like doctors prescribe their humans legal medical marijuana and friends gather to enjoy cocktails and legal recreational marijuana.