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Perks of Living in L.A.’s Warner Center

Apr 20th, 2016

Anyone living in the sprawling city of Los Angeles knows how drastically the atmosphere and quality of life can differ from neighborhood to neighborhood. One part of town where residents enjoy less stress and chaos than most Angelinos without compromising access to the multitude of treasures in Southern California is the Warner Center business development area in Woodland Hills.

Here are a few of the benefits that make Woodland Hills apartments near Warner Center so attractive to apartment hunters.

Best-of-Two-Worlds Location

The American suburb exploded in popularity because home buyers sought access to the amenities and conveniences of city life without having to sacrifice privacy, space, and access to nature. Suburbs still have appeal, but market trends suggest those buying homes and hunting for apartments today prefer living in urban environments. Unlike most of Woodland Hills, Warner Center has a distinctly downtown vibe. With the rest of Woodland Hills feeling more suburban than urban, life in a Warner Center apartment is the perfect compromise.

Rolling Hills make already private properties feel even more secluded. Tree-lined streets help remind pedestrians L.A. is more than just concrete, glass, and smog. People who live and work in Warner Center can walk to the office. Those who work near downtown L.A. can make it in just over 30 minutes, a relatively quick commute by L.A. standards.

Scenic Hiking Trails

Surrounded by hills and mountains, Warner Center is just minutes away from numerous hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trail heads. The Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve and Corbin Canyon Park, each just a ten-minute drive from AMLI Warner Center, have several miles of well-maintained trails between them. Malibu Creek State Park and Topanga State Park, covering a combined area of 22,000 acres and offering more than 50 miles of scenic hiking trails, are within twenty minutes of the Woodland Hills apartments.

World-Class Shopping, Dining, Entertainment

Living in a Warner Center apartment, shopping excursions of all types are made easier by the variety of shops in the vicinity. For weekly grocery runs, choose from Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Sprouts, a Target that stocks its grocery section with fresh produce, and Costco. For clothing, accessories, electronics, gifts, and other needs, the recently opened Village at Westfield Topanga is less than a mile away. This atmospheric shopping center, opened just over six months ago, is pristine, rich in retail offerings, and a pleasant place to pass time. The landscaping is impeccable; and a children’s playground, bocce ball courts, and relaxing outdoor lounges are etched into the mall’s design for your enjoyment. More than 80 shops and restaurants, a gym, and a luxury spa occupy the Village’s 550,000 square feet of retail space.

The Ambitious Warner Center 2035 Plan

The downtown-like feel of Warner Center is not something that emerged by happenstance. The development’s planners intended to create an urban center for the San Fernando Valley. While the path has not been without hiccups, it has changed the landscape and feel of the Woodland Hills neighborhood. In 2013, The Warner Center 2035 Plan, envisioning a bold future for the development, was approved without dissent by the Los Angeles City Council. The plan, focused on mixed-use and transit-oriented development and sustainability, aims to add 20,000 residential units and 49,000 jobs in the next 20 years. Details of the plan, which include a high-rise “urban neighborhood” and car-less transit, give eco-friendly residents something to get excited about.

Already an appealing place to call home, Warner Center has a lot going for it in the foreseeable future. If you want to experience this dynamic mixed-use development’s transformation, consider making your move before the crowds throng in overwhelming numbers.

Do you live in the Warner Center or a nearby Woodland Hills apartment? Leave a comment with your favorite perks of living in the area.

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