Woodland Hills is a beautiful, upscale suburban neighborhood located approximately 26 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles in San Fernando Valley. Nestled next to the Santa Monica Mountains, just north of Topanga State Park and the stunning Pacific coastline, the neighborhood has a significant population of just over 70,000 residents. Additionally, with 16.4% of residents aged 65 and older, seniors relocating to the area have ample opportunities to make friends.
For recreation, Woodland Hills seniors can easily enjoy the neighborhood’s warm Mediterranean climate where temperatures typically range throughout the year from lows of 45 degree to 85 degree highs. Nature enthusiasts can explore the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve’s approximately 3,000 acres or take a drive to the nearby world-famous Malibu beaches. For seniors interested in making this scenic area home, we’ve organized a list of Woodland Hill’s top 10 assisted living facilities.
Sunrise of West Hills
9012 Topanga Canyon Rd.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
Assisted living residents at Sunrise of West Hills enjoy beautiful views of the Santa Susana hills in a convenient location minutes from the shops at Westfield Topanga and Northridge Fashion Center. The facility’s outdoor living areas include a serene patio with elegant seating and a picturesque view of lush-green trees, and a shady porch lined with comfortable rocking chairs is also a great place to socialize and relax. Inside, residents can read and visit in the light-filled sun room or have a snack with friends in the bistro while playing their favorite tunes on the jukebox. Additional amenities include a luxurious movie theater, community kitchen and well-furnished, fireside living room.
7945 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
The pet-friendly Canyon Trails offers assisted living and memory care in a family-like atmosphere where residents and their loved ones benefit from a friendly, caring staff. The facility has a bright, cheerful ambiance, and there are support groups for family members along with frequent outdoor live music concerts and celebrations in the manicured garden courtyard. Residents live in spacious studio apartments with private bathrooms, and they can easily schedule hair appointments in the on-site beauty salon or hop aboard the scheduled transportation service for personal appointments and errands.
22361 Mulholland Dr.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Villa Mulholland is a small, intimate and homelike residence offering assisted living care administered by a compassionate, skilled staff. Tucked away on tree-filled property, the facility boasts an elegant shared living room with a 50-inch flat-screen television and a baby grand piano that sits under a beautiful, twinkling chandelier. The hallways are wide for easy navigation, rooms are furnished and include private baths and seniors can reside with their small furry friends. Outside, the shady terrace patio is filled with green plants and comfortable seating.
Belmont Village Encino
15451 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Close to Sherman Oaks Galleria and numerous shops and restaurants along Ventura Boulevard, Belmont Village Encino offers active seniors a prime location with scheduled transportation services so they may enjoy doing their favorite things. The facility’s modern, soothing decor is filled with light colors and plush furnishings, and there’s a beauty salon on-site where men and women can enjoy haircuts and stylings. Along with an on-site learning center, there’s an upscale bistro and an elegant fine dining hall serving approximately 24 varying food options each day.
20801 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
At Brookdale Chatsworth, residents can choose from a variety of floor plans offering abundant natural light and ample storage. The facility’s wellness center and holistic Optimum Life initiative helps enhance residents’ sense of comfort through six different wellness areas. There’s a B-Fit exercise program, art classes and volunteer opportunities to keep residents active and engaged. Residents can attend on-site religious services, schedule appointments in the beauty salon and peruse shelves of books in the fully stocked library.
Brookdale North Tarzana
5711 Reseda Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
Brookdale North Tarzana is surrounded by abundant greenery and palm trees in a convenient location that’s close to Tarzana Health and Rehabilitation Center as well as a large shopping complex with restaurants and a Whole Foods Market. The pet-friendly facility has a bright, cheerful foyer and an an outdoor patio that serves as the site of frequent social happy hours. There’s an indoor parking garage perfect for visiting loved ones, a piano for live musical performances and a suite of on-site amenities, including a movie theater, library, beauty salon and game room.
Meadowbrook Senior Living at Agoura Hills
5217 Chesebro Rd.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
A luxurious community that provides assisted living and memory care, Meadowbrook Senior Living at Agoura Hills was chosen for our top 10 list because of its warm, welcoming atmosphere and plethora of upscale amenities. Upon entrance, an open, atrium-style lobby with high ceilings greets residents and guests. On-site perks include the cozy fireside living area complete with comfortable furnishings and shelves of books, a billiards table and a movie theater with well-cushioned chairs and a popcorn machine. Residents can work out on exercise machines in the fitness studio or unwind in the secure outdoor courtyard’s shady seating. As an added bonus, the spacious apartments can include private patios and personal washers and dryers.
Brookdale Gardens of Tarzana
18700 Burbank Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
Walking distance from a multitude of shops and restaurants, Brookdale Gardens of Tarzana prioritizes residents’ wellness through its always-available staff and robust Optimum Life program that facilitates stimulating tai chi classes and interfaith religious services. Additionally, there’s an on-site wellness center and fitness center, a garden courtyard with walking paths for peaceful strolls and a professional beauty salon that’s beautifully decorated with greenery. Residents can engage in social and creative activities in the game room or enjoy friendly conversations in the cheerful, cozy shared living room.
Cedars Assisted Living
17300 Roscoe Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91325
Cedars Assisted Living is located in Northridge in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Residents here enjoy the convenience of on-site doctor appointments and apartments with emergency response systems. The friendly staff serves residents three healthy meals per day and offers regularly scheduled transportation services. Throughout the facility, there are ample peaceful reading areas where residents can enjoy a book from the on-site library, and outside, the landscaped grounds are filled with flowering gardens and tall, shady trees.
Fallbrook Glen of West Hills
6833 Fallbrook Ave.
West Hills, CA 91307
We selected Fallbrook Glen of West Hills for our list of West Hills’ top 10 assisted living facilities for its upscale vibe, passionate staff and amenities-rich outdoor living spaces. The well-landscaped courtyard has a state-of-the-art grill, a trickling fountain and comfortable patio seating along with gardens and a green lawn. Apartments have their own patios with beautiful views, and residents enjoy shared use of the amenities, including a dedicated movie theater with cushioned seating, a casual bistro and an elegant dining hall where staff accommodates special diets and residents’ personal tastes.
Is Woodland Hills the Right Choice for You?
Despite its smaller size, Woodland Hills offers seniors a wealth of opportunities to indulge in their favorite activities. Besides a wealth of parks in the area, Woodland Hills Recreation Center contains an indoor gym, tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool and an auditorium for gatherings and performances. Some of the area’s best shopping can be done at the bustling Westfield Topanga mall, and an array of popular restaurants line Ventura Boulevard. Additionally, many big city perks of Los Angeles are within an easy travel distance.