"Affluent, family oriented, and very safe"
For sure, one of the nicer areas in Los Angeles and the Valley. This is a predominately white upper class area. It has a small town yet urban feel to it. Many of the people who live here work in the entertainment business. So the residents are "with the times" and drive nice cars and take care of themselves physically. It's one of the only areas in LA that has very good public schools. There are some nice parks and hiking trails. Ventura Blvd runs through the center of Woodland Hills which gives you access to some of the best restaurants, shops, and night life the valley has to offer. Another major advantage to Woodland Hills is that you can easily get to Malibu and the beach via Topanga Canyon Blvd or the 101. Perhaps a downside to Woodland Hills is that it gets really hot in the summer...but no more then any other area in the Valley. Great place for families and young proffesionals as well.