Canoga Park is a neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles in the western San Fernando Valley
region—north of the 101 and south of the 118, near West Hills and Winnetka. Canoga Park's population density is quite high, with over 60,000 residents in 4.35 square miles of territory, and its ethnic diversity is notable. Like many areas in The Valley, it sits on flat land but exhibits gorgeous views of hills and mountains; relative to neighborhoods like North Hollywood
or Van Nuys
, Canoga Park is a little bit greener and a little bit more remote.
Biking is a feasible means of transportation there, but if you need to commute eastward into the rest of the San Fernando Valley or southeastward into the Los Angeles Basin, a vehicle is more or less a necessity. Your major access routes to other areas of Los Angeles County are the 101 and 118 freeways and Topanga Canyon Blvd.; Sherman Way and Canoga Ave. are your primary throughways within the neighborhood.