[Neighborhood] Tarzana

Apartment & Houses for Rent in Tarzana

Top Things to Do in the Area

Even though Tarzana is mostly a residential area, the area still boasts a considerable number of eateries and restaurants of all shapes and sizes and styles. From sushi to sandwich shops, food lovers will be well served exploring the wide variety of tantalizing local tastes. The town also boasts popular bars, saloons, and karaoke bars, which draw in visitors from surrounding neighborhoods. There are a number of parks in the area, as well as a rather extensive community center, complete with barbecue pits, a lit baseball diamond, and a gymnasium. If you managed to snap up a one of the coveted houses for rent in Tarzana, you’ll be able to enjoy a comfortable proximity to the Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park, the Corbin Canyon Park, and the Braemar Country Club, which are in use year round due to the area’s comfortable climate.

Unique Facts

Yes, Tarzana was in fact named after the fictional character written by Edgar Rice Burroughs named “Tarzan.” Initially the area had been a swath of ranch and farmland, which the United States acquired from Mexico in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1797. In 1919 Edgar Rice Burroughs would come to visit the area with his family for a winter season, and he liked the land so much that he came back again for another winter before eventually buying some of the land for himself. When Burroughs purchased the land he decided to call it “Tarzana Ranch,” but his ownership was short lived, and he eventually sold the land for residential development. This in turn encouraged the surrounding farmers and ranchers to follow suit and sell their own land for residential development, leading to the formation of Tarzana as it is today. In more recent times, Tarzana has kept a tight relationship to storytelling, being a popular site for film and television shooting. Tarzana has been the set for a number of moving picture productions, including the movies The Karate Kid and Thirteen, as well as the television show Six Feet Under.

Life in Tarzana

Developed as a residential area after its purchase by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzana has mostly kept true to its roots. With only around thirty-seven thousand residents and one of the lowest population densities in Los Angeles, residents enjoy a quiet neighborhood with a number of public schools and family-friendly areas for people of all ages to enjoy (the median age of the town is thirty-eight years old). Not particularly a high-traffic or tourist-heavy location, Tarzana residents enjoy a genuine suburban environment, with most visitors to the area being people from adjacent neighborhoods, dropping by to partake in the quaint bars and other activities that locals enjoy and recommend so much.

Notable Natives and Residents

Many celebrities and starlets reside in Tarzana, most likely to capitalize on the peace and quiet of the area and privacy that comes with an extremely low population density. Some of Tarzana’s more popular residents include singer and actress Selena Gomez, performer Chris Brown, rapper Iggy Azalea, actress Blake Lively, and soul music singer and songwriter Bobby Womack.