Tarzana is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. It was named after Edgar Rice Burroughs' fictional jungle hero, Tarzan, who wrote many of his novels while living in the area. The neighborhood is primarily residential and is known for its relatively affluent population and high real estate prices. It is also home to a number of parks and recreational areas, including the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area and El Caballero Country Club. Additionally, Tarzana is home to a diverse array of restaurants and shops, and is considered a relatively safe area with a low crime rate. There are many things to do in Tarzana for people of all ages and interests. Some popular options include:

  • Visiting the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area, which offers hiking, biking, and picnicking opportunities as well as fishing in the lake.
  • Playing golf at the El Caballero Country Club
  • Exploring the nearby Santa Monica Mountains, which offer beautiful natural landscapes and plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and horseback riding.
  • Shopping at the Tarzana Village shopping center, which features a variety of stores and restaurants.
  • Enjoying a meal at one of the neighborhood's many restaurants, which offer a diverse range of cuisines, including Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican, and Japanese.
  • Visiting nearby attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood, the Getty Center, and Griffith Observatory
  • Tarzana is home to a number of community events throughout the year, such as farmers markets, street fairs, and concerts.

Tarzana also hosts several annual events throughout the year. Some of the more popular events include:

  • Tarzana Farmers Market: This weekly event is held on Sundays and features fresh produce, baked goods, and other items from local vendors.
  • Tarzana Art Walk: This annual event features local artists displaying and selling their work in the Tarzana village shopping center.
  • Taste of Tarzana: This annual food festival features a variety of food from local restaurants and food trucks, live music, and family-friendly activities.
  • Tarzana Street Fair: This annual event features live music, food, and vendors selling a wide variety of goods.
  • Tarzana Holiday Parade: This annual event features floats, marching bands, and other festive activities, usually in December.


Overview for Tarzana, CA

33,651 people live in Tarzana, where the median age is 45.5 and the average individual income is $55,512.51. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45.5 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Tarzana, CA

Tarzana has 12,949 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Tarzana do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 33,651 people call Tarzana home. The population density is 3,908.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.77 / 50.23%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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Schools in Tarzana, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Tarzana. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Gan Israel Preschool
PreK - K
No rating available
Tarzana Elementary
K - 5th
Wilbur Charter For Enriched Academics
K - 5th
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Nestle Avenue Charter
K - 5th
Gaspar De Portola Charter Middle
6th - 8th

Around Tarzana, CA

There's plenty to do around Tarzana, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Dancetitute, Christian Grundeman Golf, and ZN Health.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 1.17 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.84 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.6 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.84 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.32 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.81 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

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