I moved to Park Lane next to the Texas Tract in Simi. I have a 12 year old daughter. It is an easy commute to Chatsworth and you will need to allow time once you get to the exits on the 118. This area is great for kids. Everything is within walking distance: two grocery stores, CVS, the theater, Kolh's, The Habit, World Market, City Hall, the police station, library, senior center, possibly your credit union, bank . We also have lots of fast food and the possibility of a spa coming in. It is great area with or without a car.
Lemon Park as it is affectionately known, lies between North Tapo Canyon Blvd and Alamo and Town Center Drive over toward Galena. There is new construction here as well
The largest community in the area is Woodranch. It is west of the city and has many different housing types. It is further from the amenities mentioned above and further from Chatsworth. The homes are relatively new built within the last twenty years. There are great trails for hiking and some homes with the most fantastic views.
Of course there is so many other lovely tracts here; Indian Hills and Big Sky. There are new custom homes being built by Simi Valley Hospital off of Sycamore and as mentions in another great post the Kadota Fig Ranch which has a flare of old town Simi life. The closest areas from Simi to Chatsworth are Kuehner and Yosemite. It closest to Chatsworth.
Simi is a beautiful family community surrounded by foothills and gorgeous sunsets. There are several famous hiking trails and a very friendly Parks and Rec. We have RV parking and decorate for the holidays. The Simi Valley Days, The 4th of July Celebration, and the street festival are some of the best celebrations in the area.
This is just a little information and a tad bit biased. I encourage you to explore. There is certainly more about Simi Valley and many more neighborhoods.
Danielle Love Team Love Keller Williams 805-416-6042
You are welcome to call me for specific areas. I can give you the famous tour of this awesome town!