Hey Cindy, like Kevin and Jovana stated, if you are close to Ventura Blvd. between Laurel Canyon and Coldwater Canyon, you will be happy with the livliness and close proximity to restaurants and shops. Whitsett Ave. has a lot of condos and it's a direct shot to Ventura Blvd., but not too busy. Also, Moorpark St. stays fairly quiet (except during morning & evening rush hours, and even then it's not too bad) and there are many condos (and apartments) lining the street. Colfax is full of condos and apartments (and even a co-op), and is fairly desirable because it's just down the street from the ABC Radford Studios. And one of my favorite streets (South of the 101 Freeway) is Tujunga Ave. If you walk Tujunga Ave. just South of Moorpark you will see why. There are really cute shops & nice restaurants (Aroma Cafe, Coyote restaurant, Vitello's restaurant, a neat little gelatto shop, etc), and Tujunga will take you right down to Ventura Blvd. driving South and give you access to the 101 Freeway or the 170 Freeway driving North. I love the area, and it's very dog friendly too!! Hope this helps!