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It is surrounded by Reseda to the north, Woodland Hills to the west, Encino to the east, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the south. Significant thoroughfares include Reseda Boulevard, Tampa Avenue, Wilbur Avenue, Burbank Boulevard and the commercial backbone of the south San Fernando Valley, Ventura Boulevard.
Most of Tarzana's inhabitants live in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains south of Ventura Blvd. North of Ventura, there is a uniquely created location meant to emulate a far more rural setting referred to as Melody Acres. Tarzana consists of two country clubs (with golf courses) nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains: El Caballero Nation Club and Braemar Country Club. At the remote southern finish of Reseda Blvd., there are a quantity of luxurious gated communities, which includes Mulholland Park, Silverhawk Ridge, Monte Verde and Braemar Estates.
North of the Boulevard, exactly where a smaller portion of the population lives, there are fewer houses and a lot more apartment buildings. Tarzana extends to Victory Boulevard, even though only a modest percentage of the population lives in the area.
There are roughly 28,484 residents. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the racial composition was predominantly White (78.9%), followed by Asian (5.6%), and Black or African American (3.8%).
American Indian or Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander every constituted much less than a single % (.three% and .1% respectively) of the population. 13.1% identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino. About 35.two% of the population in 2000 was foreign-born, which includes 21.9% that have been born in Iran and ten.6% in Mexico.
Tarzana attributes a burgeoning Iranian-American population, and the community is well known for its Persian restaurants, booksellers, and language instruction institutes.
A thriving and long-established Jewish community attends 4 synagogues and provides the customer base for the initial and only branch of the Hebrew language bookseller Steimatzky constructed outside of Israel. A quantity of well-known and nicely-regarded delicatessens can be located in Tarzana, such as the Tarzana Armenian Grocery and Mort's Deli.
Notable residents include comedian Jeremy Hotz, actor Jamie Foxx, actor Chuck Norris, filmmaker John-Erik Jordan, KROQ's Kevin, Bon Jovi gutairist Richie Sambora his wife, actress Heather Locklear and frequent Star Trek guest star Hana Hatae.
The region now recognized as Tarzana was originally part of the San Fernando Mission, which was established in 1797 by Spanish settlers and missionaries, who eventually displaced the indigenous population. Later on the spot was seized by Mexico and then sometime afterwards, the United States, at which point the location came to be part of a sequential order of significant cattle ranches owned by the wealthy and strong regional elites. Beginning in the 1870s, the spot was purchased by investors who transformed it into a large-scale wheat farm operation.
In 1909 the surrounding area was purchased by the Los Angeles Suburban Properties Firm. Common Harrison Gray Otis, founder and publisher of the Los Angeles Instances, had invested in the business, while also buying 550 acres in the center of modern day-day Tarzana. One more investor established a little town called Runnymede in the general vicinity and allocated the surrounding land for little poultry ranches and berry farms.
In 1915 Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known as the author of the Tarzan stories, purchased Otis land upon which he constructed a large residence, and renamed the home, Tarzana Ranch. Burroughs subdivided and sold the land for residential development, whilst the neighboring little farms had been also converted to residential areas. In 1927, regional residents renamed the town Tarzana in honor of Burroughs and his famous literary character.
Portola Middle School in Tarzana was used as a location for the movie Thirteen.
In the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia , Tom Cruise's character, Frank T.J. Mackey, was born and raised in Tarzana. The climactic scene from that identical movie happens on the intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Sherman Way, a locus for numerous P.T. Anderson scenes.
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