Its lower population density as compared to other regions of Los Angeles and large acreage makes Sherman Oaks a beautifully spread-out neighborhood where residents can fully utilize their land. Elementary and middle schools frequent the area, making Sherman Oaks a great place to raise children. A journalist described the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park “a popular site for family gatherings,” complete with sports courts, and an auditorium. This park is not just for children, however, and also includes a Senior Citizen Center with recreational facilities. The entertaining features and open land of Sherman Oaks makes it the perfect home for residents of all ages.