This is a great area for walking through quiet residential areas while having access to services on foot. There are plenty of pedestrian walkways and major arteries to provide access to the area. The weather is usually sunny and hot, with temperatures reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit or more, on a regular basis. Wear cool clothes, and take water and sunscreen for you and your dog when on walks in the heat of the day. There are plenty of pet services in the area including specialty shops and pet supply stores to the north and several veterinarians and grooming salons for Chatsworth residences and their pets.
This community has one of the lowest population densities in Los Angeles, making it a peaceful neighborhood with many single family residences and multi-family condominiums and townhouses. There are also plenty of restaurants, shopping and businesses, developed park areas, open areas, and natural areas, providing lots of variety in the region.
Many of the single-family homes are very large with pools and large, mature landscaped grounds. The area features several natural areas including the Santa Susana Mountains to the north and Stoney Point Park and Porter Ranch to the North. The commercial area in the valley is fairly flat, however, as you move into the residential area, the terrain becomes more hilly, and as you move to the west nearer the Santa Susana mountains natural area, changes in elevation become more pronounced. Hikes through the natural areas require some climbing and good footwear is recommended.
Chatsworth contains several parks, school grounds, and a notable cemetery, providing green space within the community. Large landscaped residential properties provide plenty of green areas to enjoy while walking through the neighborhoods. There is a large natural area to the west, which include the Santa Susa Mountains and the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park featuring many trailheads and natural hilly terrain, with great views and lookouts. Parks that make up this large natural area include Chatsworth Park North, with 20 acres of developed parkland, sports fields, playgrounds, jogging paths and picnic facilities. Chatsworth Park South has 100 acres of rocky landscape and features areas for bouldering and rock climbing, including long trails for horses and pedestrians with dogs. Chatsworth Oaks Park in the south has three acres of open park area, with picnic facilities and children's playgrounds linked to the state park trails. Stoney Point Park features natural rock outcroppings, caves, and trails for adventurous hikers and climbers. The Chatsworth Reservoir, also located in the area is now out of service as a reservoir but is part of the park system. The reservoir provides habitat for migrating birds and local wildlife with amazing views of the surrounding areas.