"Little something for all"
Ventura Blvd is one of my favorite thoroughways in L.A. It spans so far and wide, and literally has everything you could be looking for, whether its shopping, eating, movies, exercise, people-watching, etc. Its also great because it lies just on the other side of the "hill" with Hollywood being on the other side. Housing is a little pricey along the blvd, but the offshoot streets leave you with lots of safe and affordable options if you're looking to plant your seeds out here.