How diverse is the neighborhood of Winnetka? So diverse that they’ve got the Multicultural Learning Center, founded by a mother-daughter team as a means to provide a student-centered bilingual education. While schools are taking care of the future generations’ heads, the town’s Recreation Center is where all ages can get their calorie burn with volleyball, softball, and an assortment of classes and kids summer camps. More serious athletes will want to sign up at the Southern California Baseball Academy, for coaching, lessons and batting cages.
With an affordable cost of living, Winnetka is not just kid-friendly, but parent friendly as well.The city provides a funded Child Care Center, making it easy for working moms and dads. For a dose of its rich history, you can get some tidits at the Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society and Museum.
GRV LOCAL EATS
JOHNNY PACIFIC (7574 WINNETKA AVE.)
Good Caribbean food can be hard to find, unless you’ve already discovered Johnny Pacific. Their chill atmosphere will put you in the perfect mood to enjoy the signature dishes of the Latin tropics.
SONG PHAT (20506 SHERMAN WAY)
Enjoy the well-prepared, well-served cuisine of Vietnam, from their many varieties of Pho to their juicy roasted quail. Locals can’t get enough of this place.
DAGLAS DRIVE IN (20036 VANOWEN ST.)
This little-known spot deals out some the sloppiest savory sandwiches and burgers in the area. These mouthwateringly meaty meals will have you c
raving them any time, any place. Everyone loves a good burger.
Winnetka is diverse and hot. Prices are moving up, but for good reason. In another decade, Winnetka will be a power player in the SFV real estate market.
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