Bound by Burbank Blvd to the North, The Ventura Freeway to the South, The Hollywood freeway to the East and The Tujunga Wash to the West, Valley Village was first formed in 1939 with the approval of the Los Angeles City Council. It certainly does not have a concrete feel with many of the streets lined with mature magnolia, pine, oak and elm trees. On the contrary, one LA Times article described it as Norman Rockwellesque . There are a fair number of apartments but they are mostly located along Riverside Drive. The residents of Valley Village are mostly well educated and many of them are involved in the entertainment industry. Colfax Elementary is one of the best in the area and a drawing card for the areas greatly desired real estate with several shops, clubs, and restaurants minutes away.