Stierlin Estates grants a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, helped along by its characteristic zigzag streets, thoughtfully designed to prevent cars from speeding. The streets of Stierlin Estates end at the Highway 101 wall, deterring non-residents from entering the neighborhood. A line of commercial and industrial buildings along the freeway wall act as a noise buffer. Homes in Stierlin Estates are predominantly well-maintained, single-family ranchers built in the 1960s. Some townhouses and condominiums can also be found in this lovely neighborhood. Majestic magnolia trees are scattered throughout the area as well. With the influx of tech workers and their young families, Stierlin Estates offers children a safe neighborhood to play and walk to school.