Encino and Sherman Oaks

Welcome to Encino and Sherman Oaks

Peaceful neighborhoods with beautiful homes close to downtown LA.
Encino is a quaint, peaceful neighborhood on the eastern side of Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley region. The Encino and Sherman Oaks neighborhoods have unique, luxurious architecture and various home designs. From the classic California ranch-style homes to the modern contemporary residences, these neighborhoods are home to extensive housing options. Architectural options include Mediterranean Revival, Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, and artisan-style homes.
The environment in Encino is an affluent community close to many attractions, including Encino Community Center, Ventura Boulevard Shopping and Restaurant District, and Universal CityWalk. Alternatively, Sherman Oaks features green spaces with mature trees offering residents privacy from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will also find beautiful wide boulevards, mature trees, and quiet streets in these neighborhoods. The reputation of these neighborhoods continues to grow fast because they are near many major attractions, convenient to major freeways, and close to downtown Los Angeles.

What to Love

  • Beautiful wide boulevards and mature trees
  • Quiet streets
  • Numerous restaurants along Ventura Blvd
  • Lively shopping and high-end dining scenes
  • Proximity to downtown Los Angeles

Local Lifestyle

Encino is a peaceful neighborhood boasting beautiful homes and residents who enjoy biking, golfing, and gardening. Residents also love these neighborhoods because of their proximity to downtown Los Angeles. The communities have easy access to major freeways like the 405 and 101 specifically, which connect them to Los Angeles. These regions also feature lively shopping and upscale dining scenes.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

These populated communities are near many notable restaurants and shopping centers, including easy access to top entertainment, business, and fitness centers. Along Ventura Blvd, which links the two communities, there are many culinary destinations from high-end restaurants to more relaxed settings. The Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks is an upscale Mexican restaurant featured on the Food Network and mentioned in Eater LA. It's a great place to go with friends or family, but make sure you make a reservation because it fills up quickly. The restaurant also has a large patio, perfect for enjoying a pitcher of margaritas on a warm summer night. 
Within walking distance from Casa Vega, the Petit Trois is famous for its French-inspired cuisines. Along the Ventura Blvd, you will also find Blu Jam Cafe and CiCi's Cafe, which serve massive breakfast options appreciated by locals. Another popular restaurant is More than Waffles, famous for Belgian waffles, and including light American cuisines. Their service is always prompt and friendly, and they have a great outdoor seating area, making it easy to enjoy their delicious meals while relaxing in the ambiance. 
The Hummus Bar and Grill serves fresh and flavorful Mediterranean-inspired dishes every day. They also serve hummus dishes to complement choice toppings, including falafel balls or chicken shawarma. Overall, if you're looking for a place to relax while enjoying some delicious food with friends or family, look no further than these establishments.

Things to Do

In Encino and Sherman Oaks, you'll find a vibrant community with a lot to offer. Whether you're looking for a little outdoor adventure or want to take in some art, there are many things to do in these neighborhoods. Residents enjoy upscale shopping at the nearby Sherman Oaks Galleria and outdoor activities along Ventura Blvd. For nature park fanatics, Lake Balboa Park is one of the most popular spots. It has extensive acres of park space, including a lake, playgrounds, picnic areas, and more.
The Deervale Trail-Stone Canyon Park has long been one of the best places for hiking in Southern California. The park features easy to challenging trails. You'll also find picnic areas, playgrounds, and other amenities for more fun. You can also enjoy strolling along the creek bed while listening to the sounds of nature around you. Sherman Oaks also features the Stone Canyon Overlook, a short trail with expansive nature views. These neighborhoods have many other fantastic parks for nature trails, biking, scenic views, and fun.


Encino and Sherman Oaks are served by Los Angeles Unified School Districts. Schools of note include:

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