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Bordered by Encino and Studio City, Sherman Oaks is one of the more affluent neighborhoods of The San Fernando Valley. With a myriad of unique shops, restaurants, and cafes, the neighborhood is replete with leisurely venues and activities. Sherman Oaks is also home to the iconic Ventura Boulevard, more affectionately known to locals as “The Sushi Strip.” It’s proximity to Universal Studios and its theme park also make it ideal for those interested in movie history.
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Sherman Oaks is an increasingly affluent neighborhood in Los Angeles. Cut by Ventura Boulevard, many of its residents live in the canyons and foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Recent attention has made it the one of the most popular parts of the valley for walkable dining destinations and shopping districts.FIND AN AGENT
Like many neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley, a move to Sherman Oaks was largely influenced by the movie studios in the area. The cinematic presence continues today, as Sherman Oaks is home to many of L.A.’s actors and entertainment personalities. Sherman Oaks residents are also close to many of the city’s popular art and cultural museums like The Skirball and The Getty.
Largely focused around Ventura Boulevard, the lifestyle in Sherman Oaks can be found in its restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. Anchored to the west by the Sherman Oaks Galleria, the stretch along Ventura is walkable with plenty to see and taste. Notable destinations for food and drinks include Public School 818, Blu Jam Cafe, On The Thirty, Tipsy Cow, and the historic Casa Vega.
There is also a strong dedication to an active and outdoor lifestyle with the sizable Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park that features many soccer and baseball fields with a 3-mile track that encircles the entire park.
Sherman Oaks has many public and private schools in the area, including Kester Avenue Elementary, Sherman Oaks Elementary, Robert A. Millikan Middle School, and Notre Dame High School. Notre Dame is a notable private high school that has generated numerous famous alumni such as actress Kirsten Dunst, Actor Ed Begley Jr., and Pro Baseball Player Giancarlo Stanton.
The Sherman Oaks real estate market is very strong with a 17 percent increase in median home sale prices over the last year. With home rapidly rising, Sherman Oaks is now starting to capture more attention.
The uptick can also be attributed to residents wanting to be closer to the destination pockets of Ventura Blvd.
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