Studio City

population 37,201
med. household income med. income $75,657
med. home value $1,180,400 $1,180,400

Aptly named for its long history with Los Angeles filmmakers, Studio City continues to have a cinematic presence in the city. The shaded, tree-lined streets offer an idyllic alternative to the rest of the city. It’s proximity to Universal Studios and its theme park are a common entertainment choice for Studio City residents.


Local residents support the diverse businesses in Studio City.


Originally called Laurelwood, Studio City was born from the studio lot that was established by film producer Mack Sennett known as CBS Studio Center. Much of the area is still centered around the studios and many of the residents are of the rich and famous.

From historic to new, Studio City is a mix of local scenes.
Restaurants and bars in Studio City serve cuisine of all stripes.


Much of the culture is focused around the studios and entertainment industry. Along Ventura Blvd, many businesses thrived for a while until they faced renovation to keep up with the times. The Studio City Theater is one building that remains largely intact, more specifically the exterior marquee and box office, although it now houses a Barnes & Noble bookstore.

From historic to new, Studio City is a mix of local scenes.
Restaurants and bars in Studio City serve cuisine of all stripes.
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  • Lifestyle

    Similar to Sherman Oaks to the west, Studio City’s main attractions are on Ventura Boulevard and include restaurant and bar destinations such as Black Market Liquor Bar, Laurel Tavern, and some of the best sushi in Los Angeles in SUGARFISH by nozawa and Teru Sushi.

    Studio City is also home to Beeman Park (Studio City Recreation Center) that features an auditorium, barbecue pits, a lighted baseball diamond, an outdoor running and walking track, and much more.

Great Schools Ratings 10
Carpenter Charter 10/10
Hollywood Alternative 10/10


Ratings Average 10
Carpenter Community Charter School 10/10
Hollywood Alternative Schooling 10/10

Studio City is home to many great schools including Campbell Hall, Oakwood Elementary School, and Harvard-Westlake High School. The latter is one of the highest regarded private schools in the city and has been ranked in the top 10 schools in the country by two years in row.

  • Real estate

    Studio City real estate market trends do show a 14 percent decrease in median home sales over the past year making this neighborhood desirable for investment and a bounce back.

    With neighboring communities gaining more attention, Studio City has felt some recent hits but the market is still good.


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