Sherman Oaks

A sophisticated, quiet neighborhood with suburban comforts in the heart of the San Fernando Valley.


Quiet, suburban Sherman Oaks shares several similarities with the bordering town of Encino. Both neighborhoods provide residents with a family-oriented community and a quiet lifestyle far away from the celebrity and glamor of Downtown Los Angeles. That said, Sherman Oaks is central to the San Fernando Valley and has plenty of charm. 

Families are attracted to the convenient location of this secluded town. Sherman Oaks maintains its peaceful aura while simultaneously providing easy access to modern comforts and a distinguished shopping and dining scene. Rich with amenities, Sherman Oaks sometimes feels like a small town. Residents love the modern single-family homes and the short distance between their property and surrounding parks, upscale malls, and eclectic boutiques.   

What to Love

People & Lifestyle 

Sherman Oaks is primarily composed of families who love the safe, clean suburban feel while still residing close enough to the city to make the commute quick and easy. It's far enough away from the dense city streets to offer respite yet close enough that commuting isn't a hassle. The neighborhood's central location makes it accessible to Los Angeles and beach havens such as Santa Barbara—a lovely spot for a short getaway trip. 

Sherman Oaks also attracts many young professionals from a variety of industries. A walkable town, there is a strong sense of community from residents who enjoy meandering the streets in the evenings to check out the shops or try a new restaurant on Ventura Boulevard. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Ventura Boulevard runs approximately 13 miles from Woodland Hills to Studio City. Hundreds of notable restaurants, including everything from fine dining to casual mom-and-pop eateries, line the boulevard. Ventura is also home to some of the best shopping in the area. As one of the oldest east-west thoroughfares in the San Fernando Valley, Ventura has evolved into a bustling concentration of local small businesses, mini-malls, restaurants, and million-dollar estates. 

Indulge on authentic Italian and Sicilian dishes at Panzanella Ristorante or try the mouthwatering truffle bacon mac 'n' cheese at chef-driven Local Peasant. Grab breakfast at beloved Blu Jam Cafe and then make a dinner reservation for two at the romantic and intimate French bistro Mistral.

If American luxury department stores are more your style, Macy's and Bloomingdale's anchor Westfield Fashion Square in the Van Nuys area. Opened in 1962, Westfield Fashion Square has evolved into a robust shopping center with over 140 stores. The mall has even appeared in several famous television shows, such as The Office and Malcolm in the Middle

Things to Do

The Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park and Recreation Center encompasses a sprawling park with multiple paths, a pool, and athletic fields for soccer and baseball. Additional facility features include lighted, indoor basketball courts, volleyball courts, a soccer field, tennis courts, an indoor gym, and a football field. 

Aside from the recreation center's many sports programs, there is also an abundance of programs geared toward arts and crafts, dance, gymnastics, summer camp, holiday events, guitar, and more. Register you and your family with the Los Angeles Parks Department to gain access to their facilities. 

Find wholesome family fun at the San Fernando Valley's best family-friendly entertainment center, Sherman Oaks Castle Park. It's the perfect venue for birthday parties and special events and is a great way to spend the day with your kids! Home to multiple miniature golf courses, an arcade, and batting cages, children will be entertained for hours! 


Sherman Oaks is serviced by the Los Angeles Unified School District.  

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