Located in the San Fernando Valley just to the north of the Santa Monica Mountains, Encino is an upscale neighborhood of quiet, tree-lined streets with large single-family homes and apartment complexes. It's unique since it has the largest number of residents of Iranian and Russian ancestry in the United States. It's also home to a number of celebrities.
Unlike some of the other San Fernando Valley communities, which can be quite bland, Encino has a vibrant shopping and dining scene, with hundreds of restaurants and stores. And when you're feeling sporty, you can head down to the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area where you can play a round of golf or some cricket or ride on one of the bike paths. There are also plenty of athletic fields and a play area for kids.
Encino has several excellent schools. It's also got easy access to two major highways, the 101 and 405, so getting up the coast for a weekend in Santa Barbara or over the mountains to all the LA's Westside has to offer is a breeze.
Burbank: 15.2 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 65-85 minutes by transit
Century City: 15.6 miles / 35-85 minutes by car / 120 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 21.9 miles / 50-100 minutes by car / 120 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 17.8 miles / 35-80 minutes by car / 120 minutes by transit
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