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One of the Valley's star long as you don't mind traffic.
Studio / 1 BR
30% Complete
2 Bedrooms
41% Complete
3 Bedrooms
66% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 562 Shops
  • 194 Fitness options
  • 236 Restaurants
  • 20 Grocery stores/markets
  • 26 Banks
  • 48 Nightlife options




Sherman Oaks has an average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for Los Angeles.


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Located in the San Fernando Valley just north of the Santa Monica Mountains, Sherman Oaks sits at the intersection of two very busy freeways: the 405 and 101. While this important crossroads has resulted in a busy downtown commerical area of offices and shops, it also means traffic is a way of life for its 50,000 residents.

Still, you'll find quiet streets sporting homes ranging from a modest ranch-style house up to a sleek and modern mansion. And since this neighborhood dates back to 1927 there are lots of green spaces.

A big draw for families are the neighborhood's many excellent schools.

Sherman Oaks is bordered on the north by Van Nuys and Valley Glen, on the east by Valley Village and Studio City, and on the south by Bel-Air and Beverly Crest, and on the west by Encino.


Burbank: 10.2 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit
Century City: 8.7 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 90-105 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 16.9 miles / 40-80 minutes by car / 70 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 13.7 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 90-100 minutes by transit

Sherman Oaks Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Sherman Oaks LOCAL schools

Notre Dame High School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.76 mi
Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.79 mi
Chandler Learning Academy
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.87 mi
Woodcrest Preschool
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.96 mi
Buckley School, The
Parent Rating:
Distance:1.05 mi


Local Flavor   Sherman Oaks Local Flavor

Tony's Mexican Grill
Tony's Mexican Grill 12910 MAGNOLIA BLVD, STE F, SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91423 MAP

A cozy, friendly Mexican restaurant tucked away in a strip mall. People rave about the service, portions, and price.

Natas Pastries
Natas Pastries 13317 VENTURA BLVD, STE D, SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91423 MAP

Another hidden strip mall find, this cute Portuguese-owned bakery recreates the pastries of the owner's youth. 

The Local Peasant
The Local Peasant 14058 VENTURA BLVD, SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91423 MAP

A neighborhood gastropub with communal seating and a healthy menu of beer, wine, and cocktails.

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