A vibrant neighborhood with a cool, suburban feel
Nestled in the San Fernando Valley, you’ll find the beautiful neighborhood of Sherman Oaks. This lush area includes part of the Santa Monica Mountains. Because of this, residents can enjoy all the metropolitan benefits of the San Fernando Valley while enjoying a quiet neighborhood with a suburban feel and a lower population. The area still boasts much of its old iconic Hollywood architecture as well as a portion of the famous Ventura Boulevard, 18 miles of hundreds of shops, businesses, and exclusive homes.
Sherman Oaks is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood. The streets are tree-lined and shady, inviting long walks or jogs in friendly areas. There are dozens of fine-dining restaurants, delis, ethnic eateries, unusual boutiques, independent shops, art galleries, museums, spas, and theaters. Residents enjoy countless amenities, and public transportation and schools are excellent. The housing includes luxury villas, older estates, and ranch homes, spacious newer homes, opulent condominiums, and upscale townhouses.
Residents of Sherman Oaks get the best of both worlds with the unparalleled metropolitan amenities of the San Fernando Valley and the quiet nature preserves and parks associated with the Santa Monica Mountains. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it, too? The Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Rec Center offers sports and fitness programs, dance, sports fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, a jogging path, and a summer camp. Locals also love gathering and catching up on the latest gossip at the Sherman Oaks Farmer’s Market every Tuesday, where they have the freshest produce, artisan bread, arts and crafts vendors, and food trucks.
Start your day off at the Happy Days Cafe, where they take their coffee seriously and have a Churro Doughnut and a Spanish Latte. Enjoy Happy Hour and American food at The Local Peasant, a popular neighborhood bistro and pub, and order the Crispy Fish Tacos—you won’t regret it. For outrageously good French cuisine on a special date night, make a beeline for Mistral Restaurant. Their Crisp Duck Confit with Orange Grand Marnier Sauce takes dining to a new level. Over at Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, you’ll feel spoiled with their Beef Sukiyaki Bibimbap, and then you can roast a S’more right at your table. Paradise.
The Sherman Oaks Galleria is packed with upscale clothing shops, accessories, shoes, jewelry, several spas, restaurants, a fitness center, and a theater. For a fun night out or a birthday party, Castle Park offers miniature golf, an arcade, and a batting cage.
In nearby Burbank, you’ll find the Flappers Comedy Club featuring comedy shows, open mic nights, classes, and a comedy festival. The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundations offers rotating exhibits, over 400 pieces in its art collection, and tours. The Colony Theater is a world-class theater in nearby Burbank, offering the latest in theater, live music, and comedy.
The Los Angeles Unified School District proudly serves Sherman Oaks and is notable for the following schools.
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