Encino is a beautiful community located in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Located just north of the Santa Monica Mountains, the desirable neighborhood acts as a gateway between the valley and the areas of LA located south of the mountains. Encino attracts families and individuals seeking quiet neighborhoods surrounded by scenic open space and recreation areas.
Located in the very center of the southern region of the San Fernando Valley, Encino provides a perfect location in the greater Los Angeles area. It is bordered by Sherman Oaks to the east, Tarzana to the west, Bel Air to the southeast, and Brentwood to the south. The neighborhood is easily accessible by the 101 Freeway.
Encino was first established after an expedition in 1769 traveled through the Sepulveda Pass and stayed in the picturesque area. Originally named after the grand oak trees in the region, Encino continues to live up to that description. The community is full of ample space for outdoor pursuits and is perfect for families for that very reason. The five-acre Los Encinos State Historic Park offers a museum, historic buildings, and open space, while the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area offers golf courses, cricket pitches, tennis courts, trails, a playground, and a 27-acre man-made lake known as Lake Balboa. There’s even a Japanese garden and large dog park in the lush city.
Encino real estate ranges from charming bungalows on tree-lined streets to larger estates in gated communities. Historically, the neighborhood was immensely popular with classic film stars, and the city’s ample conveniences continue to attract numerous high-profile individuals. Along with the numerous outdoor parks, Encino also offers plenty of shopping and dining options. Encino Commons is a popular retail district, and Ventura Boulevard is home to other stores, restaurants, and nightlife.