Sherman Oaks is a desirable locality in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. The bustling community encompasses part of the Santa Monica Mountains, which creates ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and a lower population density than some of the surrounding areas. Due to its laid-back environment and tight-knit sense of community, Sherman Oaks is extremely popular with families and young professionals.
Originally founded in 1927, Sherman Oaks is comfortably nestled between Van Nuys and Valley Glen to the north, Beverly Glen and nearby Bel Air to the south, Encino to the west, and Studio City and Valley Village to the east. For commuters, both the 405 Freeway and the 101 Freeway run through the city. For families, the public schools in Sherman Oaks are highly regarded. The Buckley School — a world-renowned, private, K-12 school — is also located in Sherman Oaks.
Sherman Oaks is home to numerous outdoor parks. The Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center offers various lighted and unlighted sports courts and fields, an indoor gymnasium, picnic areas, an outdoor pool, and a community center. There are also numerous hiking and equestrian trails in open space parks in the Santa Monica Mountains, including Fossil Ridge Park and Deervale-Stone Canyon Park. These hiking trails offer panoramic views of Sherman Oaks.
Sherman Oaks real estate ranges from condominiums along some of the busier thoroughfares to luxury homes in gated communities. Residents enjoy a true sense of community, and there are numerous community events held throughout the year. Westfield Fashion Square is one of the Valley’s premier shopping destinations, and there is also a farmers’ market is held every Tuesday outside of the thriving complex. For even more shopping and dining, residents head to the Sherman Oaks Galleria. The beach and other areas of LA are also easily accessible via the convenient freeways.