Studio City is where you’ll find the lowest geographical point in the San Fernando Valley and some of the highest home prices. The neighborhood starts at the Valley floor at its northern border shared with Valley Village, then stretches up foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains to its highest point and southern border with Hollywood Hills West.
Sherman Oaks and Toluca Lake flank the district on its eastern and western borders while Ventura Boulevard and the 101 Freeway pass through it (east/west axis), connecting them. The commercial core runs along Ventura Boulevard.
Quick freeway access and proximity to major studios (television and film) make this part of Los Angeles highly desirable for folks who work in the entertainment business. In fact, CBS Studio Center sits right in the middle of the community.
The major thoroughfare streets are tree-lined and heavily trafficked. Side streets are quieter and more relaxed. Well-manicured lawns, charming landscaping, and backyard pools are common.
Studio City home prices are moderate in residential areas along the valley floor and go higher as one drives up and into the hills. Incremental gains in elevation result in better city, valley and canyon views. As such, homes quite often come equipped with decks. The trees among the hillside properties provide a lush, woodsy feel.
Architectural styles of homes in Studio City come in many varieties. Here you will find Spanish, Mediterranean, Italian Riviera, Farmhouse, Mid-Century Modern and California Ranch architectural designs.
Multi-family residences and condos are found near the commercial district and Valley floor.
Shopping centers, boutiques, grocery stores, restaurants, and pubs run along Ventura Boulevard, the primary commercial area of Studio City. If you need something that you can’t find locally, Studio City is centrally-located in L.A., making it easy to run errands to other parts of town.
A local gem, Studio City Farmers Market, operates every Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm (rain or shine). Vendors offer organic produce, flowers, cheese, and fruit. Prepared food is also available. The block-long marketplace is kid-friendly (bounce houses, petting zoo) but you’ll need to leave Fido at home. Because there are celebrities who live in the neighborhood, paparazzo can often be seen hanging out, waiting to capture a shot of someone famous buying a Halloween pumpkin or wiping ice cream stains from their kid’s face.
The abundance of Sushi restaurants along the Studio City portion of Ventura Boulevard has earned the nickname Sushi Row. You’ll never be far from great sashimi, rolls, edamame or a cold bottle of Kirin.
The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks operates the Studio City Recreation Center. Facilities include a playground for children, outdoor fitness zone, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball diamond, and picnic tables. The rec center also has sports leagues for kids and adults. The sports programs serve as a valuable resource to the community.
Two other smaller parks spread across the area also contribute to the neighborhood resident’s quality of life. Woodbridge Park has a jogging path and outdoor fitness machines. Moorpark Park has a children’s play area and picnic tables.
For longer walks and hikes, nearby Fryman Canyon Park serves up plenty of eucalyptus trees, wildflowers and Valley views. The paths are rated as "easy, " and dogs are welcome. What’s more, the cross-mountain trail system connects 1,000 acres of parkland. Ambitious walkers and hikers can take advantage of these additional trails. If you want more room to roam, Fryman will connect you to Coldwater Canyon Park and then a little further, with Franklin Canyon Park.
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Parents with school-aged children will find a variety of public, private and religiously affiliated schools.
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