The historic and upscale neighborhood of Sherman Oaks is a San Fernando Valley neighborhood popular with families seeking a suburban lifestyle. It was named for General Moses Hazeltine Sherman, born in 1853, who owned all the land now named in his honor.
Sherman Oaks was once blanketed by citrus groves, like much of the San Fernando Valley, but by the 1950s, it became one of the first commercially and residentially developed neighborhoods. At the cross section of the 405 and 101 freeways, Sherman Oaks is centrally located and just over the hill from Bel-Air and Beverly Hills. Ventura Boulevard is the main artery of this neighborhood and boasts mom-and-pop shops as well as many gastropubs, wine bars and cafes.
The slowed-down vibe of the neighborhood is welcome to its residents who love the feeling of a little city within a city.
Sherman Oaks Real Estate
There are many opportunities for home ownership in Sherman Oaks. Home styes range from modest ranch-style homes to a sleek, modern mansions boasting upgraded features such as walk in closets and outdoor pools and spas. Enjoy the quiet, tree lined streets in a suburban setting with a modern, luxurious feel. The area’s public schools are above average, creating a draw to the area and enhancing property values.
Living in Sherman Oaks
The Sherman Oaks Galleria was made famous by the ‘80s films “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “Valley Girl.” With a modern revamp in 2002, the Galleria is now an open-air, mixed-use with a combination of eateries and offices. Tenants include 24 Hour Fitness, Burke Williams Day Spa, Devry, the Paul Mitchell School, as well as several major restaurants: Cheesecake Factory, P. F. Chang’s China Bistro, Buffalo Wild Wings, & Frida’s Mexican).
Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park + Recreation Center is one of the most popular destinations in this neighborhood. Offering baseball diamonds, basketball courts, soccer and football fields, a pool and a jogging path, there’s literally something for everyone. Whether you are looking for an outdoor workout in or a great place to walk your dog, this is the perfect place to take advantage of nearby outdoor space.
On Tuesdays in the parking lot of the Fashion Square mall from 3 PM-7 PM, you can visit the Farmers’ Market with vendors from nearby. You will find these purveyors selling local produce, fresh eggs, meats, desserts, etc. This is great if you enjoy buying local and straight from the farms. You can’t go wrong with a farmers’ market, so come hungry and eat fresh.
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