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6 Reasons to Move to Sherman Oaks, CA

1. Geography

Sherman Oaks is a San Fernando Valley neighborhood, located in Los Angeles County. Part of the neighborhood includes a portion of the Santa Monica Mountains; that's why Sherman Oaks has a lower population than some other areas in L.A.

1.a Climate

Sherman Oaks gets 17 inches of rain per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation in the area is 28.

Residents of this neighborhood enjoy at about 281 sunny days per year. The July high is around 82 degrees, while the January low is 51.

Sherman Oaks city view

2. Economy

The Sherman Oaks Chamber Street Fair is the biggest event in the San Fernando Valley, with 200 vendors and exhibits, carnival rides, a pet expo, classic cars, two stages, food, drink and much more. The event attracts hundreds of visitors every year in the month of October.

Downtown Sherman Oaks boasts one-of-a-kind eateries, bars, fitness studios, fashion boutiques, and much more.

3. Education

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) operates the following schools within the Sherman Oaks boundary:

  • Robert A. Millikan Middle School.
  • Sherman Oaks Elementary.
  • Van Nuys Middle School.
  • Kester Avenue Elementary School.
  • Chandler Elementary School.
  • Dixie Canyon Avenue Elementary.
  • Riverside Drive Elementary School.

Charter schools within the neighborhood are:

  • Ivy Bound Academy for Math, Science, and Technology.

According to “Portions of Sherman Oaks, including Magnolia Woods, are zoned to Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys. Other portions are zoned to Grant High School in Valley Glen.”

Private schools in Sherman Oaks include:

  • Village Glen School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • The Buckley School 

3.a Library

Los Angeles Public Library operates the Sherman Oaks Branch, which is located at 14245 Moorpark Street.

The library provides: 

  • Computer workstations for free access to the Library's information network that includes: online catalog, subscription databases, word processing, language learning, literacy and a large historic document and photograph collection.
  • Free Public Wi-Fi.
  • Wireless Printing.
  • Meeting Room Rental.
  • Zoom Text Computer for the Visually Impaired.

4. Government

The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council advise the Mayor, City Council and City Departments on the City budget, and promotes community involvement over the decisions that affect their lives.

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5. Infrastructure

5.a Transportation

Metro Bus route 155 provides transportation from Downtown Burbank to Sherman Oaks (and vice versa), via Olive Avenue - Riverside Drive. 

Metro Bus route 158 provides transportation from Chatsworth Station to Sherman Oaks (and vice versa), via Devonshire St - Woodman Avenue.

Metro Rail system provides subway transport to Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, and multiple locations of the metropolitan area.

The city offers easy access to the 101 freeway, I-405 Hwy and 134.       

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6. Points of Interest

Downtown Sherman Oaks boasts a large variety of one-of-a-kind eateries, bars, fitness studios, fashion boutiques, and a real estate booth located close to Ventura Boulevard.

Ventura Blvd. features independent shops, high-fashion boutiques, chic coffee shops, fine restaurants, and office towers.

At the Sherman Oaks Galleria you will find numerous high end stores, a movie theater and a variety of “all-time favorite” restaurants.

The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park offers fantastic amenities for family gatherings, including:

  • A 60-person community room.
  • Picnic tables.
  • An auditorium.
  • Two lighted baseball diamonds.
  • Six unlighted baseball diamonds.
  • Lighted indoor basketball courts.
  • Lighted outdoor basketball courts.
  • A children's play area.
  • A lighted American football field.
  • An indoor gymnasium without weights.
  • A lighted soccer (football) field.
  • Lighted tennis courts.
  • The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Pool is a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool where residents can participate of Swimming Lessons (Group, Private, Semi-private, and Adaptive); Lifeguard Training Program, Adult Lap Swimming, Lifeguard Instructor Course, Junior Lifeguard Program, Water Safety Instructor Course, Adult Water Polo and Water Exercise.

Also on the parks ground, The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Senior Citizen Center (known as Bernardi Center) features:

  • An auditorium.
  • A multi-purpose room (with a banquet capacity of 200 and an assembly capacity of 300).
  • Two community/meeting rooms.
  • Two kitchens.
  • A play area.
  • A shuffle board place.
  • A stage.
  • Two storage rooms.

The Sherman Oaks Castle Park located at 4989 Sepulveda Blvd features an arcade, batting cages, and miniature golf courses each with 18 holes.

If you are looking for a secluded luxury lifestyle with plenty of high-quality amenities, this community is right for you.

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