Sherman Oaks is situated on the southern part of the San Fernando Valley, sharing boundaries with Studio City, and straddling Encino on its west and Van Nuys on its north. Celebrities such as Christina Charlie and Aguilera Sheen, live on the hills side.
In accordance with the San Fernando Valley Almanac, Sherman Oaks has a population of 52,677 people today and 25,255 families. The racial makeup of the neighborhood is 82% non-Hispanic white, 5% Asian American and 3% African American. 11% are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Other races made up lower than 1%.
Sherman Oaks has two major freeways intersecting – the 101 Ventura Freeway and the 405 San Diego Freeway providing quick access to many areas in Southern California. Sherman Oaks is along the Ventura Blvd. corner, a significant street connecting the Southern San Fernando Valley. Businesses in Ventura Blvd include outlets, restaurants, malls, caffeine houses etc.
HISTORY OF SHERMAN OAKS
An associate of the Los Angeles Suburban Homes Company, Gen. Moses Hazeltine Sherman, established Sherman Oaks. The company had subdivided 1,000 acres (400 ha) of land that would become known as Sherman Oaks. In 1927 each acre was sold for $780. Sherman’s second major undertaking was the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad.
PERKS OF LIVING IN SHERMAN OAKS
- The Van Nuys Sherman
The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park is in Sherman Oaks. Dinah Eng of the Los Angeles Times penned in 2002 that the park “is a popular site for family gatherings”. The park has an auditorium, two lighted baseball diamonds, six unlighted baseball diamonds, lighted indoor basketball courts, lighted alfresco basketball courts, a children’s play area, a 60-person community room, a lighted American football field, an indoor gymnasium without weights, picnic tables, a lighted soccer (football) field, and lighted tennis courts. Located in the same place as the park, the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Pool is a seasonal alfresco heated swimming pool.
Sherman Oaks, CA is not a stranger to the film landscape. Did you know scenes of Television shows like Desperate Housewives, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Scrubs, and films like Terminator 2:Judgement Day and Transformers were all shot in Sherman Oaks? In Sherman Oaks, you can also sit back and watch the big screen and relax in the comfy chairs at ArcLight Cinemas in the Sherman Oaks Galleria. With theater and art displays, reserved seats, and a great many other design schemes made for the pleasure of cinephiles, the ArcLight is the mecca of movie lovers.
Sherman Oaks houses your entire shopping needs! A few of LA’s best high-end fashion stores and restaurants line Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks.
- Farmer’s Market and Street Fair
Sherman Oaks also houses other great shopping and entertainment opportunities by means of the Sherman Oaks Farmers’ Market and the Sherman Oaks Street fair. The Sherman Oaks Farmers’ Market happens every Sunday and even includes entertainment occurrences like kids face painting, demos, and even some music to get you moving in the day! Every third Sunday in October, the Sherman Oaks Street Fair brings lots of music and sellers to the street. It’s always a great fun time!