Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks is located in the San Fernando Valley, is close to two major freeways and is bordered by Studio City to the east, Van Nuys to the north, Encino to the West and Mullhulland Drive to the south.

Sherman Oaks was one of the first Valley communities to experience intensive real estate development. Anticipating the development of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, Los Angeles Suburban Homes Co. purchased 47,500 acres of the southeast Valley in 1910. In 1911, a subdivision map called Tract 1000 was filed with the county. From that parcel, one of the partners in the company, Gen. Moses Hazeltine Sherman, bought 1,000 acres for himself.

In 1927, Sherman subdivided the property and sold the land for $780 an acre. Over the years, many celebrities have lived in Sherman Oaks, including Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Lou Costello, Marsha Hunt, Burt Kennedy and Hector Elizondo.

Sherman Oaks, CA

Points of Interest

  • Sherman Oaks Galleria
    The Sherman Oaks Galleria is a state-of-the-art-open-air lifestyle center that includes 700,000 square feet of Class-A office space in three buildings overlooking a 300,000-square-foot- retail and entertainment complex. The Galleria is located at one of the nation's busiest intersections: the interchange of the 101/Ventura and 405/San Diego freeways.

  • Westfield Fashion Square
    Westfield Fashion Square is located north of the 101 freeway off the Woodman Avenue exit in Sherman Oaks and offers more than a cool, air-conditioned place to spend the afternoon. The mall is anchored by Gap, Macy's and Bloomingdales and offers a play space for the children, a lounge for those in need of a place to relax.

  • La Reina
    Located on Ventura Boulevard, the La Reina Theater, a single screen cinema, operated from 1938 to the mid 1980's. Currently only the facade remains and the interior is a shopping plaza.


Public Schools

Sherman Oaks public schools are zoned to the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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

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Private Schools

  • The Buckley School
  • Church of the Chimes
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Emek Hebrew Academy
  • St. Francis DeSales
  • Sherman Oaks Lutheran
  • Sherman Oaks Presbyterian
  • The Nurtury
  • Armenian Evangelical Schools of California
  • Bridges Academy
  • Cambridge School
  • Ferrahian Armenian High School
  • St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Community Statistics


  • Population:20,954
  • Median Age: 39.9
  • Married: 45.3%
  • Single: 54.7%
  • Average Household Size: 2.02 people
  • Median Household Income: $62,612


  • Median Home Age: 39 Years
  • Median Home Cost: $809,470
  • Home Appreciation: -15.80%
  • Homes Owned: 39.14%
  • Property Tax Rate: $8.38


  • Rainfall (in.): 12.8
  • Precipitation Days: 29
  • Sunny Days: 281
  • Elevation: 625 ft.
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  • School Expenditure per Student: $5,503
  • Pupil/Teacher Ration: 21
  • High School Grads: 93.05%
  • 2 Yr. College Grads: 7.59%
  • 4 Yr. College Grads: 28.93%
  • Graduate Degrees: 17.25%


  • Democrat: 63.102%
  • Republican: 35.598%
  • Independent Other: .282%
  • Independent Liberal: .409%
  • Independent Conservatives:.609%