Welcome to Encino

This suburb of the San Fernando Valley offers proximity to the glittering nightlife and culture of nearby neighborhoods, but maintains a quiet affluence within its borders. Boasting impressive architecture and verdant green spaces, Encino has housed a number of notable residents, from Richard Pryor to Johnny Cash.

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Attributes

pricey, celebrity residents, shopping, suburban, quiet, privacy, recreation

NEIGHBORHOOD OVERVIEW

Commute Times
LAX 32m by car
Downtown 31m by car
Boundaries
Nearby Neighborhoods Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Reseda

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Encino:
Encino’s concentration of parks, green spaces, and recreational venues provide endless opportunity for healthy activities.

The Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area offers multiple golf courses, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and tennis courts. Built in 1963, the Encino Velodrome is the neighborhood’s outdoor bicycle racing track.

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The neighbors:
Entertainers, families, and industry leaders live alongside one another.

Spacious single-family homes and sweeping roadways rule this neighborhood.

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What to expect:
Engaging locals, inviting shops and eateries, and manicured greenery.

Residents flock to Encino Commons, a stretch of restaurants and boutiques that serves as the neighborhood’s downtown. Its weekly farmer’s market is one of the best in LA and locals often frequent the nearby parks after picking up their veggies. Encino’s central location also makes for rapid and convenient navigation around the Valley.

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The lifestyle:
A tight-knit community with a slightly urban edge.

This peaceful neighborhood is just far enough from LA’s hustle and bustle to retain its small-town charm, while still granting access to the city’s offerings.

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Unexpected appeal:
Plentiful outdoor options, complemented by idyllic weather.

On a sunny day in Encino—of which there are many—locals flock to the area’s many parks and restaurant patios. Unpack a picnic, take the kids to one of the many playgrounds, hop on your bike and hit a local path, or simply stroll the downtown area, pausing to enjoy an outdoor drink or meal.

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The market:
Upscale homes in the neighborhood’s heart and expansive estates set into the hillside.

Encino’s location along the north slope of the Santa Monica Mountains makes for some gorgeous hilly terrain with large, beautiful estates. It also features less-remote pockets of homes nearer the community center.

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You'll fall in love with:
The green expanse and cultural heritage of Los Encinos State Historic Park.

This five-acre green space boasts a pond, natural spring, several historic buildings, and a museum. Honoring the culture and contributions of the city’s early inhabitants, it celebrates the Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and French people who came through the area.

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