Welcome to Studio City

A compelling blur of quaint and trendy, little has changed in this San Fernando Valley neighborhood since Mack Sennett began building what is now CBS Studios in 1927. Offering a small selection of hip boutiques, eateries, and nightlife spots, Studio City’s true appeal is revealed in its tree-lined streets and beautiful Santa Monica foothill scenery.

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Attributes

shopping, dining, celebrity residents, suburban, quiet, privacy, great views

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Commute Times
LAX 32m by car
Downtown 34m by car
Boundaries
Nearby Neighborhoods Sherman Oaks, Hollywood Hills, Universal City

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Studio city:
Studio City is a hub of mid-century architecture, and its many post-WWII buildings have been beautifully kept up.

Pay a visit to the Laurelwood Apartments and the Goodwin House, both are the work of Rudolph Schindler, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. The stretch of Valley Vista west of Radford Avenue is home to a number of impressive mid-century apartments.

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The neighbors:
Affluent suburban families, entertainment industry professionals, and celebrities who enjoy privacy.

Fewer than 40,000 people inhabit this unassuming, 6.31-square-mile neighborhood, where Hollywood stars and families live side by side.

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What to expect:
An intriguing mix of old and new.

Studio City has a small town feel—trees line the streets, people greet one another, and everyone shops local. But it also supports a number of hip eateries and boutiques. Just stroll through Tujunga Village for a wonderfully varied shopping and dining experience: grab breakfast at Aroma Coffee and Tea Company, peruse the antiques at Elizabeth’s Place, then grab dinner and see a jazz performance at Italian restaurant Vitello’s.

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The lifestyle:
Mellow, quiet, and surprisingly hip.

Perhaps it’s the influx of celebrities that keeps Studio City on its toes, but the mix of independent boutiques and delicious eateries among the neighborhood’s old-school mom-and-pop establishments give this area a fresh, not stodgy, sensibility.

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Unexpected appeal:
The occasional famous face.

With a number of stars calling Studio City home, you’re likely to spot a celebrity every so often.

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The market:
Luxurious hillside houses and mid-century architectural gems.

Studio City is a mix of upscale estates in the Santa Monica Mountains, expansive homes in the more residential areas, and highly regarded mid-century properties.

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You'll fall in love with:
Access to the city’s top sushi spots.

A stretch along Ventura Boulevard, known as “sushi row,” is home to some of LA’s finest fish, including the Michelin-starred Asanebo.

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