Studio City can rightfully claim to be the new "home of the stars". In recent years, more and more Hollywood A-listers have been moving to this rather laidback but no less prestigious neighborhood — and it's easy to see why. Tucked in the heart of San Fernando Valley, Studio City is close enough to LA's busiest commercial and business districts, but far enough to provide residents with a bit more privacy. It exudes a tranquil, exclusive vibe, mixed in with an urban vibrancy and great access to the best that Los Angeles has to offer. What makes the neighborhood even more desirable is the great value you get for your money. The median home price here is around $1.09 million, higher than the LA median but lower than similar star-studded communities like Beverly Hills or Bel-Air. This small community is broken down into even smaller neighborhoods, where you'll find a great variety of real estate when it comes to architecture, home sizes, and home values. Studio City is a product of Hollywood and LA's filmmaking culture. It was named after a studio lot that opened in 1927 and now serves as the CBS Studio Center. Over the years, it has been recognized as the "Jewel of the Valley", a distinction it continues to hold to this day.
- Great accessible location
- Tranquility and privacy
- Hip and trendy shops and restaurants
- Coldwater Canyon Park
People & Lifestyle
With around 37,000 residents in an area of 6.31 square miles, Studio City has one of the lowest population densities in Los Angeles. It's easy to think life in such tranquil surroundings can be boring, but this is far from the truth. Living in this neighborhood, you'll never run out of things to do.
The top attractions of Downtown LA are just minutes away. You can spend an entire day going up and down Ventura Boulevard, the neighborhood's main thoroughfare, where you'll find an endless array of shops and restaurants. And if you're in the mood for some outdoor action, Coldwater Canyon Park is practically in your backyard, offering miles of trails, acres of lush greenspace, and picnic spots with the most amazing views.
Studio City is not on the radar of most tourists, so you can enjoy a much more peaceful shopping and dining experience. And you don't have to go far to find what you need.
Whether you're craving for fresh sushi, vegan food, or a luxurious gourmet meal, you can get your fix in the iconic Ventura Boulevard. The original Jerry's Deli, which first opened in 1978, continues to serve the neighborhood with its menu of over 700 items. Aroma Coffee and Tea Co. is the locals' favorite chill spot. Not to be missed is Black Market Liquor Bar, a low key gastropub serving eclectic American dishes and craft cocktails with a distinctive twist. The strip has a load of sushi bars, but if you don't mind the price, you must definitely try out Asanebo.
Shopping in Ventura Boulevard is just as eclectic. You'll find vintage furniture and home furnishings, consignment shops, popular and luxury brands, art galleries, and so much more.
If you want to get a whiff of show business, simply drive around the neighborhood and see the Brady Bunch house, or be part of the audience at the CBS Studio Center, or visit Universal Studios in neighboring Universal City.
- Carpenter Community Center School
- Rio Vista Elementary School
- Walter Reed Middle School