Tucked amongst the glamour of LA's glitzy northern suburbs is hidden gem Studio City—a place that moves with an uncompromising, independent spirit. Named for the original 1927 CBS Studios (now CBS Studio Center) in the center of town, Studio City is an eclectic outlier, as it is one of a select few neighborhoods that can be all things to all people.
Want a lively and energetic nightlife? Check out Ventura Boulevard. Seeking a slightly slower pace, with boutique shopping and deliciously refined cuisine? Tujunga Village is the answer. What about your home, you ask? Well, there's a little something for everyone there, too.
If you’re house hunting for a high-end, luxury property among Hollywood elite, Fryman Canyon Estates is an excellent starting point. If you prefer something more middle-class near a highly regarded school, Silver Triangle is calling your name.
In relation to other high-dollar enclaves in the Hollywood Hills and San Fernando Valley, Studio City home prices are comparatively affordable. Great finds are possible in every segment—from spacious estates and mid-century moderns to modest ranch-houses and townhomes to apartments and condos, there is an eclectic array of residencies from which to choose.
Unique, small-town sensibility
Vibrant urban districts combined with tree-lined neighborhoods and wide-open spaces
Close to proximity to excellent Los Angeles amenities
Top-of-the-line restaurants (especially sushi!)
Low-key mellowness permeates the area's approximately 6.5 square miles. A lack of pretentiousness plays a crucial role in a city where famous faces rub elbows with anonymous young singles, middle-aged families, and retirees. As you might expect from an area with arms wide open, residents are a diverse bunch, and they are very proud of it.
Age-wise, Studio City has an uncanny equilibrium across groups: 18% are age 25 to 34, 17% are 35 to 44, 16% are 45 to 54, 13% are 55 to 64, and 14% are 65 or older. From boomers to Gen Xers to millennials, everyone has a stake in making Studio City a hip, happy spot to live.
Median household income is approximately $108,000, and the community is well-educated. 42% of residents have a bachelor's degree, 22% have a master's or higher, another 24% have some level of college under their belt.
No matter who you are or where you're from, you'll find a home in Studio City.
Chic boutiques, quaint coffee shops, and lively restaurants characterize Studio City. Spend a full week traversing the glorious hodgepodge of high-end shops and everyday outlets of Ventura Boulevard, and you still may only visit a quarter of what's on hand. There are so many stores and restaurants along this celebrated thoroughfare that it’s impossible to take everything in all at once.
While narrowing down the hot spots is equally difficult, a few highlights include Black Market Liquor Bar near the CBS Studio Center and gastropub Laurel Tavern across the street. Aroma Cafe is a popular haunt in Tujunga Village, and Granville is a steller local chain in the Silver Triangle District. If you’re looking for unparalleled meats, LaLa's serves up excellent Argentinian fare.
Need dessert after a delicious dinner? McConnell's Fine Ice Cream is your go-to.
For authentic local flavor, the weekly, kid-friendly Studio City Farmers Market at Ventura Place is ideal for locally sourced fruits and vegetables, flowers, crafts, and baked goods.
Studio City is an enchanting place. Think the bright lights of the film and television industries are confined south of the Hollywood Hills and Laurel Canyon? Think again. Studio City has plenty to dazzle residents and visitors alike.
Although it's not uncommon to spot a celebrity or five while out and about, Studio City is also unique in that it is tight-knit and family-oriented, making it a marvelous city to enjoy all year round. The neighborly vibe comes alive during local events like the Colfax Meadows 4th of July Parade and Neighborhood BBQ and Tujunga Village's annual Christmas festival.
Should the allure of Hollywood draw you in, there are plenty of glamorous experiences woven throughout the city as well. The Brady Bunch house is a few blocks from Tujunga Avenue, and Universal Studios Hollywood shares the city's eastern border. Several neighborhoods get their close-up regularly.
Of course, there is the studio that started it all, and the CBS Studio Center is always worthy of an afternoon tour. Explore over 150 television shows filmed there, including old-school hits like Gunsmoke, recent favorites such as Parks and Recreation, and all-timers The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Seinfeld.
Studio City is home to a number of excellent public and private academic institutions. A few highlights include:
Carpenter Community Charter Elementary, Public, K-5
Oakwood Elementary, Private, K-6
Campbell Hall, Private, K-12
Harvard-Westlake Upper School, Private, 10-12
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