Sherman Oaks

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Sherman Oaks
Van Nuys Blvd.  in the Village of Sherman Oaks
Van Nuys Blvd. in the Village of Sherman Oaks
Location in California
Sherman Oaks (California)
Sherman Oaks
Sherman Oaks
Basic data
Foundation : 1910
State : United States
State : California
County : Los Angeles County
Coordinates : 34 ° 9 ′  N , 118 ° 27 ′  W Coordinates: 34 ° 9 ′  N , 118 ° 27 ′  W
Time zone : Pacific ( UTC − 8 / −7 )
Residents : 52,677 (as of: 2000)
Population density : 2,508.4 inhabitants per km 2
Area : 21 km 2  (approx. 8 mi 2 )
Height : 202 m
Postcodes : 91401, 91403, 91411, 91413, 91423, 91495
FIPS : 06-71470
GNIS ID : 249397
Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles Metropolitan Area)
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Location in Los Angeles

Sherman Oaks is a district of the California metropolis Los Angeles and is located in the south of the San Fernando Valley . The area is urban , with a mix of suburban living space, schools and communities, shops and high-rise office buildings.


Sherman Oaks is bordered to the north by Van Nuys and Valley Glen , to the east by Valley Village and Studio City , to the south by Beverly Crest and Bel Air , to the west by Encino and the Sepulveda Basin . It extends from Mulholland Drive along Van Nuys Boulevard over the Los Angeles River to Burbank Boulevard.


Moses Hazeltine Sherman.

The construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913 to supply the growing city with drinking water ensured an economic boom along the route. In anticipation of this development, property speculation began in 1910 , in which the small community participated early on. In 1911 General Moses Hazeltine Sherman acquired 1,000  acres (about 4 km²), which he parceled out and sold for a profit in 1927.


Sherman Oaks is home to 73.8% White, 11.8% Latinos , 5.7% Asian, 4.4% African American, and 4.4% other. The median age is 27 and the median income is $ 69,651 (as of 2000 Census).


In terms of residential architecture, Sherman Oaks is divided. While the northern part is dominated by rental apartments, in the southern part in the hills of the Santa Monica Mountains you can find expensive villas and houses of the rich and famous. Ventura Boulevard is the informal border . In the hills there are buildings that were designed by architects such as Rudolph Schindler and John Lautner . Worth mentioning is the Platform House Historic District, built by Richard Neutra between 1962 and 1966 near Mulholland Drive .

The best-known example of utility architecture on Ventura Boulevard is the Sherman Oaks Galleria , originally conceived as a mall , which was the location for films and was mentioned in Frank Zappa's song Valley Girl .

Facade of the former La Reina .

The facade of the La Reina cinema , one of the first cinema buildings in the San Fernando Valley, was built in the Art Deco style . It has been part of a shopping arcade on Ventura Boulevard since the 1980s.

The Googie building of Corky's Restaurant .

The car salesman Casa de Cadillac on Ventura Boulevard, planned and constructed by Randall Duell and Phillip A. Conklin in 1949, is one of the most distinctive buildings in the San Fernando Valley . Corky's restaurant on Van Nuys Boulevard, which closed in 2019, was a restaurant in operation since 1958. The building is a representative of the Googie- style architecture.

An example of early Googie architecture in Sherman Oaks is the 1953 Mel's Drive Inn on Ventura Boulevard.

Main entrance to the former Sunkist headquarters in Sherman Oaks.

The former headquarters of Sunkist, built in 1970 at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Hazeltine Avenue , is strongly brutal .

Public facilities


Sherman Oaks Elementary School entrance area .

Sherman Oaks is home to several public elementary schools , three public middle schools , but no public high schools . There are also several private schools, including high schools, within Sherman Oaks. The public schools also attend Sherman Oaks Elementary , Dixie Canyon Community Charter, and Millikan Middle School by children with parents from the Hollywood entertainment business.


In the mountains lies Deervale-Stone Canyon Park . The site was bought by the city in 1999 to create a park. However, the city failed to acquire land that would allow access to the park via public roads. Access via private property has been reported since 2011. This park has an impressive view of the San Fernando Valley. A little further east near the intersection of Mulholland Drive and Beverly Glenn is Fossile Ridge Park , which was donated after a legal dispute in the city and inaugurated in 1991. The park is difficult to get to. Another park in the Santa Monica Mountains is the relatively small Dixie Canyon Park , the area of ​​which was donated by Warren Beatty in 1986 .

In Sherman Oaks, the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Recreaction Center is located in War Memorial Park . The center offers various sports facilities, playgrounds, barbecue facilities. There is also a public swimming pool right next to the Recreation Center.


The neighborhood is home to the Sherman Oaks Hospital , a 153-bed hospital run by the non-profit Prime Healthcare Foundation .


Sherman Oaks has a number of places of worship and religious centers of different faiths.

Byzantine Catholic

The Byzantine Catholic Church of Saint Mary was raised in 1981 by Pope John Paul II to the cathedral for the new diocese comprising the western United States . After the Northridge earthquake in 1994 , the bishopric was moved to Phoenix, Arizona . Since 2004 Saint Mary has the status of a proto-cathedral.

Roman Catholic

The Roman Catholic church building Saint Francis de Sales with an attached Catholic private school is located on Valleyheart Drive .


Among Protestant churches in Sherman Oaks are:

  • The Congregationalists have the Congregational Church of the Chimes on Magnolia Boulevard. The church also has a preschool.
  • The Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church on Dickens Street also has a preschool.
  • Methodists are represented in the neighborhood with the Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church on Dickens Street.
  • At the intersection of Noble Avenue and Dickens Street is the Sherman Oaks Presbyterian Church of the Presbyterians .


The Judaism is the one with the Chabad of Sherman Oaks represented on Ventura Boulevard. Services are not only held here in the synagogue , Torah studies and Hebrew lessons are also offered.

The conservative Temple B'nai Hayim is located south of Ventura Boulevard on Van Nuys Boulevard. In addition to the synagogue, the temple has an attached pre-school and a religious school.


Sherman Oaks in the media

Sherman Oaks is a popular film and television location.

Web links

Commons : Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Mapping LA (PDF) Neighborhoods. Los Angeles Times , accessed November 2, 2015 .
  2. district plan . (PDF) (No longer available online.) SONC, 2009, archived from the original on March 1, 2012 ; Retrieved May 25, 2013 .
  3. Shana Ting Lipton: A General Overview of Sherman Oaks in LA's San Fernando Valley. (No longer available online.), Archived from the original on May 13, 2013 ; accessed on May 25, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ^ Sherman Oaks Profile. Los Angeles Times , accessed May 25, 2013 .
  5. ^ A b Zach Behrens, The Neighborhood Project: Sherman Oaks LA, December 5, 2007.
  6. Sandra Barrera, Sherman Oaks house designed by RM Schindler seeks $ 1.5 million Los Angeles Daily News June 22, 2019.
  7. Sandra Barrera, Circular house in Sherman Oaks by architect John Lautner hits market for first time in 69 years Los Angeles Daily News of June 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Platform House Historic District
  9. Casa de Cadillac on the homepage of the Los Angeles Conservation.
  10. Chris Nicholls, An Iconic Sherman Oaks Coffee Shop Is Closing Its Doors , Los Angeles Magazine, December 9, 2019.
  11. Mel's Drive Inn on the Los Angeles Conservancy website.
  12. ^ Sunkist Headquarters on the Los Angeles Conversancy website .
  13. ^ Schools in and around Sherman Oaks in the Los Angeles Times Mapping LA project .
  14. Degen Pener, Top LA Public and Middle Schools Where Hollywood Sends Kids , Hollywood Reporter, August 20, 2019.
  15. Andy Lewis, Hollywood's Favorite LA Public Schools , Hollywood Reporter, August 17, 2017.
  16. Ann M. Simmons, After more than a decade, a park's entrance is finally resolved , Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2011.
  17. ^ Myron Levin, Fossil Ridge Park Dedicated, but Not Ready , Los Angeles Times, October 1, 1991.
  18. ^ Dave's Travel Corner
  19. Dixie Canyon Park on the Mountain Recreation Agency website .
  20. Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Recreation Center on
  21. Homepage of the Sherman Oaks Hospital
  22. ^ Homepage of Saint Francis de Sales
  23. ^ Homepage of the Congregational Church of the Chimes .
  24. ^ Homepage of the preschool .
  25. ^ Homepage of the Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church
  26. ^ Homepage of the Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church .
  27. ^ Homepage of the Sherman Oaks Presbyterian Church .
  28. ^ Homepage of the Chabad House in Sherman Oaks.
  29. ^ Homepage of the B'nai Hayim temple.
  30. Jennifer Annison was born in Sherman Oaks
  31. ^ Wayne Brady House sophisticated Sherman Oaks
  33. LeVar Burton lists Sherman Oaks Spanish Casa ,
  34. David Caruso on IMDb
  45. Jack Starrett in the Internet Movie Database (English)
  46. Peter Larsen, These are the Southern California film locations from Best Picture nominees and winners , Los Angeles Daily News, February 6, 2020.