Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles

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Sherman Oaks
Neighborhoods of Los Angeles
The Citibank (l) and City National Bank (r) Buildings in Sherman Oaks
The Citibank (l) and City National Bank (r) Buildings in Sherman Oaks
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles is located in San Fernando Valley
Sherman Oaks
Location within Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley
Coordinates: 34°09′04″N 118°26′54″W / 34.15111°N 118.44833°W / 34.15111; -118.44833Coordinates: 34°09′04″N 118°26′54″W / 34.15111°N 118.44833°W / 34.15111; -118.44833
 
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Sherman Oaks
Neighborhoods of Los Angeles
The Citibank (l) and City National Bank (r) Buildings in Sherman Oaks
The Citibank (l) and City National Bank (r) Buildings in Sherman Oaks
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles is located in San Fernando Valley
Sherman Oaks
Location within Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley
Coordinates: 34°09′04″N 118°26′54″W / 34.15111°N 118.44833°W / 34.15111; -118.44833Coordinates: 34°09′04″N 118°26′54″W / 34.15111°N 118.44833°W / 34.15111; -118.44833

Sherman Oaks is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. It has two city parks and a senior center. The neighborhood includes eight public and seven private schools.

Geography[edit]

In contrast to much of the Valley, the area is relatively urbanized, with commercial skyscrapers along Ventura Boulevard as well as scattered throughout. In addition, residential densities are highly mixed, with apartment and condominium neighborhoods alongside single-story residential ones. The area is a local hub for regional transportation, business, and shopping.[citation needed]

Nearby places[edit]

Relation of Sherman Oaks to nearby places, not necessarily contiguous:[1][2]

Population[edit]

Van Nuys Boulevard at Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks
La Reina Theatre, although closed, still stands on Ventura Boulevard. Parts of the space have been converted for retail use.[3]

2010[edit]

As of the 2010 census, according to the San Fernando Valley Almanac, Sherman Oaks had a population of 52,677 people and 25,255 households. The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 82% non-Hispanic white, 5% Asian American and 3% African-American; 11% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Other races made up less than 1%.[citation needed]

2000[edit]

The Los Angeles Times reported that the 2000 U.S. census counted 61,166 residents in the 9.15-square-mile Sherman Oaks neighborhood, including a wide swath of the Santa Monica Mountains—or 6,687 people per square mile, among the lowest population densities for the city. In 2008, the city estimated that the resident population had increased to 65,436.[4]

In 2000 the median age for residents was 37, considered old for city and county neighborhoods; the percentages of residents aged 19 to 49 and 65 and older were among the county's highest.[4]

The neighborhood was considered "not especially diverse" ethnically within Los Angeles, with a high percentage of white residents. The breakdown was whites, 73.8%; Latinos, 11.8%; Asians, 5.7%; blacks, 4.4%; and others, 4.4%. Iran (14,1%) and Mexico (8.8%) were the most common places of birth for the 26.2% of the residents who were born abroad—an average percentage for Los Angeles.[4]

The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $69,651, considered high for the city. The percentage of households that earned $125,000 and up was high for Los Angeles County. The average household size of two people was low when compared to the rest of the city and the county. Renters occupied 58.9% of the housing stock and house- or apartment-owners held 41.1%.[4] The median single-family housing value as of August 2009 was $575,000.[5]

The percentages of divorced residents and of widows were among the county's highest.[4]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Local government[edit]

Los Angeles Fire Department operates Station 88 Sherman Oaks and Station 102 South Van Nuys/Valley Glen in Sherman Oaks.[6][7] In addition the department operates Fire Station 78, which serves Sherman Oaks, in Studio City.[8]

The Los Angeles Police Department operates the nearby Van Nuys Community Police Station at 6240 Sylmar Avenue, 91401, serving the community.[9]

County, state, and federal representation[edit]

The United States Postal Service Sherman Oaks Post Office is located at 14900 Magnolia Boulevard.[10]

Parks and recreation[edit]

The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park is in Sherman Oaks. The park has an auditorium, two lighted baseball diamonds, six unlighted baseball diamonds, lighted indoor basketball courts, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children's play area, a 60 person community room, a lighted American football field, an indoor gymnasium without weights, picnic tables, a lighted soccer (football) field, and lighted tennis courts.[11] Located in the same place as the park, the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Pool is a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool.[12] The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Senior Citizen Center (also known as Bernardi Center), also on the park grounds, has an auditorium and multi-purpose room; its banquet capacity is 200 and its assembly capacity is 300. The senior center also has two community/meeting rooms; one can hold 50 people and one can hold 30 people. The senior center has two kitchens, a play area, a shuffle board place, a stage, and two storage rooms.[13] The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Tennis Courts facility in the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park has eight courts.[14] In addition the city operates the Sherman Oaks Castle Park, with arcade, batting cages, and miniature golf facilities, in Sherman Oaks.[15]

Education[edit]

Van Nuys Middle School
Sherman Oaks Elementary School
Notre Dame High School

Forty-five percent of Sherman Oaks residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, a high percentage for both the city and the county. The percentage of those residents with a master's degree or higher was also high for the county.[4]

Schools within the Studio City boundaries are:[16]

Public[edit]

Private[edit]

Libraries[edit]

Los Angeles Public Library operates the Sherman Oaks Branch.[17]

Notable people[edit]

A number of celebrities live or have been seen in Sherman Oaks.[18] Some of the residents or past residents are:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "La Reina Theatre". Cinema Treasures. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
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  6. ^ "Fire Station 88." Los Angeles Fire Department. Retrieved on May 5, 2009.
  7. ^ "Fire Station 102." Los Angeles Fire Department. Retrieved on May 5, 2009.
  8. ^ "Fire Station 78." Los Angeles Fire Department. Retrieved on May 5, 2009.
  9. ^ "Van Nuys Community Police Station." Los Angeles Police Department. Retrieved on May 5, 2009.
  10. ^ "Post Office Location – SHERMAN OAKS." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
  11. ^ "Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 19, 2010.
  12. ^ "Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Pool." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 19, 2010.
  13. ^ "Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Senior Citizen Center." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 19, 2010.
  14. ^ "Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Tennis Courts." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 19, 2010.
  15. ^ "Sherman Oaks Castle Park." City of Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 19, 2010.
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  17. ^ "Sherman Oaks Branch Library." Los Angeles Public Library. Retrieved on March 19, 2010.
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  29. ^ Lauren Beale. "Actress/model Bridget Marquardt buys in Sherman Oaks" Los Angeles Times August 22, 2009
  30. ^ "Olsen Twins Dad Broke - Dakota Fanning Sports Wish from Mom and Dad". National Ledger. June 27, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  31. ^ Ken Ellingwood & Richard Winton (1997-02-17). "Drawing Flak but Not Retreating; Politics: Pasadena Mayor William Paparian has taken on crusades all his public life. Although he gets plenty of criticism, he is unapologetic about his stands". Los Angeles Times. 
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  34. ^ Los Angeles Daily News, May 10, 2003
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