Studio City is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley. It is named after the studio lot that was established in the area by film producer Mack Sennett in 1927, now known as CBS Studio Center.
Known as the "Beverly Hills" of the San Fernando Valley, Studio City boasts a booming business sector and a less hectic lifestyle than Hollywood's urban hub-bub. Looking for celebrities living their everyday life? Proceed to Studio City's gorgeous hiking trails, myriad sushi restaurants, and upscale shopping boutiques scattered along Ventura Boulevard.
Some think that Valley Village was formed in 1991. Historically this area has been Valley Village for more than sixty years. According to the Los Angeles Times, a new community was born and articles of incorporation were granted in May 1939. Plans were laid for launching community beautification by 500 women in June 1939 at a meeting on the grounds of the King Charney Rancho on Magnolia Boulevard. At that time the plan called for a model community featuring parkways, cycling paths, a series of small parks, recreation centers and other amenities.
Now a vibrant community with mom-and-pop shops and quiet, tree-lined streets, Sherman Oaks was once blanketed by citrus groves, like much of the San Fernando Valley. But by the 1950s, it became one of the first commercially and residentially developed neighborhoods.
The neighborhood became a landmark for L.A. suburban and mall culture in the 1980s. The Sherman Oaks Galleria — featured in the films "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Valley Girl" — was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake but has since been rebuilt as an open-air mall.
Los Angeles usually attracts two distinct types: beach people and hill people. Hill people love panoramic views and being surrounded by nature. If you’re a hill person looking to buy a home in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills should top your list of areas to check out.
The Hollywood Hills offer an escape from the big-city hustle and bustle while remaining close and connected to LA’s creative energy. Because of the diversity of its residents, the hills are dotted with homes ranging from trophy mansions to funky bungalows. No matter the property’s size, shape, or style of the architecture, every home is surrounded by a lush environment – trees, flowers, grasses, and shrubs.
The Hollywood Hills are comprised of two major areas, Hollywood Hills East and Hollywood Hills West, which are divided by the Cahuenga Pass (101 Freeway). Each side of the pass contains canyons, parks, and distinct neighborhoods.