Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks

It has one major landmark that is very well known and that is the famous Sherman Oaks Galleria.

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Welcome to Sherman Oaks

History

The history of how Sherman Oaks came about is an interesting one. The land took many twists and turns before becoming the Sherman Oaks we know and love today. Back in 1910, a company named the Los Angeles Suburban Homes Co. had purchased 47,000 acres of land because they felt there would be a surge of interest in the area. After all, in 3 years, the City of Los Angeles would develop the city's aqueduct in the area. So the land was purchased but still had to go through more formalities before development could begin. So in 1911, they had to file a subdivision map with the the city of Los Angeles. It was called Tract 1000. That was the first step in how Sherman Oaks began. Then a man by the name of General Moses Hazeltine Sherman, who was also one of the partners of the Los Angeles Suburban Homes Co., purchased 1000 acres all for himself. Well, a little over 10 years went by and in 1927, he took that 1000 acres, subdivided it all up, and sold off the land at $780 an acre. Sherman Oaks was born. Now you know where the name Sherman comes from in Sherman Oaks. 

Geography

Sherman Oaks is part of the Valley. To get an idea of where it sits, it is between Studio City, Van Nuys, Encino, Bel Air, and Beverly Hills. Now the northern border currently goes to Burbank Blvd. But In July of 2009, the council for the city of Los Angeles granted the request to extend that boundary further to the north all the way to Oxnard St.

Landmarks

Sherman Oaks doesn't have a lot of major landmarks. But it does have one that is very well known throughout the entire valley and that is the famous Sherman Oaks Galleria. It has been a major landmark for many many years. Unfortunately, it was damaged back in 1994 during the Northridge earthquake so they had to tear it down. Thankfully it was rebuilt into a beautiful open-air mall and it still is Sherman Oaks' more popular landmark. It has also been seen in many films through the years. One of the first films it was used in was back in 1983 in the film Valley Girls. Another famous film it was used in was Fast Times at Ridgemont High. All of the kids in the film worked there so it's shown through the entire film.

Another famous landmark of Sherman Oaks is Castle Park Miniature Golf. It's one of the top miniature golf parks in the country. Its famously known for its lavish front that is built as a castle.

Education

Sherman Oaks has one of the largest collections of public and private schools of any city in the Valley. They have 5 public elementary schools and 2 public secondary schools. Plus they have two public high schools. U.S Grant High School is located near Valley Glen and Van Nuys High School. There is also the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies. For private schools, there are plenty to choose from as well. In fact, there are more private schools than there are public schools to choose from in Sherman Oaks. The 2 most famous ones are The Buckley School and Notre Dame High School. The remaining private schools in the area are Church of the Chimes, Emek Hebrew Academy, St. Francis DeSales, Sherman Oaks Lutheran, Sherman Oaks Presbyterian, The Nurtury, Armenian Evangelical Schools of California, Bridges Academy, Cambridge School, Ferrahian Armenian High School and St.Cyril of Jerusalem. For higher education, they have options as well. In terms of private higher education, there is the National University as well as Devry University. A public there is the Los Angeles Valley College.

 

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Overview for Sherman Oaks, CA

68,090 people live in Sherman Oaks, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $73,790. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

68,090

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$73,790

Average individual Income

Around Sherman Oaks, CA

There's plenty to do around Sherman Oaks, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

86
Very Walkable
Walking Score
51
Bikeable
Bike Score
52
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Dance Ten, Camp STEAM, and Revamp Physical Therapy.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.94 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.75 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.73 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.23 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.51 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sherman Oaks, CA

Sherman Oaks has 31,773 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sherman Oaks do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 68,090 people call Sherman Oaks home. The population density is 12,436.557 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

68,090

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41

Median Age

48.25 / 51.75%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
31,773

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$73,790

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Sherman Oaks, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Sherman Oaks. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Francis De Sales School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ivy Bound Academy of Math Sci and Technical Charter Mid
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
Kester Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Emek Hebrew Academy Teichman Family Torah Center
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Robert A. Millikan Affiliated Charter & Perf Arts Magnet Mid
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Dixie Canyon Community Charter
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

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