Studio City

Studio City

It wasn't called Studio City in the beginning. It was called Rancho Ex-Mission San Fernando.

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Welcome to Studio City


Studio City actually wasn't called Studio City in the beginning. It was called Rancho Ex-Mission San Fernando. Nobody knows the exact date but it has been around since the late 19 Century. It changed ownership a few times in its early stages of development but eventually was owned by J. B. Lankershim. Now you know where Lankershim Blvd got its name. It used to be a farming region but in 1927, the very first studio was built and it was renamed Studio City.


Studio City covers the following Zip Codes: 91604, 91602. 91607, and parts 90210. I'm sure you'll recognize that last one. But yes, it's true, they do share a small portion of land with Beverly Hills. But its most of the San Fernando Valley. It does touch orders with the Hollywood Hills, Sherman Oaks, Valley Village, North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, and Universal City. Some of the major paths taken to get to Studio City are either taking the 101 Freeway OR you can cross over thru the mountains using Coldwater Canyon and Laurel Canyon. Laurel Canyon is the better choice cause it puts you right in the center of Studio City. You can see excellent views of Studio City all throughout Mulholland Drive Drive. What a view, too! Especially with some of the homes in Studio City that are situated near Mulholland Drive. The views are spectacular.


One of its most famous landmarks ones is the house that was used for the exterior shots for the hit TV show The Brady Bunch. It’s located at 1164 Morning Glory Circle in Studio City. I love seeing it in person since I was a huge fan of the Brady Bunch.

There is also the very house used in the hit TV show Malcolm in the Middle. It’s located at 12334 Cantura St. Also the house that was used in the very classic and very beloved Gidget starring the darling Annette Funicello. It is located at Hortense and Beeman. And also the one from the TV show Scrubs.

Then there is the Studio City Movie Theater. This place was such a pivotal landmark in Studio City. It really completed Studio City. With it, you could go out on a Saturday night and go shopping, have dinner, and then go see a movie, and then go out for drinks later. It made a night out on the town all within Studio City possible. It was later sold to BookStar and turned into a Book Store.


Studio City is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. So when it comes to public school options you have the following. The best and most sought-after elementary school is the Carpenter Avenue Elementary School. It is very famous and one of the best and safest schools out there in the entire LAUSD. It is also a Charter School. It was established in 1924 so it has a long history of excellence. You can’t find a better elementary school anywhere else in Los Angeles in my opinion. Other public school options are Colfax Charter Elementary School, Rio Vista Elementary School, Walter Reed Middle School, and North Hollywood High.

Then there are private schools. Your private school options are Cambell Hall. They are under construction and doubling their campus size. 

There is a huge construction project going on right now at Cambell Hall. Bigger, state of the art classroom, Indoor sports facilities make it a premiere private high school in all of Los Angeles County. Other private school options are Oakwood Elementary School, Harvard Westlake School, and Bridges Academy. Oakwood is a very interesting school. It is a magnet school cause it is very artistic driven. And Harvard Westlake is a very prestigious school as well.


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Overview for Studio City, CA

40,924 people live in Studio City, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $80,761. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42 years

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Around Studio City, CA

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Abel and Abel Tacos, Pilates by Brittney, and Training With Eric - BodyFit LA.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.72 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.8 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.79 miles 36 reviews 5/5 stars
Nightlife 1.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.25 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.81 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Studio City, CA

Studio City has 18,627 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Studio City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 40,924 people call Studio City home. The population density is 10,564.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.5 / 49.5%

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Schools in Studio City, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Studio City. 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.
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Carpenter Community Charter
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Berenece Carlson Home Hospital
K - 12th
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