Welcome to San Fernando Valley
A growing destination for private, peaceful living.
San Fernando Valley, known as the Valley, is one of the highest-value housing markets in the country. Most of the Valley consists of the city of Los Angeles – including North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Van Nuys, and other neighborhoods running east and west along famous Ventura Boulevard and US Route 101. Professionals and creatives have always gravitated to the Valley, including cities like Burbank and Glendale, making it one of LA’s entertainment capitals. The Valley industry includes long-time TV and film studios like Warner Bros., Walt Disney, and Universal Studios Hollywood theme park – with an ever-increasing number of tech start-ups.
The Valley’s unique array of mid-century architecture in family-friendly neighborhoods continues to make the area into LA’s new hotspot. Investors are looking to places like Sherman Oaks, Encino, and Studio City, north of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, for new luxury developments. While new construction is hot, opportunities to renovate commercial and retail into multifamily rentals are even hotter. From fixing updated ranch homes to overhauling commercial sites, creative investments are on the rise.
What to Love
- Easy access to the Westside and greater Los Angeles
- Subtropical Mediterranean climate in temperate grassland terrain
- Momentum for residential and commercial redevelopment
Valley locals have the advantages of quiet living with quick and direct access to the Westside and greater Los Angeles from five major routes: Beverly Glen Boulevard, San Diego (405) Freeway, Sepulveda Boulevard, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, and Coldwater Canyon Avenue.
Many residents and travelers can view LA’s downtown skyscrapers from neighborhood passes and mountainous open space parks. They can stop to rest in park areas along the Los Angeles River
and throughout the Valley. With dozens of historic monuments across the region – from Spanish colonial missions to manors and old municipal buildings – Valley residents and tourists are reminded of San Fernando’s founding as an early American mission, but multi-use developments are changing the landscape.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
In North Hollywood’s NoHo Arts District
you will find one square mile of old-fashioned entertainment with 20 professional live theaters along with dance studios, art galleries, public art, music recording studios, acting workshops, clothing stores, boutiques, and international cuisines. When in Sherman Oaks, make a point of stopping at the landmark Valley Inn Restaurant & Bar
for prime rib on sourdough or a gourmet burger, and a drink ordered up from the 1800s custom-crafted bar. In Burbank, you can find the oldest Bob’s Big Boy
serving milkshakes, pancakes, and double-deck burgers since 1949.
Things to Do
Hollywood Hills has one of the largest urban parks in North America. Griffith Park
extends over 4,300 acres of trails and caves and includes even the LA Zoo
. In the unincorporated Universal City, you can take the world-famous tour of Universal Studios Hollywood
and experience San Fernando Valley’s only amusement park. At the Valley Relics Museum
in Van Nuys, get to know the history and pop culture of the Valley in-depth. The Valley has its share of impressive outdoor venues for music lovers. Enjoy the Summer Concert Series at the Starlight Bowl
in Burbank’s 5,000-seat amphitheater, built in 1950. If you love music history, don’t miss the Hollywood Bowl’s renowned arched stage where the Beatles and Billie Holiday have played.
Three unified school districts serve the San Fernando Valley public schools, including Los Angeles Unified School District
. Valley school districts are known for high-quality academic programs with low student-to-teacher ratios.