Studio City

Studio City

Studio City earned it’s moniker in the 1920’s when a man named Mack Sennett moved his studios to a spot near Colfax Avenue and Ventura Blvd. Today those same studios fall under the CBS family and is known as CBS Radford. It’s a seven square mile district with a balance of residential and commercial properties and is a mecca for quality shopping, dining and entertainment in the San Fernando Valley. The area is famous with the locals for having one of the highest concentrations of quality sushi restaurants anywhere in the Valley.

Studio City is home to Beeman Park, the local recreation center, which has an auditorium, barbeque pits, a lighted baseball diamond, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, a children’s play area and picnic tables. They boast the second largest youth baseball program in the public parks. They also have a number of other programs and classes available. Smaller pocket parks, Moorpark Park and Woodbridge Park both have children’s play areas and picnic tables.

If you crave a bit of the outdoors and a chance to hike, visit nearby Fryman Canyon, located just off Laurel Canyon Blvd. at Fryman. The local fire road will take you up and around the hills and the path offers lovely views of the Valley on a clear day. And in the Spring, when the mustard flowers are in full-bloom, the whole area is blanketed in a wash of yellow flowers. When you hit the end of the trail you can wander down through an elegant residential neighborhood and admire the architecture of the sprawling homes.

Studio City is known for having some of the best public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School district, including the renowned Carpenter Elementary. The desirability of living in the 91604 zip code has resulted in property values and rents being higher in this area than in many of those surrounding it.