Areas of Expertise
Studio Citymake it your neighborhood
Studio City is a community located in the Southeast part of the San Fernando Valley, just west of the Cahuenga Pass. It was named after mega silent filmmaker Mack Sennett, who began building CBS Studio Center in 1927. It is still home to the studio with 18 sound stages and 223 dressing rooms. It has also been the filming location of many iconic television shows including “The Brady Bunch” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” to name a few. One of Studio City’s most historic landmarks, “Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel”, has hosted guests like Clark Gable and John Wayne. Studio City’s centralized location makes it convenient to get anywhere in LA. It’s home to many celebrities and has one of the most prestigious private schools, Harvard-Westlake, as well as the award-winning Carpenter Ave Elementary School. The Studio City Farmer’s Market which is hosted every Sunday has become an international tourist destination making it one of the most successful markets in Southern California. Dine on “Sushi Row,” where you will find at least 10 sushi restaurants within a 3-mile stretch, grab a coffee at Aroma Café, take a hike in Fryman Canyon or play at one of the many parks including Beeman and North Weddington Parks. It’s tree-lined streets and family friendly atmosphere has made it a highly desirable place to live for many celebrities.
Parks & Rec
Valley Villagemake it your neighborhood
Valley Village is a community within the San Fernando Valley which dates back to 1939. The Valley Village community first formed when workers at nearby motion picture studios began building houses there. It was originally part of the artistic neighborhood of North Hollywood but quickly became known as the idealistic small-town community. From the prestigious and highly desired, Colfax Elementary School to the variety of local cafes and eateries like Four ‘N 20, and Hugo’s to name a few. Valley Village’s attractive location, it’s located adjacent to Studio City, has resulted in increased demands for beautiful homes. Marilyn Monroe lived in Valley Village on Hermitage Avenue in 1944 with her then husband James Dougherty. This was where she was asked to pose for her first pin-up photo. To this day, Valley Village remains a coveted and highly desired part of the Valley.
Sherman Oaksmake it your neighborhood
Sherman Oaks is a neighborhood within the San Fernando Valley and was founded in 1927. Sherman Oaks includes a portion of the Santa Monica Mountains which gives it a lower population density than other areas of Los Angeles. A partner of the Los Angeles Suburban Homes Company, Gen. Moses Hazeltine Sherman, developed Sherman Oaks. He developed it as a quiet neighborhood near the surrounding Valley hotspots. Sherman Oaks has a rich history and the neighborhood still features some of its signature old-Hollywood architecture from the 1930s and includes iconic roads like Mulholland Drive and Ventura Boulevard. The residential areas of Sherman Oaks possess the timeless old LA feel. Its eye-catching villas mixed with the 1930’s “birdhouse” ranch-style homes, create diversity and energy throughout. Today, Sherman Oaks is home to many in the entertainment business. The highly coveted, “Notre Dame High School”, a private catholic high school, is located in the heart of Sherman Oaks and has notable alumni in professional sports and the entertainment industry. Studio City is also home to some amazing restaurants including the iconic Casa Vega, Bamboo and more. Most recently the city was heavily featured in Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 movie, “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.
Encinomake it your neighborhood
Encino is situated on the north slope of the Santa Monica Mountains. Encino’s history dates back to 1769 when the Spanish Portola expedition traveled through the Sepulveda pass into the San Fernando Valley and stayed two nights to what is now known as the Los Encinos State Historic Park. The Sepulveda Basic Rec area is a large area with multiple gold courses, tennis courts, soccer fields, and baseball diamonds bordered by about 2,000 Pink Cloud cherry trees that blossom in the spring. Encino is of the least population-dense regions of LA and prides itself on the small town feel within a major city. Encino has so many amazing dining options including Lakeside Café, Claudine’s, and Davenport’s to name a few.
Dining & Bars
Toluca Lakemake it your neighborhood
Toluca Lake is situated in the southeastern part of the San Fernando Valley. The area was once known for its peaches, apples, and walnut orchards. Toluca Lake’s name derives from the private natural lake fed by the LA River and maintained by neighboring property owners. What began as a natural spring was transformed into a 6-acre water feature for the future neighborhood. At the start, it was a park-like setting where residents could enjoy the summer. The very first home that was built on the lake shore was on Valley Spring Lane and would later become the home of Amelia Earhart. The waters quickly became surrounded by expensive homes and today the water cannot be accessed by the public. Once Warner Brothers opened their lot in 1928 a mile away, Toluca Lake become a celebrity hotspot. Ronald and Nancy Reagan had their wedding reception there and Bob Hope lived there from the early 1930s until he passed at the age of 100 in 2003. Toluca Lake is also famously known for the burger hotspot, Bob’s Big Boy. It’s an all- American diner that still has antique car shows every Friday night. Today, Toluca Lake serves as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of LA and gives it residents a definite nostalgic feel.