Encino Real Estate Advice
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A Little Bit About Encino, CA
In the southern portion of the San Fernando Valley – along the base of the Santa Monica Mountains – is Encino – home to many notable entertainment stars and film-media professionals. Singer-movie star Al Jolson was one of the first honorary mayors of Encino.
Encino, which means “evergreen oak,” has been home to the rich and famous throughout its history. Among the high-profile entertainers who lived there are John Wayne, Clark Gable, W.C. Fields, Harry Houdini, Shirley MacLaine, Cher and Michael Jackson.
Encino has six golf courses, a bike-racing facility and six parks, including the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area, which attracts in-line skaters and dog walkers, tennis enthusiasts and soccer players.
The community is known for its fashionable shopping centers and the Encino farmers market. The business district along Ventura Boulevard has restaurants, shops, bookstores and office buildings.
Primary and secondary schools
Area public primary and secondary schools are operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District. The area is within Board District 4.
The public elementary schools serving Encino are:
- Emelita Elementary School
- Encino Elementary School
- Lanai Road Elementary School
- Hesby Oaks School
The public middle schools serving Encino are:
The public high schools serving Encino are:
Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies is a magnet school in the area.
Zane Grey Continuation High School is in the area.
In 1982 the board considered closing Rhoda Street Elementary School in Encino. In April 1983 an advisory committee of the LAUSD recommended closing eight LAUSD schools, including Rhoda Street School. In August 1983 the board publicly considered closing Rhoda, which had 262 students at the time. In 1984 the board voted to close the Rhoda Street School.
The private schools are:
- Children’s Community School,
- Los Encinos School,
- The Learning Center Foundation
- Valley Beth Shalom Day School,
- St.Cyril of Jerusalem School
- Westmark School
- Holy Martyrs Armenian High School
- Crespi Carmelite High School, and
- Our Lady of Grace.
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