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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Sherman Oaks is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 77,517. Sherman Oaks is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Sherman Oaks offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Sherman Oaks there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Sherman Oaks and residents tend to be liberal.
About Sherman Oaks...
Population
77,517

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$777,389
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,665
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    126.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    81.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    919.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,258.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    206.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$93,860
National
$55,322
Families with Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Sherman Oaks Reviews

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Sherman Oaks was a great place to grow up in! There are so many fun things to do around here- even though I've been here all my life I'm still discovering new places. There are a lot of great schools around here too, both public and private. The one thing I would say would need improvement is the safety. It always seemed very safe when I was growing up, but in recent years there's been a bit more crime in the neighborhoods. Nothing too serious, just some break-ins, but I would like to see this problem dealt with soon.
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Moving to Sherman Oaks was eye opening. Cost of living and safety has continued to decline over the past 12 years that we've lived there. I'm shocked everyone has given it such rosy reviews. We still own a house in Sherman Oaks that we rent out, but moved our family away due to crime, the homeless crisis, and how congested the streets had become. It would take me 20 - 25 minutes to drive a mile to the freeway in the morning whether Valley Vista, Sepulveda, or Burbank Blvd. It's overcrowded, with city officials continuing to approve new apartment buildings left and right, yet the streets cannot handle the car congestion pouring out of those apartments. It's great to see new construction homes, but I really wonder how home owners who are paying a fortune are navigating the horrific traffic in the morning/afternoon commute window. So glad we are out of Sherman Oaks.
Honestly, Sherman Oaks is the best place I've ever lived in. I just got engaged, and it's such a great place to set some roots. The very first day I took a tour of my current apartment, I actually met Rev. Run! He saw me carrying my guitar while out with his wife and told me to "Keep playing brotha' I'll see you soon." Right before he settled his wife into the passenger seat, slid into his all black Range Rover, and pulled off. The funny part, is I'm actually a very talented musician, and to this day- he hasn't heard me play a lick.