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    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 77,685. 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
77,685

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$715,933
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,676
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    82
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    919
    500
  • Theft
    1,259
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    207
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$89,546
National
$55,322
Children
15%
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
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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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.
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Love Sherman Oaks for its proximity to many other areas of Los Angeles and environs, with the 101 and 405 freeways close by. Sherman Oaks has a great public library, park and pool, with Lake Balboa recreation nearby. There are many shops, restaurants and services in the area. Treelined streets and good schools. OK, it's hot in the summer!
Sherman Oaks is close enough to greater LA to make the commute tolerable, yet far enough away to have nice neighborhoods and still be affordable. Rents are reasonable and there are parks and quiet streets, plenty of parking, Sherman Oaks Galleria for shopping and movies and all varieties of restaurants along Ventura Blvd. From Castle batting cages and mini-golf to the best sushi you can get at Iroha, it's altogether a pretty awesome place to chill or go out and have some fun =]