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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
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$93,860
National
$55,322
Children
14%
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 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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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.
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!