The family-friendly residential areas are within a walking or short driving distance to a wide range of treats on Ventura Boulevard
, which serves as an extended shopping, dining, and pampering district, easily navigated and pedestrian-friendly.Crave Cafe
is open 24/7 (except on Sundays), serving breakfast any time of day. Sweet Butter Kitchen
is another popular breakfast spot. Natas Pastries
is a Portuguese bakery and cafe. The Harvest Bar
is a healthy cafe located in the corner of the Sherman Oaks Village shopping area. The Sherman
features upscale American cuisine with a focus on fresh and sustainable ingredients. Panzanella Ristorante
serves Italian and Sicilian cuisine in a modern atmosphere. Fab’s Corner Cucina
serves a family-style Italian menu. Other local favorites include Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, Boneyard Bistro
pub food, and Hyakumi Noodle Station
. Casa Vega
, notable for its margaritas, has served the area for decades.Blue Dog Beer Tavern
is in a cozy cabin filled with framed photos of dogs. On The Thirty
is a wine bar that carries 30 boutique California wines and 30 California craft beers. The Local Peasant
is a rustic spot for drinks. Vibe Café
has hookah and drinks. Coda Bar and Lounge
is dark and trendy.
Sherman Oaks is filled with malls, markets, and corner shops concentrated mostly along Ventura Blvd. Parking is metered up and down Ventura Boulevard, with parking lots for the neighborhood's many shopping centers. The open-air Sherman Oaks Galleria
is at the corner of Ventura and Sepulveda Boulevards. Westfield Fashion Square
hosts high-end stores, including Bloomingdales, and an extensive food court. Sherman Oaks Antique Mall
has toys, photos, jewelry, and a large selection of crystals.Freakbeat Records
is serving the revitalized and growing market for music records, with new and used vinyl of all genres, rare and popular. Freakbeat also has a huge CD collection, DVDs, books, magazines, and vintage posters. Books On the Boulevard
specializes in hard-to-find, out of print, and used books in great condition.Casablanca Salon & Day Spa
is an elegant Moroccan-inspired salon. Stock up on groceries at Ralphs, Gelsons, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods Market. Farm Boy
is a small market with a wide selection of goods, including fresh sushi and Korean foods. The Sherman Oaks Farmers' Market
is held every Tuesday all year-round.
Every October, the Sherman Oaks Street Fair
takes over nine blocks of Ventura Boulevard, with 100,000 visitors coming to celebrate and enjoy over 100 food vendors, carnival rides and community art exhibits. Whitefire Theater
features both up-and-coming and familiar actors.Coldwater Canyon Park
sits at the top of the Santa Monica mountains, where Sherman Oaks joins the Beverly Hills post office area. Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park
has a track, basketball courts, and baseball diamonds. Children can swing, slide, and play, and buy snacks.
Sherman Oaks is close to Universal Studios Hollywood
, adjacent to Studio City
, and “over the hill” from Bel-Air
and Beverly Hills
. Sherman Oaks is located 16 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles and 12 miles northeast of Santa Monica. Sherman Oaks lies just southwest of the intersection of Interstates 405 and 101, making it very convenient to get around Los Angeles and the state.
Sherman Oaks is close to LAX and several interstate highways, so residents have convenient travel options.
The population of Sherman Oaks is approximately 65,000.