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About Studio City

Studio City is a charming suburb of Los Angeles nestled at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, north of the Hollywood Hills West, and is split by famed Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Home to CBS Radford Studios, along with the highly rated Carpenter Elementary School and prestigious private schools Campbell Hall and Harvard-Westlake. (See a full list of Studio City schools below). Studio City is an affluent area of the East San Fernando Valley, with Ventura Boulevard cutting east to west. You will find incredible restaurants and shopping along the ‘Ventura Corridor’ which runs from Studio City to deep into the San Fernando Valley. Also known as ‘sushi alley’, Ventura Blvd is home to at least 10 sushi restaurants within a three mile stretch. With numerous parks throughout the area and great hiking up Wilacre Park Trail in Fryman Canyon, Studio City offers an incredible mix of outdoor and walkable city amenities, and is a great place to raise a family, or for anyone looking for a slower pace compared to being on the other side of the Hill. Bordered by Mulholland Dr to the south, Toluca Lake & Universal City to the east, Valley Village to the north, and Sherman Oaks to the west, Studio City is home to an estimated 40,000 residents.


Studio City first got its name in 1927 after a film studio was built in the area on land donated by a developer. As the film industry flourished, local housing was built to accommodate film industry employees and their families. Studio City would soon become home to entertainment industry legends such as Joe Barbera, co-founder of Hanna Barbera, and countless Hollywood celebrities such as Gene Autry and George Clooney.


Many affluent single-family homes and condos with proximity to family friendly parks can be found in Studio City. One of Studio City’s first and still sought after neighborhoods is Colfax Meadows, which runs adjacent to Tujunga Village, home of Aroma Cafe. Some of the more elite real estate in Studio City can be found “South of the Boulvard” which carries a certain cache amongst its residents. With entertainment industry and Hollywood celebrities working at nearby studios, a demand for private estates and gated homes around the Hills of Studio City is high. Desirable areas include The Silver Triangle which runs south of Ventura Blvd bordered by Laurel Canyon Blvd and Laurel Terrace Dr to the west. Opposite to that on the east side of Laurel Canyon, you’ll find The Donas. The Donas is a collection of single family homes with great views of the Valley built on streets all starting with Dona (the Spanish word for Madam). Moving west from there just north of Ventura Blvd are Footbridge Square and Beeman Park neighborhoods. Two great neighborhoods that run along Whitsett Ave at Ventura Blvd, and is also home to Weddington Golf & Tennis. You can enjoy a quick round on the Par 3 pitch and putt or a play a tennis match, whilst being steps away from great shops and restaurants on Ventura Blvd.

For buyers looking for condos and townhouses, or just more affordable real estate in Studio City, some of the main condo/town areas can be found along Colfax Ave, Whitsett Boulevard, Moorpark Street and Studio Village, all of which have a large selection of condos and townhouses, yet still offer proximity to walkable amenities. With its proximity to the 101, 170 and 134 Freeways at the mouth of Cahuenga Pass as well as the Metro Subway Stop at Universal City Station, Studio City offers great transportation options for travelers.

Studio City District Schools:

Studio City has a wide range of schools public and private school options. Click here to see more info on schooling options for Studio City via the LATimes.

Public Schools:

Berenece Carlson Home Hospital   K-12

Carpenter Community Charter K-5

Colfax Charter Elementary K-5

Dixie Canyon Avenue Elementary K-5

Lankershim Elementary K-5

North Hollywood Senior High 9-12

Rio Vista Elementary K-5

Riverside Drive Elementary K-5

Robert A. Millikan Middle 6-8

Toluca Lake Elementary K-5

Valley View Elementary K-6

Walter Reed Middle 6-8

Wonderland Avenue Elementary K-5

Private Schools:

ABC Little School, Studio CityK-1

Beth Hillel Day K-6

Bridges Academy 5-12

Campbell Hall K-12

Country School, The K-8

Emerson Academy for Arts and Sciences 3-12

Harvard-Westlake 10-12

Morning Star Christian Academy 1-12

Notre Dame High School 9-12

Oakwood Elementary K-6

Oakwood Secondary 7-12

St. Charles Borromeo K-8

St. Francis De Sales K-8

St.Paul’s First Lutheran K-8

Sunnyside Preschool K-K

Toluca Crossroads K-5

Wesley School, The K-8



LA Times Neighborhood Info for Studio City

Studio City School Ratings

Studio City Chamber of Commerce

Studio City Residents Association

Studio City Neighborhood Council

Studio City Bars & Restaurants

Studio City Farmers Market

Studio City Hiking Trails

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