As a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, this suburb has a population of 45,000 and is surrounded by beautiful architecture throughout the city. Filled with culture from surrounding neighborhoods, Encino offers a lively nightlife with a tight-knit community feel to it. With its slightly urban edge, Encino is home to the Los Encinos State Historic Park, which includes multiple golf courses, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, bike paths, and a lake bordered by Pink Cloud cherry trees. It’s also home to the SuihoEn Japanese Garden, the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area, the Sepulveda Dam, Sepulveda Gardensand, and other historic places. As one of the oldest parts of the Valley, Encino has a small town feel but packs a large amount of activities and recreational things to do. With plenty of shopping and dining areas around the town, the Encino Commons area is by far the most popular and has more than 30 businesses. Located on Ventura Blvd. between White Oak and Balboa, the area is also known as The Valley’s Miracle Mile. Middle Eastern and Medditeranian fare is quite common in the area with local favorites like Sadaf restaurant and more. Famously referred to in Frank Zappa’s 1982 song “Valley Girl,”XXX. Whether you’re above or below Ventura Blvd will determine major price point differences in homes, going from larger single-family homes to apartment clusters, while Ventura itself is the main part of Encino. For larger families, the area is popular for its private school and charter school options, but for younger adults, it’s the city life that draws them in. Offering late night food spots and so much more, being bordered with Sherman Oaks also makes living in Encino a hot spot for millennials.