With suburban comforts and a bustling nightlife, Sherman Oaks is the perfect blend for young adults and families. With a strip of shopping, gastropubs and old school food joints, Sherman Oaks has a small town feeling with a Hollywood feel thanks to iconic roads like Mulholland Drive and Ventura Blvd. Featuring some of its signature old-Hollywood architecture from the 1930s, Sherman Oaks has become a hotspot for people who crave the Los Angeles and Hollywood lifestyle with a more relaxed and calming atmosphere. With a lower population density than some other areas in Los Angeles, the city currently has a population of about 77,000 people within the 9.15 square mile neighborhood. The vibrant community is filled with mom-and-pop shops and quiet, tree-lined streets, but also boasts commercial areas in addition to its residential areas. Known for its suburban and mall culture, Sherman Oaks is famous for its shopping malls, which include the Westfield Fashion Square and Sherman Oaks Galleria. The Village at Sherman Oaks Business Improvement District also has many specialty shops and boutique stores. For those looking for a different kind of activity, Sherman Oaks also has the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, which has an outdoor pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, as well as Dixie Canyon Park, a 20-acre open space preserve with hiking trails and more. The family friendly neighborhood has activities for all ages and is also one of the safest neighborhoods in the area. For commuters, Sherman Oaks is close to the 101 and 405 freeways, which provides easy access to West Los Angeles and neighboring Studio City. The quiet suburban enclave is centrally-located, which makes for a convenient, suburban, yet lively, atmosphere, making it a great place for professionals and families alike who are looking for a peaceful neighborhood.