About Encino

Home values in Encino, CA have been on the rise since 2012, registering an increase of 78% from March 2012 to July, 2020. Through all this, Encino remains one of the top neighborhoods in Los Angeles where homebuyers and investors can get the best value for their money.

The average home price in Encino is around $1.5 million. However, you’ll find a wide range of prices and sizes throughout the neighborhood, including properties that make great starter homes. There’ s also a large collection of townhomes, condos, and multi family homes, giving buyers plenty of options for properties that match their budgets and preferences.

There’s no shortage of luxury real estate in Encino. From multi million dollar homes to top of the line condos, high end home buyers will find plenty of opportunities for a property with extravagant features and unmistakable opulence.

The highest priced listings here are magnificent estates and fabulous homes with amenities like private swimming pools, entertainment rooms, tennis courts, and more. They boast distinctive architecture in a wide range of styles, including Colonial, English Country, and contemporary.

Seamless indoor-outdoor living is a popular theme in Encino’s luxury homes, with indoor spaces opening up to beautifully landscaped gardens and yards equipped with resort style pools, lounging patios, outdoor bars and kitchens, and other outdoor living amenities. Large glass walls and windows are common features, bringing in the surrounding views of mountains and mature leafy trees.

High end condos and townhomes offer utmost convenience, with features like spacious living spaces, 24 hour security, resort style amenities, and great accessibility, combined with an air of exclusivity.

Encino counts top celebrities, CEOs of large corporations, tech millionaires, and other high net worth individuals among its residents. Discriminating homebuyers are drawn to the area for the amazing values of homes here, as well as the highly desirable central location close to movie studios and other top business and entertainment destinations in Los Angeles.


General Cost of Living

The cost of living in Encino is about 50% higher than the national average and 10% higher than the California average. With a wealth of luxury homes in the neighborhood, housing costs here are significantly higher than in most of the country and even of the entire Los Angeles. While living in Encino doesn’t come cheap, the amazing quality of life is reason enough for discriminating individuals to choose the neighborhood as their home.

Employment/Job Opportunities

The median household income in Encino is about 78% higher than the national average, and about 22% higher than the Los Angeles average. The majority of residents work for private companies or are self-employed professionals. With the Los Angeles Financial District, Hollywood, and other job and employment centers just a few minutes away, many Encino residents commute to these areas for work.



Encino belongs to the Los Angeles School District and is home to some of the top-rated schools in Los Angeles. Several schools in the Encino-Tarzana area have been ranked in US News Best High Schools, including:

  • William Howard Taft Charter High
  • Reseda Senior High
  • High Tech Los Angeles Charter High School
  • Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies

Other highly rated schools serving Encino include:

  • The Academy for Enriched Sciences
  • Hesby Oaks Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Encino Charter Elementary School
  • Lanai Road Elementary School

There are also a number of private schools in the area, attended by more than half of K-12 students in Encino. These include:

  • Berkeley Hall School
  • Los Encinos School
  • Crespi Carmelite High School
  • Our Lady of Grace School



Encino’s main thoroughfare is a segment of the famous Ventura Boulevard, where you’ll find Encino Commons, the neighborhood’s version of a downtown. Encino Commons hosts numerous restaurants, ranging from popular fast foods to fine dining establishments. Not to be missed is More Than Waffles, a breakfast spot established in 1975 that has achieved near-iconic status in the neighborhood.

Other must-try places are a combination of new and old favorites, including:

  • The Lakes at Oakside
  • Scratch Bar and Kitchen
  • Davenport’s Restaurant
  • Leviathan Restaurant
  • The Eatery Encino

Parks and Recreational Activities

Encino is surrounded by excellent parks and recreational centers, including:

Los Encinos State Historic ParkLocated just northeast of the Balboa and Ventura Boulevards intersection, the park boasts a host of historic homes and buildings from the earliest days of the neighborhood, as well as a pond and a natural spring. Special events, such as “Victorian Day in the Park” and “Haunted History”, are staged by the park.
Sepulveda Basin Recreation AreaOperated by LA Parks, this 2,000 acre recreation area features a baseball diamond, a
soccer field, and a picnic area . It encompasses several smaller parks and attractions,
including Woodley Park, Lake Balboa Park, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area Bike Path, and more.
Sepulveda Garden CenterLocated just northeast of the Balboa and Ventura Boulevards intersection, the park boasts a host of historic homes and buildings from the earliest days of the neighborhood, as well as a pond and a natural spring. Special events, such as “Victorian Day in the Park” and “Haunted History”, are staged by the park
Sepulveda Golf ComplexEncino shares this golf complex with neighboring Balboa, and there are two municipal golf courses here — the Encino Golf Course and the Balboa Golf Course. Both courses are highly rated and share several amenities, including a restaurant, a lounge, a driving range, and practice facilities.
Encino ParkAlso known as Genesta Park, Encino Park is a popular hub for families in the area. Covering an entire block along Ventura Boulevard, the park features tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, and a playground. It is also home to the nonprofit California Traditional Music Society.
Lake Balboa ParkJust ten minutes from Encino, Lake Balboa Park, also known as Anthony C. Beilenson Park, is an 80-acre facility found within the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area. The 27 acre lake is a great spot for fishing and boating, while on the shore are picnic areas, a children’s play area, jogging paths, and other facilities. Nearby is a Japanese Garden, where you can enjoy cherry blossom trees when they’re in full bloom.

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