Getting to know Sherman Oaks
Sherman Oaks is a 8.1-square-mile (21km2) district in the San Fernando Valley of the city of Los Angeles, California. In contrast to much of the Valley, the area is relatively urbanized, with commercial skyscrapers along Ventura Boulevard as well as scattered throughout. In addition, residential densities are highly mixed, with apartment and condominium neighborhoods alongside single-story residential ones. The area is a local hub for regional transportation, business, and shopping. The neighborhood is roughly bounded by Studio City to the east, Van Nuys to the north, Encino to the west, Bel Air and Beverly Hills Post Office to the south. Sherman Oaks is situated along the Los Angeles River, Ventura Freeway, San Diego Freeway, Beverly Glen Boulevard, and Sepulveda Boulevard. The southern boundary has always been Mulholland Drive. The western boundary is Firmament as it crosses Ventura Blvd. The current northern boundary is Oxnard Street and the eastern boundary is Coldwater Canyon Avenue from Burbank south to Magnolia Boulevard where it jogs west so as to reach Fulton Avenue at Ventura Boulevard. The line then follows Longridge Avenue south to Mulholland.