Welcome to Studio City
Hip residential neighborhood where celebrity sightings, trendy venues, and incredible architecture are all commonalities
Named after the famous CBS Studio Center within its bounds, Studio City is a suburb of Los Angeles that dazzles with its expressive architecture, palm-lined roads, and wonderful blend of old-world, small-town charm and exciting new developments, including some of the best restaurants in LA. Trendy and ever-evolving, Studio City’s nightlife is rich with upscale bars and venues where it’s possible to have a celebrity sighting.
Formerly part of the Rancho Ex-Mission San Fernando land grant, Studio City got its contemporary start with the building of the CBS Studio Center in 1927. The neighborhood quickly became a hotspot for celebrities, thanks to CBS’s presence. Throughout the decades, big-name residents have included George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Currently, Studio City also houses studio branches for NBC and Universal Studios.
The median price of a home in Studio City is around one million dollars, and for a good reason. A conglomeration of attractive architectural styles that includes options like a plethora of mid-century beauties, expertly maintained 1930s bungalows designed by the renowned Paul Laszlo, and stunning new builds ranging from chic modern farmhouses to inspiring Mediterranean estates. Variety is the spice of life in Studio City, and homes come replete with their own distinct charm and character. Whether it's a grand estate in the Santa Monica Mountains or a stylish luxury home in a more central location, Studio City offers up plenty of ways to find your perfect residential match.
What to Love
- The serene beauty of the Los Angeles River running right through the neighborhood
- Just 15 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles depending on traffic
- Convenient access to US-101
- Celebrity sightings
People & Lifestyle
Studio City’s population is highly educated, with more than half of its residents holding a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Affluent with a quieter neighborhood vibe than central areas in LA, Studio City is brimming with mom-and-pop shops next door to the latest boutiques and award-winning restaurants.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Walking along the charming streets of Ventura Boulevard and Tujunga Avenue
gives residents a taste of small-town life right next to LA’s dynamic energy. Whether spending a weekend exploring the expansive sushi collection, stepping into a one-of-a-kind boutique, or grabbing a cup of coffee from local hot spots like Aroma Coffee and Tea
to enjoy on the patio and people-watch, residents of Studio City never run out of options for quiet entertainment.
One of the top-rated sushi restaurants among a host of choices, Asanebo’s
unassuming setting makes the upscale Japanese fare all the more inviting. Michelin-rated and frequently making lists of best Japanese restaurants in LA, Asanebo’s menu explodes with flavor. Featuring an unbeatable happy hour and a bustling after-work crowd, Laurel Tavern
dishes out classic gastropub fare in a laid-back environment.
Pool-side drinks and sumptuous brunch fare are staples at The Front Yard
, which rests inside The Garland
. At this inviting venue, the garden patio vibe and airy Californian cuisine make for a perfectly relaxing meal, set apart from the busy streets. Black Market Liquor Bar tops the list with its cozy ambiance and mouth-watering American fare for a great date-night spot with small gourmet plates and craft cocktails.
Things to Do
Studio City has a surprising number of green spaces and parks for its residents to enjoy, and many residents spend their days outside enjoying the warm, sunny LA weather. Fryman Canyon Park
is a local favorite—its 127 acres serve as a forested escape from urban living. At this smaller park, residents can access mountain trails suited for hikers and equestrians, take in the dense chaparral, and climb to some of the city’s most spectacular views.
Situated between Laurel Canyon and Radford Avenue, the Studio City Farmers Market
is the go-to for fresh produce and locally crafted prepared foods. Including kid-friendly activities, artisan honey vendors, and a chance to explore new flavors, the farmers’ market is a unique way to engage with the Studio City community.
Studio City is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- WISH Community School, K-8, highly-rated public elementary and middle school
- Larchmont Charter School, PK-12, highly-rated public school
- Campbell Hall, K-12, a highly-rated private school considered one of the top 100 private high schools in the state