Encino is an enclave of the San Fernando Valley filled with quiet blocks of big houses, as well as areas with clusters of apartment buildings and spacious Encino CA houses for sale. The area is infamous for being mentioned in Frank Zappa’s 1982 hit song “Valley Girl” – and in a lot of ways, this upper middle class, historic neighborhood hasn’t changed since.
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SHOPPING AND DINING
The main area for shopping and dining is situated on Ventura Blvd. between White Oak and Balboa, an area called the Encino Commons, dubbed The Valley’s Miracle Mile, and home to more than 300 businesses. If you like Middle Eastern fare, you can visit a few places including Sadaf, specializing in kabobs and eggplant. For groceries, there’s Ralph’s, Gelson’s, or Super Sal Market down the boulevard, which features Israeli and kosher foods.
Want to get a true taste of Encino? Come experience “A Taste of Encino”. This mega event showcasing the best that the community has to offer – from local restaurants to arts and crafts and home improvement ideas – takes place on the second Sunday of October, every year.
Schools in the area are predominantly private or charter, catering to well-heeled families. Elementary and middle schools both public and private get high marks, but there is no public high school within its boundaries. Since they can afford it, many opt for a private option like Crespi Carmelite.