Alex, Both Buyer and Seller in 91604

Is it true that Studio City is considered the beverly hills of the Valley? Is it the most prestigious, especially south of ventura blvd.?

Asked by Alex, 91604 Thu Jan 28, 2010

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Richard "RJ" Kas’ answer
Hello Alex,
It is true that south of Ventura in the Valley is more prestigious, however, Studio City may not be the closest to the "Beverly Hills of the valley" It is nice, but Encino would probably be the closest to that statement. However, there are pockets in Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Reseda, Tazana south of the blvd that have some amazing homes that could rival some homes in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, but not necesarilly whole neighborhoods. I would be happy to meet with you and go over the differences... Selling and buying? Always happy to assist.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 9, 2010
Fryman Estates in Studio City is definitely the BH if Valley and home to celebs like George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars., Tim Allen, and a boatload more. All the great restaurants, private schools, and trendy stuff is in Studio City it is definitely the most Westside like.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 25, 2015
Hi Alex,

It's consistently about 15 dgrees cooler in the summer and the air can be better on the south side of the Hollywood Hills because of the ocean. Home values are also consistently much higher than on the north (Valley) side of the hills. Best of Luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 1, 2010
Hello Alex, The areas considered to be High-End in the Valley are the following areas: Studio City, Toluca Lake, Encino, Hidden Hills, To be considered on par with Beverly Hills area Homes, You would want them to be South of Ventura Blvd., WIth some exceptions, These are the homes that compare very well to Homes in Beverly Hills, Bel-Air Area. If you are interested in purchasing a home in future, I can send you automated real time listings for these areas customized to your own personal specifications, and would be happy to show what is considered Prime Valley areasm including my own personal favorites. My name is Blaine Richards - I am with Keller Williams - Hollywood Hills CA . 310-598-8634 Best Wishes
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Alex, What people find attractive about a particular neighborhood is totally subjective. In my opinion, Toluca Lake is actually the most exclusive and prestigious area of the Valley. When you consider the high value, size and character of many of the homes, the number of celebrities who find the area desirable, the beauty of the neighborhood and certainly the proximity of the lake and golf club / course it's really hard to beat. Toluca Lake is also a stone's throw from 3 major movie studios, Warner's, Universal and Disney and has been a place where many in the industry have chosen to raise their families since 1923. The most exclusive homes are situated right on the lake and most are breathtaking. Take a moment to learn more by clicking on the web reference, below.

Risa Liebster, Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 31, 2010
Hi Alex,
I don't believe so at all.
Hidden Hills perhaps.
Calabasas Perhaps.
I will agree that there are nice homes south of the blvd.
from Studio CIty, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills etc.
But I can assure you the the people who live in Beverly Hills are cringing at this question.

Harold Sharpe
So Cal Homes Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 30, 2010
Yes, I've examined extremely nice homes in that area in the San Fernando Valley, nicely built homes with beautiful architecture the same as most areas that line Ventura Blvd. crime rates vary throughout L.A. county this area probably has a very low crime rate for certain types of crime but as for burglary I know that some thieves target the nicer areas, might want to check this out with whomever you choose as your agent they'll know that stats.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 29, 2010
Studio City is a great area and one of the most prestigious in the Valley. Colfax Meadow, north of Ventura is a lovely neighborhood with prices that rival afreas of Beverly Hills. Fryman Estates is probably the most exclusive and prestigious part of Studio City. It has mansionesque homes on very large lots. Longwood Estates in Sherman Oaks, just south of Ventura is also a very prestigious area. Parts of Encino and Tarzana south of the Boulelvard also have great homes. As with any area of the hills, there are some magnificent properties and some that are not as desirable.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 28, 2010
Hi Alex;
On the Westside, Beverly Hills/ Bel Air/ Brentwood agents tout Encino as the closer in ambience to Beverly Hills. It has a little more mature, destination feel. Studio City has more of a Brentwood feel, certainly luxurious in its own right. Sherman Oaks has more of the feel of Westwood. The difference is in their respective appeal to buyers. When asked to show Westside buyers comparable Valley properties, this is how many brokers view it.
South of the Boulevard (Ventura, for those wondering) is a huge demarcation in terms of status and feel.
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Hello! Alex,

I agree with my peers on the comments you have received about studio city. I would also recommend for you
go to to get a better idea of studio city, if you have not already done so.

I would like to meet with you to find out what type of property you are looking for and to assist you with your home search.

I can be reach by email or by phone (626)354-5579.


take care,

sonia mendoza
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 28, 2010
Hi Alex,
Yes it is the most prestigious of the surrounding areas. South of the Blvd. especially in Fryman Canyon. It is the most desirable area of Studio City and where you will retain more of your investment.

Hope this helps.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 28, 2010
Don basically answered your question. I would say Encino has more of the Beverly Hills cache and Studio City is more trendy. If you can get in, south of the Boulevard is the way to go.

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Dear Alex - It is a toss-up between Encino and Studio City ......Studio City tends to be a lilttle hipper while Encino has more of a luxury status. South of the boulevard, whether it be Studio City or Sherman Oaks or Encino et al, has a perception of being more prestigious. The reality is that there are pockets that have many expensive, luxury and qualilty homes as well. It is merely know where to look and the historical knowledge of an area. Feel free to contact me I can address any other issues on your behalf.
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