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Renters’ Guide to Encino, CA
The neighborhood of Encino rests in the southern section of the San Fernando Valley, on the North slope of the Santa Monica Mountains. Encino is just a short 20 miles northwest of Downtown Los Angeles, 25 miles southwest of Burbank, and 10 miles east of Calabasas.
The city is named in Spanish after “evergreen” trees, and is known for its beautiful, rolling landscape in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. And despite being a suburb of a major metropolitan city, Encino boats the lowest population density for any neighborhood in Los Angeles.
The weather in Encino is categorized as Mediterranean climate, giving residents hot, dry summers and very mild winters.
Encino, Los Angeles, CA Demographics
- Total Population58,362
Female 28,066Male 30,296
- Median Age41
Cost of Living in Encino, CA
Public transportation in Encino is operated by the Los Angeles Metro, which operates several bus lines and a train. A one-way pass is around $1.75, and the closest station to Encino is the Ventura Station, a short 10-15-minute walk from town.
The cost of dining in Encino is relatively inexpensive compared to other nearby areas, as two can expect to pay anywhere between $50 and $70 for dinner at a mid-range Encino restaurant, with the average meal for two costing around $60.
Average utility costs in Encino for items such as electricity, heating, and water are around $120 a month, just under the California state average.
Average Rent in Encino, Los Angeles, CA
- Encino, Los Angeles, CA Average Rental Price, May 2018$1,790/mo
- 1 Bedroom$1,586
- 2 Bedrooms$2,179
- 1 Bedroom$1,988
- 2 Bedroom$2,710
Encino, Los Angeles, CA Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,00029%
Encino, Los Angeles, CA Rent Trends
|All rentals||Studio||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds|
|May / 2018||$1,790||$1,347||$1,586||$2,179|
|Sept / 2017||$1,845||$1,286||$1,666||$2,183|
|May / 2017||$1,827||$1,286||$1,627||$2,199|
|Jan / 2017||$1,775||$1,264||$1,592||$2,115|
|Sept / 2016||$1,740||$1,214||$1,576||$2,057|
|May / 2016||$1,701||$1,139||$1,537||$2,034|
|Jan / 2016||$1,670||$1,140||$1,495||$2,013|
|Sept / 2015||$1,613||$1,088||$1,449||$1,941|
|May / 2015||$1,563||$1,031||$1,410||$1,882|
|Jan / 2015||$1,518||$989||$1,354||$1,846|
Average rent is projected to grow by 5% in 2018 compared to 2017.
Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.
Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 91316914039140691436
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Living in Encino, CA
One of the biggest pros to living in Encino is the close proximity to downtown Los Angeles. Being just a short 20 miles from the city allows many who work in Los Angeles to live outside of the city in a safer and more affordable area.
But the one cons of living in Encino—with such close proximity to a city that has millions of people—is that you have to deal with some traffic. Luckily Encino is far enough away from the city center to avoid a large amount of the congestion, but during rush hour the traffic here still has the potential to get a bit hectic.
Things to do in Encino
When looking for things to do in Encino the first place to look is outdoors, as the area gets over 280 days of sunlight a year. For a great meal with some nice outdoor scenery, visitors can head to either John O'Groats Restaurant with a fire pit and outdoor seating, or to Le Pain Quotidien for some elegant boulangerie fare and seats on a great outdoor patio. Not to mention, Le Pain Quotidien has one of the best gluten-free menus in town! Lakeside Restaurant and Lounge is also one of the best restaurants in Encino with outdoor seating, serving a wide variety of cuisine and offering beautiful views of the water.
There’s also no shortage of shopping in Encino, as residents can head to the Encino Marketplace or to the nearby Sherman Oaks Galleria, a huge mall with hundreds of stores and restaurants that was featured in the famous film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
For those with families or that are looking for something to do in Encino without spending money, the Los Encinos State Historic Park is a great place to visit to see some of the area’s unique history. The five-acre park features historic buildings, a museum, and some beautiful picnic grounds.
The Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area is another popular place for area residents to visit, extending off of Encino Park which was founded back in 1937. The area is bordered by thousands of beautiful Pink Cloud cherry trees and is home to multiple golf courses, tennis courts, baseball & soccer fields, bike paths, and even a small lake. The Encino Velodrome is a unique area attraction as well, as its outdoor oval bicycle racing track shows a bit of the city’s heritage. The city of Encino is also the host of the largest Earth Day festival in Los Angeles at Woodley Park.
And as far as sports in Encino, residents are in for a real treat here. Just 20 miles to the southeast is Los Angeles, the home to sports teams in every major professional league, including the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), Los Angeles Clippers (NBA), Los Angeles Rams (NFL), Los Angeles Chargers (NFL), Los Angeles Angels (MLB), Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB), and even the LA Galaxy (MLS).
Employment and Economy
The major areas of employment in Encino include healthcare, social services, and professional services in the legal, financial, and real estate sectors. Some of the biggest employers in Encino include the Encino-Tarzana Medical Center (two locations), the Encino Hospital Medical Center, and the Van Nuys Airport.
Encino, Los Angeles, CA Households
- Total Number of Households23,427
Family 14,946Non-family 8,481
Children 6,368No Children 17,059
- Average People Per Household2.51
- Median Household Income$71,214
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,674
Education in Encino
The Encino area is one of the most well-educated areas in the county, as nearly half of all residents over the age of 25 hold a four-year degree. Encino is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District, and includes several elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools, most notably the Birmingham Community Charter High School and Reseda High School. There is also a satellite campus of Pepperdine University in Encino, Los Angeles Public Library operates its Encino-Tarzana branch on Ventura Boulevard.
Encino, Los Angeles, CA Education Statistics
- No High School3%
- Some High School20%
- Some College22%
- Associate Degree6%
- Bachelor Degree30%
- Graduate Degree19%
Tips for Renting in Encino
Renters’ rights in Encino are under the jurisdiction of California state law and are relatively standard, but there are a few helpful tips for renting in Encino that can be useful for tenants. Any tenant that has followed their lease agreement must be given 30-days’ notice before being asked to leave the premises, and 60-days’ notice if they’ve lived on the property for more than one calendar year.
California also gives tenants the right to “repair and deduct,” allowing them to fix or pay to fix any major repairs themselves, and then have that amount deducted from their monthly rent payment.
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