Encino

Shopping malls and resplendent recreational attractions collide in LA's San Fernando Valley suburb.

Stretching along the north slope of the Santa Monica Mountains, Encino residents stay busy as they venture between their area's suburban strip malls and central Los Angeles' urban outskirts. In this self-contained city, scoping out clearance sales is as common as picnicking at one of its many green spaces. Mostly quiet and totally conducive to car transportation, Encino offers a sunny respite far away from Downtown for Valley Girls and Valley Guys alike.

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On the Map

Encino is bordered by Van Nuys, Reseda, Lake Balboa, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Brentwood, and Bel Air/Beverly Crest

LAX Airport: 33 minutes by car or 2 hours & 30 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 26 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 21 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 31 minutes by car
The Grove: 29 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

Suburban Comfort In the San Fernando Valley

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Commercial centers and California bungalows characterize Encino, a comfortable destination far away from the reaches of Downtown Los Angeles.

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Clean and brimming with conveniences, Encino trades tom-foolery for trusty amiability.

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Its strip malls are inviting.

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Its outdoor respites are inviting.

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Its plazas and pathways are inviting.

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Sometimes, nondiscretional expression makes its way onto Encino's walls.

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For the most part, this Valley neighborhood's slates are spick-and-span.

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Sleek-and-shiny, even.

The Great Outdoors In The Valley

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Green spaces, golf courses, bike paths, cricket fields and tennis courts—Encino's got it all.

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Recreational spaces pepper Encino's embankments along Lake Balboa.

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Playing in Encino is easy.

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The Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area boasts 36 holes for perfecting your draw and your fade.

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Opt in for a full round or test your swing at one of Encino's driving ranges.

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Fore.

Quiet residential neighborhood - with wide, tree-lined streets - ideal for walking, jogging, running, biking, etc."

Casual Dining In Encino

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Local pizza hangouts, local bars, and local sweet spots serve Encino residents.

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Whether you're in the mood for burgers and fries or sushi and sake, it's easy to eat in Encino.

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It's easy to sweet in Encino, too.

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Bon appétit.

Japanese Tea Garden: An Encino Attraction

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Yet another green space splendor grows out of Encino.

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The Japanese Tea Garden is located in Woodley Park, an Encino-based park that is also home to LA's largest Earth Day festival.

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Gingko trees, waterfalls, and Zen meditation gardens complement the aromas that emanate from the attraction's tea house.

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Come inside. Irasshaimase.

Direct from Farm to Table

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The Tapia Bros. Fruit and Vegetable Stand welcomes visitors to its working farm.

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As the seasons change, so does their produce. Pick your own pumpkins in fall and choose your own Evergreen come winter.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Lauren Devon

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Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighborhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.