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Overview of Encino

When you're looking at Encino apartments for rent, you'll find yourself in a distinct tight-knit community within the city of Los Angeles. Overlooking the San Vicente Mountains, Encino is an affluent neighborhood that is home to more than 50,000 people, according to City-Data. Spanning roughly 9.5 miles, apartments in Encino are in a prime location to offer access to downtown Los Angeles and all of its exciting entertainment, dining and cultural attractions. Encino is also within close proximity to the amenities available in Bel-Air, Lake Balboa and Sherman Oaks. Now is a perfect time to relocate to this prosperous and vibrant community.

Living in Encino

Encino apartments for rent are perfect for both urbanites and outdoor enthusiasts, as the neighborhood is also close to the Los Encinos Historic Park. Spanning five acres, this green space boasts a pond and natural spring, as well as a historical park with 19th century homes. This diversity of landscapes may be one reason why the city is rated as exceptionally livable with a score of 81. Encino is also known for its abundance of amenities, steady job market, sunny weather and high employment rates. With the perfect balance of big-city amenities and small-town living, it's no wonder this community is so sought-after.

Encino Apartments and Cost of Living

Like most communities in California, Encino has a high price tag. According to AreaVibes, Encino apartments for rent are on par with Los Angeles, but the overall cost of living is 12 percent more than the city's rate. In comparison with the rest of the nation, Encino residents pay about 48 percent more; however, the median income is 84 percent more than the rest of Los Angeles.

If you'd like to live in a community that is pedestrian-friendly, you may want to consider Encino apartments in downtown, Koreatown, Mid City West, Pico-Union or Chinatown, which are all the highest rated neighborhoods for walkability by WalkScore. Luckily, if you're going to be traveling by vehicle, you won't have to put aside too much money for transportation expenses. An average gallon of gas costs the same as the rest of the city and the typical commute time is just 3 percent longer than the rest of the metro area.

Apartments in Encino Work and Study

Apartments for rent in Encino put individuals in a very diverse and prosperous economy, as Los Angeles has plenty of job opportunities. Some of the top employers here include AHMC Healthcare, All Nations Church, American Honda Motor Company and California Institute of Tech.

Students moving here can attend area schools such as the University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California and California State University, Los Angeles.

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