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Overview of Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks apartments for rent are located in the San Fernando Valley. The eight mile district is part of the city of Los Angeles. The city district was one of the first Valley communities to see significant growth in the state of California and is known as the home of many notable celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Zappa and Liberace. It's common to spot celebrities walking around the downtown area for personal and professional reasons. Sherman Oaks has also become a popular location to film both TV and movies.

Living in Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks apartments for rent offer residents the opportunity to explore many dining, shopping and business opportunities in the district and greater Los Angeles area. The Sherman Oaks Center is a series of four buildings that make up an open air lifestyle center. Business owners can rent office space here, while others enjoy walking around shops and trying out new restaurant venues. The Sherman Oaks Galleria is located at one of the busiest intersections, and is easily accessible from most areas of the district community.

October is a busy month for Sherman Oaks thanks to the street fair the city hosts at this time of year. The Sherman Oaks Street Fair offers residents the opportunity to easily walk around downtown as the city blocks off the area so residents and visitors can enjoy tasting new foods, shopping and playing games without having to worry about traffic.

Those living in Sherman Oaks apartments have ample opportunity to enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle thanks to the district's prime location in the greater city of Los Angeles. The public transportation system takes residents to the heart of downtown L.A. where they can venture off into the hot nightlife scene without having to worry about the terrible L.A. traffic.

Sherman Oaks and Cost of Living

Sherman Oaks apartments for rent are highly desirable due to their close proximity to the city of Los Angeles. The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles handles cases of low- and moderate-income families and individuals residing in the Sherman Oaks district. The HACLA offers an array of programs to help residents who are disabled, homeless or are in need of financial assistance including rent and personal finances. HACLA also provides assisted living to seniors and those who are in need of rehabilitation.

The average cost of living for residents in and around the city of Los Angeles is equal to the California state average and 31.1 percent higher than the national average. According to AreaVibes, those living in apartments in Sherman Oaks typically pay $3.81 for a gallon of gas, $6.04 for a cup of coffee and $8.00 for pizza.

Apartments in Sherman Oaks Work and Study

Sherman Oaks apartments are a prime housing location for students attending the community college at Los Angeles Valley College and the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The top employers located in Sherman Oaks include the grocery chain Kroger, which is one of the largest employers throughout the greater Southern California area. Other top employers include the Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Sherman Oaks Hospital.