Encino is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County. The neighboring communities are Bel-Air, Brentwood, Lake Balboa, Pacific Palisades, Sherman Oaks and Tarzana.
The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $78,529, considered high for the city.
There is plenty to do in Encino:
The Los Encinos State Historic Park features historic buildings, a small museum, a pond, and picnic grounds.
The Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area is a large area in Encino with two golf courses—the Encino Golf Course and the Balboa Golf Course, having a total of 36 holes—tennis courts, soccer fields, a cricket complex with the four best grass cricket pitches in the United States, baseball diamonds, bike paths, and the 26-acre Lake Balboa, bordered by about 2,000 Pink Cloud cherry trees that blossom in the spring and were donated anonymously. There is also a 6.5 acre off-leash dog park and picnic areas.
The Balboa Sports Complex in Encino includes a lighted baseball diamond, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, a community room, a lighted football field, a lighted handball court, an indoor gymnasium without weights and with a capacity for 400 people, an unlighted soccer field, lighted tennis courts, and lighted volleyball courts.
The Encino Velodrome has provided an outdoor oval bicycle racing track since 1963.