Studio City is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles (maybe 12 minutes from Larchmont). Studio City covers 5.1 square miles–just a stone’s throw over the hills from Hollywood–and with 28,000 residents, it has one of the lowest population densities in the city of Los Angeles. This contributes to the relaxed-community feel of the area. The median household income for Studio City is about $96,368 and there are approximately 13,500 total households (as of the 2010 census). Named for the CBS Studio Center located in the district, Studio City has established itself as a production hub for many films and TV shows. Ventura Boulevard serves as the main corridor for the neighborhood with many shops, businesses, restaurants, and bars.
Studio City is great for those who desire a neighborhood with a charming small-town feel without straying too far from the city. A stroll through Tujunga Village area of Studio City will make you feel as though you have wandered into a small suburban town’s main street- with mom-and-pop stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and even an antiques store, while more modern businesses, gastro pubs, bars, and trendy shopping can be found all along Ventura Boulevard. (pictured here- Tujunga Village)
There are numerous public parks located around Studio City, and the Fryman Canyon and Coldwater Canyon Parks offer several popular hiking trails. (pictured here- Fyrman Canyon)
Studio City is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the Valley. The central location provides easy access to Hollywood and Downtown, as well as to other Valley communities like North Hollywood and Sherman Oaks. I think Studio City is a great value if you want to be in central LA. It is not too deep in the Valley and schools are generally considered good.