History of Encino
Encino is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. It is located in the central portion of the southern San Fernando Valley and on the north slope of the Santa Monica Mountains. Encino is surrounded by Reseda on the north, Sherman Oaks on the east, Bel-Air on the southeast, Tarzana on the west and Brentwood on the south.
In 1769, the Spanish Portola expedition went over the Sepulveda Pass and stayed two nights at a native village near what is now Los Encino’s State Historic Park. The name Encino was derived from the mighty oak tree that can be seen in the area and that would give Encino its name, which is Spanish for “oak tree” or “evergreen”.
If you’re looking for a place to invest in Real Estate then Encino is for you. It is known as a quiet and upscale neighborhood with a small town feel and amenities within walking distance. In Encino the average lot size is bigger than other areas of the city allowing you to have a wider space for your home and giving you your money’s worth.
Los Encinos State Historic Park
Located at 16756 Moorpark St, Los Angeles, CA 91436-1068
This historic park is located in the heart of Encino, a wonderful place to learn about the history of California before it was a state.
The 5-acre park consists of an 1849 adobe dwelling as well as a natural spring in which you can feed the ducks, geese and some swans using the coin operated machines that sell duck food for 25 cents. It’s quite a charming place to walk around and spend quality time with your family.
Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area
Located at17017 Burbank Blvd., Encino, CA 91316
Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area is an awesome place that offers a lot of activities that you can enjoy with your family and friends. They have a soccer field, baseball diamond, and picnic tables. In addition, this large facility also includes the Sepulveda Garden Center, an urban community garden which includes 800 individual plots. It is truly a great spot to relax and enjoy a quality time with your loved ones.
Schools in Encino
Schools within the Encino boundaries are:
Encino is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
- Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter School (K-8 school)
- Encino Charter Elementary School
- Emelita Street Elementary School
- Fred E. Lull Special Education Center
- Lanai Road Elementary School
- Sage Academy, elementary, 5901 Lindley Avenue
- Westmark School, 5461 Louise Avenue
- Holy Martyrs Armenian High School/Ferrahian, 5300 White Oak Avenue
- Crespi Carmelite High School, 5031 Alonzo Avenue
- Our Lady of Grace School, elementary, 17720 Ventura Boulevard
- Los Encinos School, elementary, 17114 Ventura Boulevard
- Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, elementary, 4650 Haskell Avenue
- Valley Beth Shalom Day School, 15739 Ventura Boulevard
- International School of Los Angeles (Lycee International de Los Angeles), 5933 Lindley Avenue