Welcome to Studio City

Originally known as Laurelwood, Studio City was named after the studio lot that was established in the area by film producer Mack Sennett in 1927, now known as CBS Studio Center. The area lands changed hands several times during the late 19th Century and was eventually purchase by James Boon Lankershim, and eight other developers who organized the Lankershim Ranch Land and Water Company. Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct began in 1908 and water reached the San Fernando Valley in November 1913. Real estate boomed, and a group led by Harry Chandler, business manager of the Los Angeles Times, with Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Isaac Van Nuys, and James Boon Lankershim acquired and developed about 47,500 acres of the land. In 1927, Mack Sennett began building a new studio on 20 acres of land. The area around the studio was named Studio City.

Today, Studio City residents are a creative mix of musicians, actors, artists, studio execs, writers, and workers at the many studios and entertainment-related businesses in the community.

Real Estate Insights

Studio City has a small-town feel while maintaining a progressive and trend-setting stance. It has an appealing attraction admired by both the entertainment industry and families of all types. Homes in Studio City come in a range of architectural styles, and many enjoy spectacular views of the Valley.

With the growth of new construction within the area, Studio City has experiences huge increases in the median sales price of its houses. Home buyers can expect a competitive market starting around $1-1.8 million.

People and Lifestyle

Studio City might be one of the most stylish neighborhoods within the San Fernando Valley. Ventura Boulevard has been a prime location for nightlife, vintage boutiques, organic eateries, and yoga studios. Dining choices range from popular hangout Firefly to a plethora of sushi restaurants on the boulevard. The Sunday farmer’s market is one of the best in the Southland.

Residence and visitors also enjoy great hiking and walking paths in the adjacent Santa Monica Mountains including the Fryman Canyon Park, home to spectacular views. The recreation center in Beeman Park features a huge array of sports programs for adults and kids. Residence and visitors can also enjoy Studio City’s Weddington Golf and Tennis recreation center.

Studio City is known for its central location. It offers easy access to neighboring cities throughout Los Angeles. It is bordered by Hollywood Hills, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, and Universal City.


Public schools in Studio City are in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  If you have children or thinking about expanding your family, Studio City has one of the best school districts around, Carpenter School District.

Carpenter Community Charter School has a rating of 9.