Encino Real Estate
Encino is one of the oldest parts of the Valley. The 1769 Portola Expedition went over the Sepulveda Pass and stayed near what is now Los Encino’s State Historic Park. The name Encino means evergreen or oak in Spanish and is said to refer to The Encino Oak Tree that resided for 1000 years in an area that became Louise Avenue near Ventura Blvd. Sadly, it was felled by the El Nino storms of 1998 and now only a stump and a plaque remains.
Encino is an old money area, surrounded by even older money. It starts in the south at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains, just north of Bel Air and Brentwood, with Sherman Oaks to the east, Reseda to the north, and Tarzana to the west. According to many residents, Encino has a small town feel, with amenities within walking distance. The average lot size is bigger than other areas of the city, making certain blocks very quiet and rural, particularly above Burbank Blvd. The main area for shopping and dining is situated on Ventura Blvd. between White Oak and Balboa, an area called the Encino Commons, dubbed The Valley’s Miracle Mile, and home to more than 300 businesses.
The Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area includes the Cricket Complex, Archery range, and the Encino Golf Course and the Balboa Golf Course, having a total of 36 golf holes. The Balboa Sports Complex in Encino includes a lighted baseball diamond, outdoor basketball courts, football field, an indoor gymnasium, soccer fields, tennis courts, and volleyball courts.
Encino Listings Summary
Encino - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Encino: $3,908,000 / County Avg $2,981,000
Avg Sq. Ft. in Encino: 4,579 / County Avg 2,622
Avg Price per/sqft in Encino:$854 / County Avg $1137
Avg Walkscore in Encino: 47 / County Avg 59
Avg Year Built in Encino: 1972 / County Avg 1968
Avg Days on Website in Encino: 69 / County Avg 74