Encino

About Encino

p-encino-signA History Rooted In Farms And Film Stars

Encino has always been a magnet for celebrities. The names and faces may have changed over the years, but Encino still holds a reputation as “Bedroom of the Stars.” Tony homes in the hills, upscale retail stores and a large financial district continue to attract affluent residents.

Encino has earned its fame for more than just money and stars!  An excellent education is offered to the students of Encino. Schools are top notch including those that are part of the Los Angeles Unified School District as well as private schools. Encino residents enjoy the convenience of its central location in the Southern San Fernando Valley on the northern slope of the Santa Monica Mountains, located adjacent to the 101 FWY with easy access to the 405 FWY. It is flanked on the north by Reseda and the Sepulveda Basin, on the east by Sherman Oaks, on the southeast by Bel-Air, on the south by Brentwood and on the west by Tarzana.  Woodland Hills, Calabasas and Ventura County are freeway close.

Encino is a family-oriented city. Most of the city’s homes were built in the 1950s, in ranch or contemporary styles; offerings include prewar tract homes in older sections of the community, large estates on land that was once ranches or farms and new construction.

The large and private estate properties of Royal Oaks and the guard gated Royal Oaks Colony are tucked away to the West of Sepulveda Blvd., situated on rolling hills and surrounded by expansive greenery. Other neighborhoods include Clark Gable Estates and Amestoy Estates.

Height restrictions keep most commercial buildings on Ventura Boulevard to low-rises, giving the area a somewhat open feel. The Encino Town Center, which houses a movie theater, restaurants and a cluster of stores at Ventura Boulevard and Hayvenhurst Avenue, serves as the “town square.”

The 2,000-acre Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area, just a few miles from Ventura Boulevard, is a haven for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts.  This is not a facility, but a surrounding area! Features include two parks, an 80-acre sports field, an archery range, three 18-hole golf courses, beautiful Balboa Lake with boat rentals and fishing, the Balboa Park and Sports Center, playgrounds, a velodrome, bike paths, hiking trails, tennis courts, a Japanese garden, an off-leash dog park, a premiere wildlife preserve, and the only unpaved stretch of the Los Angeles River. The City of Los Angeles set aside the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve to protect native plants and animals.

Encino is a place of unique origins and retains a strong sense of its place in San Fernando Valley history

The name Encino is derived from the name given by the 1769 Gaspar Portola Spanish expedition: El Valle de Santa Catalina de Bononia de los Encinos.  Encinos, being the Spanish word for oaks, after the many native shady Valley Oak and Coast Live Oak trees found in the valley’s savannah that had graced the land for thousands of years.

Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola led the first European expedition into what is now the San Fernando Valley. A diary from the expedition makes specific mention of an Indian village with a spring-fed pool; this property would later become Rancho Los Encinos (also known as Rancho El Encino and Rancho Encino).

Rancho Los Encinos passed through many hands between the 1840s and the early 20th century. Located along a significant travel route between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Rancho Encino and the natural springs were a necessary stop for travelers on the El Camino Real, the historical trail that linked California’s 21 Spanish missions. It was a Spanish grazing concession and later Mexican land granted cattle and sheep rancho and in 1889 Domingo Amestoy acquired all 4,500 acres of Rancho Los Encinos, later named Amestoy Ranch. The Amestoy family held title to the rancho for fifty-five years. In 1916 subdivision of the rancho began later developing into the communities of Sherman Oaks and Encino.

Curiously, in 1985, the remains of what is believed to be the Indian village referenced by the Portola Expedition, were unearthed in Encino at the southeast corner of Balboa and Ventura Boulevard. More than 2 million artifacts were recovered, including arrowheads, stone tools and beads.

Latest Encino Homes To Hit The Market

This is a small 10 property snapshot of the latest homes to hit the market in Encino. To view more homes check out the list on the bottom or click here.

  1. 7 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,077 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,618 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,180 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,436 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.00 ac
  4. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,002 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,327 sqft
  5. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,707 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,874 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,348 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,090 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,689 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,173 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,100 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,208 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,296 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,500 sq ft

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All Encino Properties Currently On The Market

  1. 7 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,077 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,618 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,180 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,436 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.00 ac
  4. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,002 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,327 sqft
  5. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,707 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,874 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,348 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,090 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,689 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,173 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,100 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,208 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,296 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,500 sq ft
  11. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,955 sq ft
  12. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,416 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,630 sqft
  13. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,053 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,999 sqft
  14. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,513 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,959 sqft
  15. 6 beds, 8 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 12,015 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.37 ac
  16. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 6,212 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,164 sqft
  17. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,898 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,799 sqft
  18. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,844 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,959 sqft
  19. 6 beds, 6 full, 3 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 9,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,940 sqft
  20. 6 beds, 3 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,870 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,793 sqft
  21. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,439 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.95 ac
  22. 2 beds, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,582 sq ft
  23. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,822 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,889 sqft
  24. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,327 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,379 sqft
  25. 6 beds, 7 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 8,134 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,374 sqft
  26. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 three-quarter, 2 half baths
    Home size: 5,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,782 sqft
  27. 6 beds, 4 full, 3 three-quarter, 3 half baths
    Home size: 6,772 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,217 sqft
  28. 5 beds, 2 full, 4 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,347 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,676 sqft
  29. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,052 sqft
  30. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,363 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,230 sqft
  31. 5 beds, 2 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,613 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,994 sqft
  32. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,445 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,347 sqft
  33. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,267 sq ft
  34. 5 beds, 2 full, 4 three-quarter, 2 half baths
    Home size: 6,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,654 sqft
  35. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,108 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,429 sqft
  36. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,956 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,043 sqft
  37. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,730 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,893 sqft
  38. 5 beds, 4 full, 4 half baths
    Home size: 7,878 sq ft
    Lot size: 39,353 sqft
  39. 5 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,361 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,481 sqft
  40. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,539 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,934 sqft
  41. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,837 sq ft
    Lot size: 7.77 ac
  42. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,446 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,554 sqft
  43. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,632 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,730 sqft
  44. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,938 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.95 ac
  45. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,740 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,862 sqft
  46. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 781 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,495 sqft
  47. $1,095,000 : 5546 Balboa, Encino
    4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,792 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,471 sqft
  48. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,150 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,671 sqft
  49. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,039 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,921 sqft
  50. 6 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 6,366 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.12 ac

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Homes Sold In Encino

  1. 6 beds, 9 full baths
    Home size: 7,187 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,547 sqft
  2. 7 beds, 8 full baths
    Home size: 8,522 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.17 ac
  3. 5 beds, 7 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 6,439 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.16 ac
  4. 6 beds, 4 full, 3 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,753 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,279 sqft
  5. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,234 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,620 sqft
  6. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,062 sqft
  7. 6 beds, 4 full, 2 three-quarter, 2 half baths
    Home size: 6,386 sq ft
    Lot size: 34,266 sqft
  8. 6 beds, 4 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,272 sqft
  9. 6 beds, 7 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 25,630 sqft
  10. 6 beds, 9 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 11,121 sq ft
    Lot size: 32,952 sqft
  11. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,820 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,898 sqft
  12. 6 beds, 4 full, 3 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,402 sqft
  13. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,024 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,321 sqft
  14. 5 beds, 3 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,690 sqft
  15. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,051 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,138 sqft
  16. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,542 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.15 ac
  17. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,829 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,562 sqft
  18. 5 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 5,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,642 sqft
  19. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,758 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,798 sqft
  20. 7 beds, 7 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,925 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,613 sqft
  21. 6 beds, 7 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 8,573 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,246 sqft
  22. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,674 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,580 sqft
  23. 5 beds, 3 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,471 sqft
  24. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,600 sqft
  25. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 5,432 sq ft
    Lot size: 39,704 sqft
  26. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,061 sqft
  27. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,441 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,498 sqft
  28. 6 beds, 3 full, 3 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,280 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,961 sqft
  29. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 4,675 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.01 ac
  30. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 5,940 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,048 sqft
  31. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 5,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,328 sqft
  32. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,685 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,947 sqft
  33. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 6,482 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,874 sqft
  34. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 33,357 sqft
  35. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,801 sq ft
    Lot size: 36,154 sqft
  36. 6 beds, 6 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 6,623 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,300 sqft
  37. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,785 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,708 sqft
  38. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,184 sq ft
    Lot size: 34,027 sqft
  39. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,491 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,500 sqft
  40. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 5,846 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,396 sqft
  41. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,420 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,874 sqft
  42. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,305 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,040 sqft
  43. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,092 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,496 sqft
  44. 5 beds, 7 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,454 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,906 sqft
  45. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,365 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,922 sqft
  46. 5 beds, 4 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,126 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,097 sqft
  47. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 5,937 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,687 sqft
  48. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 6,081 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,903 sqft
  49. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,708 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,375 sqft
  50. 4 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 5,041 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,912 sqft

See all City of Encino Property Listings.
(all data current as of 5/7/2016)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.