Originally an expansive ranch built on former Mission San Fernando land, Encino is now known as one of the Valley’s most luxurious residential communities. At the heart of Encino, Amestoy Estates is an especially sought after neighborhood, with massive properties and sprawling estates. Bordering this stunning area to the south is the palm-tree-lined Encino Commons – the Valley’s Miracle Mile. Home to numerous fine dining options, shops, and an arthouse movie theatre. Just down Ventura Boulevard, Encino Place on Woodley Avenue has become one of the hubs of Encino’s fine dining scene, with renowned Chefs offering their own take on Valley cuisine.
In the foothills, Encino becomes a beautiful map of winding streets and rolling hills. With Santa Monica Mountain hiking trails to the south, and the 80 acre Lake Balboa Park to the north, Encino is quite literally surrounded by nature. The Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve offers bike paths, wildlife ponds, and year-round bird watching. Los Encinos State Historic Park, tucked away behind the corner of Balboa Boulevard and Ventura Boulevard, houses original buildings from the historic Rancho El Encino. Fed by a natural spring, the pond is a local favorite for afternoon strolls and weekend picnics. Annual community events offer a fun way to connect with Encino residents and experience a bit of local history in the process.
Known for both its classic architecture and stunning new construction estates, Encino truly offers something for every homeowner.