Getting to Know Encino, CA

Where to Live, Work & Enjoy All Encino Has to Offer

County of Los Angeles Sign
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Spanish for “evergreen” or “holm oak,” Encino is a hilly neighborhood in Los Angeles in the southern San Fernando Valley and on the northern slope of the Santa Monica Mountains. Encino stretches from the 405 Freeway in the east to Tarzana in the west and was established in 1845 as Rancho Encino.

If you are looking into renting an apartment in Encino, these some of the best apartment communities you can choose from. Not only do they offer great living conditions, but they put you in close proximity to everything the Encino area has to offer.

Public Schools in Encino

Pepperdine University Outside View
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If you live with someone who needs to go to school, there are a number of public schools in the Encino area that are all operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District. There are four elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools, which include Birmingham Community Charter High School and Reseda High School.

Phillips Graduate Institute is also in the nearby area, and Pepperdine University offers a Graduate Campus in the Encino area where you can obtain a part-time degree.

Attractions in Encino

Track at the Encino Velodrome
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Outside of the apartment communities, Encino offers a number of attractions for you to check out. The Encino Velodrome is an outdoor bicycle-racing track that offers training for anyone who wants to take up bicycle racing. There is also the Los Encinos State Historic Park, which features picnic grounds, historical buildings and a museum, and the Sepulveda Garden Center, which houses a 16-acre community garden. Encino is also home to Woodley Park, where an annual Earth Day festival is held.

This is also where you can find the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area, which features 18-hole golf courses, an 80-acre sports field, an archery range, tennis courts and biking paths, among several other things. These are just a few of the attractions you can check out in the Encino area. If you need to get around Encino to check out these places, The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Metrolink operate bus lines, subway and light rail lines.

Apartments for Rent in Encino, CA

Encino Palms

Front View of Encino Palms
Encino Palms is a garden style community designed to as convenient as possible for the people who stay here. All units contain two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and are complete with a washer, a dryer, and central air and heating, with fireplaces available in select units.

Additional amenities in the community include public transit, a swimming pool, a spa, a fully equipped fitness center, and 24-hour maintenance. Please note that only cats can stay here with an additional deposit; dogs are not allowed to stay in the apartments.


White Oak Gardens

Outside of White Oak Gardens
White Oak Gardens is a good choice if you prefer to live in a quieter community. The apartments here will have either one bedroom or two bedrooms, and will either have one or two bathrooms depending on the size of the unit. All apartments include a full-sized washer and drying, controlled heating and air, as well as patios or balconies, among other amenities.

The community also has saunas, a fitness center, a pool, and public transit. Please note that cats are the only type of pet allowed at White Oak Gardens.