Studio City

Studio City is one of 24 named communities in the San Fernando Valley, which are part of the incorporated City of Los Angeles. Only 12 miles northwest of the Los Angeles Civic Center, Studio City is nestled in the foothills of the north slope of the Santa Monica mountains, a prime location for easy access to employment centers in Hollywood, Downtown, the Valley and Beverly Hills. The Ventura Freeway from Los Angeles and the San Diego Freeway from the coastal cities gives easy access to all of Southern California. Studio City is ideally situated for living, working or relaxing in Southern California.


The name Studio City would become official in 1928, when the Mack Sennett Studios began shooting a two reeler, “The Keystone Cops” and the “Oh-You-Kid Bathing Beauties” along the hillsides of this beautiful area. At the time, the city considered building an airfield in the east Valley to serve Los Angeles. A private field was established at Ventura Boulevard and Fulton Avenue, and the city took control of Ventura Boulevard from the state of California. The first traffic signal in the Valley was placed at Ventura and Lankershim Boulevards. Thus, both the first airstrip and the first traffic light were built in Studio City.

Many famous movie stars got their start in the “Republic Days” including, President Ronald Regan, James Stewart, Bette Davis, Jack Benny, Tony Curtis, Jack Webb, Joan Fontaine, Jane Wyman, Peter Lawford, Ray Milland, Alfred Hitchcock, Roy Rogers, and John Wayne.


Studio City currently has a population of around 37,000. The area has an average income of $75,657 and half of the residence have a four year degree or higher.


Studio City has seven pubic schools.

  • Carpenter Community Charter School
  • Colfax Charter Elementary School
  • Rio Vista Elementary School
  • Walter Reed Middle School
  • North Hollywood High School
  • Carpenter Community Charter School
  • Rio Vista Elementary School

Studio City has five private schools.

  • The Emerson Academy
  • Campbell Hall Episcopal School
  • Oakwood School’s Elementary School campus
  • Harvard-Westlake¬†School’s Upper School
  • Bridges Academy


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