Encino is located almost in the center of the San Fernando Valley’s southern boundary. The community has a population of about 41,000 with a little over 18,000 households. The median home price is $637,750. The median age is 45 and about 16 percent of the population is 65 and older. About half the population has a bachelor’s degree or higher and there are approximately 9,300 students enrolled in Encino’s schools. There are approximately 3800 businesses employing about 27,138 people at an annual payroll of $1,435,548,000. Of the population 16 or older, close to 22,000 or 53% are in the labor force. The local economy provides jobs primarily in health care, social services and the professional (accounting, real estate, financial planning and legal) sectors.
The boundaries of Encino are:
- North – Victory Blvd.
- South – Mulholland Dr.
- West – Lindley Ave.
- East – San Diego Freeway (405)
Recreation and Parks
Located at the corner of Oxnard St. and Louise Ave. There are bike paths in the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area and around Lake Balboa.
Access is on Balboa Blvd. between Victory Blvd. and Burbank Blvd.
Lake Balboa Sporting Complex
17015 Burbank Blvd.
Encino Community Center
4935 Balboa Blvd.
Besides Lake Balboa, fishing is available on Reseda Park Lake, which is located at the corner of Victory Blvd. and Reseda Blvd.
Gardens & Horticulture Centers
The Japanese Gardens
6100 Woodley Ave. Van Nuys
The Garden features a magnificent array of flowers and plants, rock gardens, meandering streams, and pagodas. There is a gift shop and the gardens can be rented for private parties. Free docent-guided tours (by reservation) are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant
6100 Woodley Ave. Van Nuys
Tours are by reservation
Balboa Golf Course
16821 Burbank Blvd.
Woodley Golf Course
6331 Woodley Ave.
Encino Park/Genesta Park
16953 Ventura Blvd. (one block west of Balboa Blvd.) The park is the site of the refounding of the Encino Chamber of Commerce in 1936. It has tennis couts and a children’s play area.
Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park
This is an 80 acre water recreation facility within the Sepulveda Flood Control basin. The centerpiece of the park, Lake Balboa, is a 27 acre lake. Recreation activities include fishing, boating, remote-control boating and jogging/walking.
Los Encinos State Historic Park
Just east of Balboa Blvd. is a pedestrian entrance. The main entrance is on Moorpark St., a block north of Ventura Blvd. The park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.- Wednesday through Sunday. The park can be rented for private parties (818)784-4849
Pedlow Skateboard Park
17334 Victory Blvd.
Sepulveda Basin Dog Park
Victory Blvd. between White Oak Ave. and Encino Ave.
Woodley Ave. between Victory Blvd. and Burbank Blvd.