Sherman Oaks is a San Fernando Valley neighborhood that’s popular with families seeking suburban comforts. Plus, its close proximity to the 101 freeway offers quick access to Hollywood and Downtown. The area features shopping malls, including the open-air Sherman Oaks Galleria. Foodies appreciate the neighborhood for its variety. On Ventura Boulevard, you’ll find gastropubs, wine bars and brunch cafes, as well as old-school Mexican and burger joints. Homes in Sherman Oaks range from simple ranch-style and duplex properties all the way up to sprawling multi-bedroom mansions.