Sherman Oaks got its name from General Moses Hazeltine Sherman, a partner in the Los Angeles Suburban Home Company and one of the original owners of the land that was to eventually become one of the San Fernando Valley’s busiest cities. Today, Sherman Oaks is a local hub for transportation, shopping, and many businesses. One of the main thoroughfares running through the city is Ventura Boulevard, complete with all sorts of shopping, from antiques to contemporary boutiques and a great selection of ethnic eateries.
Throughout its history, Sherman Oaks has been home at one time or another to many of Hollywood’s more notable celebrities, including the colorful Vegas performer, Liberace, Shia LaBeouf, Jennifer Aniston, and Charlie Sheen, to name a few. In 1982, The Sherman Oaks Galleria became the setting for the feature film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, and the term “valley girl” was born.
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ZIP codes: 91423
Area codes: 818, 323, 619
County: Los Angeles