Studio City was officially “born” in 1928 when construction was completed on the 200-acre Mack Sennett Studios and filming began on silent movie classics such as “The Keystone Cops.” Sennett Studios would eventually become the famous Republic Pictures Studio in 1935 and is now home to CBS Studio Center. It wasn’t unusual to see big-named movie stars such as Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, and Roy Rogers walking along the streets of Studio City!
Throughout the years, Studio City has continued to be the center for TV and movie productions. Some very popular TV series have been produced at the CBS studios, including “Evening Shade,”, “Newhart,” and “Thirtysomething” and feature films including “Dr. Doolittle,” “The Addams Family,” and “Father of the Bride.”
Visitors to Studio City can enjoy shopping on Ventura Boulevard, take the Universal Studio Tour and, afterwards, take some time to enjoy the Universal CityWalk with its shops filled with fan memorabilia, and then have lunch at one the best Hard Rock Cafes in the country. Enjoy a visit to the CBS Studio Center to see a TV show taping, a day of hiking in Coldwater Canyon Park, or take a stroll along the North Valleyheart Riverwalk, a 1.9 mile path in the heart of Studio City that is shaded by native plants and shrubs, ideal for a quiet walk.
Regarded as the “Jewel of the Valley” by many, Studio City attracts actors, musicians, and writers, and serves as a gateway to the Westside and Hollywood. However, just like other communities in the L.A. area, residents and visitors alike have to deal with congestion and traffic issues on the roadways in and out of Studio City.
Ventura Boulevard runs right through the center of the community and is one of the primary east-west thoroughfares in the San Fernando Valley. The boulevard has always been one of the most concentrated locations for small businesses and shops in the Valley, but over the years, it’s become home to mini-malls, schools, a variety of businesses, and even some residential housing. It has earned the distinction of being the world’s longest avenue of contiguous business.
So, it should come as no surprise that drivers in Studio City are at a higher risk of being involved in a car accident with all of the congestion on Ventura Boulevard. The best way to protect yourself is to drive defensively — pull into traffic slowly, watch for people running red lights, watch for children coming to and going from school, don’t tailgate, and eliminate distractions. And, make sure that you have an auto insurance policy that will cover the repairs to your car and any medical costs that result if you’re involved in an accident.
If you’re concerned that you don’t have adequate coverage, consider using the services of an insurance broker. Daniel Fraisse, independent insurance broker serving the greater L.A. area, works with many insurers to find the best policy available for his customers at the most affordable rates.
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Studio City Facts
ZIP codes: 91604, 91614
Area codes: 818, 323, 310
County: Los Angeles