Studio City, San Diego: Facts & Information

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Studio City is a legendary neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, which is part of Los Angeles. The neighborhood received its name in 1928 during the silent film era after Mack Sennett began building a new studio on a 20-acre plot, and the area around the studio was named Studio City. Mack Sennett Studio became Republic Pictures Studio and later CBS Studio Center.

Found on the northern slope of the Santa Monica mountains, Studio City has a low-density residential district, providing an ideal home to those working in Hollywood, Downtown, the Valley and Beverly Hills – including many movie stars.

Studio City has easy access to all of Southern California via the Ventura Freeway from Los Angeles and the San Diego Freeway from the coastal cities. Public transportation is provided by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and Metro Rail.

Studio City had a population of 34,034 as of the 2000 U.S. Census, with a median household income of $75,657 as of 2008. Six private and five public schools are found within the 6.31-square-mile neighborhood, and the Los Angeles Public Library operates a Studio City branch.

Universal Studios Hollywood, the Entertainment Capital of L.A., is home to a world-famous movie-based theme park with rides, shows, a real working movie studio and behind-the-scenes Studio Tours. While you’re there, take a stroll down Universal CityWalk and check out the restaurants, shopping and the 19-screen Cinema Stadium AMC movie theatre, including the original seven-story IMAX.

Shopping on Ventura Boulevard is legendary in Studio City, offering everything from antiques and music to luxury clothes and jewelry. Of course, television show tapings are always a major attraction. For ticket information and show taping dates, contact Audiences Unlimited.

Get in touch with the Studio City Chamber of Commerce to learn more about business, attractions, dining and more in Studio City.