The Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass Community Plan Area is located in the southeastern portion of the San Fernando Valley. It is generally bounded by the 405 freeway to the west, the 101 and the 134 freeways to the north, the City of Burbank to the east, and Mulholland Drive to the south.
Sherman Oaks is located in the western portion of the Plan Area, and is primarily comprised of residential neighborhoods where single-family homes are predominate.
Studio City is bounded by Lankershim Boulevard to the east and Fulton Avenue to the west and includes a significant segment of the Los Angeles River. In addition to single family neighborhoods, there are multi-family uses concentrated along Moorpark Street as well as commercial uses along Laurel Canyon Boulevard near Ventura Boulevard. The area is also home to CBS Studios.
Toluca Lake is located in the eastern portion of the Plan Area bordering the City of Burbank and is mainly made up of single-family neighborhoods and low-rise, pedestrian-friendly commercial development.
Cahuenga Pass has historically served as a transitional area between the urbanized core of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. The area has several single-family neighborhoods in the hills as well as commercial development along the 101 freeway.
The plan area is surrounded by City of Los Angeles communities of Encino, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Valley Village, Hollywood, and Bel Air-Beverly Crest as well as the City of Burbank and Universal City, a portion of land governed and planned by Los Angeles County.