The Encino Chamber of Commerce closes a section of Ventura Boulevard annually for the street fair called "A Taste of Encino," which features food from local restaurants, entertainment and vendor booths.

People go fishing, boating, jogging and walking around the Anthony C. Beilenson Park, an 80-acre water recreation facility within the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin. The Encino Velodrome has tracks for cycling, and several golf courses are in the area. There are two dog parks — the Sepulveda Basin Dog Park and Laurel Canyon Dog Park — nearby.

Report card

Schools in Encino are part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

On the 2004 Academic Performance Index, Emelita Street Elementary scored 823 out of a possible 1,000; Encino Elementary scored 793; and Lanai Road Elementary, 849. Students go on to attend Portola Middle School in Tarzana, which scored 749 on the performance index, or Mulholland Middle School (613) in Van Nuys, then to Birmingham High School (615) in Van Nuys or Reseda High School (611) in Reseda.



Historical values



Residential resales:

Year...Median Price

1990...$435,000

1995...$300,000

2000...$430,000

2004...$625,000

2005...$730,000*

*Year to date


Sources: api.cde.ca.gov http://www.encinochamber.org http://www.lahacal.org Bill Jasper, president of the Encino Property Owners Assn.; DataQuick Information Systems.