Sherman Oaks is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, founded in 1927. The neighborhood includes a portion of the Santa Monica Mountains, which gives Sherman Oaks a lower population density than some other areas in Los Angeles. Sherman Oaks is popular with families seeking suburban comforts. It features a pair of slick shopping malls, including the Sherman Oaks Galleria. It is centrally located with easy access to the Westside and San Fernando Valley. On Ventura Boulevard, the area’s main commercial strip, gastropubs, wine bars and bright brunch cafes mix it up with old-school Mexican and burger joints.