Encino is situated on the north slope of the Santa Monica Mountains. Encino’s history dates back to 1769 when the Spanish Portola expedition traveled through the Sepulveda pass into the San Fernando Valley and stayed two nights to what is now known as the Los Encinos State Historic Park. The Sepulveda Basic Rec area is a large area with multiple gold courses, tennis courts, soccer fields and baseball diamonds bordered by about 2,000 Pink Cloud cherry trees that blossom in the spring. Encino is of the least population dense regions of LA and prides itself on the small town feel within a major city. Encino has so many amazing dining options including Lakeside Café, Claudine’s and Davenport’s to name a few.