Quieter suburb. Value Valley housing. Easy access across town.

Van Nuys has parks, green space, and bungalows with yards at a price that makes it attractive to families. It’s accessibility — with the 101, the 405, and the 5 at the doorstep — makes it attractive to young commuting professionals looking to make their paycheck go a long way.

Approximately 74% of residents are renters in this high-density area. Along with abundant bungalows, properties range from luxurious top-floor condos, to townhomes, to affordable multifamily buildings.

Life here is more suburban than urban. Residents will prefer the backyard bbq to a late-night party. Along with groceries and retail shops, the iconic Valley strip malls that dot Van Nuys’ commercial districts hide diverse, treasured family eateries, from Persian, to Vietnamese, to all-American and apple pie. Residents looking for more nightlife can readily find it in the adjacent neighborhoods filled with trendy bars.

In the mornings, residents head to the tranquility of Lake Balboa to fly-fish, or take their little ones to Woodley Park’s Japanese Garden — ranked one of the 10 best public Japanese gardens in the world — complete with waterfalls, Buddha statues, and a zen meditation garden.

Van Nuys highlights:

  • Woodley Park
  • 99 Ranch Market
  • 94th Aero Squadron
  • Van Nuys Park and Recreation Center
  • SuihoEn “Garden of Water and Fragrance
  • Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park
  • The Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Preserve