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Van Nuys

Van Nuys

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    Los Angeles County
    Van Nuys
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    34°11′00″N 118°26′00″W
    217 m (712 ft)
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    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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    Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California, United States

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Van Nuys was founded in 1911 and named for Isaac Newton Van Nuys, a rancher, entrepreneur and one of its developers. It was annexed by Los Angeles on May 22, 1915, after completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, providing it with the water required for further growth. The 2000 U.S. census counted 136,443 residents in the 8.99-square-mile Van nuys neighborhoodor 11,542 people per square mile. In 2000, the median age for residents was 28, young for city neighborhoods, and the percentages of residents aged 10 or younger and 19 to 34 were among the highest in Los Angeles County. The median yearly income in 2008 was $41,134, considered high for the city but low for the county. There were 4,917 families headed by single parents in 2008, the highest percentage for both the city and the county and the high for Los Angeles. In 2009, some former Van NuYS neighborhoods won approval to break off from Van Nuy's and join the neighboring communities of Lake Balboa, Valley Glen, and Sherman Oaks in an effort to raise their property values. In October 2005, the Metro Orange Line opened with two stations, Vannuys station (Los Angeles Metro) and Sepulveda station. In 2014, a "Great Streets" project was introduced by Mayor Eric Garcetti with Van Nues Blvd. to be redesigned between Victory Blvd. and Oxnard Street. A new Los Angeles county family services building was built on the southwest corner of Van Nuies Blvd. and Saticoy Street in 2016.


Van Nuys is the primary city name, but also Lake Balboa are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Van Nuys. Van Nuys was founded in 1911 and named for Isaac Newton Van Nuys, a rancher, entrepreneur and one of its developers. It was annexed by Los Angeles on May 22, 1915, after completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, providing it with the water required for further growth. Van nuys was the first new stop on the San Fernando Line of the Pacific Electric Railway red cars system, which boosted its early land sales and commercial success. It became the Valley's satellite Los Angeles municipal civic center with the 1932 Art Deco Valley Municipal Building, a visual landmark and Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. In October 2005, the Metro Orange Line opened with two stations, Van Nuy's station (Los Angeles Metro) and Sepulveda station. A new Los Angeles County family services building was built on the southwest corner of Vannuys Blvd. and Saticoy Street in 2016. In 1991, Marvin Braude, a member of the L.A. City Council, redesignated a 45-block area of van Nuys as a part of Sherman Oaks. This redesignated area included the community of Magnolia Woods. Some area residents had presented a petition and several original deeds that stated "Sherman Oaks" to Braude. They argued that the area was a partof Sherman Oaks until the 1960s, when ZIP Codes labeling the area as Van NuYS were established. In 2014, a "Great Streets" project was introduced by Mayor Eric Garcetti with Van Nuies Blvd. to be redesigned between Victory Blvd. & Oxnard Street.

Geography and climate

Van Nuys is bordered on the north by North Hills, on the northeast by Panorama City, and on the east by Valley Glen. It is also bordered by the Sepulveda Basin, Lake Balboa, and Northridge. Some former Van Nuys neighborhoods won approval in 2009 to break off and join neighboring neighborhoods. City Council member Tony Cardenas "suggested the change was motivated by racism," he said. The change was approved by the Los Angeles City Council on November 6, 2009. The new boundaries were approved on a vote of 9-0, with one member of the City Council dissenting. The vote was on behalf of the residents of the former neighborhoods, who said they wanted to break away from Van Nuy's boundaries to raise their property values. It was the first time in the history of Los Angeles that such a move had been approved by a city council in more than a decade. The move was approved on November 7, 2009, by a vote by the Council of Neighborhoods, with the support of the Mayor's Office of Planning and Development, and the City of Van NuY's Board of Supervisors. The decision was made on the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board of Trustees, which approved the change on November 8, 2008, with a vote on November 9, 2008. The City Council's vote on the new boundaries was on November 10, 2008; the vote was approved unanimously on November 13, 2009; the decision was to join the neighboring neighborhoods of Valley Glen, Sherman Oaks, and LakeBalboa.


The 2000 U.S. census counted 136,443 residents in the 8.99-square-mile Van Nuys neighborhood. Mexico (41.5%) and El Salvador (17.3%) were the most common places of birth for the 49.8% of the residents who were born abroada. There were 4,917 families headed by single parents or 21.3%, considered high for both the city and the county. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was $41,134, considered average for the city. Renters occupied 73.9% ofThe housing stock, and house- or apartment-owners held 26.1%. The neighborhood was considered "moderately diverse" ethnically within Los Angeles. The breakdown was Hispanics, 60.5%; whites, 23.1%; Asians, 6.4%; blacks, 6%; and others, 4%. In 2000, the median age for residents was 28, considered young for city and county neighborhoods, and the percentages of residents aged 10 or younger and 19 to 34 were among the highest in Los Angeles County. The percentages of households that earned $40,000 or less were high for the county, as well as the percentage of those who earned $30,000-plus. The neighborhood had a population of 11,542 people per square mile in 2000, considered the average for Los Angeles and the city as a whole. The percentage of residents who are under the age of 30 was among the lowest in the city, but the highest for the country.


Van Nuys has two Target stores, one on Sepulveda and Hatteras, and another on Raymer and Kester. General Motors operated an automobile factory at Van Nuys Boulevard and Arminta Street from 1947 until 1992. The plant manufactured 6.3 million vehicles, including the Chevrolet Impala, Corvair, and later was the primary location for the Nova, Camaro, and Pontiac Firebird. In 1999, The Plant shopping center opened on the former factory site, anchored by a Home Depot, OfficeMax & 16-screen Mann movie theater multiplex. Sound City Studios is a well-respected recording studio in van Nuys.Various parts of the 1984 film The Terminator were filmed in Van nuys. Van NuYS, along with Chatsworth, is home to numerous pornographic film studios, distributors, and manufacturers.Grupo TACA operates a Vannuys-area TACA Center at 6710 Van Nuy Boulevard. The U.S. Postal Service operates a post office in Van Nuies. The post office is located on the corner of Van NuY Boulevard and Sepulves Avenue. The Post Office is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. It is open to the public in the United States and to the European Union in the evenings and on weekends. The postal service operates in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Imperial Beach.

Government services

The U.S. Census Bureau operates the Los Angeles Regional Office in Van Nuys. The California Department of Developmental Services operates the North Los Angeles County Regional Center on Sherman Way west of Sepulveda Boulevard. The Social Security Administration once operated a branch office on Vannuys Boulevard north of Victory Boulevard. This location was closed in 2011, and moved to Panorama City on Roscoe Blvd and Van NuYS Blvd. The agency serves a large population of developmentally disabled people living in the San Fernando Valley. The U.N. World Health Organization operates a branch of its office in Van nuys. It is located in the Lake Balboa neighborhood in Los Angeles, west of Van Nuy. The United States Postal Service operates the Civic Center Van Nuies Post Office at 6200 Van Nucy Boulevard in Vannuy. It also operates the Van Nuoy Post Office in the nearby Lake Balbo neighborhood in LA. The Los Angeles Fire Department operates Station 39 (Van Nuys), Station 90 Van NuY Airport Area, Station 100 West Van Nues, and Station 102 East Van Nuya. The L.A. Police Department operates the nearby Van Nuay Community Police Station at 6420 Sylmar Avenue, 91401, serving the neighborhood. The city's fire department also operates Station 100 (Van nuys) and Station 101 (East Van Nuays) in the West Los Angeles area. The fire department has a substation in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Angeles.


Van Nuys Recreation Area has an auditorium and gymnasium with a capacity of 420 people. Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area to the west is a large open space park. The Metro Orange Line bicycle path connects Van Nuys to it and other valley destinations. It has numerous recreation facilities and natural areas, including a wildlife preserve, cricket complex, and archery range at Woodley Park. Delano Park has a lighted football field, a community room, an indoor gymnasIUM with no weights, picnic tables, and lighted tennis courts. The Van nuys Sherman Oaks Pool is a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool. The senior community hall also has two community/meeting rooms, two kitchens, a play area, a shuffle board area, and two storage rooms. It is located in the same place as the park, and has eight courts. It also has a pool, a senior community center, and a multi-purpose room, as well as a pool and a senior citizen center. The park is in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, near the San Fernando Valley border. It was built in the early 1900s as part of the San Francisco Bay Area, and was named after the city's first postmaster, William "Bill" Sherman, who was born in 1881. The area is home to a variety of parks, many of which are open to the public. The city also has several other parks in the Los Angeles area, such as the Santa Catalina Mountains, the San Diego River, and the Santa Monica Mountains.


15 percent of Van Nuys residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000. The percentage of the same-age residents who had less than a high school diploma (43.1%) was high for Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Unified School District operates neighborhood public schools.Lycée International de Los Angeles previously operated a campus in Van nuys. The school continued to use the name "Van Nuys" despite the move. The district operates a number of charter schools, as well as private schools and a community center. The city's highest school is the University of California, Los Angeles, which has a campus on the campus of the Los Angeles Institute of Art and Design, which opened in the 1970s. It is the only L.A. public school to have a private school on its campus. It was closed in the 1980s and 1990s, but reopened in the 2000s as part of the LAUSD's expansion into the San Fernando Valley. It has since closed its private school campus, which is located on the edge of the Santa Monica Mountains. It also has a community centre on the outskirts of the city, which was built in the 1990s. The community center was built to house the city's community center, which began in the late 1990s and has since been expanded. The neighborhood center is on the corner of Saticoy and Melrose avenues. It opened in 1998. The area is known as the "Little City" and was once known as "The Village".

Public libraries

The Van Nuys Branch Library of the Los Angeles Public Library serves the community. The library is located in Van NuYS, Los Angeles, California. It is located on the west side of Los Angeles. The branch is open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm. It has a collection of more than 2,000 books and magazines. It also has a computer lab, which can be used to help people with reading comprehension and vocabulary.


Van Nuys has two Metro G Line stations: the Van Nuys (Los Angeles Metro station) and the Sepulveda. The closest airport with commercial airline service is Hollywood Burbank Airport in Burbank. All stations, and the neighborhood's major streets, are served by Metro Local, Metro Rapid, and/or other bus lines and systems. It is planned to host the East San Fernando Light Rail line by 2027 with construction starting in 2021. The area is served by the 405 (San Diego Freeway) passing through it. Other nearby freeways include the Route 101 (Ventura Freeways), the Route 170 (Hollywood Freeway), and the Golden State Freeway section of Interstate 5. The community includes a terminal for the Vannuys FlyAway Bus service, which travels to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) It is also served by Amtrak Pacific Surfliner and Coast Starlight and the Metrolink Ventura County Line. It also has a Metro Busway station, which connects to the Metro B Line subway at the North Hollywood station, for access to Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, and other Los Angeles Metro lines. There is a bicycle path and pedestrian walkway along the G Line route, to Pierce College, Canoga Park, and Chatsworth Station on the west, and North Hollywood on the east. It has a park and ride center, which is open to the public, and a library, which has a cafe, which offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Van Nuys's population in Los Angeles County, California of 2,304 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,97-fold to 2,231 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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