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City of Van Nuys

Van Nuys is the heart of the San Fernando Valley and home to about 100,000+ people; the main thoroughfare, Van Nuys Boulevard, is noted for its car dealerships.

According to the LA Times, ” The neighborhood became a melting pot of ethnic groups and various home styles.”

Van Nuys used to be the home of a major manufacturing plant for Chevrolet. When the plant was dismantled the site was converted into a shopping mall called The Plant.

Parks and recreation

The Van Nuys Recreation Area is a popular local attraction that has an auditorium and gymnasium with a capacity of 420 people, and a multipurpose/community room with a capacity of 20–25. The park has barbecue pits, lighted baseball diamonds, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, a community room, lighted handball courts, picnic tables, a lighted soccer field, and tennis courts.

The Van Nuys adjacent Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area is a large open space park behind Sepulveda Dam. The Metro Orange Line bicycle path connects Van Nuys to other valley destinations. It has numerous recreational facilities and outdoor areas, including a wildlife preserve, cricket complex, and an archery range at Woodley Park.

Public schools

Van Nuys is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

•    Van Nuys Community Adult School

•    Robert Fulton College Preparatory  K-12 school:

•    Valley Alternative Magnet School  High schools:

•    Van Nuys High School

•    Birmingham High School  Middle schools:

•    Van Nuys Middle School

•    Mulholland Middle School  Elementary schools:

•    Columbus Avenue Elementary School

•    Sylvan Elementary School

•    Stagg Street School

•    Gault Street School   Private schools

•    Children’s Community School – an independent, progressive elementary school.