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.
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.