Van Nuys is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.
Van Nuys offers a slower-paced environment and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This part of Los Angeles is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several noisier sections, especially closer to the railway line or San Diego Freeway. Lastly, accessing public green spaces in the neighborhood, such as Woodley Avenue Park, is easy and there are a few of them nearby for residents to explore.
About 55% of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Van Nuys, and the rest of the properties are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. Around one third of homes in this neighborhood were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This part of the city also has a good selection of unit sizes; houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy about three quarters of the dwellings in the neighborhood whereas the remainder are occupied by owners.
Both primary and secondary schools are easy to get to on foot from most properties for sale in this neighborhood. Locals are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. In terms of eating, it is straightforward to get to both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from any location in Van Nuys. Additionally, there are a good number of options for those who value nearby restaurants and cafes. A decent variety of clothing stores can also be found within a rather short walking distance.
It is convenient for pedestrians to move around in this neighborhood; many daily errands can be run on foot, and a good number of businesses of different types can be found as well. Van Nuys is car friendly. It is a rather short drive to the closest highway, such as San Diego Freeway, from anywhere in this part of Los Angeles, and it is easy to park. However, getting around by public transit is sometimes difficult in Van Nuys. Nevertheless, the neighborhood is linked by around 10 bus lines, and bus stops are typically nearby.