Van Nuys, California is home to more than 100,000 people and is has rich history to support its lavish communities. Van Nuys gets its name from Isaac Newton Van Nuys, being founded in 1911. Later Van Nuys was basically annexed by Los Angeles in 1915.
The 1932 erected Art Deco Valley Municipal building in Van Nuys, established it as a satellite to the valley area. Van Nuys is topped by North Hills, and resting on Sherman Oaks. Other neighboring cities sandwiching Van Nuys from the east and west are Valley Glen and Lake Balboa.
The mayor of Van Nuys, Eric Garcetti, in 2014 presented the “Green Streets” project. This project was initiated to resurface roads on Victory Boulevard and Oxnard Street. More streets are being added and resurfaced. The average age of the population of Van Nuys is considered young for the county; at 28 years of age.
Van Nuys is home to a few parks as well as a recreation center. The recreation center on Vanowen Avenue, which has a variety of activities to participate in such as: basketball, handball, and tennis courts, a soccer and baseball field, an indoor gym, and children’s play area.
Woodley Park is also a great place to go to enjoy the outdoors, it is located on Woodley Avenue and the facility has quite a lot to offer. The park features cricket and baseball fields, an archery range, a children’s play area, a wild life reservation area, as well as an Apollo 3 flight field. The city also has a Sky Zone Trampoline Park, offering fun for ages with the many of activities they offer such as the dodge ball tournament.
Here are some fun facts about Van Nuys that some people may not know. An interesting fact is that in 1966 Van Nuys had a Busch Gardens amusement park, offering raft rides, and other activities. It was later changed to Busch Bird Sanctuary. Two years after the change the location completely shut down and closed.
Van Nuys has a considerably low crime rate given its population. Neighborhoods are considered safe and above average in the county. The house market is great in Van Nuys and is considered above average in county. Approximately 74 percent of the residences are renters and the rest are considered home owners.
The educational system in Van Nuys is considered to be above average. Renowned actress Marilyn Monroe actually attended Van Nuys Senior High School and was featured in the 1941 yearbook.
With safe neighborhoods, low crime rates and a great local economy, Van Nuys makes a perfect place to solidify some roots.