B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$385,691
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,104
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    75%
  • Own
    25%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    264
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    184
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    600
    525
  • Theft
    904
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    377
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,958
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    31%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Van Nuys Reviews

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I really like how everything such as groceries, laundromats, hospitals are very close by some are even walking distance. Public transportation is abundant. There are many restaurants with a diversity of foods from mexican, Chinese, middle eastern etc. There are also many places where you can receive public assistance such as free after school care for children, W.I.C whic helps new mom's with formula assiatance.
Review Van Nuys
In general, I love Van Nuys. The streets are quite and neighbors are friendly. I love how all of your basic amenities are nearby. My local park has birthday parties and barbeques being held most Saturdays when my son and I like to go there to spend some time at the playground. One concern that I have is that lately there's been an increase in homeless people populating the streets, I'd like to see better community intervention and help for those people.
Growing up in Van Nuys, a neighborhood of Los Ángeles granted with a rich, cultural experience. The diversity of the neighborhood helped me develop my awareness of the vast amount of cultures and the acceptance and welcoming of different people from different walks of life. Growing up in the environment enabled my ability to welcome different ideas other than my own.