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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    B+
Van Nuys is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California with a population of 112,813. Van Nuys is in Los Angeles County. Living in Van Nuys offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Van Nuys there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Van Nuys and residents tend to be liberal.
About Van Nuys...
Population
112,813

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$363,638
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,193
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    77%
  • Own
    23%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    309.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    176.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    638.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,235.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    423.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,776
National
$55,322
Families with Children
34%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    31%
    13%
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One benefit to living in Van Nuys is that it is very walkable, and has many different mom-and-pop shops and restaurants, but also has a fair share of well-known chains. Van Nuys is great, geographically, because it is central to The West Side (e.g. Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood), as well as Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, North and Granada Hills, making it easy to get to work (as long as you don't get stuck in LA traffic)!
On the other hand, I do not always feel safe in Van Nuys. The east side of Van Nuys is more run down than the west side. I would not feel comfortable walking down the street by myself at night, and for that reason, I never do. Overall, the area is about average in terms of cleanliness and traffic as compared to other neighboring areas. Unfortunately the schools are very poor quality in this area. Many families live here, and have their children attend schools outside of the area, or private schools.
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Currently living across from Grant High School. Kind of a cool quirk because they shot the movie "DOPE" at the school! But after living in numerous parts of L.A. I would definetely say that this area is SO FAR the cleanest, NO BUGS...(yes that's usually a problem), pretty quiet and safe. Close to a lot of good restaurants with a 30 minute bike ride, 7-15 minute drive/uber away depending on where you go. It's a bit pricey but im paying for the 0 amount of bugs and peace of mind. Oh, and for you Hollywood lovers, it's only about 20 minutes away!
There are very good schools, if you have children who attempt to take multiple AP classes; I recommend Van Nuys High School. There is a wide variety of stores and restaurants. If community work is a factor, there is a friendly animal shelter where you can volunteer!