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Renters’ Guide to Van Nuys

Encircled by the mountainous Transverse Ranges, and with Lake Balboa to its west, Van Nuys, California—known simply as “the Nuys” by the locals—sits in central San Fernando Valley, and is bordered by Sun Valley and Panorama City (north), Valley Glen (east), and Sherman Oaks (south). In addition to its upbeat and positive atmosphere, Van Nuys has over 100 years of diverse local history to share with new families and young adults alike in the form of diverse shops and outstanding ethnic restaurants.

This busy neighborhood is surprisingly not very large at all. Van Nuys, CA is 85% smaller than Long Beach, and roughly 62 times smaller than Los Angeles. As for location, Van Nuys is 21 miles north of the LAX Airport (though there is a smaller Van Nuys airport nearby as well). Van Nuys is also 20 miles west of Pasadena, CA’s historic dining and shopping districts, and Van Nuys is 17 miles northwest of Los Angeles and all of its bustling attractions.

The surrounding mountains keep this San Fernando Valley region naturally insulated, meaning Van Nuys’ climate stays warm all year long. Spring is rainy for about a month and then quickly dries out, averaging 61°F. Summers average 74°F and are quite dry and hot, even by California standards. Fall averages 66 °F and the weather in Van Nuys this time of year is perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Winter averages 54 °F, and is exceptionally warm by national comparisons, though it can become somewhat rainy at times.

Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA Demographics

  • Total Population100,371
  • Female 50,162
    Male 50,209
  • Median Age34

Cost of Living in Van Nuys, CA

The cost of living in Van Nuys is nearly identical to the rest of Los Angeles in all respects except for housing, where the cost is considerably lower. The average meal at a restaurant in Van Nuys is $15, which is $2 higher than the national average. A gallon of milk costs $0.50 more at $3.66, and a pound of beef is $5.66, which is about $0.50 more than elsewhere in the States on average.

Most people drive or use public transportation in Van Nuys, California. The average commute time in Van Nuys, CA is 31 minutes (6 minutes higher than the national average). Using Route 422, the Commuter Express provides access to Van Nuys from Hollywood and Central LA, and the average bus fare in Van Nuys, CA is $5 for an unlimited 7-day bus pass, or $30 for a 20-trip ticket booklet. Alternatively, taking the Yellow Line at the Van Nuys train station takes you from East Ventura all the way to L.A. Union Station, and the average fare is $10.

Average Rent in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA

  • Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA Average Rental Price, December 2018$1,565/mo
  • Studio$1,188
  • 1 Bedroom$1,466
  • 2 Bedrooms$1,939
  • Studio$1,622
  • 1 Bedroom$2,068
  • 2 Bedroom$2,782

Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,0002%
  • $1,001-$1,50049%
  • $1,501-$2,00037%
  • > $2,00012%

Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA Rent Trends

Average Rent All rentals Studio 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds
Dec / 2018 $1,565 $1,188 $1,466 $1,939
Jan / 2018 $1,565 $1,188 $1,466 $1,941
Sept / 2017 $1,573 $1,177 $1,480 $1,947
May / 2017 $1,509 $1,146 $1,419 $1,873
Jan / 2017 $1,469 $1,109 $1,379 $1,831
Sept / 2016 $1,444 $1,078 $1,362 $1,802
May / 2016 $1,388 $1,040 $1,317 $1,718
Jan / 2016 $1,365 $1,013 $1,294 $1,699
Sept / 2015 $1,332 $996 $1,266 $1,647
May / 2015 $1,261 $955 $1,200 $1,564

Average rent is projected to grow by 5% in 2018 compared to 2017.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 91401914059140691411

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Living in Van Nuys, CA

Living in Van Nuys means there is more parking availability than all other nearby areas, and the parking enforcement is also laxer in comparison as well. As for other pros to living in Van Nuys, the housing costs are low compared to the rest of “The Valley” in general, and it also feels a little less crowded and urban. When it comes to some cons to living in Van Nuys, being more spread out means less of a community feel, and some areas can still be busy and noisy—two possible reasons not to live in Van Nuys.

Things to do in Van Nuys

Whether you’re feeling active, hungry, or just want to be entertained, there’s plenty of fun things to do in Van Nuys. Food establishments range from familiar franchises to exotic treats such as Mercado Buenos Aires for Argentinian foods, and Salsa and Beer for Van Nuys’ best Mexican restaurant.

For things to do with kids in Van Nuys, the Sherman Oaks Park has playgrounds, arts and crafts, and sports programs. The Annual Encino Family Festival in Encino has food trucks, crafts, and a kids’ obstacle course! Free things to do in Van Nuys include the Van Nuys library, the YMCA, or even volunteering at the Van Nuys animal shelter.

As for couples’ attractions & points of interest, a stroll through the Japanese Garden is a treat for your eyes and nose, and there’s also some great bars in Van Nuys, including the Springbok Bar & Grill. If you are planning to upgrade the old family car or just want a new set of wheels, then right by the Van Nuys movie theatre is the Van Nuys Auto Mall, where you can get new and used cars for a competitive price. Otherwise, numerous supermarkets provide any last-minute items for the household, and when you need a moment to yourself, the Van Nuys Golf Course has 18 fully-lit holes waiting for you!

Employment and Economy

The VNY Airport provides aviation needs for private, corporate, and government programs alike, which keeps money circulating into a stable local economy and provides plenty of secure jobs. Construction, retail, and manufacturing industries are all going strong as well. Hirsch Pipe & Supply Co., KidsEmbrace, and Western Bagel are all headquartered in Van Nuys, CA.

Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households33,550
  • Family 21,629
    Non-family 11,921
  • Children 12,452
    No Children 21,098
  • Average People Per Household2.97
  • Median Household Income$47,751
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,280

Education in Van Nuys

Children have a great educational career ahead of them in Van Nuys. The Crossroads School, a Van Nuys high school, ranked among the top 20 best private high schools in the Los Angeles Metro Area in 2017. Similarly, the distinguished Van Nuys Elementary School is one of the oldest in The Valley, and each year at the Van Nuys Middle School, celebrity Mark Wahlberg hosts the school’s version of “Jeopardy!” Meanwhile, Casa Loma College offers nursing degrees and more for the adult workforce.

Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA Education Statistics

  • No High School15%
  • Some High School34%
  • Some College23%
  • Associate Degree6%
  • Bachelor Degree16%
  • Graduate Degree6%

Tips for Renting in Van Nuys

If you’re renting in Van Nuys, your landlord must make sure your doors are secure, your windows aren’t broken, and that other basic human needs are met. If your rental unit is not kept in accordance to these minimal conditions, then the landlord must not collect rent until things are changed.

If you are moving to Van Nuys from Los Angeles, be prepared to spend much less time in traffic than ever before. Also, try not to be too amazed when you see how much cheaper the housing is here when compared to where you’re from!

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