Van Nuys is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County. The neighboring communities are Lake Balboa, North Hills, Northridge, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, and Valley Glen.
In 2008, the median household income was $41,134. The percentages of households that earned $40,000 or less were high for the county. Renters occupied about 74% of the housing stock.
Delano Park in Van Nuys has an auditorium, barbecue pits, a lighted baseball diamond, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, a lighted football field, lighted handball courts, an indoor gymnasium with no weights, picnic tables, and a lighted soccer field.
The nearby Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area is home to numerous recreation facilities and natural areas, including a wildlife preserve and archery range at Woodley Park, two golf courses—the Encino Golf Course and the Balboa Golf Course, having a total of 36 holes—tennis courts, soccer fields, a cricket complex with the four best grass cricket pitches in the United States, baseball diamonds, bike paths, and the 26-acre Lake Balboa, bordered by about 2,000 Pink Cloud cherry trees that blossom in the spring and were donated anonymously. There is also a 6.5 acre off-leash dog park and picnic areas.
The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park in nearby Sherman Oaks has an auditorium, two lighted baseball diamonds, six unlighted baseball diamonds, lighted indoor basketball courts, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, a 60-person community room, a lighted football field, and more. Located in the same place as the park, the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Pool is a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool. The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Tennis Courts facility in the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park has eight courts.
Van Nuys Boulevard has a long and diverse commercial district along it, as do other major streets crossing through Van Nuys.
Van Nuys Airport, the busiest general aviation airport in the world, the 25th busiest airport in the United States, and among the 20 busiest airports in the world by aircraft movements, is located in Van Nuys.