Crafty commuters will appreciate Van Nuys’ Amtrak stop to easily get to Downtown, and the FlyAway Bus for stress-free trips to LAX. You can SnapChat your whole ride since both offer free wi-fi and comfy seats. South of North Hills and north of Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys is the place to go for any car you’re in the market for, from an affordable Kia to a luxury Mercedes. On either side of the wide boulevards, you’ll find quiet, tree lined streets where the median home value is in the mid-500K’s and expected to rise.
The people of Van Nuys are down to earth Angelenos who can cook up a mean taco with meat straight from independently owned neighborhood carnicerias. Then turn around tocelebrate Chinese New Year with noodle soup from 99 Ranch Market. And when shoppers here go big, there’s always Costco on Sepulveda, where everything counts in large amounts.
GRV LOCAL EATS
LIDO PIZZA (15232 VICTORY BLVD.)
This stylish pizzeriais a must stop spot for pizza lovers. You’ll get the best American style Italian dishes in town. Whether you’re in the mood for pizza or pasta, Lido has got you covered. This place is a classic, and for good reason.
INTERNATIONAL MARKET GRILL (7134 SEPULVEDA BLVD.)
It can be hard to be decisive when choosing a place to eat, but not anymore. International Market Grill serves almost any style of food you could possibly crave. They’ll cook Persian, Mexican, Greek, Italian, and much more. You can finally have the best of anything and everything.
CORNER GRILLE (8261 SEPULVEDA BLVD.)
Grab a burger with a little Korean flare to it. Ordinary burgers can’t measure up to the unique ingredients of this Asian fusion masterpiece. As affordable as it is innovative.
Van Nuys is busy, and so is its market. Affordable homes and diversity highlight a strong future in an area of the SFV that isn’t historically well-to-do.
Van Nuys Senior HS (8/10)
William Mulholland MS (4/10)
Kester Avenue ES (9/10)