Van Nuys - Los Angeles, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    116,480
  • Population Density
    13,144 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    9 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    121 3.3
Van Nuys is a neighborhood in Los Angeles with 116,480 residents. It has very high home values and high rent costs. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 121 reviews
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    • 2
    Overall Experience: The visual attraction for this area is not satisfying to say the least. There are not many parks or recreation sites close by since the majority of them are distant from one another. There may be some local volunteering opportunities put online for this area but there are not enough signs put up in the streets to signal pedestrians about potential volunteering oportuninities to better the community. The streets could use some cleaning along with a lot more local government engagement.
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I love LA, but I won't live her, because people are distrustful of each other. They are also super vain, if i were to move it would be to New York. People in New York just don't care about stars as much as LA and that's how I like my life.
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I did not have a choice to live in this area, it was my parents decision they had reasons as to why we moved here and it turned out okay for us. I am now used to this lifestyle and area where I live. However, in the future I would love to more somewhere else that will make me feel secure in my front yard.
    • 3
    Public Services: Well the fire department is always on top of things.
    • 3
    Outdoors: its alright. a lot of city so you have to take a little drive to find nature but there are parks all around

Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Lake Balboa 34,071
3.33 Sherman Oaks 48,703
2.33 Panorama City 88,039
2.66 Valley Glen 69,381
2.33 North Hills 29,197
3.33 Encino 41,489
3.33 Studio City 37,614

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Reseda 76,416
2.66 North Hollywood 80,886
3.00 Northridge 65,329
2.33 Sun Valley 80,888
3.00 Granada Hills 64,429

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
2.66 Los Angeles Unified School District 1,008

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Granada Hills Charter High School Public, Charter 8-12 High
4.33 Palisades Charter High School Public, Charter, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Community Magnet Charter Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.33 El Camino Real Charter High School Public, Charter 6-12 High
4.33 Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.33 Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies Public, Alternative 6-12 High
3.66 Ivy Bound Academy of Math Science & Tech Charter School Public, Charter 4-8 Middle
4.33 Synergy Charter Academy Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
3.66 KIPP Los Angeles College Preparatory Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
3.66 Ivy Academia Public, Charter K-11 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Larchmont Charter School Public, Charter K-7 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 High Tech La Public, Charter 7-12 High
Miguel Leonis Continuation Public, Alternative 9-12 High
3.33 Celerity Dyad Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
2.66 Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Diane S. Leichman Special Education Center Public 8-12 High
4.00 New West Charter School Public, Charter 6-9 High
4.00 Open Charter Magnet Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 Canyon Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 Colfax Charter Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
View Park Continuation Public, Alternative 9-12 High
Joaquin Miller Career & Transition Center Public 7-12 High
4.00 Carpenter Community Charter School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 Kenter Canyon Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 Westwood Elementary School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Vista School Private, Special Education PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.33 Harvard-Westlake School - Middle School Campus Private 7-12 High
Northpoint School & Intensive Outpatient Program Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High
Parkhill School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High
4.33 Marlborough School Private, All-Girls 7-12 High
Crawford Academy Private 7-12 High
4.33 Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Lighthouse Christian Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
Pacific School Private, Special Education 5-12 High
Coldwater Canyon Prep Private, Special Education 8-12 High
4.00 Viewpoint School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Valley High School Private, Special Education 7-12 High
4.00 Brentwood School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Oakwood Secondary School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Coutin School Private, Special Education 5-12 High
4.00 Sierra Canyon School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
Dubnoff Center for Child Development Private, Special Education 5-12 High
3.66 Archer School for Girls Private, All-Girls 6-12 High
3.66 Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA) - Los Feliz Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.66 Campbell Hall School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 California Institute of Technology
4.33 University of Southern California
4.33 University of California - Los Angeles
4.00 Occidental College
3.66 California Institute of the Arts
3.66 Pepperdine University
3.66 Loyola Marymount University
3.66 The Master's College & Seminary
3.33 California Lutheran University
3.00 Otis College of Art & Design
3.00 Southern California Institute of Architecture
3.00 California State University - Northridge
3.00 Woodbury University
2.66 American Jewish University
2.66 Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary
2.66 Mount St. Mary's College - California
2.66 Art Center College of Design
2.33 California State University - Los Angeles
2.00 California State University - Dominguez Hills
1.66 The King's University - California
Santa Monica College
Pasadena City College
Glendale Community College - California
El Camino College
East Los Angeles College

Around Van Nuys

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Van Nuys United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Granada Hills North Hollywood Northridge Reseda Sun Valley
Hispanic 57.58% 16.62% 37.89% 44.61% 32.19% 52.70% 32.03% 51.67% 68.65%
White 28.73% 63.25% 39.67% 31.28% 44.03% 31.58% 40.69% 30.70% 18.61%
Asian 6.85% 4.83% 13.11% 14.77% 16.11% 7.67% 17.77% 12.16% 9.63%
African American 4.69% 12.23% 5.72% 6.56% 4.13% 5.59% 6.68% 2.82% 2.17%
Multiracial 1.49% 2.05% 2.64% 2.12% 3.02% 1.83% 2.46% 1.84% 0.65%
Other 0.49% 0.19% 0.22% 0.23% 0.22% 0.35% 0.23% 0.12% 0.13%
Native American 0.16% 0.66% 0.39% 0.18% 0.15% 0.12% 0.13% 0.05% 0.17%
Pacific Islander 0.02% 0.16% 0.36% 0.25% 0.14% 0.17% 0.02% 0.63% 0%

Age

Van Nuys United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Granada Hills North Hollywood Northridge Reseda Sun Valley
9 years and under 15% 13% 13% 13% 10% 12% 10% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11% 11% 12% 9% 10% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 11% 11% 9% 12% 17% 11% 12%
25 to 34 years 18% 13% 14% 15% 11% 21% 13% 15% 15%
35 to 44 years 17% 13% 14% 14% 15% 16% 13% 14% 14%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14% 14% 15% 14% 13% 15% 14%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 11% 11% 12% 9% 11% 10% 10%
65 and over 8% 13% 12% 11% 15% 7% 13% 11% 10%

Education Levels

Van Nuys United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Granada Hills North Hollywood Northridge Reseda Sun Valley
Less than a high school diploma 29% 14% 19% 22% 12% 24% 11% 25% 35%
High school diploma or equivalent 22% 28% 21% 20% 24% 20% 19% 25% 24%
Some college or associate degree 26% 29% 30% 27% 31% 26% 30% 27% 24%
Bachelor's degree 17% 18% 19% 20% 23% 22% 27% 17% 12%
Master's degree or higher 7% 11% 11% 11% 10% 7% 13% 6% 4%

Gender

Van Nuys United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Granada Hills North Hollywood Northridge Reseda Sun Valley
Male 50.3% 49.2% 49.7% 49.3% 49.0% 51.4% 49.4% 48.9% 48.9%
Female 49.7% 50.8% 50.3% 50.7% 51.0% 48.6% 50.6% 51.1% 51.1%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Van Nuys United States California Los Angeles Metro Area Granada Hills North Hollywood Northridge Reseda Sun Valley
Rent 72.3% 35.1% 44.7% 50.3% 29.9% 76.7% 47.0% 49.1% 48.3%
Own 27.7% 64.9% 55.3% 49.7% 70.1% 23.3% 53.0% 50.9% 51.7%

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 8 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 25% Not sure
  • 12% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 11 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 12 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 14 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 14 responses

  • 7% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 36% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 36% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 21% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 19 responses

  • 5% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 42% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 42% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 11% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.