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Overview of Van Nuys

This California city is located in the central region of the San Fernando Valley, and Van Nuys apartments for rent can keep you connected with all of the best SoCal happenings. Van Nuys provides residents with a unique, homey living experience, as the city has been described as both quiet and socially active at the same time. Home to young professionals as well as couples and families, Van Nuys and Van Nuys apartments are near the restaurants, antique shops, actors studios and other attractions you could need without the traffic and hustle of nearby Los Angeles. According to the L.A. Department of City Planning, Van Nuys has an estimated population of about 111,000.

Living in Van Nuys

Ever since the town was created in 1911, Van Nuys apartments for rent have been popular as a local escape from the extremely urban lifestyle one can usually expect to find in the area. Named after Isaac Van Nuys, a Dutch rancher, the land was part of a San Fernando Homestead Association purchase in 1869 and was initially created to increase the grain and sheep industries in the area. Today Van Nuys is often described as a balanced suburb just outside of downtown Los Angeles, and makes an ideal home for those looking for a nice, safe neighborhood that doesn't lack convenience. Local attractions include a monthly car showcase in which old time cars drive down Auto Row on Van Nuys Boulevard.

Van Nuys Apartments and Cost of Living

Despite the high SoCal cost of living, finding a new home in one of the numerous Van Nuys apartments for rent is possible without breaking the bank. According to AreaVibes, Van Nuys is a "Very Livable" city with a livability score of 73, thanks to its top-ranking amenities, housing, weather, public transit, shopping and schools. Here, residents can expect to pay reasonable prices for the things they need, including $3.81 for a gallon of gasoline and $2.35 for a gallon of milk.

Apartments in Van Nuys Work and Study

Living in apartments in Van Nuys places residents in the perfect location to take advantage of Los Angeles County's diverse workforce. According to the America's Labor Market Information System Employer Database, the top employers in the area include Kaiser Sunset, the Los Angeles Police Department, Walt Disney Company, UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, AHMC Healthcare and Sony Pictures Entertainment. For those seeking higher education, institutions near apartments for rent in Van Nuys include Los Angeles Valley College, Casa Loma College, Van Nuys, The King's University and American Pacific College.