Van Nuys, California is centrally located in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County. Van Nuys has Sherman Oaks to the South, North Hills to the North, Lake Balboa to the West, and Valley Glen to the East. The city was named and founded in 1911, after one of the many developers of the city, Isaac Newton Van Nuys. The Van Nuys zip codes are 91401, 91402, 91405, 91406, and 91411. The Van Nuys area code is 818. The current population of Van Nuys is about 100,000 people. In 2011, the median household income was $42,500 and the median rent was $1,025.
As recorded in 2010, the average estimated value of detached homes was $417,000. Most homes were built between 1940 and 1989. About 52% of homes use utility gas to fuel house heating, 30% use electricity, 7% use no fuel at all, 3% use solar energy, and the remaining use either wood or other forms of energy. Most commuters utilize the I-405 San Diego Freeway to connect to the network of highways that lead to neighboring towns and cities.
The “Great Streets” project was recently started by Mayor Eric Garcetti, in 2014, to refresh the appearance and quality of Van Nuys Boulevard from Victory Boulevard to Oxnard Street.