Want to experience the sunny LA life without the hefty price tags that go with renting in Los Angeles? Van Nuys will give you that and more with its large variety of housing options, diverse dining and shopping venues, and vibrant outdoors. Van Nuys is bordered by North Hills, Panorama City, Valley Glen, Sherman Oaks, Lake Balboa, Northridge, and the Sepulveda Basin. The area is centrally located within the San Fernando Valley, and the average commute time for residents to Downtown LA is 30 minutes. A program for road infrastructure improvement was first announced in 2014 and is underway. Van Nuys is located on the LA Metro Orange Line, giving easy access to rail transportation, and all stations are linked to LA Metro bus lines, making for easy commuting around LA. The Van Nuys Airport can be reached using shuttle services or LAX buses. There are restaurants in Van Nuys catering to a variety of tastes. LA Weekly made special mention of the Chilean food served at El Parron and the good Cuban cuisine at El Criollo. For something different, or a touch of nostalgia for expats from South Africa, the Springbok Bar & Grill makes an interesting selection of curries, and if BBQ is what your taste buds crave then pop into Dr Hogly Wogly’s. From British pubs to Lebanese food, you won’t run out of options. Van Nuys boasts everything from malls to thrift shops, and Van Nuys Boulevard is recognized as a great shopping street. There are no less than 33 public schools in Van Nuys serving 27,195 students. With such a wide selection of schools to choose from, finding the right school for your kids conveniently near home shouldn’t be hard to do! Sky Zone Trampoline Park offers an active, fun time for kids of all ages – including the young at heart. For those seeking a calmer activity, the Japanese Garden provides a serene and tranquil space to relax. Lake Balboa Park offers waterside relaxation, a range of water sport activities and jogging and cycle tracks for those who enjoy outdoor fitness activities. And for those in search of fresh farm produce, farmers’ markets are a regular fixture in the area.