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Van Nuys is one of the larger cities in the San Fernando Valley. It is considered to be the classic boomer sort of city, the city that came about during the early years of the 20th century, and grew with the growth of the boom that came post WWII. The city is named after the gentleman of Dutch descent who homesteaded the land that currently makes up the city. This gentleman, Mr. Van Nuys, established this land during the middle of the 19th century. Another neat fact of the area is that the first wood frame house built in our Valley was built in the city of Van Nuys during the 1870s.
Van Nuys grew during the early decades of the 20th century as California became a destination for Americans moving west. It represented the early form of the American suburb, and quickly became a nationally recognized suburb often referenced in both literature and music to describe the typical American residential experience outside of either the common rural or particularly dense urban landscapes.
Van Nuys is home to nearly 100,000 individuals, and is primarily recognized as the center of the auto industry in the Valley. During the 1940s, GM put together a plant in the city. In order to set up sales facilities close to the plant, the auto industry that makes a San Fernando Valley throughout this particular region set up camp in the area, and Van Nuys today remains the city to purchase a car if you live in the Valley.
Like many other neighborhoods and San Fernando Valley, the city has taken on an identity that showcases diversity. The area has become a fascinating spot for those interested in embracing multiculturalism. Encino, Panorama City, Reseda, and Burbank all neighbor the city. Van Nuys provides easy access to the 405 freeway, and the three would certainly provides an individual the opportunity to shoot up for five and four neighboring Valley, Santa Clarita, or down the 405 to either the 101, or over the hill into West Los Angeles.