Valley Glen

Nestled in the center of the San Fernando Valley, Valley Glen gets you away from it all.

Simple vistas and well-kept lawns characterize Valley Glen, an amiable San Fernando Valley neighborhood that treasures active days and quiet nights. Bisected by the Los Angeles River and bordered by park land, Valley Glen's green space and unrushed atmosphere reward those looking to relax away from the chaos of LA's ultra-urban Downtown. Despite its modesty, the neighborhood earns eight hundred meters of bragging rights along its Great Wall—Valley Glen's half-mile long mural depicting California's rich history.

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On the Map

Valley Glen is bordered by Valley Village, Panorama City, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and North Hollywood

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

LAX Airport: 35 minutes by car or 2 hours by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 30 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 15 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 35 minutes by car
The Grove: 25 minutes by car

Suburban Lifestyles In the San Fernando Valley

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Green paths and suburban conveniences collide in Valley Glen, a leisurely suburb at the center of the San Fernando Valley.

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Valley Glen's strip-mall landscape is countered by the landscaping of its residential homes and small businesses.

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This centrally-located Valley neighborhood combines local staples with long-time favorites.

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We're sweet on Good Humor.

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There is so much to do in the area that you'll never be bored. For food options there's Vic's Food To Go (great Thai) and Skaf's Grill. For nightlife, we have everything from fun Tiki lounges like Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge to pubs like Bar One: Beer & Wine Parlour. No shortage of options here!"

Valley Glen's Community Greenery

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Valley Glen doesn't just look picturesque, it is picturesque. Artistic depictions of California's history span Los Angeles' half-mile long Great Wall.

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While Valley Glen's grey space has been redefined by color, its green space has been reinvigorated with jogging trails.

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The Tujunga Wash Walk is now a neighborhood pathway.

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Valley Glen lives up to its agrestic name.

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The neighborhood reserves several acres for active recreation.

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Impromptu trash can competitions are common.

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Los Angeles Valley College

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Home to Los Angeles Valley College, Vally Glen supports an active academic community.

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Its two-year programs and vocational classes attract local residents and those outside of the Valley to explore its curricula.

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Los Angeles is a city built around the automobile, and while public transportation is available, it can take two hours to travel on busses to go a distance that would take you 20 minutes by car. Those who have rented a car seem to have enjoyed their time in Los Angeles much more."

The Look of Valley Glen

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Simple single-story homes and sixties-era apartment complexes compose Valley Glen's residential countenance.

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This center-of-the-Valley neighborhood keeps its shoes shined and its sidewalks swept.

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Valley Glen recalls a time when televisions were cubic and remote controls were called clickers. Ah, the good old days.

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The good news?

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They're still here.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighborhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.

Lauren Devon

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