Food trucks, general stores, and Latino bodegas line Van Nuys, a suburban LA neighborhood that swims in the center of the San Fernando Valley. Striking contrasts convene in this seventies-feeling locale—rows of shiny new car dealers park adjacent to retro-styled burger stands and mismatched thrift centers. In Van Nuys, you won't find warehouse-turned-art-lofts or expansive green spaces. Instead, you'll find adobe-colored single-story homes, south-of-the-border flavors, and boulevards shaded by palm fronds next to the neighborhood's train station.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
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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.