Valley Glen

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

Simple vistas and well-kept lawns characterise Valley Glen, an amiable San Fernando Valley neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood earns eight hundred metres 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, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, and Van Nuys

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

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

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 centre 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 neighbourhood combines local staples with long-time favourites.

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We're sweet on Good Humour.

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 colour, its green space has been reinvigorated with jogging trails.

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The Tujunga Wash Walk is now a neighbourhood pathway.

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Valley Glen lives up to its agrestic name.

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The neighbourhood 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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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 neighbourhood 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.


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

Lauren Devon

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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 neighbourhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.