Valley Glen is a vibrant and diverse community in the southeastern portion of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. Featuring quiet tree-lined streets and thriving commercial districts, the neighborhood enjoys a central location that is ideal for commuters who work in nearby Burbank, North Hollywood, Universal City, Studio City and Glendale.
Valley Glen has its own beautiful city park, a community college, seven public schools and six private schools. Longtime residents have cherished this neighborhood for generations. For others Valley Glen is a new discovery, with attractions, services and surprises that are waiting to be explored.
the Tujunga Wash and Great Wall of LA
Valley Glen is renown for its famous monument, “The Great Wall of Los Angeles.” The colorful wall mural depicting LA’s history stretches for more than half a mile along the Tujunga Wash, making it one of the longest murals in the entire world.
The Tujunga Wash itself is a terrific resource, and in recent years has been restored and beautified. A landscaped pathway shadows this tributary of the LA River — the perfect place for long walks or bike rides.
Valley Glen Community Park
This large, flat, user-friendly greenspace features everything you’d want in a community park including pathways, picnic tables, mature trees and a fenced-in playground.
The long list of favorite neighborhood culinary options includes Sushi by Toshi and some of the best Mediterranean/Middle-Eastern food in the whole city at Lusy’s, Manna or the NoHo Café. You’ll find vegan-Cajun at Krimsey’s, delicious pizza at either Tony’s or Barone’s, and artisanal coffee, all-day breakfast and weekend brunch at Steampunk Kitchen — be sure to try the carrot-cake waffles.
When evening adventure beckons, head to the Cinemark Theater for a blockbuster. Afterward you can sample the locally brewed beers on tap at Bar One, or meet friends for a night of tiki-themed fun at The Original Tonga Hut.
Just a stone’s throw away, Vallarta Supermarket is your go-to spot for grocery needs including fresh fruit and produce and a wide selection of prepared foods. If Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods is more your flavor, they are nearby and easy to reach.
For your fashion fix and more, Westfield Fashion Square mall is just 10 minutes away. Coming soon is NoHo West, the biggest commercial development to hit the San Fernando Valley in many years. Offering shopping, dining and beautiful open spaces, NoHo West will bring a new level of excitement and opportunity to Valley Glen and North Hollywood.
Meet the Neighbors! NoHo and Sherman Oaks
One of the best things about Valley Glen is its central location, directly adjacent to other great neighborhoods that multiply your options for shopping, dining and recreation.
In the nearby NoHo Arts District find a bustling center of theaters, cafes, galleries, bars and book stores — many of them occupying historic buildings from LA’s early days. In Sherman Oaks, you can stroll Ventura Boulevard and sample a wide array of trendy boutiques and eateries.