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Valley Glen signage located at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen signage located at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard
and Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen is located in San Fernando Valley
Valley Glen
Valley Glen
Location in San Fernando Valley
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Los Angeles
Time zone Pacific
Zip Code
91401, 91405, 91601
Area code(s) 747, 818

Valley Glen is a neighborhood in southeastern section of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. Once part of Van Nuys and North Hollywood, it became a separate neighborhood in 1998. Valley Glen is home to Los Angeles Valley College and the Great Wall of Los Angeles, a half-mile-long California-history mural listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


In 2000 Valley Glen had a population of 59,230, according to the U.S. Census, and by 2008 its population was 62,846, according to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

Ethnically, Valley Glen is "highly diverse," with Latinos at 45.2%, whites at 39.5%, Asians at 5.4%, blacks at 3.9% and others at 6%. It is also high within the city for the percentage of foreign born (49%), with Mexico (26.9%) and Armenia (14.4%) being the most common foreign places of birth. In other respects — population density, income, university education, age, homeowners, military service, it is "about average" for the city of Los Angeles. Twenty-one percent of Valley Glen residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, an average figure for both the city and the county.


In the "Mapping L.A." geographical section of the Los Angeles Times website, the 4.81 square miles of Valley Glen are bounded on the north by Raymer Street, Sherman Way or Vanowen Street, on the west by the Tujunga Wash, Woodman Avenue or Hazeltine Avenue, on the south by Burbank Boulevard and on the east by the Hollywood Freeway. In most of its area it is bisected by the Tujunga Wash, which runs north to south.

Nearby places

Relation of Valley Glen to nearby places, not necessarily contiguous:

Parks and recreation

Valley Glen Community Park (formerly Erwin Park) is an unstaffed park located in Valley Glen. The park has a baseball diamond and picnic tables.


The Great Wall of Los Angeles, a half mile-long mural portraying the history of California "as seen through the eyes of women and minorities," stretches along the concrete sides of the Tujunga Wash, and is credited with being one of the longest murals in the world,


LAVC marquee
Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen is home to Los Angeles Valley College.

Schools within the Valley View boundaries are:


Ulysses S. Grant High School
  • Ulysses S. Grant High School, 13000 Oxnard Street
  • James Madison Middle School, 13000 Hart Street
  • Coldwater Canyon Elementary School, 6850 Coldwater Canyon Avenue
  • Kittridge Street Elementary School, 13619 Kittridge Street
  • Erwin Elementary School, 13400 Erwin Street
  • John B. Monlux Elementary School, 6051 Bellaire Avenue
  • Jack London Continuation School, 1294 Oxnard Street

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