Van Nuys is a neighborhood in northwest Los Angeles. Its western border is defined by the San Diego Freeway – aka Interstate 405 – and the Ventura Freeway lies to the south. The northern boundary of the neighborhood is created by a train line, which takes its riders to Burbank, Calif., then down into the city center or farther west.
The neighborhood is home to the Van Nuys Airport, which opened on Dec. 17, 1928, marking the 25th anniversary of the first flight taken by the Wright Brothers. The airport has a certification program that allows students to learn airframe and power plant mechanics.
Van Nuys Golf Course is located near the airport. The course has a total of 27 par 3, holes which are lit for night play. Golfers can go through the course, practice in the driving range or take lessons from professionals. Golf is a perfect activity for those who want to enjoy the warm average temperatures of LA.
Because Van Nuys is so close to Hollywood, it has been the filming site of several movies. For example, the local high school was featured in the movie "Grease." Scenes from "True Lies," "Lethal Weapon," "American Beauty" and "Pearl Harbor" were filmed at Van Nuys Air Port.