Welcome to the San Fernando Valley – known as the world’s entertainment center, the San Fernando Valley combines rich cultural heritage with small town charm & big city lifestyles. We have compiled a Printable Welcome Packet full of useful information, regarding the Esplanade Apartments neighborhood, for our new residents.
The Valley is also a hub in the state of California with the I-405 (San Diego Freeway), US 101 (Ventura Freeway), SR 170 (Hollywood Freeway), SR 118 (Ronald Regan Freeway), and I -5 (Golden State Freeway) all intersecting here. This makes the region a prime location for business, residents, and visitors.
Also abundant are a variety of shopping experiences from major malls to small boutiques. The Valley is a wonderful artistic community featuring theatre, music & dance, live concerts in the park, as well as an array of restaurants for all tastes and budgets. There is something for everyone.
Lake Balboa/Van Nuys is located close to the center of the San Fernando Valley’s southern boundary. Outdoor activities are abundant and include Lake Balboa which offers boating, fishing, tennis, jogging, bike paths and golf courses. Enjoy the authentic Japanese Garden featuring a Zen mediation garden; wet strolling area with waterfalls, lakes and streams. The Sherman Oaks Galleria with its varied shops and restaurants, numerous smaller boutiques and sidewalk bistros on Ventura Boulevard provide residents and visitors with endless window-shopping opportunities. The Orange Metro Line connects to Downtown Los Angeles, Universal City, and Warner City, as well as easy access to the 405 (San Diego Freeway) and the 101 (Ventura Freeway).