The Esplanade Near Vanowen St. in Lake Balboa, CA

Welcome to a unique region of Southern California: The San Fernando Valley. Overflowing with art, culture, and entertainment, the Valley balances perfectly between big-city access and small-town charm. The Esplanade apartment community lies nestled in its own small corner of Lake Balboa, a beautiful suburban area of the Valley. In anticipation of your arrival, we’ve designed a printable welcome brochure full of useful information. Inside you’ll discover helpful phone numbers, practical shopping suggestions, and other details to help you navigate your first few days in The Esplanade apartment community neighborhood. 

Below, you’ll also find a few quick links to interesting places and events in the Lake Balboa area. From restaurants to recreation and artistic experiences, chances are good you’ll find lots to enjoy. If you need directions or a map to The Esplanade apartment community, that’s all ready for you as well. Just click the Map & Directions button, enter your starting address, and you’re set to go.

Residents smiling while viewing smartphone near The Esplanade in Lake Balboa, California

Your New Neighborhood

The San Fernando Valley is an exciting place to live, and Lake Balboa is a beautifully accessible neighborhood to call home. Bursting with art experiences, shopping opportunities, recreational areas, and places to eat, The Esplanade’s location makes it difficult to be bored. For the outdoor enthusiast, the nearby Lake Balboa Park offers golf courses, tennis courts, jogging and bike paths, boating, and picnic spots. Stop by the open-air Farmer’s Market on a Sunday, or take an afternoon walk down Ventura Blvd. Sidewalk cafes, unique stores and shops, and a Main Street-type ambience make Ventura Blvd. a wonderful place to explore.

Beyond the Neighborhood

While there’s plenty to see and do steps from your front door, sometimes you need to travel outside the Valley. Since five major freeways intersect in the Valley, it’s easy to commute or take a day trip to your favorite getaway. The Esplanade is also located near Van Nuys and close to the Metro Orange Line, which can get you to Downtown Los Angeles, Universal City, and Warner City in just a few minutes. Stay close to Vanowen Street or adventure beyond—and The Esplanade apartment community will be waiting for your return.