Burbank is different than other cities within Los Angeles because it is it’s own city although it is only 10 minutes away by car to get to Hollywood. Residents are attracted to the safety and security offered by it’s on police and fire departments, highly rated schools and great hospitals.
Known as the “Media Capital of the World,” many media and entertainment companies are headquartered or have significant facilities in Burbank, including The Walt Disney Company, Nikelodeon, Warner Music Group and Warner Bros. Entertainment .
Burbank is a very well kept city. It’s clean, well managed and easy to get around. There are tons of beautiful public parks, sports fields and walking trails, like the Chandler Bikeway , a landscaped bikeway and pedestrian path, which many of the city locals walk, bike ride and rollerblade for miles and enjoy the mountain views in the distance. There are so many wonderful things to do in Burbank, like enjoying music of the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, visiting the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, watching a great concert at the Starlight Bowl and shopping at The Downtown Burbank Mall.
Burbank is located in two distinct areas, with it’s downtown and civic center nestled along the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains and then the Western End of Burbank that borders Toluca Lake and North Hollywood.
Downtown Burbank has great restaurants, shopping and entertainment. The San Fernando Strip portion of Downtown is designed as a modern urban village with apartments above the shops.
If you travel west along Magnolia Blvd. closer to Buena Vista and Hollywood Way, you will find some adorable antique shops, boutiques, thrift stores, corner markets, cafés and restaurants. It has more of charming, small-town feel.
One of the nicest things about Burbank is that there are homes for people at different stages of life in every neighborhood and families with different budgets can afford to purchase property in Burbank.
Here are some of the neighborhoods within Burbank:
Rancho Adjacent stems from the Verdugo and Providencia area rancho land segmentation, going east from between Verdugo and Hollywood Way, all the way to “upper Burbank. It reaches to Glenoaks (Northeast) above the 5 Freeway. Along it’s southern border horizontal to the 134 Ventura Freeway, the Rancho Adjacent Neighborhood is one of the most prized residential neighborhoods in Burbank. There are gorgeous oak trees and sycamore trees that line the streets. The zoning allows residents to keep horses on their property. Real estate sells at a premium due to it’s equestrian zoning, numerous parks, connection to riding trails in Griffith Park and it’s adjacency to Warner Brothers and Disney Studios.
Magnolia Park is bordered by West Verdugo Avenue to the South and Chandler Boulevard to the North and is known for it’s small-town feel, shady streets and Eisnenhower-era storefronts. Many of the properties in the neighborhood were built in the 1930’s and 1940’s and have guest houses or are zoned for 2 properties on a lot. A central part of this community is Magnolia Blvd with it’s many great restaurants, shops and cafés and the famous Porto’s Bakery.
The Burbank North Estates neighborhood is a beautiful neighborhood in the Verdugo Hills with gorgeous views of the city below. Residents enjoy mountain breezes in these hills, which can be a nice break in the middle of summer. The area includes Lamer Road, Brace Canyon to Rolling Ridge, Rolling Ridge to Haven Way, Haven Way to Viewcrest Drive, Viewcrest Drive to Joaquin Drive, Joaquin Drive to Irving Drive, Irving Drive to North Kenneth Road and North Kenneth Road to Keystone Street. Keystone street curves into Lamer and the enclosed area is the Burbank Estates neighborhood and in the center of it, is Brace Canyon Park. Brace Canyon Park is perfect for BBQ’s and picnics and birthday parties. It has basketball courts, a baseball field, tennis courts and even a zipline! This neighborhood has a wonderful family vibe. It’s somewhat isolated from Burbank below and has almost no commercial properties.
The Burbank Northwest District spans along the streets southeast of the Burbank Airport along the railroad tracks, across Empire Center to McCambridge. This area is about quiet living and industrial commerce. Many of the homes were built in the 1930’s and 1940’s and have a great family neighborhood feel with east access to shopping, parks and restaurants. Parks inside the Northwest District include Ralph Roy Park, Pacific Park, Whitnall Highway North, Valley Park and McCambridge on the Northeast boundary.
The Burbank Media District spans from Forest Lawn to the 101 Hollywood Freeway, where it meets the Ventura 134 Freeway and Tujunga. This neighborhood has many production companies and movie and television studios, which is conveniently located close to the Hollywood corridor. This neighborhood has adorable homes and is perfect for someone who works in the Entertainment Industry and frequents the studios. This area is also a wonderful alternative to Hollywood and the Westside.