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Burbank & Toluca Lake

Burbank’s growth was tied to both the aviation and entertainment industries which came because of its location and available land. In the 1920’s aviation was still in its infancy when the Lockheed Aircraft Company purchased a piece of Burbank farmland and built an airplane production plant. By the time the United States entered World War II, Lockheed had nearly 100,000 employees producing 19,000 planes. The motion picture industry also arrived in the 1920′s. First National Pictures bought a 78-acre site on Olive Avenue; the company was soon taken over by another young movie company founded by four brothers by the name of Warner. Other entertainment companies continue to follow. Burbank is located in the Eastern region of the San Fernando Valley and North of Downtown Los Angeles.

WHY IS BURBANK REAL ESTATE DESIRABLE?

The city boasts a low crime rate, good schools and a bustling downtown. The Burbank Unified School District is one of the most high-achieving, competitive school districts in the Los Angeles area; with an Academic Performance Index (API) score continuously well above county and state averages. The majority of Burbank’s campuses are above 800, California’s target for a “high performing school.” The community is a popular choice for those in the entertainment industry and also offers a convenient commute to most areas of the San Fernando Valley.


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BURBANK COMMUNITY RESOURCES

THINGS TO DO FOR FREE!

MORE THINGS TO DO IN BURBANK

Starlight Bowl, As a teen I used to enjoy their outdoor movie night. Since the summer of 1992, the Burbank Starlight Bowl has offered evening summer concerts.

BURBANK CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

BURBANK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER CAMPS

Restaurants

  • Bob’s Big Boy, best burger
  • Castaway Restaurant, most romantic dinner
  • Granville Café
  • Morton’s Steak House

Shopping

  • Burbank Town Center
  • Downtown Burbank

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES