Lights, Camera, Action! Located on the eastern edge of the San Fernando Valley, just a few miles northeast of Hollywood, the city of Burbank has a rich cinematic history. Many entertainment companies are headquartered here including Warner Bros., Walt Disney and Nickelodeon. Burbank offers all of the amenities of a metropolis, while retaining its small town ambiance. Neighboring Toluca Lake is an affluent walkable community straddling both Burbank and North Hollywood. Upon which side of Clybourn Avenue you are situated determines your home’s school district and city service providers. Either North Hollywood (Los Angeles) or Burbank. Lakeside Golf Club is a landmark overlooking Toluca Lake. Although, city services and school rankings are inferior, the North Hollywood side has larger homes and is more prestigious. Let’s take a closer look at popular Burbank and Toluca Lake neighborhoods.
Burbank North Estates
The Burbank North Estates is a tract of homes constructed in the 1970’s near Brace Canyon Park. These homes were built with (at the time) modern amenities such as family rooms and master suites.
Burbank Hills Estates
Burbank Hills Estates was developed in the 1980’s. This second tract of over one hundred homes offered larger lot sizes and substantially larger interiors, than the Burbank North Estates.
Chandler Park (aka Magnolia Park North)
Opened in 2004, the Chandler Bike Path is the ideal spot for running, walking, and bike riding. This two-mile paved median runs along Chandler Boulevard between Mariposa Street and Clybourn Avenue.
Halston and Highridge
The gated community of Halston and Highridge was constructed in the 2000’s by the well-known builder Lennar. There are just over one hundred luxury hillside homes. Many boast outstanding views. The monthly homeowner’s fee includes the guarded gate, common areas with a community park, barbecue area and tennis courts.
Magnolia Park is sited south of Magnolia Boulevard, Clybourn Avenue to the west and Mariposa Street to the east. This Burbank neighborhood is home to many longtime businesses. And another highly sought after neighborhood in the “Burbank flats”. Many of these smaller original homes have been greatly expanded resulting in Burbank adopting a Mansionization ordinance in the early 2000’s.
The northern boundary of the Media District is Olive Avenue until it changes to Barham Blvd., bordered by Buena Vista Street to the east and Pass Avenue to the west. This is the heart of the studio/media neighborhood of Burbank.
The Rancho area appeals to horse enthusiasts because of its close proximity to the Equestrian Center and Griffith Park trails. Located south of Riverside Drive, bordered by the city of Glendale and the Equestrian Center, is this highly sought after equestrian neighborhood. Many of these homes have barns, arenas and/or turn-outs. There is even a townhome development with barns to board your horse.
Another sought after Burbank neighborhood is the Rancho Adjacent area. Sited next to the Rancho neighborhood and bordered to the south by Alameda Ave., Verdugo Ave to the north.
The Los Angeles portion of Toluca Lake is located on less than two miles of the southeastern San Fernando Valley.
Homes in the 91505 zip code are located in the city of Burbank. The others in the Los Angeles section. This Toluca Lake neighborhood is south of Magnolia Blvd., bordered on the east by Hollywood Way and the west by Cahuenga Blvd. The neighborhood south of Riverside Drive is the most prestigious area of Toluca Lake.
West Toluca Lake
West Toluca Lake is situated west of Vineland Ave., south of Camarillo St., and north of the freeway in the Los Angeles section of Toluca Lake.