Burbank City HallIf Hollywood is the glammy face of Los Angeles’ entertainment industry, Burbank is the brain at work behind the curtain.

Though Burbank charms with its Pleasantville feel – think small town with mom and pop shops and suburban quiet and convenience – Burbank is headquarters for major entertainment companies – think ABC, NBC, Nickelodeon, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., and more – and only a fast drive away from Hollywood’s hip.

Largely upper middle-class and home to entertainment executives and employees, Burbank’s safe and sound is protected by the city’s own police and fire departments. Shop Burbank Village, power lunch downtown and enjoy free wifi, play at Los Angeles Equestrian Center, get away from LA while living in LA.

Burbank’s Location in Los Angeles

Sunny Burbank

Burbank sits above Hollywood, south of Griffith Park, east of Toluca Lake, and west of Glendale. Drive south through Cahuenga Blvd. and land in the heart of Hollywood.


Burbank warms up to 89°F on average (July-August) and Burbank chills lowest at about 42°F (December-January).


Los Angeles’ MTA buses run throughout the city, throughout Los Angeles County, and Los Angeles Red Line subway also stops in downtown Burbank. If you’re in Burbank, you’re likely a few minutes away from the Ventura (134) Freeway and the Golden State (5) freeway, which connect with major freeways the 101, 405, and 110. Burbank also has its own airport, the Bob Hope Airport.


Burbank’s private K-12 and public Burbank Unified School District schools routinely score above state and national average test scores. Burbank is also home to various colleges – Woodbury University, which is renowned for its design program – and a number of beauty and make-up trade schools that school you to serve the entertainment industry.

Sep 2006