Welcome to Burbank
Burbank’s concentration of major studios and proximity to Hollywood has led it to be called ‘the Media Capital of the World.’ The city is spread across two distinct sections, with an attractive downtown area nestled in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains, and a flatter portion known for the Rancho Equestrian area.
Burbank has been a big part of the Hollywood film industry since 1920 and home to Walt Disney Studios since 1940. Classics including Casablanca and High Noon were filmed here and modern-day blockbusters still use it as a frequent filming location. The former main NBC lot at the Burbank Studios is another historic entertainment industry complex that’s still in use.
Residents and visitors alike enjoy a generous variety of shopping throughout Burbank. The Burbank Empire Center is a major retail center full of big-name franchises, many of which regard the Burbank location as their most profitable store.
There’s a huge variety of restaurants available here, from fine dining and authentic international cuisine to casual fast food and retro chic. Morton’s The Steakhouse serves seafood and aged prime beef in an upscale atmosphere, while The Castaway serves award-winning contemporary cuisine in a first-class setting, with stunning views of Los Angeles.
Cafés and nightlife options also abound throughout Burbank, from live music venues and comedy clubs to classy cocktail lounges and casual craft beer breweries.
BEAUTIFUL HOMES & EXPANSIVE GREENSPACE
Despite its incredibly vibrant downtown and vast offering of culture and niceties, Burbank is also bordered by lots of green space. The 4,310-acre Griffith Park is situated just southeast of Burbank while Verdugo Mountain Park and Wildwood Canyon Park sit along the city’s northern edge.
The Rancho Equestrian Area is particularly known for its verdant greenery, with a vast amount of parks and open space. Much of this area is zoned for equestrian pursuits, and many of the neighborhood’s residents keep horses on their property.
Some of the most enticing properties rise into the hillsides above Burbank, providing sweeping panoramic views across Los Angeles.