Burbank is a city growing in culture, nightlife and entertainment. When you think back to the day when Burbank, especially Downtown Burbank was a cobbled stoned stretch of street on San Fernando Blvd, it's amazing to see it in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
When you think of family, friends and places to see and things to do, Burbank has plenty to offer. Burbank is still relatively a small town feel with the Downtown area the entertainment hub of the city. You have shopping, happy hours, dining, movies, live theater and awesome walking/hiking trails at the nearby mountains with spectacular views of city lights and nature.
In Burbank you not only have livability but walkability. Park the car and head out to any of these fines areas:
Magnolia Park - shady streets and Eisenhower-era storefronts. Central to the community is busy Magnolia Boulevard, known for its antique shops, mom-and-pop boutiques, thrift shops, corner markets, famous Porto's Bakery and occasional chain stores. Jog, bike or take out the pooch to the Chandler Bike Path, all while enjoying views of the surrounding mountains.
The Media District - Lights, Camera, Action! Media District is where everything is lights, camera action! Burbank is the Media Capital of The World. The City of Burbank is perhaps best known for its Media Center District, home to the famous Burbank studios. Media is a sophisticated Twentieth century word denoting varied forms of tangible communicative transposed form. The Media District in Burbank is most famous for its film, and later television, with some music as well. Catch a Tonight Show with Jay Leno or get your tickets to an Ellen show. Dine at Morton Steakhouse and catch a tour of NBC or Warner Bros Studios.
Downtown Burbank - attracts young professionals - hip, working in the entertainment business (six major studios are nearby - Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Disney, NBC-TV sound stages, ABC Television, Nickelodeon) and the City itself boasts more than 700 post-production houses employing cutting-edge individuals, and adding a cosmopolitan flair. It's the major hub to everything Burbank - Downtown theaters, happy hours, bistros, shopping and vibrant nightlife.
Burbank Hills - Where the outdoors takes over. Where deer roam free and sightings of coyotes are prevalent. You can take in the views, hike or bike to the trails at Stough Canyon Park and Wildwood Park. You can take in a round of golf at the De Bell Golf Course and enjoy the summer concerts at the Starlight Bowl.
The cool think about Burbank is it's proximity to other hot spot areas like the Noho Arts District, Los Feliz, Hollywood, Universal, Glendale's Americana and Downtown Area and Ventura Blvd.
So let's spread the word that Burbank is the place to be. Burbank ~ Live, Love, Enjoy, Connect.
I lived in Burbank, CA from 11/2004 until 5/2007. Burbank is one of the most unique cities in America. It is the largest provider of services to the entertainment industry outside of Hollywood, CA. The amount and variety of post production businesses is plentiful and movie/television production is prolific.
I still work in Burbank, at a major movie studio. There are many beautiful homes and quiet neighborhoods to live in. The schools and community services are really great. The Burbank Police are one of the finest around. There are a few shopping areas and they provide such a range of goods and services, you are overwhelmed with choices and they are all very good. I took advantage of just about everything, from the movie theaters to the hardware supply stores.
I would highly recommend Burbank as a place to live,whether they have a family or are single. Literally, there is something for everyone here. I take my lunch breaks there and still utilize many of the services the businesses' and community has to offer even though I no longer live in Burbank. If I could, I'd purchase a home here because it really is a great place to live.