Burbank’s Top Neighborhoods to Live In

Located just 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles and a few miles northeast from Hollywood, the city of Burbank consistently attracts new residents thanks to its safe communities, plentiful career opportunities, convenient transportation and excellent schools. Burbank homes are among some of the top choices of buyers from across Los Angeles County, and the Burbank real estate market continues to see signs of recovery.

If you’re thinking about buying Burbank CA real estate, one of the first things you’ll want to consider is which of Burbank’s top neighborhoods you’ll want to live in. As a lifelong resident of Burbank and a Realtor® with more than two decades of experience representing buyers and sellers of this community, it’s my great pleasure to provide you with the list below. While it does not encompass each and every single neighborhood – whether official or unofficial – it will give you a great starting point for your search.

With that being said, let’s take a look at some of Burbank’s Top Neighborhoods to live in:

  • Magnolia Park: This community is one of the more sought-after neighborhoods for residential housing in the “flats” of Burbank. Generally speaking, it encompasses the streets that run south of Magnolia Boulevard to Verdugo Avenue, and from Clybourn to the west, to Mariposa (or Glenwood Place) to the east. Many of the homes in Magnolia Park were built in the 1940s and ‘50s, while some have been expanded. In an effort to prevent “Mansionization,” the city of Burbank invoked an ordinance in 2005 that set limits on the height of new construction and additions, as well as setback and lot coverage requirements.  
  • Rancho District: Simply known as the Rancho to area residents, this charming equestrian community is a rare and unique offering for Burbank. The juxtaposition of seeing a horse trot casually on the shoulder of Riverside Drive while the Walt Disney Corp. entertainment complex sits nearby is something quite unique. Here you’ll find pleasant tree-lined streets with well-manicured homes and varying architectural styles. A small-town community charm and ambiance is perhaps one of the biggest draws to this Burbank neighborhood.
  • Chandler Park: This neighborhood is one of the newer in the “flats” of Burbank, and is comprised of homes along the beautiful Chandler Bikeway, south to Magnolia, along with homeschandler-house north of Chandler up to Burbank Boulevard. Many of the homes along Chandler Boulevard are on smaller lots, while the majority has more conventional, larger sized lots. 
  • The Media District: As the name implies, the Media District offers ideal proximity to Burbank’s media and entertainment related businesses. For those who work in the media industry, this ideal proximity to work can be an excellent perk. Similar t many residential areas in Burbank, the homes in Media District were primarily built in the 1940s and can be found on quiet tree-lined streets.
  • Toluca Lake: This neighborhood is made up of traditional 1940’s style housing, yet also has its share of architecturally distinct estate-type properties that have made the Toluca Lake area a household name. It is important to remember there is the “Burbank side” and the “North Hollywood side,” the North Hollywood side being the one famously known. As you might expect, prices are higher because of the neighboring association.
  • Rancho Adjacent: This neighborhood is one of the most desirable of the “flats,” and is adjacent to the Rancho area. The California Distinguished School, David Starr Jordan Middle School is located here. Buyers will find quaint tree-lined streets and beautiful mid-1940s homes, while many have been updated quite lavishly over the years.

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Of course these are just a few of the many top neighborhoods in Burbank. For more information on the area, please feel free to visit the Neighborhoods section of my website. You fill a more in-depth look at the Burbank community and the various neighborhoods and their histories.

If you’re thinking about buying real estate in Burbank, it would be my great pleasure to serve as your guide. My decades of real estate experience and local knowledge are just what you need to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. Whether you’re in search of a quaint bungalow in Chandler Park or a Rancho equestrian home, do not hesitate to contact me today. I am always just a phone call or website inquiry away and look forward to sharing my expertise with you. Let’s get started today!