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The City of Burbank, California is located in the southeastern portion of the San Fernando Valley, approximately 12 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. While the City of Los Angeles occupies about 80% of the San Fernando Valley, Burbank has proved to be an attractive alternative for businesses wishing to operate in the San Fernando Valley. Burbank covers 17.1 square miles and has a population of approximately 105,000. The Verdugo Mountains and the Santa Monica Mountains border Burbank. The Burbank Police Department provides law enforcement services for the City of Burbank, The Burbank Fire Department provides fire protection services for the City of Burbank. Burbank Water and Power provides utility services to the City of Burbank. Waste Management, Inc. provides garbage collection services for the City of Burbank.Business, Jobs, and the Economy
Burbank has a workforce population of about 142,000.Downtown Burbank
Downtown Burbank is a mixed-use urban neighborhood with more than 600 shops and restaurants, some of which are found in the Burbank Town Center, a large shopping mall. The Downtown Burbank Property Based Business Improvement District was formed in 2003 to support Downtown Burbank businesses through enhanced maintenance (including power washing sidewalks and alleys three times a week) and safety, investing in capital improvements, marketing, and event management. Downtown Burbank features a 7.5-foot-tall bronze Batman statue, which was installed November 2020. New Downtown Burbank projects include the First Street Village, a mixed residential-commercial featuring 275 apartments and over 18,000 square-feet of retail and commercial space.Media District
Burbank identifies as the "Media Capital of the World." Burbank is home to over 1,000 entertainment and media companies, including Warner Brothers Entertainment, Walt Disney Company, Cartoon Network, Netflix, iHeart Media, DC Comics, Titmouse Inc. Animation Studios, and Nickelodeon. In 2020, Netflix leased 171,000 square feet of office space in Burbank. Much of the actual work in the entertainment industry that made Hollywood famous actually takes place in Burbank. An eye-catching Burbank landmark is the Walt Disney Animation Studios building, with its signature starred giant sorcerer’s cap – based on the one worn by Mickey Mouse in the 1940 animated feature Fantasia – at the main entrance. The Warner Brothers Studio Tour offers various guided and self-guided tours of the historic 110-acre studio and lunch at the on-site Central Perk Café.Airport District
Hollywood Burbank (Bob Hope) Airport opened in 1930 as the United Airport and was renamed Lockheed Air Terminal in 1940. Modernly, Hollywood Burbank Airport is a major commercial airport. The Airport is administered by the Burbank‑Glendale‑Pasadena Airport Authority, a government entity, which purchased the Airport in 1978. Several air carriers operate out of Hollywood Burbank Airport. Annual total passenger traffic has exceeded 5 million in some years. Annual commercial carrier takeoffs and landings have exceeded 59,000. Annual freight and mail cargo at the Airport has exceeded 53,000 tons. Annual Airport revenue has exceeded $53 million. The Airport has been ranked as the 8th or 9th busiest airport in California. Based on an older study, the Airport supported more than 12,000 jobs in Los Angeles County. The Metrolink Burbank Airport-South Train Station provides Metrolink and Amtrak passenger train access to the airport. Most of the passenger destinations from the Airport are in west and southwest regions of the United States. The Airport is served by its own fire department and law enforcement.
Hi-tech companies, hotels, and large retail establishments bound the airport. This includes Avion Burbank, which has 17 buildings on its 60-acre campus and is expected to be complete in 2023.North Hollywood to Burbank Airport Red Line Extension
The North Hollywood to Burbank Airport Red Line Extension is a proposal to extend the Red Line (Metro B Line subway) from its northern terminus at the North Hollywood Station to the Hollywood Burbank Airport, allowing riders to then connect to Metrolink and Amtrak.Points of Interest Rancho District
Less known about Burbank is the Rancho District, or Rancho Equestrian District, which is zoned so that residents can keep and ride horses. The area is located near Griffith Park, where miles of horse trails are available within what is one of the largest urban parks in the United States.Magnolia House
The Magnolia House is an example of farmhouse style of architecture. The residence has a gabled front roof and incorporates aspects of Queen Anne and Craftsman designs. It was built in 1910 and remains a private residence.Burbank City Hall
Burbank City Hall, completed in 1943, is an “Art-deco” style building. Of note are the presence of two large murals by painted by prominent muralist Hugo Ballin, one in the rotunda, and one in the Council Chamber.Rock House
The privately owned Rock House was constructed in 1922 entirely of local river rock.Parks
Twenty-seven small to medium sized parks are scattered across the City. Hiking is popular in the portion of the City occupied by the Verdugo Mountains.History
Burbank, California was, in the 19th century, home to sheep ranches and wheat farms largely owned by dentist and entrepreneur Dr. David Burbank, who purchased 9,200 acres for less than one dollar per acre in 1866. Dr. Burbank built a ranch house on the property near the base of the Santa Monica Mountains. In 1886, Dr. Burbank sold his land for $250,000 to a land speculation company, Providencia Land, Water and Development Company. Providencia Land, Water and Development Company named the area “Burbank.” A business district was laid out. This was surrounded by residential lots with outlying areas divided into small farms. Burbank was incorporated in 1911 and remained a small town until the 1920s. The Pacific Electric Trolley was completed from Los Angeles to Burbank in 1911. The line closed in 1955. In about 1917, Moreland Company began producing trucks in Burbank. Warner Brothers arrived in Burbank 1926 on property that included the site of Dr. Burbank’s ranch house. Lockheed Aircraft Company moved to Burbank in 1928. Disney Studio moved to Burbank in 1938.Contact Us
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