Nearby Glendale might claim connections to various major entertainment companies, but Burbank is the king in this industry: There’s a reason why Burbank is known as the “Media Capital of the World.”
Just to the northeast of Hollywood, Burbank is home to the headquarters of some of the biggest media and entertainment companies in the world, including: Warner Bros., NBC Universal, The Walt Disney Company, ABC and, for the kiddies, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network Studios.
Even if you’re unfamiliar with these companies, chances are you know that Johnny Carson (and Jay Leno after him) have made Burbank the home of NBC’s long-running “The Tonight Show”—and so do about 104,000 residents today. 2009 census figures show that the median household income of families in Burbank is about $67,000 while estimated home values in the same year were about $587,000.
Named after a shrewd dentist who bought up Mexican rancho lands in the mid-19th century, the city of Burbank is divided into two primary regions—its downtown and civic center are located on the slopes and foothills of the Verdugo Mountains while the rest of the city occupies a stretch of flatlands at the eastern edge of the San Fernando Valley.
The entertainment industry isn’t the sole reason why Burbank’s community has grown over the years. Long before the big screen—and its cousin, the TV screen—took over, Burbank became a center for aviation with prominent companies like Lockheed establishing themselves in the community. The city also maintains one of the older airports in Los Angeles history, the Bob Hope Airport (for many years known as the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport), which opened in 1930.
The community offers something for everyone—along with the entertainment companies, Burbank boasts its own philharmonic orchestra, equestrian center, fine restaurants, the Downtown Burbank Mall, a "Burbank Village" shopping district and many parks and libraries. The community is also aided by several hospitals, including Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and academic institutions including Woodbury University and the schools of the Burbank Unified School District.
Despite the sprawling nature of the many companies in Burbank, you can still find that cherished small-town ideal in the city’s Magnolia Park area, whose borders include West Verdugo Avenue on the south and Chandler Avenue in the north. Many of the homes date to the 1940s, and the small shops and businesses in this shaded area contribute to that homey, 1950s-era atmosphere.
And when it comes to cigarette smoke, be careful where you decide to light up. The city passed an ordinance in 2010 that bans smoking in multi-family residences that share a ventilation system … and smoking on private balconies and patios. It’s the first policy of its kind in the state and it's a reason why the city is regarded as a trailblazer in anti-smoking policies. Burbank Ca 91501 homes for sale, Burbank Ca 91502 homes for sale, Burbank Ca 91504 homes for sale, Burbank Ca 91505 homes for sale, Burbank Ca 91506 homes for sale.
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