Burbank is a city in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County, located 12 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. It is bordered by Glendale to the east, Griffith Park, Universal City and the Hollywood Hills to the south, Sun Valley to the north, and North Hollywood and Toluca Lake to the west. Burbank is a medium-sized city with a population of over 100,000 people.
Just a 10 minute drive over the hills from Hollywood, Burbank is considered the “Media Capital of the World” thanks to the large number of entertainment and media companies and studios located in the city, including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, ABC Studios, Freeform, Marvel Studios, Nickelodeon, NBC, Cartoon Network, and Insomniac Games.
The city’s Magnolia Park area, is known for its small-town feel, and shady streets with antique shops, boutiques, thrift shops, and corner markets.
Downtown Burbank features a walkable stretch on the northeastern edge of the city that offers a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options called the San Fernando Strip as well as the Burbank Town Center shopping mall.
The city is also home to the Bob Hope Airport, which serves the greater Los Angeles population.
About the Rancho Equestrian District:
The Burbank/Glendale Rancho Equestrian District in the southeastern part of Burbank, where the city shares a border with Glendale, is unique in that there are less than 900 homes in the Burbank/Glendale Rancho, and they are all zoned to allow horses on the property. As such, many of the homes have stables and horse stalls in their back yards. The district boasts one of the largest equestrian centers in the country as well as 54 miles of riding trails in the adjacent, 4,800-acre, Griffith Park. I am going to take my girls riding soon!