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What it’s like living in Burbank

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Don’t be surprised if you bump into a celebrity or two at the local grocery or cafe when in Burbank, California. That’s a common occurrence when you live in this city that dons the full regalia of its glam neighbor but also has a touch of homey tranquility that a valley suburb is known to possess.

Where glitz and glamour have spilled over

Burbank is a city with more than 100,000 residents that sits on the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley. It is located just 13 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles and a little more than 7 miles away from the center of the American TV and film industry, Hollywood.

Due to Burbank’s proximity to Hollywood, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the latter’s glitzy status has spilled over here. Burbank has also become home to numerous motion picture, television, and animation studios, as well as countless other businesses related to the entertainment industry. This healthy economy makes Burbank one of the most affluent cities in The Golden State, with real estate here priced at more than $1.1 million.

Here is everything you need to know about living in Burbank, CA:

A foodie’s paradise

Whether you’re in the mood for classic American comfort food or something more exotic, Burbank is simply the place to be.

Some of the exceptional dining destinations in the city include Bob’s Big Boy, which serves some of the best burgers in Burbank; Gindi Thai Restaurant, which boasts a menu of superb Asian dishes; and The Smoke House, whose thick, juicy slabs of premium steaks are the stuff of legend.

Shopping destinations abound

Some of the most impressive shopping destinations can be found in Burbank. These include the Burbank Town Center at the city’s downtown area; the retro boutiques and vintage antique shops at Burbank’s Magnolia Park neighborhood; and the upscale shops at the city’s vibrant Airport District.

Looking for a more community-centric experience? Head over to Burbank Farmers’ Market where you’ll find organic produce, crafts, and food and drinks from local farmers, artisans, and cooks.

First-rate schools

Burbank’s schools are among the best in the Golden State, especially since these are under the top-ranked Burbank Unified School District. The said district has been consistently recognized for its excellent academic performance, diversity, and equity. Among its top performers are Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, John Muir Middle School, and Burbank High School.

Five-star entertainment venues and attractions

Several of Burbank’s notable attractions and activities stem from its nature as another mecca of the American entertainment industry.

Go on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, which brings you close to sets and memorabilia from iconic shows and movies; watch the shows and get your adrenaline pumping with the rides at Universal Studios Hollywood; or sign up to become part of the studio audience before The Ellen Degeneres Show takes a bow on May 26.

Invest in your very own Burbank home today

Buying one of the lovely houses for sale in any of the communities in Burbank, CA is easy when you have a local real estate professional like me, Kathy Seuylemezian, helping you out in your home search. Contact me today at 818.949.5205 or send me an email at kathy(at)imuragent(dotted)com to learn more.

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