Burbank is a bustling city located in Los Angeles County in sunny and populous Southern California. Only 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, Burbank is as happening and active as its neighboring metropolitan cities. Burbank features opulent and spacious homes for lavish prices, with palm tree-lined streets and prices to match the extravagance of the area. The city consists of two distinct areas, represented by the downtown in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains and the flatlands at the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley.
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Burbank is home to some of the most impressive media facilities in California. Located only a few miles northeast of Hollywood, Burbank is the perfect epicenter of entertainment companies. The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, ABC Studies, Marvel Studies, Nickelodeon, and NBC all are either headquartered in Burbank or have significant production facilities within its city limits. The Bob Hope Airport is also located in Burbank, California. The city was named after David Burbank, a New Hampshire-born dentist and entrepreneur, who originally purchased over 4,600 acres of the area in 1867. The city's success has surged exponentially since then, even weathering the drought and depression that struck Los Angeles in the 1890s. The city's first newspaper, the Burbank Review, was established in 1906, and now Burbank is home to around 103,000 people and numerous globally acknowledged media institutions.
Originally Burbank was a city that had a large defense industry as its primary employer of inhabitants. Today, entertainment has mostly replaced this industry as the primary employer. Many people flock to Burbank because of its surprising small-town aura despite being located just minutes away from the hustle and activity of Hollywood. The safety and security offered by Burbank's police and fire departments have been considerable boons to the citizens of Burbank, and the schools located within the city as well as the hospital are all highly rated and draw many new residents to the area. The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, the Starlight Bowl, Downtown Burbank Mall, and plenty of fine dining and shopping districts attract the attention of tourists and residents alike, along with its many parks and libraries. The Warner Bros. Studio VIP tour is an often-cited reason for touring Burbank. As attractive and colorful of a place it is for people coming to visit, Burbank is an equally attractive and appealing place for people coming to live.