Burbank CA is famous for its many film and television studios. Burbank and its Beautiful Downtown region can be found northwest of Glendale and directly north of Griffith Park. Burbank is home to a population of a little more than 100,000.
Griffith Park is on the southern end of the city. The park, which is free for people to visit, is home to the Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles Zoo, and the Greek Theatre is among the popular attractions in the area. The Hollywood Sign can be seen from the observatory on Mount Lee. The park is a highly popular site for movie and television shoots. A bust of James Dean can be found at the observatory in honor of the area’s use in the film Rebel Without a Cause.
The Golden State Freeway or I-5 goes through the middle part of the city. The area is home to various shopping centers, including an Ikea location.
The Bob Hope Airport is located at the northwestern end of the city. Named for the entertainer and Toluca Lake resident, the airport offers flights to cities like Oakland, Seattle, Las Vegas, Dallas, and Chicago.
The Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery is in the southern end of Burbank CA. The area is home to a massive Birth of Liberty mosaic. It is also the final resting space for Bette Davis, Stan Laurel, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and Liberace among others.
Burbank CA is located on an old Mexican grant space. Dr. David Burbank purchased more than 4,500 acres of land in the area in 1867. A ranch house was built in the area as the region became a popular wheat-growing space. Burbank would be formed in 1877 and eventually incorporated in 1911. The motion picture industry selected Burbank as a significant site for development not long after that
Burbank’s most famous employers are in the entertainment industry. Burbank CA is home to many entertainment companies with several having production facilities in the region. Among the groups with production sites in Burbank include Warner Bros., the Walt Disney Company, Deluxe Entertainment Services, and the American Broadcasting Company. Many of these sites are on the southern end of the city near the Los Angeles River and the Ventura Freeway or Route 134.
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