Are you tired of living in crowded and loud Los Angeles cities? What if we tell you there is a big city with a small town vibe, free parking and lots of attractions? Sounds too good to be true? Well, it is not, and here are top 5 reasons why you should consider Burbank!
Burbank is a city of over 100,000 people and it is a series of neighborhoods with different vibes. At the first glance, you might think there is no real city center in Burbank, but there is a downtown area. The city has its own airport, which offers flights to most major US cities. This is perfect for those who have to travel either for work or for fun. Burbank is also home to major entertainment companies such as Walt Disney Company, The Burbank Studios and Warner Bros. Studios. Great location for those who are seeking an acting career. If you are not in the entertainment industry and you need to commute to work, you will be glad to hear that the city is connected to other major parts of Los Angeles.
Ok, where to start when it comes to attractions in Burbank. For the beginning let’s just say there is something for everyone. Burbank has more than two dozen parks of various sizes. In parks, you can find swimming pools, baseball fields, tennis courts, cozy places for family picnics or quiet places for relaxation. For those with kids there are playgrounds and for gym lovers there are parks with fitness equipment. It is not just for outdoors recreations, but you can go to the Burbank Farmers Market in Downtown Burbank to shop for fresh and local products. If you are more of a shopping and dining fan, check Magnolia Park. Don’t forget to grab a seat at The Ellen Show for some live entertainment and laughs.
Burbank is filled with local, family owned businesses all around the town. In Magnolia Park and Downtown Burbank you will find plenty of mom and pop bites. And not just food, but antique shops, vintage clothing stores and funky local boutiques. You can enjoy walking in this street because it is a walkable street that is also a family-friendly area. You will find some of the best beers in California here. Of course, there are also numerous chain restaurants here, such as Bob’s Big Boy. Check one of the legendary bakeries in the neighborhood where you can enjoy sweet pastries. For the night fun choose one of the bars with great cocktails and karaoke parties.
Burbank is not just for those who are looking for some fun. It is also a family friendly town with a bunch of kid-approved attractions. And not just that, it is home to top rated public schools which is something that attracts a lot of families to move here. Some of the schools in the area include Theodore Roosevelt Elementary, John Muir Middle School and Burbank High School. Not only do you have a variety of public schools, but you will find great private schools with quality academic programs and high graduation rates. It is definitely a positive and motivational environment for you kids.
There is still a way to live near a Hollywood sign and not living in crowded Hollywood. Burbank is just 10 minutes away from the Hollywood sign and you won’t have to fight with crowds of tourists on a daily basis. So if you always dreamt about living in Hollywood, but minus the crowd this neighborhood is perfect for you. Also, Hollywood hills is a great place for hiking tours on weekends. So gather your friends and family and go for an adventure.