This is a historic downtown Burbank neighborhood, also known as the “Media City Center.” It is located in Los Angeles County, California. Its population was around 107,337 at the 2020 census.
In 1867, David Burbank bought approximately 4,600 acres (19 km2) of land that would eventually become the San Fernando Valley and began raising sheep. By 1876 this area had become Los Angeles County’s greatest wheat-growing region due to its fertile soil and mild weather conditions, making it perfect for wintertime agriculture, unlike other parts which were desert or too cold at night time during frost winters when crops could not grow properly without protection from freezing temperatures.
Around the 1930s, this part of Burbank experienced major growth in the population because many industries were established there, including Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, built well before World War II.
Most people know that Lockheed Martin is the world’s largest defense contractor and that it manufactures military aircraft. This company was originally known as the Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company but changed its name to Lockheed Corporation in 1929 after the death of co-founder Allan Loughead.
Burbank continued to grow, and by the 1960s, more than 100,000 people lived there. In the 1970s, Burbank was called “the other Hollywood” because of all the recording studios and movie production facilities on Sunset Boulevard. The downtown area of Burbank contains many historical buildings and landmarks, including DeBell Golf Course, which opened in 1954. It is the oldest public golf course in California.
The Sunshine Art Studios was where Walt Disney got his start in 1923 before he moved to Hollywood to found the Walt Disney Company. The studio remains open today as an art school teaching cartoon art, character animation, and visual development. Burbank’s Media City Center is home to Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., NBC Universal, and the DreamWorks studios complex.
Transportation to Downtown Burbank Riding Metrolink’s Antelope Valley Line trains which connect you to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles is one of the ways that Burbank residents commute. Metrolink has three daily roundtrips that go through Downtown Burbank. To get to Disney, you can drive or take a bus from the Downtown Burbank Metrolink station up Avon St, which turns into Disneyland Drive. For another exciting neighborhood in Los Angeles, check out Glendale.