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Old 05-22-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: NYC
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The crime is up, the immigration population is up, and the traffic is terrible. I worked 2.5 miles from our home in Burbank and to commute it took me 20 minutes. To some that's not bad but the frustation of additional traffic, houses being torn down for big apartment complexs it's just won't get any better.
Yeah traffic in Burbank is "terrible", by Alabama standards! As someone who just moved to Burbank from the East Coast, I have to say that traffic around here is an absolute breeze, especially when compared to LA. The biggest problem with driving around Burbank isn't the traffic - it's the fact that none of the traffic lights are coordinated!
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Windermere, FL
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I work in Burbank and overall it's a very nice town. I would stick to the foothills if possible or near the studios.
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Old 05-26-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Below the fray
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I lived in Burbank north of Glenoaks, within walking distance of what was then the Media Center mall, in the early '00s. Ups: Liveable, reasonably safe, accessible. Downs: Very hot in the summer, dullsville.
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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I am moving to Burbank from West LA, could you suggest me a good place to look for apartments. Is the area around glenoaks & scott safe ? Thanks.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:28 PM
 
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Burbank Cops are *******s!
What makes them *******s?
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I am moving to Burbank from West LA, could you suggest me a good place to look for apartments. Is the area around glenoaks & scott safe ? Thanks.
Generally speaking, yes. I would consider inching closer to the town center as it is very walkable there - you'll find plenty of apartments and duplexes just north of San Fernando.

Here's some praise for Burbank, to counter some of the derision on this thread.

Also, I recently fell in love with the Burbank Bus system, which is excellent and free with an MTA pass.

Another little gem: Burbank has partnered with Google to integrate public transit and walking into Google maps - so you can incorporate available options besides driving in your directions.

We just moved here last week from Sherman Oaks and finally feel "at home" in LA since heading up to the valley from OC.

Good luck.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:18 PM
 
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Thank you very much ConsideringLA . We are also considering Toluca Lake because that is closer to where my husband works. As far as the rent is concerned which place( Burbank/Toluca lake) do you think is cheaper?
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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As far as the rent is concerned which place( Burbank/Toluca lake) do you think is cheaper?
Head up to the Burbank airport and get a nice little shack at the end of one of the runways. That should be pretty cheap.

To be serious, I'm sure that Toluca is pricier than most of Burbank.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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First, they are kissing cousins - we're in Magnolia Park in Burbank and we shop at the Trader Joe's in Toluca Lake.

The neighborhoods in Toluca Lake are drop dead gorgeous - the ones walkable to TJ's and the strip on Riverside Drive are going to be pricey. Even though it's LAUSD, there's a cachet in TL that equates to a premium over Burbank. Burbank schools are MUCH better, but there's less prestige IMO. I glanced at craigslist - for the same rent as our updated 3/2 SFR you end up with a condo in TL.

You might consider looking in Toluca Woods, which is split between NoHo and Burbank, generally west of N Hollywood Way, east of Cahuenga, south of Chandler. You'll get very good rents (cheaper than TL, cheaper than Burbank north of Glenoaks, a little less than Magnolia Park) and closer access to your husband's work. It's also walkable to the Chandler path, which is a cool bonus to get you access to Burbank shopping and a 1.5 mile bike ride to North Hollywood transit / Orange Line to Warner Center.

I recommend going on a Saturday with a few craigslist listings peppered in the 3 nearby areas (TL, TW, Mag Park) and seeing which vibe suits you - there are definitely subtle differences. Be forewarned: you'll fall in love with Toluca Lake... thankfully school is an issue for us, so it was a non-starter --- otherwise I'd be forking over the extra bucks to keep the Mrs. happy!
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