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Old 03-15-2010, 06:21 PM
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I am looking to relocate to Burbank from NY in about two years, so no time like the present to begin the search for a place. I know the area fairly well, but visiting and living are two different matters.

A really annoying online practice is for realtors to restrict information unless you feed them a bunch of info about yourself. My move is a bit off in the future, so I am just looking to get a feel right now. If you know of local realtors who do not engage in that practice, I'm all ears.

I like the area close to Toluca Lake - near Bob's Big Boy/Vons, etc., but I saw the site for Scott Villa online and that looked like a great apartment complex, though I'm not sure about the area.

Any thoughts on some decent apartments in the Burbank/Toluca Lake area that is more on the quiet side (I'll be in my mid 40s), clean, covered parking, and -- a big plus -- washer dryer in the apartment.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:35 PM
Location: NoHo (North Hollywood)
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I know this area very well because it's in my neck of the woods. You're talking about the area around Riverside Drive (Bob's big boy). Yes, this area is very nice, so if you can afford it, by all means live there. The people are very nice and I like the Trader Joes very much.

Toluca Lake is a very quiet neighborhood, so you'll fit right in. I tend to stay on the West side of Clybourn street, so I'm speaking more from the Los Angeles perspective. I'm sure there will be some to provide you with a Burbank perspective if you want to live on the East side of Clybourn.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:50 AM
Location: Below the fray
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I am a former Burbank resident. I think you'd be very happy in the area you're talking about. Toluca Lake is higher rent but also nicer. That part of town is closer to studios. You may also consider the north side of town above San Fernando Road and the Old Burbank area.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:07 PM
Location: Burbank
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If I were you, I'd look into a duplex. The area bordered by Burbank on the North, Magnolia on the South, Pass on the west, and Hollywood Way on the East is full of decent rentals. I live in this area and I absolutely love it. I'm close to all sorts of shopping, and just a couple minutes from the 5, 101, and 170. It's definitely a quite and walkable area, full of families, and don't forget about Porto's right around the corner.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:50 PM
Location: LA
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Welcome to LA! We are glad you are mving here. LA is the coolest place on Earth. It is a metropolis that has everything imaginable at your fingertips with great weather on top.

Burbank and Toluca Lake and the Rancho are excellent choices. Staying on the South side of the San Fernando Valley might be better than the North (Scott Road) side. Years ago I used to live on the north side of Burbank because I couldnt afford to be closer in. Now the Rancho is one of my favorite neighborhoods.

Your budget will determine where you can be. If you are not moving for a bit, checking in closer to your arrival would be a good idea. Prices will have changed. Of course, if you can do a reconaissance mission to line up work and housing in advance, then better yet. I can help with research....

Again, welcome!
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