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Toluca Lake

A lush and tranquil enclave within easy reach of the city’s business districts, Toluca Lake offers the ideal mix of residential serenity and accessibility. The neighborhood straddles the Ventura Freeway and is bounded by the Hollywood Freeway to the west, Burbank to the east, Magnolia Boulevard to the north and Los Angeles River to the south.

With several major studios — including Warner Bros., Disney, The Burbank Studios and Universal — within minutes of the neighborhood, it’s no surprise Toluca Lake has been home to studio heads and stars for nearly a century. Bette Davis, Bob Hope, W.C. Fields,Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Miley Cyrus, Steve Carell, Melissa McCarthy and Kirsten Dunst are just a few of the famous names, past and present, who’ve made their home in the 91602 ZIP code.

While early restrictions of the original planned development called for homes in the Spanish style, today,you’ll find gorgeous homes in a number of architectural styles situated along quiet tree-lined streets. The coveted 35 residences along the central namesake lake’s edge offer a waterfront ambiance unlike any other in the city.

What to Do, See and Eat!

Sycle:
This neighborhood indoor cycling studio features state-of-the-art Schwinn bikes with digital consoles and more than 30 classes per week. But it’s the small touches that make it a favorite among area residents, including the easy parking, free shoe rental, chilled towels and emailed workout stats.

Lakeside Golf Club:
Ranked among the top golf courses in the country, Lakeside’s Max Behr-designed groundswere recently completely restored and are frequently star-studded. The private club includes a 6,500-yard, 18-hole course plus a clubhouse and locker rooms.

Patys:
This busy diner has been a Toluca Lake staple for nearly 60 years. Thanks to a thorough update, the restaurant earned “Best Retro Diner” accolades from LA Magazine in 2011. Today, Patys offers the diner classics you’d expect along with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Forman’s Whiskey Tavern:
Named after Toluca Lake’s original developer, this rustic, retro spot is a must-visit for those who love whiskey. The bar menu features a solid mix of small bites, salads and burgers, and you won’t want to miss their generous happy hour prices and Whiskey Wednesdays featuring whiskey flights and a specialty cocktail of the week.

Sushi Yuzu:
Thisuber-popular valley sushi spot the draws visitors from across Greater Los Angeles, where you’ll find a casual ambiance and some of the best food in the southland. Don’t miss the amazingly fresh sashimi, crispy rice topped with uni and black truffles, the creamy popcorn shrimp and the salmon with cilantro.

Don Cuco:
A Mexican-food staple for nearly 50 years, at Don Cuco’s you’ll find a casual, old-school vibe, great drinks and delicious food. With a lively, bustling atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot for after-work drinks and family dinners alike. You’ll love the chile con queso with fresh guacamole, and the steak ranchero and the tequila chicken are great entrée options.

Bob’s Big Boy Classic Car Show:
Just across the Burbank border, the oldest Bob’s Big Boy in the country hosts an amazing classic car show every Friday night from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy andiverse array of beautifully maintained vintage cars, great people watching and a menu of classic burgers and shakes.