Burbank Media District Amenities
Serving as an employment center and commuter suburb to the City of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley for nearly 100 years, Burbank has a strong media-based economy, a small-town atmosphere, and easy access to big city amenities. This multifaceted environment has attracted nearly 105,000 residents, many of whom work in the entertainment industry and reside in desirable neighborhoods such as Verdugo Hills, which features executive homes and panoramic views of the valley below, the Rancho Area, boasting ranch homes, as well as equestrian trails, and Bob Hope’s glamorous Toluca Lake neighborhood.
Burbank tenants, residents, and visitors benefit from proximity to the City’s key amenities, including the Bob Hope (Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena) Airport, the Burbank Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, two of Los Angeles County’s most dominant retail centers, and numerous public transportation options. Additional amenities in the area include the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, the Starlight Bowl, as well as fine restaurants and a variety of theatres and parks.
Bob Hope Airport
Formerly named the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, the Bob Hope Airport allows residents, tenants, and visitors of Burbank and surrounding San Fernando Valley the opportunity to avoid the congestion of Los Angeles International Airport. The airport provides 70 daily flights with six major airline carriers, serves as a base for a number of charter and executive jet leasing companies, and houses many of the corporate jets utilized by major film studios, movie stars, and entertainment industry executives. In 2011, the Bob Hope Airport served 4.3 million passengers and as a major facility for FedEx and UPS, moved 98.2 million pounds of cargo.
Burbank is home to two of the Los Angeles area's most dominant retail shopping centers, the Burbank Empire Center and Burbank Town Center. The two primary retail hubs in Burbank are located at the intersections of Burbank Boulevard and the Golden State (5) Freeway and Empire Avenue at the Golden State (5) Freeway. During 2011, retail sales in Burbank totaled $29.7 million.
Burbank Empire Center
The 900,000 square foot Burbank Empire Center is one of the most prestigious power centers in Los Angeles County. This attractive, open-air promotional center offers an unmatched collection of leading national-brand retailers in one location including: Target, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Best Buy, Costco, Staples, Marshalls, Sportmart, Nordstrom Rack, Michaels, and Kohl’s. With popular restaurants and food tenants such as Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Hometown Buffet, Krispy Kreme, and Panda Express, the Center is a dining destination for locals and visitors looking for a multitude of choices.
Burbank Town Center
Formerly named Media City Center, Burbank Town Center is located at the Golden State (5) Freeway and Burbank Boulevard. Burbank Town Center consists of over 1.6 million square feet of interior and exterior retail anchored by Macy’s, Sears, IKEA, a 14-screen AMC Theaters, Barnes & Noble, and Crunch Fitness. In addition to some of the nation’s most popular retailers, restaurants at Burbank Town Center include P.F. Chang’s, Corner Bakery, and California Pizza Kitchen. The shopping center’s AMC Theater combines with the AMC Burbank 16 located just one block away to form one of the highest grossing cineplexes in the country, consistently ranking among the top three in the nation.