Toluca Lake is located in the southeastern section of Los Angeles County’s San Fernando Valley
. The history of Toluca Lake can be traced to the days of the Tongva Indians
. The Tongva people have lived in the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles basin for 8,000 years. Toluca means fertile or beautiful valley. The Tongvan settlement Cahuenga used the springs and marsh in the Toluca Lake locale for water, fishing, hunting, harvesting, and building supplies.
Toluca Lake Homes
It’s rare to see single-family homes
listed below one million dollars in Toluca Lake, with the bulk of single-family homes listed between $1 million and $5 million, and the occasional home listed above $5 million. A few condos and/or townhomes
are available between $400,000 and $800,000. Multi family homes are rare, with only the occasional listing popping up. There are no listings for mobile homes or land in the area.
More single-family homes, condos, townhomes, and multi-family homes can be found in nearby neighborhoods. Toluca Lake is surrounded on the east by the city of Burbank
, the south by Universal City, on the west by Studio City
, on the north by Valley Village
and North Hollywood. The NoHo Arts District sits just up Lankershim Boulevard, featuring eclectic restaurants, vintage shops, and performance venues. Popular subdivisions include Toluca Lake, Toluca Estates, and Toluca Woods.
Toluca Lake enjoys a rich history of famous residents, both past and present. These include Bob Hope, Amelia Earhart, Walter Lantz, Bing Crosby, Steve Carell, Viola Davis, Andy Garcia, and the list goes on and on.
Toluca Lake Shopping, Dining, & Recreation
serves as the main commercial corridor—no matter where you are in the community, you can easily walk to pick up groceries or take out or sit down for a meal. Everything is nearby, you have a Trader Joe’s, tons of eating places like Prosecco Trattoria
, Ca Del Sol
, Bob's Big Boy
, Priscilla's Coffee
, Smokehouse Restaurant
, and Formans Tavern
among many others. There is also a weekly farmers market
full of fresh produce and locally sourced products.
Toluca Lake provides great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, with Lakeside Golf Club
positioned on the south end of the neighborhood and Griffith Park
just a few blocks to the east. The club offers a great golfing experience on a perfectly manicured course. Meanwhile, Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club
combine classic Hollywood charm with state-of-the-art modern facilities. Those who just want to be outdoors can enjoy the many hiking trails and natural spaces nearby.
Great parks and nature areas are accessible from Toluca Lake, like Runyon Canyon
, Los Angeles Arboretum
, Franklin Canyon Park
, and Sooky Goldman Nature Center.
For entertainment head over to the storied Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre
, it is truly a community gem. Thousands of people attend the annual trick or treating event. Universtal Studios
, Hollywood Bowl
, and other industry landmarks are all within a short distance. Notably, the community's private man-made lake is where Little Rascals shot a famous scene.