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Toluca Lake

Toluca Lake is an upscale suburban neighborhood in Los Angeles, amidst the “studio district” of Studio City,

Welcome to Toluca Lake

A Tranquil Escape

Toluca Lake is an upscale suburban neighborhood in Los Angeles, amidst the “studio district” of Studio City, Universal Studios Hollywood, Burbank Studios, and Warner Bros. Studios. With its quiet suburban ambiance, it serves as a tranquil escape from the nearby entertainment industry.

The name is also given to a private 6-acre natural lake fed by the Los Angeles River and maintained by neighboring property owners. Toluca Lake, lake, is encircled by private residences and the Lakeside Golf Club. It is completely inaccessible to, and hidden, from the public.
For first-rate medical care, there is Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, considered one of the best medical centers in Los Angeles County.

The density of people in Toluca Lake is among the lowest in the city of Los Angeles, with a population of approximately 9,000. ranks Toluca Lake in the Top 30 Best Neighborhoods To Live in Los Angeles and in the Top 30 Best Neighborhoods for Young Professionals in Los Angeles. Residents report that it is safe, clean, cozy, and quiet. The people are friendly and the neighborhood is dog friendly.

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

Riverside Drive 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, Paty’s, 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, CityWalk, Nickelodeon, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, 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.


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