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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Burbank is a city in California with a population of 104,275. Burbank is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Burbank offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Burbank there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Burbank and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Burbank are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$688,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,630
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Burbank Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    127.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    73.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    262.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,032.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    203.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Burbank

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,277
National
$55,322
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I have grown up in Burbank my whole life and I love it! The city is small and intimate and you'll always encounter someone you know anywhere you go. Burbank has its own police force making it extra safe and response is very fast. We also have 5-6 fire stations all around and a large hospital. The schools are amazing with twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools including two private schools.
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Burbank is a very nice neighborhood. There are top notch public schools in an extremely safe area. Magnolia Park and the small downtown both offer a variety of shopping and restaurants, and most areas are extremely walk-able. From my apartment, I can walk to grocery stores, restaurants, shops, movie theaters, and parks.

The downside is that Burbank expensive. It's hard to afford to buy a house in Burbank, so most people end up renting (even though renting can still be out of some people's budget). I would love to see housing and rent prices come down so more people can afford to live in this great area.
Burbank is a great city to grow up in, and a great city to raise a family. Very safe neighborhood with a small-town feel, but close enough to Los Angeles and other cities that you still get city-living-perks. All public schools are staffed with incredible educators and hands-on administrators. City center has multiple movie theatres, large mall, chain restaurants, family-owned restaurants, and boutiques. Access to work is basically unlimited; many major motion picture and television companies are based in Burbank, CA and are constantly looking to hire. Other fields of work like hospitality, retail, engineering, and childcare are also in high demand for hire. Diversity is really high compared to other cities in the area. Healthy living is heavily promoted, from farmer's markets to bike paths and public access to gyms, tracks, and pools. Overall, Burbank is an incredible place to live! Anyone would be lucky to be a resident of this amazing town.