Toluca Lake is an upscale neighborhood in the 91601 and 91602 zip codes in Los Angeles, 12 miles northwest of downtown. In Los Angeles County‘s San Fernando Valley, this community has attracted notable residents from the entertainment industry for years.

This community spans 1.22 square miles with a private 6-acre natural lake as its focal point. The lake is wrapped in private residences and the Lakeside Golf Club. Homeowners own the lake which is maintained by Toluca Lake Property Owner’s Association.

This city is centered between Universal City, Studio City, North Hollywood, and Burbank. Although the neighborhood possesses its own close-knit area vibe that feels separate from the whole of LA, the community has high walkability to local resources and convenient access to surrounding areas.

Responsibility for educating the area’s students is divided between Los Angeles Unified School District and Burbank Unified School District. There are two schools within the boundaries of the city, including Toluca Lake public elementary school, and Toluca Crossroads, a private elementary.

Within the 91601 and 91602 zip codes, there’s a population of around 11,618 residents. Detached single-family homes in Toluca Lake hold median values of around $1,308,849, well above the state’s average of $617,467.

This area receives about 18 inches of rain per year, spread across 24 annual days with measurable precipitation. However, there are 286 sun-shiny days in Toluca Lake with summer high average temperatures of around 88 degrees and winter lows at a comfortable 45 degrees, well above freezing.

One of the area’s most recognized features is the 1949 Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant, a place of historic value. Although Bob’s Big Boy is a great place to pop in for a burger and shake, this city also knows how to put out the spread for a variety of tastes and budgets. In addition to area restaurants, there are also a variety of high-end boutiques, specialty shops, and retail stores.

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