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Overview of Burbank
The Burbank of today is home to numerous entertainment corporations, including The Walt Disney Company and Warner Brothers. Commonly known as the Media Capital of the World, the city maintains a strong sense of community, despite being just a few miles from the bright lights of Hollywood and the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles.
According to 2010 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 103,000 people call Burbank home. Current and aspiring employees of the numerous motion picture and television studios in the area may be especially interested in Burbank apartments for rent, but don't worry if you're not involved in the industry, as Burbank has something for everyone.
Living in Burbank, CA
The city was founded after dentist David Burbank, who was originally from New Hampshire and moved west in the mid-1800s. After purchasing portions of two Spanish ranchos in 1867, he eventually sold the property to a group of land speculators nearly two decades later, a move that signaled the true beginning of the city. Burbank's first major industry was trucking, but the Lockheed Aircraft Company's plane production plant helped kickstart the city's growth in the 1920s - along with the First National Pictures studio, which was later purchased by four brothers with the last name of Warner.
Since then, numerous blockbusters, television shows and advertising spots have been filmed in the area, arguably the most famous being 1942's "Casablanca." Remember the timeless "Here's looking at you, kid" airport scene at the end of the film? It may have been set in Morocco, but it was shot a closer, at a Warner Bros. studio in Burbank.
Burbank Work and Study
Entertainment corporations - including The Walt Disney Company, NBC/Universal and Warner Bros. Entertainment - are among the top 10 employers in Burbank. Although around one-third of the city's workforce is involved in the entertainment industry, there are plenty of opportunities for job seekers in other sectors. Providence/Saint Joseph Medical Center employs approximately 3,500 people, while more than 2,000 workers are on the Burbank Unified School District's payroll. The city's airport, named after entertainer Bob Hope, employs 1,400 people, while media titan Yahoo! has a workforce of approximately 1,800 staff members at its Burbank location.
Students living on Woodbury University's 22-acre residential campus can count Warner Bros. and DreamWorks among their neighbors as they work toward a range of degrees, from animation and filmmaking to management and marketing. The University of Redlands also has a Burbank campus, which includes a business school where students can earn bachelor's and master's degrees.
Rentals in Burbank, CA and Cost of Living
According to City-Data.com, Burbank's cost of living is higher than the U.S. average of 100 - it was 136.7 in March 2012 - and the median gross rent for apartments in Burbank was $1,363 in 2009. Of course, figures vary considerably depending upon whether you're looking for a pad in the heart of the downtown area or somewhere less centrally located, such as the Magnolia Park neighborhood on the western side of the city.
Burbank Attractions and Special Events
A number of local studios offer tours, as well as the opportunity to attend live tapings. You can also stop by the Team Disney building, which incorporates Snow White's seven dwarfs into its architecture. Additionally, don't miss the annual Burbank on Parade event, which began as a victory parade recognizing the end of World War II but transformed over the years into a celebration of the city and its people.
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