When you think of the media capital of the world, you naturally think of Hollywood. But, would you be surprised to learn that Burbank is recognized as the “Media Capital of the World?” Located in the center of metropolitan Los Angeles and only a few miles northeast of Hollywood, many media and entertainment companies have their headquarters or significant production facilities in Burbank, including Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, The Burbank Studios (formerly NBC Studios), and Cartoon Network Studios.

The city’s name became legendary in the 1960’s when Dan Rowan and Dick Martin started mentioning “beautiful downtown Burbank” on their hit TV show, Laugh-in along with Johnny Carson’s oft-repeated sarcastic nods to Burbank on his late-night talk show.

If you visit Burbank today, you can explore some of the sets of your favorite films on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, or attend a live taping of one of your favorite TV shows. Take some time to enjoy downtown Burbank’s vibrant streets which provide a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Burbank has four distinct neighborhoods, each with something unique and interesting to offer visitors. 

Whether you’re a resident of Burbank, a recent transplant to the city, or planning to rent a car for your SoCal vacation, you’re going to encounter a lot of traffic on the freeways serving the city as well as its side streets. The Golden State Freeway or I-5 bisects that city from the NW to the SE and is one of the busiest freeways in the state. The Ventura Free connects Burbank to US 101 to the south as well as the Foothill Freeway to the east.

The “5” and US 101 are considered to be some of the most dangerous highways in California. You’re at an increased risk of being involved in an accident if you have to travel on these and other roadways in and around Burbank due to the sheer volume of traffic that uses them on a daily basis.

Do you have the best car insurance coverage in case you’re involved in an accident?

If you’re unsure, enlist the services of an experienced independent insurance broker like Daniel Fraisse. Dan Fraisse serves the greater L.A. area as well as the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. He is an expert when it comes to finding the best possible coverage for your particular insurance needs at an affordable price.

Over the years, Dan has formed solid business relationships with many of the larger insurers, and is very knowledgeable about the different types of coverage, including uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Contact our office for a free quote.

Burbank Facts

ZIP codes: 91501–91526
Area codes:818
Population: 103,340
County: Los Angeles
State: California