Burbank Rancho, CA, very popular Equestrian community in Los Angeles County
with Horse Trails and lots of Horse Folks and Equestrian one-story Homes


Burbank Rancho

LA Equestrian Center adjacent to Burbank Rancho
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Horse'N Around in Los Angeles County

Yes, Walking distance to Disney, Warner Brothers, and NBC.
½ block to the variety of trails to Griffith Park and the Equestrian Center. Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The estimated population in 2007 was 107,921. Burbank is located in the eastern region of the San Fernando Valley, 12 miles (19 km) north of Downtown Los Angeles. Called by many the "Media Capital of the World," because so many entertainment companies are headquartered or have significant production facilities in Burbank, including Warner Bros. Entertainment, Warner Music Group, NBC Universal, The Walt Disney Company, Viacom, and PBS.

Most homes are situated on tree lined streets in the exclusive Rancho equestrian area of Burbank. Charming cottages offers 2 or 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, (and 2) 1015 square feet to possibly 1,400 with a 2 car detached garage. The properties are ever so delightful with lush manicured lawns and detailed flower beds. Properties offer adequate  of room in the backyard for stables. Just blocks away from riding trails throughout Griffith Park for the horse lovers. This home below was built in 1944 and maintained in it’s original condition.

This home was available at $769,000

Equestrian Zoning

Equestrian zoning isn't the only reason home buyers flock to the Rancho. Tree-lined streets, neighbors who know one another, good schools, Griffith Park accessibility, and close proximity to Warner Bros. and Disney studios and two TV-network headquarters attract entertainment-industry honchos and other media workers.

Dog walkers and horse lovers bump into each other in this pedestrian-friendly neighborhood flanked roughly by Griffith Park to the south, Victory Boulevard to the east, Keystone Street to the west and Alameda Avenue to the north. Horse-drawn carriages are as apt to be rolling down Parkside Avenue as cars on weekends.

Yes, Burbank Rancho is filled with tree-lined streets.  Since many of these homes are zoned for horses, and there are some crosswalks that have a raised "horse crossing" button for use on horseback!  Horse enthusiasts living here appreciate the convenience of close location to the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, as well as other local boarding, training and rental stables.  Locals also have easy access to the Martinez Arena in Griffith Park, Bette Davis ("Easter") field, and "Polywog" field for horse activities.

At Christmas time, Equestrian carolers often gather at Allen Avenue and Riverside Drive to "stroll" the Rancho, singing holiday songs. The Rancho neighborhood also offers bowling, ice skating, great neighborhood restaurants, tennis and basketball courts, and local businesses within walking distance.

Real Estate

Some of the recent sales have run, in late 2006,  at approximately $650,000 to $850,000.  Now, some are lower. Burbank Rancho is where you can find yourself truly Horse'N around in the city. Single-family homes far out number multifamily units in the Rancho. Many of the homes come with stables and stalls. There are about 785 single-family homes, 180 condos and town homes and 250 horses.  In the greater area there are as many as 1,000 or more horses. The property lots run from 6,750 to about 9,000. You can have as many as 2 horses on a 6,750 sq. ft. lot. 
Local Waste Management picks up your horse droppings weekly.

In January 2007,  three townhouses were listed for sale, from $615,000 to $789,000. There were five single-family homes listed, asking from $789,000 to $1.25 million. Prices are lower 2009.


Rancho Equestrian students attend one of two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, all part of the Burbank Unified School District. According to the 2005 Academic Performance Index Growth Report, William McKinley Elementary School scored 778 out of a possible 1,000 points; R.L. Stevenson Elementary School, 824; Jordan Middle School, 791; and Burroughs High School, 758.

Notable News

Remember Mister Ed, television's talking horse? Mr. Ed lived in a stall with — yes — double Dutch doors on Sparks Street, and his owner, Les Hilton, had a house and backyard office there too, where he could keep an eye on the star.

Back in the olden days, horses were outfitted for Halloween — some became "camels," and riders in Robin Hood attire would drape steeds in swags. Present time owners enter their horses in an annual Easter-bonnet contest.

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