Burbank California, Burbank Hotels, Burbank Real Estate

Burbank California, Burbank Hotels, Burbank Real Estate
Burbank California, Burbank Hotels, Burbank Real Estate
Burbank California is located12 miles east of Los Angeles at the end of the San Fernando Valley and is called the "Entertainment Capital of the World", Besides the many fine Burbank hotels and restaurants, Burbank is the host to numerous TV, film and music corporations including Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Burbank Studios, Universal Pictures and others. Most studios give tours and you can easily get tickets for shows. During the summer months, nearby Universal Studios begins tours every five minutes to meet the public demand.

Early Burbank History:
The City of Burbank was originally part of two separate Spanish land grants. Rancho San Rafael to the north was made to Jose Maria Verdugo in 1798 and inherited by his children, Julio and Catalina. In 1845, Rancho La Providencia to the south was the site of a military skirmish that resulted in Pio Pico becoming the Spanish Governor of California. On May 17, 1886, lots were sold for the first time at $100 to $150 each. However, in order to purchase a plot, each owner was required to build at least a $2,000 house within the first six months. By 1857, all 4,600 acres of Rancho La Providencia belonged to Alexander Bell and David W. Alexander. A colorful attorney from Los Angeles, Jonathan R. Scott, became the first American to own land in the San Rafael portion of Burbank, when hard times forced the Verdugo's to sell some of their land. A dentist from Los Angeles, Dr. David Burbank, purchased more than 4,000 acres from Mr. Scott and all of Rancho La Providencia in 1867. For several years Dr. Burbank ran an extremely successful sheep ranch on this property. It is believed that the drought of 1886 forced Dr. Burbank to sell his holdings to the Providencia Land, Water and Development Company. On May 1, 1887, "Burbank", so named for the ranching dentist, officially came into being. The city finally incorporated in 1911.

Burbank California, Burbank Hotels, Burbank Real Estate
Burbank California, Burbank Hotels, Burbank Real Estate
Burbank California, Burbank Hotels, Burbank Real Estate


Burbank California, Burbank Hotels, Burbank Real Estate


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