Lake Balboa is a diverse suburban neighborhood in the middle of the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. This is a predominantly residential area, though you'll find lots of casual places to eat on its main roads. For anything fancier or to find much of a nightlife or do more than basic shopping, you'll need to head to other areas.
If you like the outdoors there is a huge park next door: the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area, which has the namesake Lake Balboa, biking paths, two golf courses, two sports centers, an archery park, wildlife reserve, and Japanese gardens. For those less inclined to be active there is plenty of room to just have a picnic or use the barbecue grills.
Lake Balboa is located by two major highways, the 405 and the 101, so it makes commuting to other parts of LA simple...if not necessarily quick.
Burbank: 15.3 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 45-55 minutes by transit
Century City: 15 miles / 35-90 minutes by car / 70-80 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 21.9 miles / 60-120 minutes by car / 100-125 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 17.9 miles / 45-100 minutes by car / 90-110 minutes by transit
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