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Lake Balboa is an attractive suburb in the Valley with a fantastic park.
Studio / 1 BR
40% Complete
1,321
2 Bedrooms
67% Complete
2,223
3 Bedrooms
84% Complete
2,770
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
3,295

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals

 

What's around
  • 129 Shops
  • 20 Fitness options
  • 71 Restaurants
  • 16 Grocery stores/markets
  • 4 Banks
  • 7 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYAverage
Safety

Lake Balboa has an average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for Los Angeles.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Lake Balboa LIKE?

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.

Lake Balboa is bordered on the north by Northridge, on the east by Van Nuys, on the south by Encino, and on the west by Reseda.

 

Commute:
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

Lake Balboa Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Lake Balboa LOCAL schools

K-7 GRADES
The City School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.01 mi
K-5 GRADES
Anatola Avenue Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.25 mi
K-5 GRADES
Lemay Street Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.51 mi
K-7 GRADES
The Northridge Community School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.55 mi
K-5 GRADES
Gault Street Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.56 mi

 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @elsaelbert44, @alexbacos, @a.xjv, @outdoorbeauty83, @linzzz_rad_ice, @thekellwithit, @quickiedj, @effiekalantzis_, @truncator, @lovelydaysmusic, @pdilla, @shuchencc, @irenejays, @mrsbg007, @rayhansarwar, @josiegammell_, @billmcshane, @mrsbg007, @manasyan4ik for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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