Toluca Lake

It’s the oldest and most expensive club in the San Fernando Valley.

Welcome to Toluca Lake

A walkable and timeless village with understated elegance.
Nestled in the San Fernando Valley, Toluca Lake is home to Universal Studios, Disney, NBC, and ABC. Movies and TV show crews are often found shooting scenes out in the streets. You’ll find actors, actresses, and production crews flocking the local eateries for lunch. It’s no surprise that celebrities, industry insiders, and historical personalities have lived here. Famous residents have included Bob Hope, Bette Davis, Steve Carell, and Kirsten Dunst.
The main thoroughfare of Toluca Lake is Riverside Drive, where you will find many boutique shops and restaurants within walking distance of the studios. Toluca Lake's real estate options can range from charming townhouses and resort-like condominiums to lakeside homes and sprawling mansions. Many of Toluca Lake's homes for sale can have gorgeous views of the Santa Monica Mountains or direct access to the private lake. The adjacent Lakeside Golf Club and Clubhouse is members-only. It’s the oldest and most expensive club in the San Fernando Valley.

What to Love

  • Well-preserved 1920s Spanish-style villas
  • A private lake and exclusive country club
  • Bustling and walkable main street
  • Adjacent to Universal City and Burbank Airport
  • Entertainment hub
  • Scenic location close to the city

Local Lifestyle

Toluca Lake is a trendy, elegant neighborhood with unique boutiques and bustling eateries. Riverside Drive and the surrounding streets are busy with traffic, pedestrians, and, at times, filming crews. However, the residential area is affluent and quiet. It has a more relaxed atmosphere and feels like a “small town” neighborhood.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Toluca Lake is home to some long-standing and historical restaurants. Priscilla’s Gourmet Coffee House has been a local mainstay since it opened in the 1970s. With its bohemian appeal, it’s a great place for coffee breaks or leisure people-watching. Paty’s Restaurant is an old-school diner that serves all-day breakfast and gluten-free options. It was voted “Best Retro Diner” by LA Magazine in 2011. 
Bob’s Big Boy opened in 1949, and there are still parking spots where waiters delivered burgers. It’s the oldest operating location in the country. Lou, the French on the Block is a café serving pastries, quiches, salads, and sandwiches. Rustic Spoon has creative Thai dishes, including soups, noodles, and curries. 
Jinya Ramen is a popular eatery with slow-cooked noodles and broth that has been simmered for 20 hours. Forman’s Whiskey Tavern has gourmet burgers and an extensive list of whiskey and bourbon. The upscale Bodega Malbec Argentinean Grill has steak, tapas, and a wine list to pair, and Sushi Yuzu serves quality sushi and sashimi with a modern twist. Alternatively, Something Vegan is highly-rated for its inventive vegan menu and friendly service.
Toluca Lake has lovely boutiques like Rose and Sage, where you will find clothing, shoes, accessories, and gifts galore. The Rouge Cosmetics has high-end cosmetics and spa products. Spin the Bottle Wine Studio sells small-production global wines and offers tastings. 
On Sundays, the Toluca Lake Farmers’ Market has farm-fresh produce and handmade craft products.

Things to Do

Lakeside Golf Club has a private 18-hole lakeside course with picturesque views of the surrounding hills. The on-site restaurant is often rented for private parties and galas. 
Toluca Lake is adjacent to Universal CityWalk, which has numerous shops, restaurants, and attractions to explore. Nearby is also the gorgeous Griffith Park, featuring the Griffith Observatory, the Greek Theatre, and miles of incredible nature trails. The Garry Marshall Theatre is a live performance theater featuring up-and-coming artists.
Annual events in Toluca Lake include the Magical Holiday Parade, with its famous Christmas Truck, and the Toluca Lake Fall Festival and Turkey Trot, which has a 5K run, food vendors, arts and crafts, games, and entertainment for the whole family.


The Los Angeles Unified School District and Burbank Unified School District serve Toluca Lake. Noteworthy schools here include:

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Overview for Toluca Lake, CA

9,623 people live in Toluca Lake, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $74,612. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Toluca Lake, CA

Toluca Lake has 4,720 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Toluca Lake do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,623 people call Toluca Lake home. The population density is 14,874.578 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby Toluca Lake. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Toluca 'crossroads' School Preschool & Kindergarte
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Joyces Toluca Lake Preschool & Kindergarten
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