The Charm and Elegance of Toluca Lake

One of the unique features of Toluca Lake is that it offers a bit of elegance and bit of charm all in the same location. It hosts some of the most beautiful homes found in all of Los Angeles. Many of them have been published in Vanity Fair and aired on HGTV. Some homes can cost over 10 million dollars where as others can cost less than one million. Its one of those unique area that offers a wide variety of homes. Not only in price, but in square footage as well. The following picture is good example of that.

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Why Toluca Lake is a top neighborhood for celebrities

In my last post I talked about how so many celebrities love living in Toluca Lake. The list is long and impressive. Since the 1930, celebrities have called Toluca Lake home. One of the very first residents of Toluca was Amelia Earhart and soon after Bob Hope, one of the biggest celebrities at that time followed. Ever since then, celebrities have called Toluca Lake home. There are several reasons why. First is that Toluca Lake has a bit of anonymity to it. Its a very small area that is literally tucked away between Hollywood, Burbank, Universal City and North Hollywood.

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Toluca Lake Golf Club

Starting in the silent movie era and continuing thru today, Toluca Lake has been home to hollywoods most beloved stars. Perhaps its biggest draw was the Lakeside Golf Club which brought famous stars like Bob Hope and Bing Crosby who were famous for the love of golf. Lakeside Golf club was an exclusive place where stars could unwind and be themselves. Hope, is perhaps the celebrity closest connected with Toluca Lake and that’s because he and his wife Deloris lived in Toluca Lake for over 60 years. But that still didn’t stop Hope from poking fun at the area every

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Toluca Lake History

Established in 1923, Toluca Lake today is known to be this hidden nook in Los Angeles filled with celebrities, a little bit of ritz and charm all wrapped up in a casual tone. But very few people know that Toluca Lake actually started out as a Ranch back in the 1920’s. It grew mostly walnuts and peaches. It was called the Forman Toluca Ranch. Now you know where the street name Forman comes from in Toluca Lake. Actually the US Post was first established in 1893. In 1930, developers came in with the idea of turning Toluca Lake from a

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Things to do around Toluca Lake Part 1

Toluca Lake is not a very big area. Even if you include West Toluca Lake, it still only adds up to a few square miles. And there are a few fun things to do within the boarders of Toluca Lake like going the famous Lakeside Country Club where you can not only play an excellent round of golf but also enjoy and private brunch or dinner in one of its exclusive rooms. Then there is the Falcon Theater. A 130 seat theater that’s has called Toluca Lake home since 1997. But actually, there’s something else to consider when exploring what

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Things to do around Toluca Lake Part 2

Well we’re back again to delve into the surrounding area’s neighboring Toluca Lake has to offer. Last week we talked about the world famous Universal City, home of Universal Studio’s. Most people have no idea how close it really is. In some parts of Toluca Lake, you can actually hear some of the rides faintly off in the distance. Its that close! How cool is that? Its such a great getaway to spend the day with the kids! So this week, I will discuss another fantastic place where you could easily spend the entire day with the family and still not see

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There’s something for everyone in Toluca Lake homes

So in one of my earlier posts I mentioned how one of the many unique characteristics of Toluca Lake is that it has such a diverse selection of homes in a wide range of price ranges. Today I’ll try to break down the different areas visually with the use of a map of Toluca Lake just to give you an idea that there is something for everyone in Toluca Lake. Here we have a map outlining the heart of Toluca Lake. I have color coded the different sections of homes based on price range. The largest area as you can

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So where is Toluca Lake?

Thats what most people say when they hear Toluca Lake. Its once of those cities that has been under the radar for so long in Los Angeles. Yet some of the biggest celebrities live there. And that might be why. Cause it is under the radar. It has one of the most concentration of celebrates than any other city in Los Angeles. An not only do celebrities like to live there, but they like to work there as well. It is one of the top neighborhoods used in film and television. Especially commercials. There is a charm to the homes

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Campo de Cahuenga

Campo de Cahuenga, located at 3919 Lankershim Blvd in Studio City, was an adobe ranch-house that was an essential location used to end the war in California between the US and Mexico. And adobe is basically and building made of natural elements like sand, clay and water. The signing of the treaty to end the war took in 1847 and was signed by Lieutenant Colonel John C. Frémont and General Andrés Pico. The original structure was eventually torn down in 1900 but in 1923, a replica was rebuilt by city. Actually the foundations still exist from the original structure and

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The Walt Disney Studios and Burbank and Toluca Lake

For 73 years, the Walt Disney Studios has been nestled in between the charming neighborhoods of Burbank and Toluca Lake. But few people know that the Walt Disney Studios wasn’t always in that location. Their first location was actually closer to Downtown L.A. off of Hyperion Avenue near Los Felix Blvd. That actually remanded there for 14 years before moving. So with the profits coming from Snow White, they purchased 51 beautiful acres in Burbank in 1937 and have remained there ever since. Over the years the studio has expanded and really become a major landmark for the two cities.

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Warner Bros Studios and Toluca Lake

Many people rarely realize, but Toluca Lake and the Warner Bros Studios have been neighbors for nearly 85 years. Thats right. As I had mentioned before, Toluca Lake was established as just an area of land in 1893 with its first post office. But it garnered its first resident in 1931. One of the more famous first residents was Amelia Earheart. Anyways, Warner Bros Studios was actually first established in Hollywood back in 1923. It was on Sunset Blvd. Actually the building is still there. It is whats currently known as the KTLA Channel 5 building. And yes, It was

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Tolucan Times Article

Hey everyone. I just wanted to share a lovely article that the Tolucan Times did on me. It was so great working with them. I think they did an excellent job. What do you think? Things Are Looking Up! By Cindy Oritz July 19th, 2012 Ranking in the top 1% of real estate agents, featured in several publications for her excellent work, and a consistent award-winner since 1988, Tammy Jerome has been serving the business for over twenty years and is still going strong. Recently, I sat down with Tammy Jerome to discuss the state of real estate. Jerome has

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Sports and Recreation near homes in Studio City

So today I thought I would talk about what exciting things there are to do in Studio City by category and I thought I would start this series off for all the sport and recreation fans out there. Sometimes we wanna get in shape and look our best and other times it’sjust plain old fun and we all have our favorite sport that is a must do on a regular basis. Its amazing how much variety that is offered right in Studio City. Don’t you worry, you wont have to drive far for these activities. So lets get right to it shall we!

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Events and Must Do’s near homes in Studio City II

Welcome back to my second installment of “Events and Must Do’s near homes in Studio City”. As I said in my last post I have few more must do’s and events within Studio City. So lets get to it shall we? First up is something I think everyone enjoys any day of the week and that is shopping! Studio City is an outstanding place to take the day off and stroll up and down Ventura Blvd. and shop to your hearts content. Were talking almost a mile long of shopping. Talk about shop till you drop. From furniture, clothing of

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Events and Must Do’s near homes in Studio City

So what is there to do in the great city of Studio City? Plenty! I’ll go thru some of the favorite must do’s and local events happening in Studio City. First up is T.V. show tapings. Well its not called Studio City for nothing. One of the best Studio’s to view show tapings is at the CBS Studio Center. Its located at 4024 Radford Avenue. Some of the top shows are taped there such as That 70’s Show, CSI: New York and Will & Grace. This is fun for everyone and you get a peek inside what really goes into

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The Weddington Golf Course in Studio City

So one of the “not so hidden” gems of Studio City is the Weddington Golf Course, formerly know as Studio City Golf and Driving Range. I has been in the area for over 50 years and is adored by the residents of Studio City. But lately it has been under threat of being sold and over developed. Granted, its a huge pieces of prime real estate in the heart of Studio City, but it being such a landmark for over 50 years, the residents of Studio City love this place and do not want to see this green space taken

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Some of the top locations for homes in Studio City

Hi everyone. Well first off I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Today I would like to talk about a few locations in Studio City that are excellent to live in. What’s so interesting about Studio City is that a large portion is on flat land and another large portion is in the hills. The hills can be accessed different ways and I am going to talk about that today. There are 3 ways to enter the hills of Studio City. The main way is through Laurel Canyon and turning on either Fryman Road or Dona Pegita before you hit

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Facts & Landmarks near Homes in Studio City IV

So I am back again to talk to you about a subject very important to me and I think to most of you as well and that is Education and its districts near homes in studio city. To me it is an utmost priority. So what are your school options for you child or even for yourself when living in Studio City? Well lets take a look shall we? First of all, Studio City is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. So when it comes to public school options you have the following. The best and most hight

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Facts & Landmarks near homes in Studio City III

So lets get right back in to it shall we? I’d like to talk about some of my more unique and hidden favorite landmarks of mine near the homes in Studio City. The first one, and also very memorable one on is the good ol’ Studio City Movie Theater. This place was such a pivotal landmark for me growing up in Studio City. It really completed Studio City in my opinion. With it, you could go out on a Saturday night and go shopping, have dinner and then go see a movie and then go out for drinks later. It

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Facts & Landmarks near homes in Studio City II

So for this installment for Facts & Landmarks near homes in Studio City, I would like to share a few of my favorites. Did you know that Studio City used to be called Rancho Ex-Mission. It was name studio city cause someone by the name of Mack Sennett build a new studio on 20 acres of land. Everything else seemed to follow. I mean it makes sense that it would be name because of a studio and everything was built around it since so many residents work in film and TV. Ya know, its almost like Studio City is as

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Facts & Landmarks near homes in Studio City I

Hey everyone, Tammy Jerome here again. I thought I would share some interesting facts about Studio City. First of all, it covers 7 square miles of land. That a lot of space for full of a lot of things. It really packs one serious punch in just 7 miles of land when you compare it to Sherman Oaks which is 8 square miles but it doesnt nearly have the charm, elegance and fun factor as Studio City. Next, as of 2008, it popluation was counted at 37,000 residents. In comparision, Sherman Oaks has 52,000 residents. So sherman oaks is bigger

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Variety of the Valley

One of the things that make Studio City different from all the rest of the cities in Los Angeles is its variety. In style, affordability, entertainment. Everything. There really is something for everyone in one place. Its almost like a mini Los Angeles, but within a single city. First, geographically, you have the hills for the flat lands. That’s pretty far to have mountain hill side living with gorgeous views of the city scrape, and at the same time play of flat land living all wrapped up in a safe area. Cause unlike Hollywood, it’s safe in the hills but

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Gems near homes in Studio City Part III

Hi There, Its Tammy here to talk to you about one of my favorite things in the whole wide world. Sush!! Yes, Sushi. I loooove Sushi. And I bet many of you do as well. And believe it or not, one of THE absolute best areas for sushi is Studio City. Honestly, I think it is the best area for Sushi. Better than little tokyo or even beverly hills. If you drive down venture blvd. from Vineland to just past Coldwater Canyon, you will drive past at least 10 sushi bars. Yes! 10!! That is a not an exaggeration either.

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Gems near homes in Studio City Part II

Hi Everyone. Well I am back again to talk about some of the hidden gems in the city that is near and dear to my heart, Studio City. I have lived here for nearly 20 years and I can’t imagine being anywhere else. It has so much history and so much culture within itself. Here are 2 vintage photo from my private collection of Studio City. Even back then, Studio City had such a nice feel to it. Even the name was really something else back then when movies this new thing everyone was talking about and Studio City was

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Gems near homes in Studio City

Hi Folks, Well today I’d like to talk about some of the real precious Gems that can be found near homes in Studio City. Everyone knows of Studio City for being famouse for their Homes in Studio City and… Well.. the Studios of course. There is CBS Studios . They have multiple location in Studio City. One of the most exciting areas of Studio City tho, is its Shopping areas. Shopping on Ventura Blvd is a shoppers paradise. There are blocks and blocks of major shops as well as niche independent shops. Your really can spend the whole day walking

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Why I love Homes in Studio City

I get asked a lot as to why I adore Studio City and homes in Studio City so much. Why I have made Studio City my home for the last 20 years. It’s one of those cities that has a bit of charm, class, sophistication and relaxsation all rolled into one. Below are a couple of highlights that have kept me in this city from now to the foseable future. Location, location, location: You’ve heard it a hundred time, right? Location is every thing. Living in Studio city positions me close to so many key landmarks in Los Angeles. I

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Welcome to Sherman Oaks 2013!

Sherman Oaks has a well earned reputation for fine shopping and dining, including a wide range of individual boutiques, large shopping centers and more which attract celebrities, Hollywood insiders, local residents and tourists alike. This is part of the reason for the demand for expensive Sherman Oaks real estate, with such a thriving and lucrative commercial scene. The famous Sherman Oaks Galleria is a thriving destination, and it has been completely redone after it was at first pummeled by the Northridge earthquake and then struggled along for several years. Other popular shopping and dining destinations include the Westfield Fashion Square

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