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Toluca Lake, Los Angeles

neighborhood in Los Angeles

Toluca Lake is a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California located in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County, California, 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Downtown. The name is also given to a private natural lake fed by the Los Angeles River and maintained by neighboring property owners.

Toluca Lake
Neighborhood of Los Angeles County
Toluca Lake sign
Toluca Lake sign
Toluca Lake boundaries as drawn by the Los Angeles Times
Toluca Lake boundaries as drawn by the Los Angeles Times
Toluca Lake is located in California
Toluca Lake
Toluca Lake
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 34°8′51″N 118°21′5″W / 34.14750°N 118.35139°W / 34.14750; -118.35139Coordinates: 34°8′51″N 118°21′5″W / 34.14750°N 118.35139°W / 34.14750; -118.35139
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
CityLos Angeles and Burbank
Established1923
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Total7,782
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
91602
Area code(s)818

The history of Toluca Lake can be traced to the days of the Tongva Indians, followed by Spanish colonization and Mexican independence. Toluca Lake was part of the early rancho system. The original Toluca Lake was divided, with the neighborhood being known as Forman Toluca Ranch. In 1923, investors bought and developed the land as "Toluca Lake Park".

Like many City of Los Angeles neighborhoods, Toluca Lake has a central business district and mail can be addressed to either "Toluca Lake, CA 91602" or "Los Angeles, CA 91602."

The neighborhood has a distinguished history of notable residents. Ronald and Nancy Reagan held their wedding reception in Toluca Lake. More recently, it has been the home of famous entertainers such as Miley Cyrus, Viola Davis, and Melissa McCarthy.

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