Burbank, located just 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, is the easternmost city in the San Fernando Valley.
- To the south and on the west, the city is bordered by Toluca Lake and North Hollywood;
- to the north by the Verdugo Mountains;
- and to the east by the city of Glendale.
Burbank encompasses a total area of 17.4 square miles; 17.4 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles (0.12%) is water.
The Verdugo Mountains (at 800 feet) is the highest point, while the foot of the valley areas feature the lowest elevations at 500 feet.
The city has a particularly big water table, which is more than 100 feet deep.
Burbank has a Subtropical Mediterranean climate, with dry hot summers and mild winters.
The July high is around 87 degrees, while the January low is 42.
February and January are the months that receive the most precipitation. The city gets on average, 20 inches of rain per year.
Residents of the community enjoy plenty of sunny days throughout the year (286 annually.) The number of days with any measurable precipitation is just 36.