Lake Balboa, California

Lake Balboa is small, relatively new neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley basin. Less than a decade old, officially, the area has been confused with surrounding neighborhoods regularly.  The relative affordability with the still convenient location and proximity to neighborhoods like Encino and Sherman Oaks makes Lake Balboa a great option – particularly finding a niche with the first time home buyer crowd.  For this reason, it is starting to garner a reputation as a solid up-and-coming piece of suburbia.  The crowning jewel of this area is Lake Balboa Park from which the city took its name.