Popular with the entertainment industry since the silent film era, this sought-after haven has been a favorite place to live for Hollywood celebrities, from Bob Hope, Bette Davis and Frank Sinatra to Denzel Washington, Melissa McCarthy and Miley Cyrus. Pick a generation and you'll find that Toluca Lake was and is a family-friendly peaceful en clave located in the San Fernando Valley where privacy is respected and residents give new meaning to pride of ownership. Large homes, many with lakeside views, on expansive lots are the envy of neighboring towns. Its close proximity to Disney, Warner Bros., Universal and CBS Studio Center make this hidden gem ideal for those in the industry. The schools, shopping, new eateries and bars, fitness studios and entertainment are often close enough for a walk or short ride. Toluca Village offers unique boutiques, cafes, fun food truck nights and holiday events including an annual Christmas parade. These coveted properties don't come up for grabs too often — "maybe one or two in a year," says real estate agent Craig Strong.