Welcome to Toluca Lake
Toluca Lake is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles located in the San fernando ValleyNorthwest of Downtown. The name is also given to a private natural lake which is fed by the Los angeles river and maintained by neighboring property owners. Like most outer-Los Angeles neighborhoods, Toluca Lake functions as a separate entity, with its own post office, ZIP code, and downtown area. Toluca Lake is noted entertainment for the business.
The geologic Toluca Lake is a 6-acre (2.4 ha) body of water located near the district’s southeastern boundaries. The historic natural lake was fed by springs of upwelling groundwater from the Los Angeles River and San Fernando Valley subterranean aquifers. Late 19th and 20th century L. A. DWP well extraction and 1930s concrete river channelization lowered the water table, and currently community wells at the lake’s edges maintain the water level. The bottom of the lake is surfaced with four inches (102 mm) of asphalt concrete to prevent seepage. Owned by the surrounding homeowners, the lake has been maintained by the Toluca Lake Property Owners Association, a non-profit corporation established in 1934. The lake, surrounded by private residences and the Lakeside Golf Club, is inaccessible to the public.
The 2000 census found that 48.4% of Toluca Lake residents within Los Angeles had earned a four-year degree, a high figure for both the city and the county. The percentage of those residents with a master’s degree or higher was large for the county.
Schools within Toluca Lake are:
- Toluca Lake Elementary School, LAUSD, 4840 Cahuenga Boulevard
- Toluca Crossroads School, private elementary, 4814 Cahuenga Boulevard