Universal City, California

Universal City is an unincorporated area within the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County, California, United States. Approximately 415 acres (1.7 km2) within and around the surrounding area is the property of Universal Pictures (NBCUniversal's film studio), one of the five major film studios in the United States: about 70 percent of the studio's property is inside this unincorporated area, while the remaining 30 percent is within the Los Angeles city limits. Universal City is primarily surrounded by Los Angeles with its northeastern corner touching the city of Burbank, making the unincorporated area a county island.

Universal City, California
The Universal City sign, on the corner of Lankershim Boulevard and Universal Hollywood Drive, in 2005
Location within Los Angeles County
Universal City, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°8′20″N 118°21′9″W
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
Population
 (2000)
  Total18
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
91608
Area codes747/818
FIPS code06-81232
GNIS feature ID1661603
View across Universal City, with Burbank studio district in background
VIew of 10 Universal City Plaza alongside Universal Sheraton and Universal Hilton

Located within the area of Universal City is the Universal Studios Hollywood film studio and theme park, as well as the Universal CityWalk shopping and entertainment center. Within the Los Angeles city limits lies 10 Universal City Plaza, a 36-floor office building for Universal and NBC; the Sheraton Universal; and the Universal Hilton. The Metro B Line underground station of the same name is located opposite the 10 Universal Plaza.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) station is located at Universal CityWalk, and the community also houses the only government-funded fire station in the United States located on private property. The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD) Station 51 (formally Station 60 until the mid 1990s) is of special significance to Universal, as "Station 51" was the fictional setting of the Universal and Jack Webb television series Emergency!.[1] However, the current Station 51 was not used for external shots, or used as a model for the interior shots seen on the show (LACFD Station 127 in Carson was used).

Universal City's ZIP code is 91608,[2] and the community is inside area code 818.[3]


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