Lake Balboa is a smallish district in the central San Fernando Valley
region of Los Angeles. It lies northwest of the 101 freeway-405 freeway junction and is bordered in the west and north by Reseda
, respectively. Lake Balboa itself can be found in city-owned territory to the southeast of the district's residential neighborhoods in an region known as the Sepulveda Basin. The lake is about 27 acres in size and makes up part of a larger public area called Anthony C. Beilenson Park, which is free to access and widely renowned for its cherry blossoms.
Residents enjoy expansive green spaces and natural beauty not only by way of Lake Balboa's own charming lands, but also by way of Tarzana, Encino, and the greater Topanga Canyon region to the south. The best local commerce is probably to the southeast, along Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks
. Major arteries running through Lake Balboa include Victory Blvd., Sherman Way, and Roscoe Blvd.