Offers exceptional privacy in the scenic hills of the San Fernando Valley.
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Welcome to Calabasas

A Tranquil Community in Scenic Hills

Calabasas, known for being home to some of Los Angeles's most high-profile celebrities, offers exceptional privacy in the scenic hills of the San Fernando Valley. Located 30 miles from downtown LA and within easy reach of Malibu, Calabasas provides a tranquil retreat with significantly less noise. As one of the priciest areas in the Valley, it is characterized by estate-style living and a premium on privacy. The city boasts several large, gated communities surrounded by stunning mountain vistas, allowing residents to choose between neighborly proximity or complete seclusion. Embracing a country lifestyle, locals spend their weekends hiking and horseback riding across the surrounding hills. While nightlife options are limited, residents can conveniently access LA via Route 101.

Exclusive Living and Privacy

Calabasas residents often have the means to live in other upscale Valley communities but choose this area for its tranquility. The large, gated communities south of the 101 freeway ensure minimal disturbances. With a median single-family home price of approximately $2.3 million, Calabasas is among the most expensive markets in the Valley. The multi-million-dollar Mediterranean Revivals and contemporary homes here typically feature privacy barriers and pool decks. Further within these communities, often beyond secondary gates, lie expansive estates naturally secluded in the hills. These haciendas and Mediterranean-inspired palaces, surrounded by acres of privacy, can reach up to $24 million.

Outdoor Activities and Recreation

While most communities have small parks, residents prefer the mountain trails around the city. Locals can lace up their hiking shoes and walk to trailheads right outside their doors. Everyone must try the Calabasas Stairs at least once, a steep paved staircase offering breathtaking views of the Valley. Calabasas is also ideal for horseback riding, with nearby stables providing casual mountain rides.

Golf and Shopping

Golf enthusiasts may join the exclusive Calabasas Country Club, featuring a prestigious course designed by renowned architects Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr. Residents enjoy the area's peace and quiet but still have ample shopping options to meet their needs. The Commons on Calabasas Road is the nearest mall, offering groceries, high-end retail stores, and chain restaurants. Additional restaurants, markets, and cafés are located nearby, with more high-end grocery stores at The Summit a few miles west. While the neighborhood lacks abundant retail, Calabasas's shopaholics often drive to designer stores in Malibu, 13 miles south, or Beverly Hills, 22 miles east.

Convenient Location

Calabasas's location offers both beauty and convenience, making it one of the best spots in the Valley for reaching LA and Malibu. Residents can take the 101 freeway for a 30-mile drive to LA in about 45 minutes or head 20 miles south to Malibu in around 40 minutes. Though they could live in Bel Air or Malibu, many prefer the secluded mountain surroundings of Calabasas while still having easy access to busier areas.

Education in Calabasas

Students in Calabasas attend the highly-rated Las Virgenes Unified School District, which receives an A overall from Niche. All 17 schools in the district are rated A-minus or better, though the student-to-teacher ratio of 24-to-1 is slightly higher than the national average. Some students opt for prestigious private schools in the area, such as The Viewpoint School, ranked No. 30 among private K-12 schools in California by Niche. Many high-profile students attend Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, 11 miles north, which is known for its state-of-the-art campus and top-ranked football program.

Transportation and Safety

Residents can navigate the city without driving by using the Calabasas Trolley, which loops around the city, stopping near communities and The Commons. Additionally, a couple of bus lines serve the city, and a summer shuttle provides convenient beach trips to Malibu.

Environmental Concerns

Calabasas, while not heavily forested, is one of the hotter and drier locations in the Valley, making it susceptible to wildfires. In 2018, a large wildfire from Thousand Oaks, 13 miles west, spread to Calabasas, damaging many properties. The LA County Fire Department has multiple stations in Calabasas and conducts regular wildfire hazard inspections. Prolonged droughts are also common in this region, requiring residents to adhere to state water conservation mandates. With minimal foot traffic, Calabasas experiences very little crime. In 2022, the Calabasas Police Department reported 356 total property crimes, in contrast to higher crime rates in high-profile communities closer to LA, such as Bel Air, which reported 829.

Around Calabasas, CA

There's plenty to do around Calabasas, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Training Grounds, MUSYCA Children's Choir, and Wholly Welcome.

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Active 3.99 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.68 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.28 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.28 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.38 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.74 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Calabasas, CA

Calabasas has 9,462 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Calabasas do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,111 people call Calabasas home. The population density is 3,234.163 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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