Known for its breathtaking scenery and exclusive beachfront properties.
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Welcome to Malibu

A Coastal Haven of Luxury Living

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu is a dream destination for many. Known for its breathtaking scenery and exclusive beachfront properties, this high-end community is located just 14 miles east of Los Angeles. Home to 10,400 residents, Malibu offers access to over 15 beaches along the Pacific Coast Highway, as well as upscale shopping and dining options. Whether living in beachfront villas or hillside subdivisions, residents share a love for luxury and community. Malibu hosts frequent festivals, has top-rated schools, and offers challenging surf spots.

Real Estate in Malibu

Malibu's real estate market is dynamic, with prospective homeowners often waiting for the right moment to buy. In May 2024 homes were selling at a median price of nearly $6 million. Despite the high prices demand remains strong. 2024's listings range from $1.3 million to a $95 million seven-bedroom mansion. Buyers typically seek properties with beachside views and ample space.

Outdoor Activities and Natural Beauty

With 338 days of sunshine annually, Malibu residents enjoy the area's pristine white sandy beaches. Popular spots include Zuma Beach and El Matador State Beach. Surfrider Beach, known for its historic surfing culture, and Paradise Cove offer more serene coastal experiences. For land-based activities, the Santa Monica Mountains boast over 500 miles of hiking trails, with Zuma Canyon and Escondido Canyon providing stunning ocean views and hidden waterfalls. Efforts like the Malibu Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project aim to enhance these natural spaces further.

Transportation and Accessibility

Malibu's stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway is among the most scenic in America. Despite being a highway, the PCH functions more like a fast-paced street, with cars traveling between 35 and 55 miles per hour. Cyclists and mountain bikers enjoy the area's trails, while pedestrians frequent the beaches and restaurant districts. For broader travel needs, central Malibu Village is 13 miles from Santa Monica and 24 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. Traffic increases closer to the city, but Malibu itself remains relatively calm outside of shopping and beach areas.

Shopping and Dining in Malibu

Malibu Country Mart and Malibu Village are key shopping destinations, drawing residents and tourists alike. This walkable district offers upscale boutiques, elegant dining, and luxury services. Art enthusiasts can enjoy public galleries and outdoor displays near Malibu Lagoon State Beach. The historic Adamson House Museum provides daily tours, and Malibu Bluffs Park hosts seasonal story readings and summer movie screenings.

Education in Malibu

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District serves 9,100 students and is ranked among the top six districts in Greater Los Angeles, earning an A-plus from Niche. Malibu High School also receives an A rating. Webster Elementary School students score 36% above the state average in English, math, and science. Malibu is also home to Pepperdine University, nationally ranked among the top 80 universities and offering stunning beachfront views.

Safety and Infrastructure

Most incidents were property crimes, particularly theft, concentrated in areas like Trancas Canyon and Paradise Cove. To address these issues, Malibu approved a long-term contract with the California Highway Patrol in January 2024, allocating $2 million for a three-officer traffic task force to patrol the PCH.

Environmental Risks

Malibu faces several environmental risks, including wildfires and floods. The Santa Ana Winds, which occur 10 to 25 times annually, bring dry, powerful gusts that can cause significant damage and exacerbate wildfire risks. The Woolsey Fire in 2018 led to extensive damage and evacuations, prompting the development of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Flooding is also a concern, with heavy rains in January 2023 causing mudslides and sinkholes along the PCH.

Community and Cultural Events

Malibu's community spirit is reflected in its cultural and recreational events. The city's festivals, art exhibits, and public concerts enhance its vibrant lifestyle. The scenic Pacific Coast Highway allows residents to explore coastal destinations with stunning ocean views, while major highways and nearby airports provide easy access to broader travel needs.
Malibu's combination of luxury living, natural beauty, and strong community makes it a coveted place to call home.

Around Malibu, CA

There's plenty to do around Malibu, 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 High Horse Malibu, Malibu Makos Surf Camp, and Shine Beauty Collective.

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Active 2.51 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.27 miles 57 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.36 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Malibu, CA

Malibu has 4,657 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Malibu do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,458 people call Malibu home. The population density is 1,045.978 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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