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Welcome to sunny, coastal Malibu California. Home to Roughly 13,000 residents, this stretch of town bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains is known for luxury oceanfront estates, condos, and affluent lifestyles. Just an hour outside of Los Angeles, Malibu offers a pleasant Mediterranean climate, stunning ocean views and has been nicknamed "Bu" by surfers and locals. Read on below the listings to learn more about this beautiful coastal town.
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Malibu was incorporated in 1991 and has been historically home to Hollywood celebrities and those in the entertainment industry. Most residents live within about 1/2 a mile to just a couple of hundred yards to the Pacific Coast Highway or State Route 1, which runs directly through town. It's home to beautiful beaches such as Topanga Beach, Big Rock Beach, and Las Floras Beach among many others. With nearly 21 miles of scenic beauty, Malibu offers a respite from the busy L.A. scene.
While the entire area dates back to the 1800s, most of Malibu was settled around the early 1900s. However, it wasn't until 1991 that Malibu was actually incorporated allowing local control of the area. Malibu Colony was one of the first areas with private homes after development in 1926. This is one of Malibu's most famous districts located south of Malibu Road and the Pacific Coast Highway. Many prominent Hollywood celebrities built vacation homes in the Colony and today, this gated community offers multi-million-dollar homes on smaller lots with beautiful views of the ocean and coastline.
Malibu is served by the Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District. Within the city limits, Malibu has two elementary schools, Webster and the Cabrillo elementary school. The Malibu high school serves grades 6 through 12 but there are other private schools and charter schools within the area as well, such as the McKinna Learning Center and Moreau Academy. Most students are assigned to Cabrillo Elementary and the Malibu High School.
"Overall a great school with a great english department. Student-led clubs are amazing and teachers and admin. are always willing to help."
"Malibu High School is a great outdoor campus with tons of friendly and supportive staff. Many people play sports and we have some outstanding individual athletes. Since it is such a small school there is a limit to the number of classes offered, but for the most part, everything you might want to take is available. MHS is a great school to attend." - Niche.com
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Malibu has a vibrant Parks and Recreation Department. The Malibu Bluffs Community Park and Recreation Area offer nearly 93 acres between the Bluffs and the coastal highway. There are multiple trails, a community park, playgrounds, sports courts, and fields, and it's home to the Malibu Little League.
Malibu is known as having one of the best beaches in the country. From rocky beaches to sandy ones, Malibu offers great surf, beachcombing, or simply relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. There are over 30 beaches stretched along the Malibu coastline from the iconic Surfrider Beach, famous for world-class surfing to one of the areas cleanest Beach, Zuma Beach and beautiful cave-like rocks and cliffs of El Matador state beach. Check out more of the hidden beaches and Malibu for those beautiful little gems, and coastal hideaways you'll only find here.
The median household income in Malibu is about $120,000, more than double the American median overall. There are plenty of great jobs and industries in Malibu in both professional, scientific, and tech services. Some of the more popular occupations include those in the Arts & Recreation Fields. Many folks that live in Malibu choose to work here as well as it can take more than an hour to get to downtown Los Angeles.
Obviously, people move here for the beaches and a little quieter pace of life, but you'll find general services and amenities, restaurants, grocery stores, and other shops downtown.
"Malibu is a beautiful town with kind-hearted locals, a tight knit community, and plenty of opportunities to be submerged in nature. Tourists see it as a "rich" town, but growing up in Malibu, I have known families from all different socioeconomic backgrounds. It is truly a magical place and a wonderful community to be a part of." Review of Malibu
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78% of Malibu residents own their own homes. There's a median home value of about $2 million with the median rent about $2400. A few of the popular places to live in Malibu is Malibu Colony, where the median home values about $13 million. However, it is one of the more expensive neighborhoods in the entire Los Angeles County. Point Dume is another popular community with a median sales price of about $3.5 million. This community has its own elementary school and shopping centers plus private beach access for residents. Carbon Mesa is another top Malibu neighborhood located on the east side and further inland. If you're looking for a little extra room, this is a great location.
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