Welcome to Malibu
A tony beach city near L.A., known for its celebrities and beaches.
Malibu is a gorgeous community along the Pacific Ocean that exudes casual sophistication, and it’s one of the most popular places in the L.A. area for movie stars and musicians to live. It has fantastic views of both the Pacific Ocean and the mountains that rise dramatically behind the community.
While the exclusive Malibu Colony has been home to Hollywood celebrities for decades, many of Malibu’s residents are middle class. There are many famous surf beaches along the 21-mile Malibu Coast.
Malibu can be very expensive, with the average home costing around $3.4 million. The median household income is around $150,000.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Malibu has been described as a coastal wonderland, attracting surfers and celebrities alike. It is easily one of Southern California’s most iconic communities, featuring the best of the beach lifestyle as well as style and glamor, thanks to the Hollywood elite who live there.
Even though traffic can be heavy, there’s nothing like cruising up and down Pacific Coast Highway, which is the main artery in and out of town.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There’s a nice variety of dining along PCH that captures the essence of beach living. There’s Duke’s Malibu
, a festive hangout for Hawaiian cuisine and umbrella drinks with ocean views. Nobu Malibu
serves Japanese delicacies and California fare in a modern beachfront setting.
provides an unforgettable dining experience, both because of the food and the ocean view.
Malibu Country Mart
is a large outdoor mall full of boutiques located in the heart of the community.
Thing to Do
While celebrity-watching and celebrity home tours certainly rank high on the list of things to do in Malibu, there are so many other activites—almost all of which have to do with enjoying its natural beauty.
There are numerous places to surf in Malibu, including Topanga Beach, Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, and County Line.
There are hiking and mountain biking in the nearby mountains, wine tours, and a self-driving audio tour along the Pacific Coast Highway.
There are also plenty of chic boutiques where shoppers can check out the latest in casual fashion.
The Malibu area is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Our Lady of Malibu School is a private Catholic school offering grades K-8.
Malibu High School is a public school that also includes a middle school for grades 6-8.
Pepperdine University is a private research university in a stunning setting on the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean.