This lush, 21-mile strip of California beach front occupies a unique part of the Westside landscape (and mindset) — where beachfront property is some of the most expensive in the world. Malibu has a large population who mostly live within 500 yards of the beach or on the hillsides overlooking the beautiful beaches. It is an incorporated city (1991) that features homes on the Pacific Ocean as well as fabulous homes doting all of the hillsides.
There are also a few ranches in the community. To date, there are currently 19 wineries in Malibu.
Malibu is also home to the world renown Getty Villa, which is the original facility built by J. Paul Getty and is managed by the Getty Center.
Malibu Colony is one of the world-famous residential areas reserved as the ‘private enclave. A gated community with multi-million-dollar homes on small lots, the Colony commands breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, affording a spectacular coastline view stretching from the Santa Monica pier to Rancho Palos Verdes to the south and the bluffs of Point Dume to the north.
This incorporated city has exquisite restaurants with magnificent ocean views and a down-town area featuring a shops and major supermarkets. It is also home to the famous Pepperdine University, truly one of the most beautiful campuses in the world situated on the bluffs overlooking the ocean.
Malibu’s famous beaches include Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu State Beach, and Topanga State Beach. There is an abundance of beach-side parks and wonderful hiking-trails that traverse the towering mountain parks to the north that literally jut up from the coastline toward the expanse of the Santa Monica Mountains.