Malibu is drenched in a rich history that is incredibly interesting to dwell into and find out how Malibu came to be what it is today.


Malibu Real Estate & Lifestyle

Malibu is a city in Los Angeles that is more than it seems. At first look, Malibu seems like a city that just has beautiful hiking trails, many unique beaches, and a close community with many locally owned businesses, but it is so much more. Malibu is drenched in a rich history that is incredibly interesting to dwell into and find out how Malibu came to be what it is today.
Malibu is a thriving city which is doing very well for itself, the number of restaurants and shops that reside with Malibu seems to be increasing as well as hotels and more. This city is home to many A-list celebrities and other high-profile residents because of its exclusivity and beauty.
Malibu has many homes which are worth millions of dollars because of their magnificent architecture and breath-taking views. The neighborhoods within the city of Malibu also have much to offer to the city’s residents.

What to Love

When thinking about what to love in Malibu, one of the things that come to mind is the beautiful scenery. Malibu is known for its picturesque scenery. But there is so much more, the things to love about Malibu do seem endless.

  • Some of the best views in Los Angeles
  • Incredible beaches
  • Surfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Safaris
  • Restaurants 
  • Shopping
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hotels

The Communities of the Malibu Neighborhood

Malibu Colony which is located in central Malibu is home to many oceanfront homes. This is known to be the home of many high-profile residents such as A-list celebrities, because of the privacy that this neighborhood offers its residents. Since it’s located in central Malibu, everything else in Malibu can be quite easily reached if you reside here. Broad Beach is away from central Malibu and it lets you escape the busy daily life of central Malibu which can get stressful very quickly. It is also in a remote location which offers privacy to residents. This area has numerous restaurants and shops but they aren’t as packed with tourists as central Malibu and other areas are, which can be a nice change of pace.
Malibu Cove Colony is different from Malibu Colony and it is located further North. This is a gated community which offers elegant architecture with breath-taking views and landscapes. Carbon Beach is another neighborhood in Malibu that has beautiful homes that people really want to buy. Carbon Beach is located in South Malibu, so it is in closer proximity to other areas in LA such as Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, this is another reason why real estate in this area is highly sought after. Residents of this area can enjoy the privacy they get in the incredible homes and also all the entertainment they can have by just taking a short drive to all these other areas such as Santa Monica, in addition to the entertainment available in Malibu.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

There are many restaurants that you can dine at in Malibu. Some of the names that come to mind are Lily’s Malibu, this is one of the best restaurants in the area and it has a range of Latin dishes that will leave you salivating. Nobu Malibu is a recognizable name, Nobu can be found in many places around the world and it’s an extremely popular restaurant. While the price tag is going to be massive, the experience is like no other. The Japanese-Cali fusion menu on offer here will surely have your jaw dropping. The usual customer at this place is someone really wealthy who is celebrating some sort of special occasion.
Geoffrey’s, Malibu is another restaurant that comes to mind, and if you’ve been in Malibu long enough it’s a name that you will have heard of. It’s a well-known restaurant with a seafood-filled menu which also has gluten free and vegan options for its customers. This restaurant overlooks the Escondido beach which provided an incredible view while dining.
Malibu’s main shopping venue is the Malibu Country Mart which includes upscale boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and even a great outdoor playground. This is one of the main shopping areas in Malibu and it gives customers so many different options to choose from when it comes to shops.
Entertainment is easy to come by in Malibu. This city has some of the best beaches in Los Angeles, so why would you want to visit the magnificent beaches and go surfing or swimming or maybe play volleyball. You could even take a hike and enjoy the splendid scenery Malibu is known for.

Things to Do

When looking for things to do in Malibu, you will have an endless list of options. From taking in the great outdoors through hiking, surfing, and biking to enjoying the high-life in fantastic parties in massive estates and living it up in the Malibu nightlife.

You can enjoy your day at Zuma Beach just relaxing on the sand or going for a surf. You can visit Point Dume State Beach which usually has hikers and climbers scaling the rock face and enjoying a calm walk on the fields of flowers that his area has to offer.
Visit Malibu Wine Tasting and look at the stunning vineyard and enjoy the wine tasting. This is something so many people do, some even see it as a right of passage for anyone staying in or visiting Los Angeles. You can even go to the Malibu Wine Safaris which combine zoos and winery together to create an unforgettable 2 hour experience where you can feed animals and taste test many different types of wine.


Malibu has many top-rated schools that are both public and private that take care of the students well.

  • Malibu High School – Public
  • Point Dume Elementary School – Public
  • Moreau Academy – Private
  • Cabrillo Elementary School – Public
  • Pepperdine University – Private
  • Colin McEwein High School – Public
  • The Sycamore School – Private
  • McKinna Learning Center - Private
  • Webster Elementary School – Public


Malibu Farm | 23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
Amazing location on the Malibu pier - great for brunch or to watch the sunset!

Geoffrey’s | 27400 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
A more formal option, this restaurant is a Malibu icon with a stunning location.

Nobu Malibu | 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
World famous Sushi restaurant right on the beach.

Taverna Tony | 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA
Try the flaming saganaki cheese!

Tra di Noi | 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA
Delicious Italian in a pretty garden setting.

The Sunset | 6800 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA
Great for sunsets, obviously.

Cafe Habana | 3939 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, CA
Fun Mexican & cuban restaurant.

Take Out

Malibu Kitchen & Gourmet | 3900 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA

Tramonto Bistro | 22235 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA

D’Amore’s Pizza | 22601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA

The Country Kitchen | 21239 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu

John’s Garden | 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu

Lily’s | 29211 Heathercliff Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Coffee & Juice

Le Cafe De La Plage | 29169 Heathercliff Rd, Suite 112, Malibu, CA
Great little cafe with coffee, food and even delicious ice cream. Soft serve vegan ice cream as well!

Blue Bottle Coffee | 23401 Civic Center Way, Suite 2A, Malibu, CA
Consistently great coffee!

Coffee and Waffles | 28920 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA
Coffee & waffles, need we say more?

Caffe Luxxe | 22333 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu
Hand-crafted espresso beverages and coffee on PCH.

Sunlife Organics | 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, CA
Healthy option for smoothies, juice and acai bowls!

Grocery / Bodegas / Hardware Etc..

Whole Foods | 23401 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265

Vintage Grocers | 30745 PCH, Malibu, CA 90265
Higher end grocery store with a good selection of produce, meats and wine.

Pavilions | 29211 Heathercliff Road, Malibu, CA 90265

Thorne Family Farms | 6043 Bonsall Drive, Malibu, CA 90265
Local farm open to the public on Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm

Malibu Farmers Market | 23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Open on Sundays only from 10 AM to 3 PM. Live Music & plenty of organic fruit & vegetable stands. The thai BBQ stand is a must try!


Malibu Country Mart | 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA

Malibu Beach House | 30745 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA

Sunroom Malibu | 2900 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA

Maxfield | 3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA

James Perse | 3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA

Sēfari | 25001 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA

Ranch at the Pier | 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA

Canvas . Malibu | 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA

SQN Sport | 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA

Fitness & Wellness

Five Point Yoga | 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA

Malibu Acupuncture & Herbs | 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA

Malibu Shaman | 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA

The Ranch at Live Oak | 12220 Cotharin Rd, Malibu, CA

The Ashram | 2025 McKain St, Calabasas

Water + Spirit | 25001 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA

Overview for Malibu, CA

17,733 people live in Malibu, where the median age is 48.6 and the average individual income is $97,888.15. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48.6 years

Median Age


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Demographics and Employment Data for Malibu, CA

Malibu has 6,236 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. 17,733 people call Malibu home. The population density is 243.78 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

49.01 / 50.99%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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Schools in Malibu, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Malibu. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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6th - 8th
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Webster Elementary
K - 5th
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9th - 12th
Our Lady Of Malibu School
K - 8th
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4th - 10th
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Malibu Elementary
K - 5th


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