Malibu real estate, located in Los Angeles County, California is located on a 21-mile strip of first-rate Pacific coastline. This area and approximately a mile from the beach in the narrow canyons are the primary residences of those who choose to live in Malibu. This well-to-do beach city has approximately 12,645 residents and the homes are of many assorted construction styles. People who purchase Malibu homes for sale are quite often willing to pay more and commute in order to be near the beach and outside of the center of the city. With the wonderful views available, it is easy to see why.
The city of Malibu is bordered by the Santa Monica Mountains to the north and Topanga Canyon to the east. The Pacific Ocean is to the south and Ventura County is to the west. The nearby communities of Woodland Hills, Calabasas and Agoura Hills are to the north as well. The residents of Malibu real estate are served by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Students attend Juan Cabrillo Elementary School and Point Dume Elementary School. Malibu High School is for both middle school and high school. There are a number of private schools. Santa Monica College is a community college located in this city and Pepperdine University is a private college in Malibu.
Malibu is well-known for its beaches and as the home of many Hollywood celebrities and others who are famous in the entertainment business. Although the city lost 6 miles of its coastline when it was incorporated in 1991, there are still many signs throughout the area advertising “27 miles of scenic beauty.”
One of the many activities enjoyed by residents of Malibu real estate is hiking. Solstice Canyon is the perfect spot. To access the canyon, go north on Pacific Coast Highway. From Malibu Canyon Road go to Corral Canyon Road and turn right. It is only about a quarter of a mile to the gated entrance. From the gate, follow the service road. It runs along the creek on the right side. Stay to the right on a dirt road that goes to 2 buildings – rather odd-looking buildings – that are the home of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. Go to the right at the second building and take the Rising Sun Trail.
This will lead visitors up a ridge where they may enjoy views of the ocean, and then it drops into the Tropical Terrace. This is, in fact the ruins of a home that burned in 1982. The ruins contain a 30-foot waterfall, pools, unusual plants and a statue of the Virgin Mary that is hidden. Exploring Tropical Terrace is just one of the many fun activities that can be enjoyed when purchasing Malibu homes for sale.