Topanga homes for sale in Los Angeles County, California include diverse styles with an artistic flair. This is likely due to the large number of musicians and artists that are attracted to this area. Rustic styles and the wealth of greenery that is abundant here are two of the attractions. This community of 8,289 residents is the location of a large number of music festivals such as Topanga Earth Day and the Topanga Days Festival. Those who purchase Topanga real estate are surrounded on three sides by either conservancy lands or State park lands and to the south is the Pacific Ocean. Residents here are willing to chance the mudslides and the possibility of wildfires to enjoy the open space of Topanga.
Those who choose Topanga real estate are served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. There are areas that are served by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and attend Webster Elementary and Malibu High schools. Elementary students in the Los Angeles Unified School District attend Topanga Elementary School. They have a choice of Woodland Hills Academy or Revere Charter Middle School as well as a choice of Taft High School or Palisades Charter High School.
Topanga residents enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with a variety of recreational activities. The Park Mesa Overlook is one. This overlook provides a magnificent view of the ocean and the canyon and is a terrific place for a picnic. The purchase of Topanga homes for sale will allow those who enjoy hiking a wonderful opportunity to experience the San Gabriel Mountains to the north from the Parker Mesa Overlook. Often the mountains are capped with snow. The view to the south is Catalina Island and to the east is the coastline of Santa Monica.
The trailhead is accessed from Topanga Canyon Boulevard, where turning east on Entrada Road and taking all left turns as you follow Entrada will lead you to Topanga State Park. At the end of the parking lot is the trailhead. The initial part of the trail wanders through an oak grove with luxuriant green grass. As the trail progresses hikers will reach the ridgeline that crosses between Topanga and Santa Ynez Canyons. Here one can experience a great view of the ocean between the mountains as well as giant sandstone slabs.