Malibu Real Estate
World-renowned destination on California’s Pacific coast
Malibu is a world-renowned destination for epic surfing and sweeping ocean views. The Pacific Coast Highway runs for the entire length of Malibu, with views of the Pacific Ocean all along it. This iconic city is framed by beaches to the south and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. Stretching across more than 156,000 acres, the natural reserve of the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area is the largest urban national park in the United States. Malibu is a glittering seaside community with so much to offer.
The private, gated, beachfront community of Malibu Colony offers some of California’s most spectacular real estate. Famed for its celebrity residents, this exclusive enclave features stunning homes in an unbeatable location fronting Malibu Lagoon State Beach. Other Malibu neighborhoods offer eclectic housing options ranging from luxury beachfront residences, ocean-view condos, and coastal cottages to secluded homes in the surrounding hills and canyons.
What to Love
- Epic surfing and sweeping ocean views
- Home to 33 beaches on the Pacific coast
- Malibu Colony luxury homes
- Malibu Country Mart shopping and dining
People & Lifestyle
Malibu is located 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles. With a gorgeous 21-mile stretch of coastline, this glorious beach town has long attracted a glittering list of Hollywood’s biggest names. Development of the exclusive Malibu Colony community began in the 1920s, and it has since been the site of many legendary Hollywood tales.
Jane Fonda threw a famous, all-night Malibu party with a live performance from the Byrds in the 1960s. Mary Tyler Moore got her big break after Robert Redford saw her strolling along the beach. More recent A-list names to have owned homes in Malibu Colony include everyone from Tom Hanks to Bill Murray. Wealthy tech and business figures are also counted among this exclusive community’s prestigious residents. While Malibu Colony is the city’s most famous address, most homes in Malibu are located within a mile of the scenic Pacific Coast Highway and the city’s gorgeous beaches.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Many more restaurants can be found dotted along the oceanfront on the Pacific Coast Highway. Nobu is a vibrant sushi bar and cocktail lounge situated directly on the beach. This stylish spot from Iron Chef Nobu Matsuhisa serves a range of Japanese delicacies alongside Californian coastal fare. Little Beach House Malibu is a new Soho House members’ club offering a private beachfront space featuring a terrace, sitting room, and bar decorated with contemporary art.
Things to Do
There are no less than 33 beaches along Malibu’s picturesque Pacific coastline. Ranging from secluded coves to expansive sandy stretches, this incredible collection of beaches is a big part of what makes Malibu such an enduringly attractive destination. With stunning sunsets and ideal swimming conditions, El Matador State Beach is the most visited of Malibu’s beaches. Malibu Lagoon State Beach is another popular choice for beachgoers. Flanked by Malibu Pier, this beach played a pivotal role in the birth of Californian surfing culture. The immense 156,671-acre Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area offers ample outdoor recreation. The Backbone Trail traverses much of the recreation area’s spectacular scenery on its epic 67-mile route from east to west through the Santa Monica Mountains.
Malibu is served by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified school district.
- Malibu Elementary School, Public, K-5.
- Webster Elementary School, Public, K-5.
- Malibu Middle School, Public, 6-8.
- Malibu High School, Public, 9-12.
- Pepperdine University, Private, Christian, Higher Education.