What It is like to Live in Calabasas CA

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About Calabasas

The homes you will find for sale in the Calabasas Neighborhood generally range between 2000 and 5000 square feet. Calabasas started as agricultural and ranch land. In the 1920’s and 1930’s Hollywood and Industry Icons built vacation homes in the Malibu Canyon area off of Las Virgenes and Mulholland. The King Gillette Ranch now open with a Visitor Center is a good example. Some of these homes and others including the area along Stunt Road were used for filming Westerns. Additionally the Park Moderne area (now commonly referred to as the Bird Streets) became popular as an artists’ colony.   

Calabasas was originally part of Los Angeles city. It developed as a suburb in the late 1960s with the burgeoning Defense and Aerospace Industry in the San Fernando Valley. Homes in the Mulwood and Calabasas Lake neighborhoods represent that era. The local school district expanded to serve the families of the engineers and scientists in the Defense and Aerospace Industry and became known for strong Math and Science programs.

In the early 1980’s as the Warner Center expanded the early Calabasas gated communities such as The Ridge and Vista Pointe were built, possibly influenced by the gated community of Hidden Hills just north of the freeway. Land was still comparatively inexpensive so the homes were built on lots of 1/3 to ½ acre. Into the late 1980’s and early 1990’s more gated communities such as Mountain View, Westridge, Bellagio and Calabasas Park Estates joined the Calabasas landscape. They were followed more recently by Calabasas Hills, the Oaks and. Mont Calabasas which was recently annexed to the city of Calabasas. Here is a map that shows where each Calabasas Gated Community is in relation to the Commons and the 101 Freeway. 

Calabasas became its own city in 1991.

 Map of Calabasas Gated Communities

Map of Calabasas Gated Communities

What's the Neighborhood Like?

Calabasas is an eclectic mix of suburban homes and gated communities adjacent to Parkway Calabasas and rural, horse properties along Mulholland and Las Virgenes. New residents are attracted to the high performing schools in the Las Virgenes school district so the proportion of families with school age children is high. The temperate weather allows for sports and recreation year round, especially hiking, biking and riding in the vast surrounding open space. Malibu Beach is a short 20 minute via Las Virgenes and Malibu Canyon for those who enjoy ocean kayaking, surfing and windsailing.

Calabasas hosts many family activities such as a plentiful weekly Farmer’s Market, Dog Park, Pumpkin Festival, Jazz Festivals and Summer Concerts plus regular environmental education, recycling and E-waste events. The Calabasas Library hosts regular events, especially for children. The Commons is a great outdoor center with a selection of shops and restaurants plus the Edwards Theatre with recliner seats.

More Community Info 

The offical City of Calabasas site is a great resource to city Events and Resources.  Find Community Info Here 

What Schools will the Kids Attend?

If you buy a home for sale in the city of Calabasas your children will attend the Las Virgenes School District. The Las Virgenes schools are renowned for both academic and arts programs. For local school scores and more information about these schools check out the school information on each property listing on my property website.

When You Just Have to Find a Home Here
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Homes for Sale in Calabasas click on this link. Our 'for sale' property information is a direct feed from the CRMLS and is updated multiple times per day.

 

Calabasas is a great city and I highly recommend it!

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