Surfers, sophisticates and celebrities – sometimes one and the same – populate the Malibu homes and estates along this twenty-some mile stretch of spectacular Southern California coast, paralleled by an equally famous ribbon of road, Pacific Coast Highway. Here, the high-rises are luxurious two-story beach houses, and business suits are most commonly bathing suits and flip-flops, or jodhpurs and riding boots. Malibu is, indeed, the epitome of relaxed luxury. Its beaches, as well as many of its past and present residents, are legendary.
- Malibu’s population is approximately 12,500.
- The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District serves Malibu with 3 elementary schools and Malibu High School, a combined middle and high school. There are 5 private schools as well as the private Pepperdine University.
- 10 of the West Coast’s most popular beaches are either in or adjacent to Malibu, as are 8 parks.