MALIBU // THE LIFE
The city of Malibu runs for 21 miles up the Pacific coastline. It is a wealthy seaside community known as much for its beautiful, sandy beaches as it is for its resident movie stars and entertainment industry elite.
Insiders know Malibu for the distance it allows between the bustle of the city and the bliss of the beach. In their off-hours, many who work in the center of Los Angeles’ entertainment industry seek a greener, meditative retreat away from the hectic city. Beaches, to be exact. Beach views, beach houses, beach life.
MALIBU // THE LOCATION
Malibu is your quintessential southern California community, with at least a half dozen scenic public beaches and many more private ones, beckoning buyers to the coast. Malibu is home to state and local parks, supporting its reputation as an upscale, outdoorsy haven for the free-spirited elite. The homes and their views boast a distinctive elegance nestled into the natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountain foothills.
The city borders are Topanga Canyon to the east, Ventura County to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the south and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north.
MALIBU // THE LEGACY
Originally settled by the Chumash, Native Americans (territory extended loosely from the San Joaquin Valley to San Luis Obispo to Malibu, as well as several islands off the southern coast of California), Malibu was called “Humaliwo” or “the surf sounds loudly.”
Over hundreds of years, the 13,000 acre estate was preserved and in 1891 was passed to the Rindge family, who fiercely protected and conserved it. Eventually, as highways were built, the land was broken into several pieces that the Rindge family chose to sell and lease. At first, only a few elite Hollywood stars created vacation homes there, but with time, the area became famous for being the most desirable private retreat for the rich and famous, with gated communities, breathtaking views and multi-million dollar homes.