About Malibu

Malibu ( nicknamed the “bu) is an affluent beach city, consisting of a 21-mile  strip of prime Pacific coastline. Malibu is famous for its warm, sandy beaches, and for being the home of many Hollywood movie stars and others associated with the entertainment industry. Signs around the city proclaim “27 miles of scenic beauty”, referring to Malibu’s original length of 27 before the city was incorporated in 1991.Most Malibu residents live within a few hundred yards of Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1), which traverses the city, with some residents living up to a mile away from the beach up narrow canyons, and many more residents of the unincorporated canyon areas identifying Malibu as their hometown.

Malibu has no shortage of great shopping and dining places. The Country Mart is Malibu’s unofficial main hub, this casual outdoor center attracts a mix of locals celebrities and tourists alike. Restaurants range from take-away sandwich shops like John’s Garden and the Mutt Hutt to Mr. Chow’s, Traverna Tony, and of course, Nobu. Local and big named national stores abound in a fashion lovers paradise. The recently opened Malibu Pier restaurant The Farm is a new  favorite. Intimate local places like Giovanni, Plate, SunLife Organics and D’amores Pizza never disappoint. North End resident now don’t have to drive for groceries with the newly opened Vintage Market and Mangia Restaurant.

Shops & Restaurants

Parks & Recreation
Malibu is well known for its beauty, splendor and, of course, crashing waves over more than 20 miles up and down the coast. Some of the top beaches in town include: El Matador, Surrider, Point Dume and Zuma Beach. If you want to find out how to access some of the local beaches, donlown “ Our Malibu Beach” app for insider tips.  In addition to the beaches,  there is miles of glorious hiking trials like Escondido Falls and Solstice Canyon. If you crave more structured activities you can check out some of the best fitness studios in the country such as Malibu Beach Yoga and SoulCycle, just to name a few.

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District serves Malibu with three elementary schools: John L. Webster Elementary School (grades K-5, located in central Malibu), Juan Cabrillo Elementary School (grades K-5, located in northwestern Malibu’s Malibu Park district), and Point Dume Elementary School (grades K-5, located in northwestern Malibu’s Pt. Dume district). Private schools include: Calmont,[71] Our Lady Of Malibu (Catholic),[72] Colin McEwen High School, New Roads,[73] and St. Aidan’s School.

Malibu High School (MHS) provides secondary public education for both middle school (grades 6–8) and high school (grades 9–12). MHS is located in the northwestern region of Malibu.

Pepperdine University, a private college affiliated with the Church of Christ, which is located in central Malibu.