A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,937,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$2,549
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    77
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    54
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    645
    525
  • Theft
    1,957
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    161
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$119,659
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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I attend Pepperdine University in Malibu. While the area's proximity to the beach and remoteness makes it quite safe from crime, there is limited public transportation which makes it difficult to live there if one doesn't have a car. It is also quite vulnerable to wildfires and the canyons are quite dangerous to drive through.
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Although the city is very conservative, they are less judging on liberalism. They are all about building a community. The beach is there biggest monument. Some of the historical content behind it is lovely. The city is very private. The plazas and stores are definitely people friendly. And that's odd because, nearby cities such as Brent wood or Santa Monica are more judgmental & those cities are more liberals? It's really the perfect city to get away from the BIG city and just relax & enjoy in peace.
Malibu is an extremely tight-knit community--you are welcomed with open arms, and it is extremely easy to integrate into different niches. It's the most beautiful place I've ever lived in, and the experience has been nothing but positive.