Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyC+
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingD+
- Health & FitnessA+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Malibu is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 12,846. Malibu is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Malibu offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Malibu there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Malibu and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Malibu are highly rated.
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The weather is amazing, the ocean is beautiful. The politics are horrible. Practically impossible to get a building permit to rebuild after the fire burned 488 houses to the ground. No fire protection, with high risk fire area. Homeless problem, resulting in polluted ocean. Crime increasing because of homeless and not enough police protection. Quality of life once was the best, and has fallen dramatically since the Woolsey fire
Malibu is a beautiful town with kind hearted locals, a tight knit community, and plenty of opportunities to be submerged in nature. Tourists see it as a "rich" town, but growing up in Malibu, I have known families from all different socioeconomic backgrounds. It is truly a magical place and a wonderful community to be a part of.
Malibu is a small town, full of cute small businesses. Everyone is willing to help each other and understands the value in supporting each other as well!