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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Topanga is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 7,449. Topanga is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Topanga offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Topanga there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Topanga tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Topanga are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,020,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,326
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Topanga Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Topanga

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$125,479
National
$55,322

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Topanga Reviews

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Topanga is a beautiful area located in the area of Encino, Malibu, and Santa Monica. The region abounds with rolling hills, lush valleys, and panoramic views. Although nightlife within Topanga is very limited, the diversity of food choices both in town and close by in the numerous neighboring areas is impressive to say the least.

While the cost of living IS lower than many of the adjacent areas, most parts of Topanga are financially untenable without a six figure income.
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I have lived in Topanga my whole life and it truly is a place that you can call home. Topanga is situated in the Santa Monica Mountains just west of Down Town LA and is a perfect midway between city and rural.
I have lived here my entire life and have loved every moment of it. Topanga is a very community centric place, and has shown me how beautiful and artistic humanity and love can be.