sunset in the Calabasas hills

Neighborhood

overview

  • Woman running down path in park with sun shining.
  • Two ladies window shopping.
  • Asian parents with children piggy-backing.
  • Sunset at beach with rock outcroppings.
  • 6 young adults enjoying sushi and laughing. 6 young adults enjoying sushi and laughing. 6 young adults enjoying sushi and laughing.

The community of Calabasas is an exclusive enclave surrounded by the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains, close to Malibu Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Calabasas is one of the most sought-after communities due to its gorgeous surroundings, affluent demographics, proximity to both the 101 Freeway, the beaches, and the acclaimed Las Virgenes School District.

Located on what is known as the Mulholland Scenic Corridor, Paxton Calabasas is nestled in the hills along the corridor and backs up to a mountain backdrop that offers a quiet, peaceful and serene setting.

Map of area with highlighted activity spots.

entertainment & dining

6 young adults enjoying sushi and laughing.

Residents of Calabasas enjoy a multitude of local choices for entertainment, dining, shopping, local schools, nearby Pepperdine University, parks, and activities. Paxton Calabasas is located just minutes away from The Commons at Calabasas, a popular outdoor center of dining, shopping, movies, and entertainment.

For more dining and entertainment information visit cityofcalabasas.com or calabasaschamber.com

shopping & convenience

Two ladies window shopping.

the commons at calabasas

Beautifully designed and award winning European-village styled outdoor concept shopping center offers over specialty shopping, dining and entertainment venues.

The Commons provides a Concierge on the weekends to assist guests with dinner reservations, Edwards movie listings, gift assistance, Caruso gift certificates, travel arrangements, event tickets, general center information and more.

In the summer they host a range of activities for children and their families.

Located off Calabasas Road and Park Granada on Commons Way.

Visit www.shopcommons.com for more information.

the courtyard at the commons

A community retail center offering restaurants, specialty stores, banks and mailing services. Located across from The Commons at Park Granada and Calabasas Road.

creekside village

Located in west Calabasas offering an Albertsons grocery store, neighborhood services, specialty shops and casual restaurants. Located south of the Ventura Freeway (101) at Las Virgenes and Agoura Roads.

gelson's village

Located in east Calabasas offering a Gelson's Market, neighborhood services and specialty stores. Located at 22277 Mulholland Highway.

old town calabasas

Calabasas' renovated 1800s western town offering shopping, dining and a walking tour. Calabasas Red Trolley provides service between Old Town Calabasas and The Commons at Calabasas. Located along Calabasas Road, west of Valley Circle Boulevard/ Mulholland Drive.

the summit at calabasas

Located in west Calabasas, south of the 101 Freeway at Lost Hills and Agoura Roads. A community retail center including Maddy's Market, restaurants, a gourmet coffee/tea shop, a full service "green" dry cleaner and a nail salon.

calabasas canyon center

Retail and office complex with neighborhood services. Located on Las Virgenes Road, south of 101 Freeway.

calabasas plaza

is Located on Las Virgenes Road, north of 101 Freeway.

malibu canyon plaza

is a shopping center small convenience shops and fast food services. Located at Agoura Road and Las Virgenes Road.

plaza calabasas

Local postal annex, retail and service shops for business and residents. Located on the corner of Park Granada and Park Sorrento.

Westfield Topanga & The Village

Formerly known as Topanga Plaza, is a 2.1 million square-foot, two-level shopping center located in nearby Canoga Park. Just a short drive by freeway, Westfield offers approximately 280 retail stores, restaurants, banks and entertainment venues

Content Source: The chamber of commerce of Calabasas

schools & education

Asian parents with children piggy-backing.

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) encompasses fifteen schools, spanning preschool through high school. The District offers award-winning music, athletics and a multitude of distinctive programs with the mission of enhancing student success in a personalized environment. LVUSD ranks in the top 2% of school districts in the State of California.

There are 99 colleges within 50 miles of Calabasas including two and four-year schools, both public and private. The closest colleges are Los Angeles Pierce College, only 6 miles, and Pepperdine University, only 7 miles from the center of Calabasas.

To learn more about the school district visit: www.lvusd.org

lvusd schools

Lupin Hills Elementary School

26210 Adamor Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302

(818) 880-4434

A.E. Wright Middle School

4029 N. Las Virgenes Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302

(818) 880-4614

Calabasas High School

22855 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302

(818) 264-1985

 

colleges & universities

Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

(310) 506-4000

Pierce College

6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91371

(818) 710-4100

University of California, Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095

(310) 825-4321

Cal State University, Los Angeles

5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

(323) 343-3000

Cal State University, Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

(818) 677-1200

Cal State University, Channel Islands

1 University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

(805) 437-8400

beaches & parks

Sunset at beach with rock outcroppings.

Paxton Calabasas is just a few minutes from many parks such as Malibu Creek State Park, Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation area, Topanga State Park, Stunt Ranch State Park and the beautiful beaches of Malibu.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Once known as Surfrider Beach because of its ideal surfing conditions, Malibu Lagoon State Beach (parks. ca.gov) is an eight-mile trip from most points in Calabasas. Surfers waiting for the perfect wave dot the waters along this beach, as families with children play in the shallower waters and on land. The Malibu Pier is found here, offering food, deep sea fishing tours, beach equipment rentals and a surf museum. Follow Las Virgenes Road from Calabasas or the 101 Freeway and drive west through Malibu Canyon until you reach the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). The entrance is about 1.5 miles east of where Malibu Canyon and PCH meet. You can pay to park or park for free along PCH.

Topanga State Beach

For a more secluded beach experience near Calabasas, try Topanga State Beach (lamountains.com). The beach, which is on PCH in Malibu, is smaller and less crowded than some of Malibu's more popular beaches. There are smooth rocks along the water line, and you have to go down wooden steps to get from the road to the beach. People visit Topanga State Beach for kayaking, swimming, surfing and fishing. You will find a picnic area and a place to store your catamaran. Follow Topanga Canyon from Calabasas (also called Route 27). Once you get to PCH, you will be at the beach.

Will Rogers State Beach

Will Rogers State Beach (parks.ca.gov) is a bit further from Calabasas, but still an easy drive. This beach has been the filming location for many popular television shows and movies set in California. This beach has almost two miles of shoreline where you can swim, dive and walk the provided path. Volleyball nets, gymnastics equipment and a bike path tempt beach-goers looking for a good workout. Lifeguards are on duty. From CalabasTopanga State Beachas, take PCH to the Temescal Canyon Road intersection. You can pay to park in the beach lot or park for free along PCH.

Zuma County Beach

One of the largest and most populated beaches in Los Angeles County, Zuma Beach (beaches.lacounty gov) provides swimming, surfing, diving, fishing and beach volleyball opportunities along with swings and playground equipment for children. Restrooms and showers are available, and food is found at concession stands along the beach. Lifeguards patrol the public beach during the day. You'll pay to park in one of several lots close to the beach. If you don't wish to drive, you can take the Beach Bus during the week, which goes round trip from Calabasas to Zuma in the summer. The City of Calabasas website (cityofcalabasas.com) maintains a schedule.

Bautista de Anza Park

The City's Juan Bautista de Anza Park has building and recreation space available for rent. The rental space is ideal for birthday parties, holiday gatherings, corporate picnics, or company retreats. Three large picnic areas are available. Each area seats 80 (240 combined). The park's game and basketball courts may also be rented for party use. A multi-purpose and conference room with panoramic views are also available for rental.

happy Pug in arms of owner.

Calabasas Bark Park

    Park Features:
  • Separate Gated Children's Play Area
  • Doggie Drinking Fountain
  • Pooper Scoopers
  • Ample Parking
  • Bulletin Board

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyon

The gently rounded hills and canyons of Cheeseboro and Palo Comado are older than the steeper, more recently formed Santa Monica Mountains and provide popular terrain for hikers, bikers, and equestrians, spanning over 4,000 acres.

For over 150 years, ranchers made these canyons their home. Many of the native plants, poorly adapted to heavy grazing, were replaced with European annuals such as wild oats, mustard, and thistles. Despite numerous years of cattle grazing, we can still find a variety of native plant communities, including chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and riparian woodlands.

You can stroll to Sulphur Springs or hike to the top of Simi Peak to view the cities you've left behind. Enjoy a picnic under the canopy of an oak or take binoculars to go birding. Oak trees and sedimentary rock areas provide excellent nesting sites for owls, hawks, and other raptors. Keep an eye out for deer, bobcats, coyotes, and rabbits.

Malibu Creek State Park

Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 7,000 acres of rolling tallgrass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It's no wonder many call it "The Yosemite of Southern California". The park, formerly owned by 20th Century Fox Studios, opened in 1976 and has welcomed millions of visitors since. The stunning terrain here that has been seen all over the world in movies and television awaits you. Come hike, bike, climb and explore L.A.'s most spectacular park!

Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation Area

Hidden in plain sight from Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Mountains offer easy access to surprisingly wild places. Experience the famous beaches of Malibu or explore more than 500 miles of trails. The park abounds with historical and cultural sites, from old movie ranches to Native American centers.

Topanga State Park

Topanga State Park is a California state park located in the Santa Monica Mountains, within Los Angeles County. It is part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. This 14,000-acre wilderness area features hiking trails winding through nearby canyons & mountains.

Tuna Canyon Park

Tuna Canyon Trail provides access to Big Rock Motorway Trail, Budwood Motorway, Hearst Tank Motorway and Big Rock Lateral in Tuna Canyon Park. Hiking trails lead to panoramic ocean & bayviews in this 1,255-acre parkland area in the mountains.

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Read more: What Beaches Are Near Calabasas, California? | eHow.com www.ehow.com/info_12263941_ beaches-near-calabasas-california.html#ixzz2Qq2SGh6M

activities

Woman running down path in park with sun shining.
Wine bottles and glasses on a table under a tree.

Malibu Wine Safari

Explore the 1,000 acre Saddlerock Ranch and vineyard in Malibu. Your trusty guide and driver team will lead the adventure on custom-built open-air Safari vehicles. You'll make stops along the way to take in the scenery, taste local wines, and get up close and personal with animals you never knew were Angelinos too.

For more information visit: lasafaris.com

Children in a ballet pose on rail.

Calabasas Academy of Dance

Calabasas Academy of Dance offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Acro, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz Funk, Musical Theater Jazz, and Combo Classes. The training is geared towards both aspiring professionals and students who may choose another career path. Our goal is to share the love of dance while incorporating technique, structure, and discipline for every type of dancer.

For more information visit: calabasasacademyofdance.com

Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center clubhouse and pool from pool level

The Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center

Your new Paxton home features luxury finishes, spacious interiors and personal enclosed garages that accommodate 1 to 3 cars. Spectacular amenities include a sparkling swimming pool, spa, community center with fitness room, playground, built-in BBQ and sunning decks.

For more information visit: calabasastsc.com

Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Center

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center

A state-of-the-art facility that offers a variety of recreational, social, cultural and educational opportunities to meet the needs of the surrounding communities. This 30,000 square foot facility features a gymnasium with tournament-level basketball, volleyball and badminton courts, a full-service fitness studio, a dance & exercise studio, a 35-foot realistic rock climbing wall and a variety of multi-purpose rooms for classes & programs, special events and rentals.

For more information visit: ahccc.org

Fountain in lake at clubhouse.

Calabasas Country Club

Spectacular scenery inspires you from every hole of our championship course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr. Golfers of all skill levels will appreciate the extraordinary beauty, design perfection, and endless variety which ensures a new challenge every time the course is played.

For more information visit: calabasasgolf.com

Leonis Adobe Museum

Leonis Adobe Museum

The museum features his authentically furnished two-story Monterey-Style adobe with original buildings, period livestock, gardens and a vineyard–all part of Leonis' recreated ranch where he once ruled the territory. Although the Leonis Adobe is over 150 years old, the everyday life on the ranch is much the same. Upon entering the wrought-iron gates, the huge White Oak tree still shades the property and one immediately travels back to the 1880 period.

For more information visit: leonisadobemuseum.org

King Gillette Ranch aerial view

King Gillette Ranch

One of the most stunning locales in the Santa Monica Mountains, 588-acre King Gillette Ranch is situated in the heart of the Malibu Creek Watershed, by the confluence of five major tributaries, and adjacent to Malibu Creek State Park. This scenic parkland at the lower end of the Las Virgenes Valley is a haven for larger mammals of the Santa Monica Mountains. At the same time, it offers a rare unspoiled view of California's rich archeological, cultural, and historic resources, including a Chumash settlement, and nationally significant structures designed for razor magnate King C. Gillette in the 1920's by Wallace Neff, architect of California's Golden Age.

King Gillette Ranch is owned and managed by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority in cooperation with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area unit of the National Park Service, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and California State Parks.

For more information visit: lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=670

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