Calabasas lies in the area between the Santa Monica Mountains and the hilly terrain to the west of the San Fernando Valley. This neighborhood is on the small side, with less than 25,000 residents, and it is filled with gated communities and upscale homes. This community has a relatively low population density – less than 2,000 people per square mile. Calabasas’ median household income is around $125,000, a number that is much higher than the Los Angeles average. Nearby communities include Woodland Hills, Topanga, Malibu, Agoura Hills, and Hidden Hills.
Calabasas is the site of one of the oldest buildings in Los Angeles: the Leonis Adobe. Built in 1844, this structure was the private residence of a well to do rancher up until an inheritance dispute caused the building to fall to disuse in 1889. Today, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a museum that is open to the public. Local schools often visit the house on field trips. During these visits, students are able to interact with the livestock in the barn and visit the blacksmith shop. Supposedly, it is also one of the most haunted buildings in Los Angeles.
Living in Calabasas
Calabasas is home to a couple of very unique public parks. The Gates Canyon Park includes the usual range of picnic tables, barbeque areas, tennis courts, basketball courts, and large grassy areas. What is unusual about this park is that it includes a universally accessible playground. Brandon’s Village includes a wide range of playground equipment, the vast majority of which is usable by both able-bodied children and those with disabilities. This park serves over 5000 special needs children in and around Calabasas, filling a void that is present in many metro areas.
Calabasas is part of the Las Virgenes Unified School District and is home to several public elementary, middle, and high schools that are shared with the neighboring communities. This is one of the top ranked school districts in the state, providing kids with a variety of enrichment opportunities on top of a rigorous academic curriculum.
Calabasas is also home to a well-known Hindu temple, the Malibu Hindu Temple. This religiously diverse area encourages acceptance and understanding from all its residents, providing a welcoming environment for residents of every religion.
Real Estate in Calabasas
Calabasas is an upscale area, with a median home price of over $1 million. The majority of the properties in this area are single-family homes, many of which are part of a gated community. These types of homes frequently sell for $2.5 million or more. There are a few condos available in this area, but these are in the minority. The $1 million to $1.5 million homes usually have 4 or 5 bedrooms and 3 or 4 bathrooms, providing plenty of space for the whole family.
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