The city of Malibu is a 21-mile strip of Pacific coastline, a beachfront community famous for its warm, sandy beaches, and for being the home of countless movie stars and others associated with the Southern California entertainment industries. Most Malibu residents live within a few hundred yards of Pacific Coast Highway, which traverses the city, with some residents living up to a mile away from the beach up narrow canyons. The city is also bounded (more or less) by Topanga Canyon to the east, the Santa Monica Mountains to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and Ventura County to the west. Its beaches include Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu State Beach and Topanga State Beach, El Pescador, La Piedra and El Matador.
Malibu has achieved almost mythological status among California beach towns. The "Rich and Famous" live in oceanfront homes here, under an elegant veil of privacy on long strands of beach, and enjoy front-row seats for surfing and unforgettable sunsets.
Offering beach, mountains and cliff side properties, Malibu is a lay back yet very luxurious community. Its properties on white sand beach have seen records prices recently,