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Old 01-05-2015, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Malibu had a nudist beach back in the 1970s.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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i've done a fair bit of research on some cities in california and i found malibu to be perfect from many points of view...great weather, amazing location, ocean at one end, canyons at the other, slightly isolated from LA....i was just wondering if you guys know of a better city than this.
A lot of the businesses that you might want to shop at are gonna be quite a drive away in Santa Monica. I second the poster about PCH traffic. It can be REALLY nasty bad especially on weekends during the summer. A lot of people from the city invade Malibu.

Plain old rush hour during the week can be taxing on your patience too.

Don't get a house on the beach. Every 20 years or so there's a storm of storms that destroys a lot of homes.

If you want slightly isolated from LA then maybe Pacific Palisades would be a better choice. A little closer to Santa Monica.
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Kaliforneea
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Oh if I won the lotto, I'd buy a place in Malibu. I think it's beautiful, and isolated enough to not feel like I lived in eL-Lay.

If it burned in a fire or washed away by El Nino, that's just life - and what insurance is for.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:52 PM
 
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I will take Corona del Mar over Malibu, easily. I don't like Malibu's relative isolation and lack of amenities, and think the corridor between CDM and Laguna is prettier. But I get that since it's close to "Hollywood", Malibu appeals to that crowd. Personally I would take Pacific Palisades if I were up in LA.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I like La Jolla over Malibu, I hate celebs lol
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Coastal L.A.
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Malibu is nice, but I do think the Pacific Palisades or Palos Verdes Estates are much prettier.
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I will never understand the fascination with Malibu, and we rented houses there for the summer growing up. I don't find it particularly beautiful and it's too isolated from LA, yet too close to feel like a real destination.

Pacific Palisades is prettier and feels more connected to LA, IMO.

Orange County is just a tacky place in general so I have no interest in it (to all those mentioning O.C. areas).
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:28 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I will never understand the fascination with Malibu, and we rented houses there for the summer growing up. I don't find it particularly beautiful and it's too isolated from LA, yet too close to feel like a real destination.
I think there is a lot of beauty in Malibu, but it is really isolated. It's also insanely expensive if you want to be close to the beach and have a nice view of the Pacific. Malibu initially caught my interest when I was planning my move to Los Angeles but when I realized how far away it is from the city and how inconvenient it is to get in and out of Malibu I nixed that idea.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:46 PM
 
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Orange County is just a tacky place in general so I have no interest in it (to all those mentioning O.C. areas).
I agree, generally speaking, but Malibu is like 1000 times tackier than CDM. Malibu is all flashy Hollywood money, new money and glitz, CDM is pretty low key, with superrich who look like regular CA (usually white) people. It's like a West Coast Connecticut or something in feel.

CDM is like Pacific Palisades, Malibu is like Beverly Hills. Chintz and glitz compared to West Coast WASP feel.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:48 PM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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Malibu is very beautiful, safe and close to beach and lots to do in terms of outdoors. I prefer however to live more inland, like West L.A or Beverly Hills. Not that I do not like living there in Malibu, Santa Monica, or Venice.
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