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Old 12-24-2006, 09:36 PM
 
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Malibu is a very beautiful place to live. However, if you will have to commute to the city everyday for 9-5 workhours, it becomes difficult as there is alot of commuter traffic.

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I would much rather spend 20 minutes commuting with white-water views on PCH than 20 minutes parked on the 405. That's for sure.

The traffic from Malibu doesn't get bad until Topanga Cyn Road. where all those Calabasas come from to commute to Santa Monica. Pacific Palisades is where the traffic picks up even more, but the lanes widen to three in each direction, and it is STILL way better there than the 405.

It's a pretty mellow drive. Not too much road rage up there.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Malibu is filled with extremely racist rich people. It needs more Latinos to "diversify" the area.
That's the very damn LAST THING IT NEEDS!
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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latinos are certainly welcome to live in malibu, they just need to be millionaires to do so, just like everybody else.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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this thread is over 2 years old.........but Malibu seems nice
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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It's overrated and ugly. The highway right on the coast is pretty nasty. Too many cars and the buildings are ugly & worn down. It needs a facelift.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Malibu is filled with extremely racist rich people. It needs more Latinos to "diversify" the area.
Incorrect on this one James. Malibu is one of the most liberal open and accepting places you'll find. Folks there were strong supporters of prop 8, there are lots of Persians, whites and Jewish people there and from my own personal experience, Jews and Persians are not usually racist people - at least not the ones I know in Malibu.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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That's the very damn LAST THING IT NEEDS!
Why is that Aurthur?
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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Malibu is an incredible region though I rarely drive up there except to Topanga Canyon for dinner when relatives are visiting. The drive up into the canyon from the Coast Highway is magnificent, esp in winter when there are waterfalls

La Piedra & Leo Carrillo beaches are beautiful but parking is difficult. Paradise cove is safe swimming for little kids. There is a private feel about Malibu but the beaches are public per the Coastal commission

Downside for Malibu are the tragic fires during santa ana winds; there's really no control of the blaze until the wind dies down. By then hundreds of homes can be lost. The same thing occurred up in Montecito several months ago.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:00 PM
 
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This is an old thread but in case folks are trawling for views on Malibu, here's a negative one.

Malibu is ugly. Not naturally ugly, and not ugly if you are sitting in your beachfront house watching the sun set over the Pacific, but ugly otherwise. When I drive people through Malibu for the first time they often cannot believe it has such a reputation for beauty. From the PCH, where you are mostly seeing overhead wires, garbage cans and garages, it resembles a kind of affluent Mumbai. Houses in Malibu, particularly on the coast, are designed to be looked out of, not looked at. It is what you get when people care only about their own properties and their own views, and not about what public spaces look like. Give me insufferably smug Pacific Palisades or hypocritical, ultra-leftist Santa Monica any day.

And you have to drive a mile, sometimes further, to buy a loaf of bread.
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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Why is that Aurthur?
LOL! OH PLEASE TRYING TO BAIT ME...LOL!
Anyone on here can tell you why....it won't be politically correct, but hell as if you don't know. But I'll give you a lil bit to work with; Have you seen Van Nuys lately? How about Pomona, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Canoga Park, Bell, Paramount City, how about San Fernando Valley period! Nah I see no reason to bring Malibu down at this point. Lets enjoy it a little bit longer. Don't worry at the birth rate of the illegals in Los Angeles it won't be long (I think they're saying by 2050 Los Angeles will be 70% hispanic) before it all comes crashing down. (Sigh) OK now, ya'll give me a ten minute head start get to my bomb shelt, I mean my basement before yaa'll come get me on this one.
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