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Old 12-15-2006, 11:09 PM
 
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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.
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Malibu is beautiful, but PCH can get very congested in the summer with all of the Valley people going to Zuma Beach right next door. All in all, it's a great city, and I'd love to have a home there if I were a zillionaire!

Please don't live in a canyon or right on the beach; fires roar through there periodically and obliterate the canyon houses, and then when the rain starts there are mudslides that flow through the beach houses into the ocean. There are more stable parts of Malibu, although you may not be right on the beach, or have the canyon experience you may want.

I don't know what kind of people live in Malibu besides the celebrity types, if you're into any of that. Maybe someone else can help with that part!
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:41 PM
 
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oh ya definetely was thinking of "middle" Malibu..and having the canyons and the beaches by your sides would be great i guess
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Old 12-16-2006, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I think Laguna Beach is just as beautiful and just as congested....really Laguna Beach has a very charming downtown area that borders on a gorgeous beach, the canyons are beautiful....and the real estate just as expensive.
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Old 12-17-2006, 12:28 PM
 
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I think Laguna Beach is just as beautiful and just as congested....really Laguna Beach has a very charming downtown area that borders on a gorgeous beach, the canyons are beautiful....and the real estate just as expensive.
I think what sets Malibu apart from Laguna is: rural ambience. For example take the average lot size: Laguna -.23 of an acre, Mailbu-many acres. Some Malibu lots are even hundreds of acres! The main attraction in Malibu is unquestionably it's beaches. There is less commercial activity in Malibu than Laguna. Malibu, like Laguna, has a lot of open space. The surrounding environment (Malibu vs Laguna) is completely different. You can leave rural Malibu and enter the second biggest city in the US. Leaving Laguna Beach brings you to other similar settings such as Newport, or Irvine.


Malibu
http://p.vtourist.com/44313-Travel_Picture-Malibu.jpg (broken link)
Laguna
http://www.point-travel.com/laguna-beach/images/index.jpg (broken link)

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Old 12-17-2006, 12:37 PM
 
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The fact that you can leave rural Malibu and enter the second biggest city in the US versus Laguna Beach where leaving brings you to other similar settings such as Newport, or Irvine.
exactly...that's why im quite psyched at the moment about malibu...say you wake up in the morning and you wanna do something, you've got 3 amazing choices: you've got mountains, ocean and huge city...and all 3 very close by. I just didn't find any other city that can offer this nice combo (besides the nice weather
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Malibu is filled with extremely racist rich people. It needs more Latinos to "diversify" the area.
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:18 AM
 
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good luck with the traffic. it is truly soul-crushing. you can do only one or two things in a day in LA because of the traffic. there is little spontenaity possible.
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:01 AM
 
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newportsmostwanted, is that canyon photo a self-portrait? If so, you look like a high fashion model! Yowza.

Could someone familiar with the current Malibu beach access codes please explain them for our out-of-towners on this forum? Most Malibu beaches are behind privately owned properties of very territorial ultra-wealthy people. I haven't visited anyone there in a couple of decades, but the rules then were: renters and non-beachfront homeowners received keys to private access gates to the beaches.
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:32 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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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.
Malibu is wonderful. I lived there myself for two years when I was in my early 20s. Are you planning to rent or buy a home there?
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