From the quiet serenity of Malibu’s beaches to the undeniably vibrant spirit of Santa Monica’s boardwalk—the variety available across Southern California communities is second to none. With quaint walking trails, majestic canyons, and serene coastlines, this incredible little corner of the world offers a wide range of living experiences—and each is nothing short of singularly spectacular.
Situated west of Los Angeles in the Santa Monica Mountains region of L.A. County—and home to the coveted wide, sandy shores of Zuma beach—Malibu is a through-and-through beach community in every sense of the term. From small, independent businesses and quaint farmers markets—to quiet sunsets and canyon hikes—we may be biased, but we happen to think Malibu is one of those rare “heaven on Earth” spots that offers the type of invigorating autonomy and quiet contentment that can’t be replicated elsewhere.
A private residential neighborhood tucked away between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean—the Pacific Palisades is an affluent, polished, and upscale community that often appeals to industry folks and high-profile individuals in search of seclusion and a small-town feel, without sacrificing city comforts. It’s home to sweeping ocean views, spectacular gated estates, a hilly topography, and some of the best hiking trails in all of Los Angeles.
We probably don’t need to tell you about the vibrancy of Santa Monica—as it’s one of those places that speaks for itself and is known across the globe. With an iconic pier that’s as energetic as they come, an array of coveted shops and high-end boutiques peppering 3rd Street Promenade, and an evolving culinary scene that offers plenty of places to pull up a chair and raise a glass while you people-watch—Santa Monica is a coastal town that serves up a youthful energy and ongoing action.
With tree-lined streets, well-kept homes, and welcoming eateries and cafes—Brentwood offers the peace and quiet of an inviting residential neighborhood, with all of the attractions and entertainment you’d expect to find in Los Angeles. Home to those in the entertainment industry and professionals alike, the historic Getty Center, and—for the architecture-obsessed—the George Sturges House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, there’s no shortage of things to see, do, and experience amongst Brentwood’s quiet, safe streets.
Situated west of the San Fernando Valley—just 30 short miles outside of the heart of Los Angeles—Calabasas is an ideal spot for anyone in search of a peaceful suburb setting without sacrificing city comforts. With expansive estates tucked away behind gated communities, majestic mountain views, ample walking and hiking trails, and one of the most sought-after school districts in Southern California—this family-friendly community offers an array of neighborhoods to choose from, each with its own distinct energy and offerings.
Straddling the line between the City of Thousand Oaks and Ventura County, Westlake Village is a master-planned community situated around—as its name suggests—the lake as its center. With twenty individual neighborhoods, Westlake Village offers everything from expansive estates with epic views to beautiful townhomes and quaint condominiums. Akin to its neighboring communities, Westlake Village also offers an array of options for the active and outdoor enthusiasts—from sprawling golf courses and ample tennis courts to long winding hiking/biking trails.
An incredibly family-friendly community with plenty of room to let the little ones run wild and explore—Agoura Hills is situated on the city side of Conejo Valley. From access to horse-riding trails and a handful of vineyards peppering the area—to great schools and stunning scenery—this quaint town serves up mellow vibes and is just a car-ride away from surf, snow, and canyons.