Calabasas is Malibu's neighbor to the east and has a mix of large estates in gated communities and rural ranches in the foothills.

Welcome to Calabasas

The land in and around Calabasas was originally settled by the Chumash Native Americans. Although they named the land “Calabasas”, there has been some disagreement over the meaning of the name. Some people think it originates from “calabazo,” Spanish for “where the pumpkins fell” after an overturned wagon spilled pumpkin seeds along the route to Los Angeles; while others believe the city’s name comes from the Chumash word for “where the wild geese fly.” Whatever the case, the name has been around for over 100 years. Over time, the area became a ranching community as Calabasas homes were built. Eventually, Calabasas became a vacation spot for people and Hollywood filmed a few movies because of the beautiful location. In the late 1950s, the many people moved to the area and purchased Calabasas real estate and in 1981, the city became incorporated.

Calabasas Homes for Sale

Calabasas Homes for Sale Calabasas, California is located in the southwestern section of the state. It is about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles, California. People who are looking at Calabasas for their new city will find some terrific real estate options. Calabasas real estate has remained strong despite the housing market bursting in 2008. The majority of Calabasas homes for sale are priced at $500,000 and more. Many Calabasas properties, which can one or two floors, have at least three bedrooms while a number of them have four bedrooms and more. A number of Calabasas homes are priced above one million dollars, too. Along with the stunning location, homes in the area as come with luxury amenities and features that mix function with elegance.

Calabasas Community

There is a variety of things to do in Calabasas. Old Town Calabasas is an area in town that people can shop and dine. A trolley system and other public transportation brings people to where they need to be. Folks can enjoy the Farmers Market, which is open every Saturday. Fresh fruits, vegetables, pastries, flowers and much are available every week. The Commons at Calabasas is an outdoor shopping center with shops, restaurants and a movie theater. Throughout the course of the year, Calabasas has a number of events for people of all ages. In the springtime, one of the most popular events is theCalabasas Fine Arts Festival where over 200 artists bring various works of art for exhibition, selling, and discussion. During the summer, Calabasas celebrates July 4 with fireworks, games, food, music, entertainment and so much more. In autumn, people celebrate the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival. At this event, there is lots of food, games and entertainment for kids and adults. Kids can create various crafts and meet the Pumpkin Man. In December, the community goes to Gates Canyon Park and enjoys sledding. The Las Virgenes Unified School District serves Calabasas. This district is one of the highest rated school districts in California and the nation. Calabasas is a great place to live and the area continues to thrive. Families and individuals who are looking at Calabasas homes for sale will find an excellent, active community. Contact Brian Merrick today to learn more about real estate options and the community of Calabasas. Also, home buyers should read about the surrounding areas of Malibu, Point Dume, and Topanga to find the perfect city that fits all of their needs.

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