Calabasas 73 Excellent
Calabasas Livability #327 ranked city in California#9,230 ranked city in the USARanks better than 68% of areas
B Calabasas Amenities Some amenities close to this location
F Calabasas Cost of Living Cost of living is 48% higher than California
206106% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Calabasas cost of living
A Calabasas Crime Total crime is 52% lower than California
Total crime
1,23048% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8248% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-19%Year over year crime is down
Calabasas crime
A- Calabasas Employment Household income is 74% higher than California
Median household income
$111,111101% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$60,035101% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%28% lower than the US average
Calabasas employment
F Calabasas Housing Home value is 126% higher than California
Median home value
$926,800402% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$2,191131% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%9% higher than the US average
Calabasas real estate or Calabasas rentals
A+ Calabasas Schools HS graduation rate is 21% higher than California
High school grad. rates
96%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:140% higher than the US average
Calabasas K-12 schools
B- Calabasas User Ratings There are a total of 9 ratings in Calabasas
Overall user rating
68% 9 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
61% 7 total surveys
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      Living in Calabasas, CA

      Calabasas, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 24,091 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Calabasas is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. 78% of the people in Calabasas (over the age of 15) are married and 54% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Calabasas could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Calabasas, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, housing and more.

      Calabasas, CA receives 76 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #156 in California and #3,943 in the USA. This is a phenomenal score, as Calabasas ranks well in multiple categories! Based on the grades for each individual category, Calabasas has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (B), crime (A+), weather (A+), education (A+) and employment (A-). Regrettably for Calabasas, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Calabasas, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Malibu Creek State Park, Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park, and Leonis Adobe Museum.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 123 crimes per 100,000 residents, Calabasas has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Calabasas real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Calabasas. The median home price for Calabasas homes is $926,800, which is 126.4% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Calabasas, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 8.3, which is 29.7% higher than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Calabasas are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Calabasas homes comes in at 4.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.3%.

      Calabasas transportation information

      Average one way commute33min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.5%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.8%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home10.0%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Calabasas, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).