Calabasas 57 Below average
Calabasas Livability #768 ranked city in California#21,703 ranked city in the USARanks better than 25% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Calabasas

  • Crime

    With a lower than average crime rate per 100,000 people, this area could be considered a very safe place to live. Crime rates are based on both violent and property crimes.

  • Employment

    The combination of higher than average median home income, income per capita and low unemployment rates results in a score that is well above average in the employment category.

  • Schools

    High test scores, elevated graduation rates as well as the conveniently located elementary and high schools in this area have all contributed to the high score in the schools category.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive things to say about the proximity of restaurants, grocery stores, parks, public transit, friendliness of neighbors, sense of community and overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

  • Cost Of Living

    Based on the most recent cost of living data, this area is more expensive to live in. You can expect to pay more for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries and utilities.

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What's it like Living in Calabasas?

Calabasas is a mid-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 23,842 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (82% White). Given that fact, Calabasas could be considered less diverse than other cities. When traveling to work, spending unnecessary time in your vehicle is not ideal and downright frustrating. Across all of America, the average one way commute time is 26 minutes, unfortunately, living in Calabasas offers up a higher than average one way commute time of 34 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Calabasas, California could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. With useful information like amenities, crime, commute, health & safety, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Calabasas and in the areas around Calabasas is a much easier task.

The livability score in Calabasas is 55 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 22nd percentile of all cities across America. This score ranks well below the US average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. There are nine total categories that form the livability score. Calabasas scores well for crime (A) and employment (A+) There are some categories that Calabasas scores poorly for, including: amenities (F) and cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and can help foster positive community dynamics and social cohesion. Calabasas has a violent crime rate of 146 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Calabasas is actually affordable. The median home price for Calabasas homes is $1,127,500, which is 175.5% 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.

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      Calabasas transportation information

      Statistic Calabasas California National
      Average one way commute34min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.0%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.1%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.6%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home16.2%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Calabasas, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).