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Best Places To Live In Malibu, CA

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  • Malibu, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 12,853
  • Malibu is a beautiful city, located in western Los Angeles County. It is one of the most beautiful city I've lived in. The beaches are the most popular known facts about Malibu. There are several schools…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Marina del Rey, CA
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.6km away
  • Population: 9,782
  • I live near there and visit someone there a lot. It’s cool but small lol. A a a a a a a a a…[read more]
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  • Agoura Hills, CA
  • City: 8.0mi / 12.8km away
  • Population: 20,689
  • I personally live in Agoura Hills. The crime is worse than it says, the crime apparently is an A, I say it should be a B or worse. My school has fights, there's a serious drug problem there too. People…[read more]
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  • Westlake Village, CA
  • City: 7.4mi / 11.9km away
  • Population: 8,443
  • My family moved to Westlake a couple years ago, and some of my extended family a few years prior to that. Having come from Santa Clarita (about 35 minutes northeast) this was a major improvement in…[read more]
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  • Hidden Hills, CA
  • City: 11.2mi / 18.1km away
  • Population: 1,573
  • This is not a horse "friendly" community. Hidden Hills tries to sell itself on being an equestrian community to keep the property values up, but only a few horse people are left and they won't be here…[read more]
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  • Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.9mi / 30.5km away
  • Population: 8,746
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  • Thousand Oaks, CA
  • City: 10.0mi / 16.1km away
  • Population: 128,623
  • Rampant homeless population, drug use and dealing, and a real estate market that is 2.5x the national average make up a burgeoning list of negatives that have come to the former "Safest City in America".…[read more]
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  • Portar Ranch, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.5mi / 34.7km away
  • Population: 22,688
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  • Oak Park, CA
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.8km away
  • Population: 14,885
  • I call Oak Park, California Home and this place is absolutely wonderful. Living in Oak Park, California means that we can easily commute into Los Angeles if we need to, but this local community actually…[read more]
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  • Moorpark, CA
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km away
  • Population: 35,594
  • I have experienced life in and around the city of Moorpark in Southern California for several years. Moorpark is relatively isolated from some of the denser regions of the south bay in California, there…[read more]
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  • West Hills, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.0mi / 22.5km away
  • Population: 31,007
  • In West Hills, you are close to all of your shopping and service needs. It's usually pretty quiet except on Fourth of July night. Mail and package theft is a problem. The average summer temperature is…[read more]
75
  • Camarillo, CA
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.3km away
  • Population: 66,630
  • If you want a safe quiet place to raise a family or retire, Camarillo is a perfectly nice place. However, if you’re looking to start up your career or have any sort of nightlife, look somewhere else.…[read more]
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  • Westwood, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • Population: 55,285
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  • Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.3mi / 24.6km away
  • Population: 20,130
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  • Topanga, CA
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.4km away
  • Population: 7,858
  • Topanga has several different neighborhoods, each with its own unique feel. But everyone in Topanga, even if they don't know each other, is bonded in that they all live in an extreme fire danger area.…[read more]
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  • Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.9mi / 27.1km away
  • Population: 23,965
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  • Studio City, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.0mi / 32.2km away
  • Population: 48,533
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  • Calabasas, CA
  • City: 9.4mi / 15.0km away
  • Population: 24,091
  • I lived here for ten years, mostly in the '90s. It had a little bit of a rural feel. Now it is overdeveloped and crowded. There is shopping but I dare you to find a parking spot. I would give the…[read more]
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  • Simi Valley, CA
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 126,126
  • I've lived in Simi Valley for 20 years and moved here from the midwest after college. If you're looking for nightlife, high end shopping or anything trendy/high fashion, look elsewhere. Simi Valley is…[read more]
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  • Bell Canyon, CA
  • City: 13.1mi / 21.1km away
  • Population: 2,159
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  • Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.9mi / 20.7km away
  • Population: 45,798
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  • Santa Rosa Valley, CA
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.1km away
  • Population: 3,601
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  • Encino, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • Population: 56,158
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  • Westside, CA
  • City: 18.1mi / 29.2km away
  • Population: 269
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  • Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.7mi / 22.1km away
  • Population: 22,500
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  • Santa Monica, CA
  • City: 17.1mi / 27.5km away
  • Population: 92,247
  • I lived in Santa Monica for 5 years and I loved some things about it and hated many things about it. The crime and homeless problem are out of control. It's a beautiful city with many things to do and…[read more]
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  • Playa Del Ray, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.2mi / 32.4km away
  • Population: 16,056
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  • Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 17.9mi / 28.8km away
  • Population: 41,309
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  • Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 19.7mi / 31.7km away
  • Population: 42,620
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  • Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.6mi / 29.9km away
  • Population: 44,552
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  • Granada Hills, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 23.8mi / 38.4km away
  • Population: 43,697
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  • Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.3mi / 32.7km away
  • Population: 108,186
  • There comes a point in time when one realizes that an impending decision will likely alter the course of one's life. My life altering moment came 12 years ago, a year in which my summer vacation was…[read more]
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  • Santa Susana, CA
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.2km away
  • Population: 1,057
  • Surprised this made the list of 100 most "livable" cities. Cancer rates are high, very high. Santa Susanna is the site of our nation's first nuclear reactor (and partial core meltdown). Built during…[read more]
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  • Lake Sherwood, CA
  • City: 9.1mi / 14.6km away
  • Population: 1,651
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  • Casa Conejo, CA
  • City: 14.0mi / 22.6km away
  • Population: 3,180
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  • North Hills, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.3mi / 35.9km away
  • Population: 99,507
  • Located in the San Fernando Valley area of the city of Los Angeles, the beautiful community of North Hills is one of the oldest such communities in the Valley. Raised in the city of Los Angeles, I…[read more]
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  • Mission Hills, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 24.6mi / 39.6km away
  • Population: 21,104
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  • San Fernando, CA
  • City: 26.3mi / 42.4km away
  • Population: 24,396
  • LONG ANSWER: San Fernando, California is nowhere (and I do mean NOWHERE) near the ocean. The closest beach is 45-90 minutes away, depending on traffic. Trash on the street is fairly common, especially…[read more]
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  • Winnetka, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.9mi / 27.2km away
  • Population: 67,623
  • As a San Fernando Valley native, I lived in Winnetka, California when I was a very young child. Thankfully, I live in Winnetka again as a young adult. Winnetka is a laid-back Los Angeles community that…[read more]
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  • Reseda, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.8mi / 30.2km away
  • Population: 81,554
  • I lived in Reseda for eight years while pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. This family-friendly Southern California neighborhood, which is located in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley, offers a…[read more]
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  • Venice, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.4mi / 29.7km away
  • Population: 32,773
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  • Sylmar, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 26.5mi / 42.6km away
  • Population: 80,559
  • While the boundaries of Sylmar inter-weave through the northeastern lower levels of the San Gabriel mountain range, the town itself is actually quite small. Santa Ana winds, unlicensed/uninsured…[read more]
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  • Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.8mi / 35.2km away
  • Population: 127,440
  • If living in Tijuana is your goal, welcome home. My 91405 was 75% Latinx in one of the more recent census results, and I'm sure it's higher than that now. In my twenty years on the same street I've…[read more]
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  • Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.8mi / 25.4km away
  • Population: 86,344
  • Far less expensive than nearby Hollywood, or downtown Los Angeles, Canoga Park, California is a wonderful place to live for those who flock to Southern California for its beautiful weather and the…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in Malibu, CA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Malibu, CA, followed by the best places to live near Malibu, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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