Homes for Sale in Malibu
Malibu sits on the western edge of the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles County. It includes three principal areas; an amalgamation of small communities near the beach (City of Malibu) and two unincorporated areas further inland.
The City of Malibu contains subdivisions and neighborhoods closest to the ocean. Here, residents enjoy quick access to beaches, parks, and a few small commercial areas along the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) with stores, restaurants, and boutiques. The two unincorporated areas of Malibu -- in L.A. County and Ventura County respectively -- are rural. Country homes in rural Malibu typically include significant acreage.
Malibu Real Estate Listings
First-time visitors to Malibu quickly come to understand how rural and quiet it is. Here, you'll find miles of beautiful beaches, dramatic and scenic canyons, and the very best in luxury properties. Popular among celebrities, media tycoons, and surfers, Malibu offers the quintessential sun-drenched SoCal experience. The ever-present surf culture reminds residents to slow down and take in the surrounding nature on its own terms. Despite all the wealth and glamor on display, Malibu is, at heart, a laid-back and tight-knit community.
The community stretches 21 miles along the coast and up into the Santa Monica Mountains. In fact, it’s pretty far (33 miles) from the hustle and bustle Downtown Los Angeles. One can expect long commute times getting in and out of the area not only from normal weekday traffic but also from weekend tourists who pack the Pacific Coast Highway.
Malibu residents are spoiled for choice regarding dining options, and many of the city's most beloved restaurants offer stunning views across the Pacific Ocean. Various options include casual, laid-back eateries serving fresh seafood to regionally renowned restaurants serving innovative, chef-driven cuisine.
Located just to the north of the PCH in the city's center, Malibu's downtown area lies adjacent to the Civic Center. This bustling, vibrant commercial zone is where you'll find dozens of fantastic restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as shopping galore. Malibu Village shopping center offers a few boutiques as well as restaurants and services.
Nearby, Malibu Country Mart has become the city's most popular shopping destination. This upscale, outdoor shopping center's setting is simply gorgeous, with the dramatic Santa Monica Mountains providing the backdrop to fabulous ocean views. Malibu Country Mart is home to a selection of unique boutiques, galleries, and personal services, as well as plenty of dining options.
Malibu enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate, and residents take every opportunity to spend time outdoors. As you'd expect, locals love spending time at the beach, and there are dozens of secluded coves and uncrowded stretches of sand to explore. Known to local surfers as "the bu," the city is also home to some of the best surfing breaks in the world.
Away from the shoreline, the Santa Monica Mountains offer a haven for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Popular areas include Malibu Solstice Canyon and Malibu Creek State Park, both of which feature miles of trails passing through dense forest, passing streams, waterfalls, and breathtaking vistas along the way.
Malibu Real Estate
Malibu is known for stunning architecture, beachfront homes, and ranches on acreage.
Most residences are close to the Pacific Coast Highway, which passes through the entire length of the city. Real estate options here range from luxurious oceanfront mansions and dramatic clifftop estates to more modest single-family homes. There are dozens of small subdivisions and enclaves with single-family homes in a wide range of prices. Even though the are is rural and remote, home buyers also have a choice of condominium complexes, most of them conveniently located near shopping centers and beaches.
Away from the coastline, quiet roads snake through the peaceful canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains. Sequestered among rolling hills and shady trees, the hillside neighborhoods offer residents a more secluded and rural lifestyle.
When you click a Malibu real estate listing above, you'll get a detailed summary of property information, including photographs. The listing overview includes interior features like the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, major systems (heating/cooling), size (in square feet), and other important details such as:
- Number of Days on Market (DOM)
- HOA fees, when applicable
- Year of construction
- MLS Number
You can also review exterior features as well as the architectural style of the home. If any appliances or fixtures are included with the sale of the house, those will also be noted.
When available, Malibu demographic information will be included along with local schools and neighborhood amenities within the 90265 zip code.
This page shows all active Malibu listings (the seller is still soliciting offers). To view active and pending listings (active, but currently under contract), click the 'refine results' button and then check the 'pending' box on the following page. The updated results will then display all homes for sale in Malibu including those whose owners may be accepting backup offers.
If you're buying a home, our full-service Malibu real estate agents are at-the-ready to assist you. If you're selling a home in the Malibu area, our listing agents will provide current market data, comparison properties (comps), and a highly-tailored marketing plan to make sure you get the best price for your home.
Schools in Malibu are operated by Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD).
- Webster Elementary School
- Juan Cabrillo Elementary School
- Point Dume Elementary School
- Malibu High School (Grades 6-12)
- Our Lady of Malibu (Catholic)
- Colin McEwen High School
- New Roads
- St. Aidan’s School (Catholic)
- Pepperdine University
- Santa Monica City College (in Santa Monica)
Malibu Size & Population
- Area: 19.89 square miles
- Population: 12,877
- Population Density: 647 people per square mile (Below Average)
- Zip Code: 90265
- Government: City of Malibu / County of Los Angeles
- BUR: 38 miles
- LAX: 28.2 miles
- Beaches: 0 miles
- Downtown Los Angeles: 33 miles
- Beverly Hills: 26.6 miles
- Santa Monica: 17.7 miles
Looking to buy or sell a home in Malibu? RubyHome's licensed real estate agents are your Malibu neighborhood experts and we'd love to help! If you are buying, contact us to schedule private showings of the homes that pique your interest.
For sellers, we’ll create a custom market report help you formulate the asking price for your home. We can provide up-to-the-minute Malibu real estate market statistics: average area home prices; house sales history; and information about the broader Southern California real estate market so that you can make a well-informed decision.
*Photo Courtesy of Matt Kiefer | Flickr