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Is it expensive to live in Malibu?

Is it expensive to live in Malibu?

Malibu is part of Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale Metro Div. According to C2ER (the Council for Community and Economic Research), the cost of living in Malibu is estimated to be 146.6% of the national average making it one of the more expensive cities in the US.

Is Malibu beach a good place to live?

Overall a good community to live in. Malibu is a beautiful town with kind hearted locals, a tight knit community, and plenty of opportunities to be submerged in nature. Tourists see it as a “rich” town, but growing up in Malibu, I have known families from all different socioeconomic backgrounds.

Why is land in Malibu so cheap?

It is likely cheap because it is either hard to build or really expensive to develop……often times both. Parcels of Malibu land under $500k are likely located on steep lots which will require caissons instead of grade beams. So think about this when you a parcel that says it’s “close” to the road.

Where are the celebrity homes in Malibu?

The top three neighborhoods with entertainment celebrities in residence are Carbon Beach, the Malibu Colony and Broad Beach. Of course the very private Colony is where it all started as described on the page about the history and development of the Malibu Beach Motion Picture Colony.

Is Malibu safe to live?

Malibu is in the 27th percentile for safety, meaning 73% of cities are safer and 27% of cities are more dangerous. The rate of crime in Malibu is 38.76 per 1,000 residents during a standard year. People who live in Malibu generally consider the north part of the city to be the safest.

Is Malibu or Beverly Hills more expensive?

– Beverly Hills housing costs are 3.7% more expensive than Malibu housing costs. – The average commute for residents of Beverly Hills is 10.9 minutes shorter than it is for residents of Malibu.

How rich do you have to be to live in Malibu?

According to, the household income required to live in Central and Western Malibu is $220,000 annually. Real estate and other living costs are a little more expensive in Eastern Malibu, which is closer to Los Angeles. To live here, you need an income of $260,000 annually.

How hard is it to build a house in Malibu?

Malibu has some very steep lots, which will exponentially increase the cost of building when you factor in caisson foundations, grading, retaining walls and grade beams. Lots that have a building permit attached can make it much easier to obtain a construction loan at the time of the purchase.

Is Malibu posh?

While the coastal areas of Santa Monica, Venice, and Malibu contain pricey luxury homes, Malibu takes the prize for the most exclusive enclaves. For mansions and luxury homes in Los Angeles, well-manicured (and sometimes lavish) landscaping is the norm, not the exception.