CALABASAS– DEMOGRAPHICS AND GEOGRAPHY

Calabasas is located in northwest Los Angeles County in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and adjacent to San Fernando Valley. Neighboring communities are Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Topanga, and Woodland Hills. From downtown Los Angeles, Calabasas is 25 miles west (8 miles east of the Ventura County line). Primary access is by four freeway exits off the 101 Ventura Freeway, or by taking Malibu Canyon Road 4 miles north from the Pacific Coast Highway.

LAND USE

The City has a General Plan, allocating specific land use policy for stable growth through public-approved developments that provide for employment and retail opportunity within the community. The General Plan includes an anticipated 3.7M sq. ft. of commercial/industrial development over the next 20 years.

GEOGRAPHY

As a “Tree City U.S.A.,” Calabasas contains some of the most scenic and protected topography of Southern California. Heritage oak trees, Santa Monica Mountain peaks, ridgelines, canyons, creeks and woodlands create a feeling of openness and give Calabasas its rural character. Oak trees are a protected species within Calabasas.

Elevation: 500 to 2800 feet
Median Flatland Elevation: 796 feet
Size: 12.9 square miles
Mean Rainfall: Averages 13.6 inches – November to March
Average Temperatures
Winter range is 40’s/low to 60’s & 70’s/high
Summer range is 60’s/low to 90’s/high

AIR QUALITY

Calabasas benefits from onshore ocean breezes and wind patterns that produce cleaner air than most areas in the Los Angeles basin.

FIRE PROTECTION

The Los Angeles County Fire Department strictly enforces brush clearance in Calabasas and implements other preventative programs to keep the area safe from brush and wild fires.

SHERIFF PROTECTION

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department serves the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County as well as contract cities such as Calabasas and Hidden Hills.

COMMUNITY MIX

Calabasas has 55 pocket communities that range from apartment complexes and affordable townhomes to multi-million dollar estates. Neighborhood communities feature a variety of living preferences. While known for its gated communities, Calabasas also has several traditional neighborhoods, and tucked off one of the city’s scenic corridor, Mulholland Highway, are custom homes, a beautiful mobile home park, and older communities.

Median Household Income
$93,860
Average Household Earning
Under 35K 22%
Average Household Earning
35K – 110K 46%
Average Household Earning
Above 110K 32%
Owner Occupied Housing
80%
Rental Occupied
20%
Household Vacancy
0.6%
Rental Vacancy
4%