Why do they do it? Why did we do it? Why does anybody do it? There are multiple answers to that question and it may vary slightly from one family to the next but ultimately the most common denominator for why most families move from Los Angeles to the Calabasas area would be the Las Virgenes Unified School District. We’ve polled many families that moved here from LA (ourselves included) and the award winning school system is the answer time and time again. As a bonus, the school system is actually just the icing on the cake, though. We have discovered Calabasas to be a wonderful, family-oriented, suburban reprieve from the craziness of urban life in LA. We lived in Hollywood, for a time, and then in Santa Monica, and are very familiar with Los Angeles, so we know about the craziness of Los Angeles. We did enjoy living there, and quite frankly, we concerned about our relocation to the ‘burbs. But, guess what? We love it. In fact, when we are working with our Los Angeles and Westside clients, we very much look forward to coming back home to Calabasas. It is refreshing and relaxing after a long day in the city. But since the schools are what lead us out here, as seems to be the case with so many other families, then that is what we will discuss.
We’ve posted a variety of blogs and information about the Las Virgenes Unified School District its individual schools. Our daughter attends Bay Laurel Elementary and we have been thrilled, as has she. But we also know families whose children attend all of the other elementary and middle schools, as well as the high school. Round Meadow Elementary. Lupin Hill Elementary. Chaparral Elementary. A.C. Stelle Middle School. A.E. Wright Middle School. Calabasas High School. And the reports are consistently good. Demand is so high for the schools that out-of-district permits are not even accepted at A. C. Stelle Middle School any more. It should also be noted that the schools in Agoura and Oak Park are equally good and in some cases have even higher scores. But I’ll save that for another post!
If you have any questions about this kind of move and would like to discuss it with a family that experienced the move first hand (us!) or who works with families year around who have the same thing in mind (us!), please contact us and would be happy answer any questions you may have or assist you with your move.
All our Best,
Missy and Jason Improta