Malibu, California


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The Chumash peoples inhabited the area from the San Joaquin Valley to San Luis Obispo, in what would become the state of California, for eight thousand years.  One such area within their territories was known as “Humaliwo” or “the surf sounds loudly” – which is where the name “Malibu” originated.  The first European to visit the area was Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542.  The Spanish would return to the southern coast of California, enacting the California mission system.  Malibu became part of Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit, which was a 13,000-acre (53 kilometers squared) land grant, in 1802.  It took all the way to March 28th, 1991 for the city of Malibu to be officially incorporated, however.

Today, according to a 2013 estimate by the US Census Bureau, the city of Malibu is home to 12,861 people.  Malibu is also part of the Greater Los Angeles Area.  The Greater Los Angeles Area, according to a 2014 estimate, has a population of 18,550,288 people, which makes it the second largest metropolitan area in the country, following the New York metropolitan area.  The Greater Los Angeles Area is one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world.

The city of Malibu is known around the world as an incredibly affluent beachfront community.  Due to its location so close to Los Angeles, Malibu is also home to many movie stars.  Forbes Magazine has described one of Malibu’s most popular locations, Carbon Beach as “the world’s most expensive sandbox.”  Carbon Beach has an estimated real estate cost of greater than $200,000 per foot of beachfront.

Carbon Beach is hardly the only beach in the Malibu area, however.  The city is also home to Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu Beach, Topanga Beach, Point Dume Beach, County Line, and Dan Blocker Beach.  Malibu and its surrounding areas are also home to numerous parks such as Malibu Bluffs Park, Trancas Canyon Park, Las Flores Creek Park, Legacy Park, Malibu Creek State Park, Leo Carrillo State Beach and Park, Point Mugu State Park, and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

One of the most prominent attractions located within the Malibu area are the Santa Monica Mountains.  At their peak (known as Sandstone), the Santa Monica Mountains reach an elevation of 3,111 ft (948 m).  The Santa Monica Mountains are a part of the Transverse Ranges.

One of the many man-made attractions in the Malibu region is the J. Paul Getty Museum.  The J. Paul Getty Museum is located in two areas: the Getty Villa and the Getty Center.  The J. Paul Getty Museum was established in 1974.  The Getty Villa, built in 1954, has a collection of 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities.  The Getty Center, which opened in 1997, was worth $1.3 billion and according to its website, “features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, decorative arts; and 19th– and 20th-century American, Asian, and European photographs.”

The city of Malibu is located near Pacific Coast Highway.  Malibu does not have any professional sports teams, but Pacific Coast Highway is popular among road cycling enthusiasts.

Do you, by any chance, own a small buisness in the Malibu area?  Are you considering it?  These resources could prove beneficial in that endeavor:

Apply for a Business License in Malibu

A Guide to Opening a Business in Malibu

Malibu Chamber of Commerce

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A Cone Zone
Corona, CA
Eric Holt

Martin Graphics
Irvine, CA
Michael Martin

SandL Graphic Design
Vista, CA
Sandra Suarez

Simi Valley, CA
Kenny Miller

Y2H Inc
Canoga Park, CA
Yushea Surti