Southern California IS prone to earthquakes but Malibu may be one of the safer areas within Southern California. Scientists predict that someday the so-called "big one" will occur in the Southland: a predicted 8.3 earthquake on the southern San Andreas fault. However, Malibu will sustain minimal damage from the shaking according to a 128-page report from the State Dept of Conservation ("Earthquake Planning Scenario for a Magnitude 8.3 Earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in Southern California"). That report is full of maps that show the anticipated impact and damage from the quake across the entire region. Malibu has the lowest possible rating for the intensity of shaking that will be felt, a rating that signifies "no significant damage." One more reason to make Malibu your home!... more
Malibu is a wonderful community for kids. The schools are top rated and the community provides many activities for children. The climate allows outdoor activity year around and your children actually give you entre to the local social scene. Kids' birthday parties are huge social events in Malibu!... more
When the last owners of the 17,000 acre Malibu Rancho decided to market and sell property in Malibu to raise cash spent fighting to keep roads and the railroad out of Malibu, One of the major marketing focuses was that it is cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
The climate in Malibu is exemplary!
There are many very private properties with incredible private beaches. There is awesome large beach estates that have no access except through private gates, roads and very difficult for anyone from the public to ever see the property.
The crime rate in Malibu is very very low. It has been a safe place to raise my kids and the schools are top notch.
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