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Malibu is a famous California beach destination for the rich, famous and tan. It's also a seaside community where many people live. This narrow city hugs the coast, and its main road is the Pacific Coast Highway. Full of parks like Corral Canyon Park and Leo Carrillo State Park, there's plenty of nature to explore in this scenic locale. Pepperdine University is nearby and there are a number of prominent restaurants in the area. 

Homes for rent in Malibu are close to Santa Monica in the south - only a 30-minute drive. This is the closest major city in the area and connected to Malibu in a variety of ways. 

Fun Facts for Future Renters

  • Malibu is well-known as home to some of Southern California's most elite and famous. In 1928, Malibu Colony was first developed as a destination for Hollywood's top personalities. A number of prominent stars came to scoop up these exclusive and secluded properties, including Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. 
  • Humaliwo, an area at the base of Malibu Canyon, was originally a Chumash Indian settlement. Humaliwo meant "the surf sounds loudly." The Spanish were the first Europeans in the area years later. 

Helpful Resources for Residents

  • Renters in this beachside community will want to go to Malibu's official city website for tons of information. With municipal regulations, online programs, a community events calendar and the latest news, it's an invaluable source for any resident. 
  • The schools in Malibu are run by the regional Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Although headquartered in Santa Monica, there are schools in both communities. 
  • The Malibu Times is a great news source for this coastal community. With local sports, news and entertainment, it's the perfect small-town paper.