Located on the gently sloping plateau behind Zuma Beach lies the Malibu Park neighborhood. Running from Bonsall Canyon on the east to Trancas Canyon on the west, Malibu Park is Malibu’s largest geographic neighborhood and has always enjoyed a country like atmosphere. Lot sizes here have generous proportions, for the most part, compared with other areas of Malibu. Most being of one to two acres in size and it is not uncommon to see properties with horses and large vegetable gardens. Most homes here have good ocean views, but as you go further back into Malibu Park, and up the steeper slopes, the views grow to what can only be described as “jetliner.”
Malibu High School is located in the middle of Malibu Park and is what also draws a large number of families to the area. There isn’t any home in this community that is more than 5 minutes from the entrance to the school and many kids can easily walk or ride their bikes to classes. The high school remains one of the top ranked schools in the nation and, in many ways, feels like a private school. Malibu High also features a community swimming pool that is open to the public and numerous classes are offered throughout the year.
For horse lovers, an equistrian center can be found just a block away from the beach and offers easy access to numerous riding trails behind Malibu Park and in to Bonsall Canyon.
Malibu Park offers easy access to area shopping with the Point Dume shopping center about a mile away which offers a wide variety of stores and food options. A few miles in the other direction is the brand new Trancas shopping center with an Erewhon organic market, Starbucks, a dry cleaners, and a bank. Between these two retail locations, Malibu Park residents find little need to go any further for their household shopping needs.
Malibu Park homes for sale vary greatly in price and style. Older ranch homes start around $1.7m. Larger equestrian properties run as high as $4m and the premium bluff properties, overlooking Zuma Beach, tend to sell for upwards of $6m.