Often, clients will ask my opinion about where the best place is to live in Malibu if you couldn’t be on the sand. My answer hasn’t changed in 20 years….You should start looking at Point Dume homes for sale. With classically designed, mid-century ranch homes side by side with more modern residences, Point Dume remains one of the most charming neighborhoods in western Malibu. Most properties on “The Point” have deeded beach rights where each house comes with beach keys to one of the most scenic private beaches in California. Here, residents enjoy access to a picturesque cove that is not only sheltered from the afternoon winds out of the west, but also offers some of the best surfing waves to wash up on Malibu’s shores.
Point Dume appeals, in particular, to families who appreciate the rare LA luxury of being able to walk or easily drive their kids to Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School. While most of Malibu doesn’t feature sidewalks, this area has many, with a majority leading directly to the school and adjacent park. Parents also appreciate the old- fashioned annual parades held on the 4th of July and during the December holidays where a car-drawn Santa Claus float has been in service since the 50’s.
Point Dume residents also enjoy panoramic views of Santa Monica Bay, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and Catalina Island. The nearby headlands offer hikers numerous routes along the bluffs with easy-to-access trails down to the sand at Westward Beach and Big Dume Bay. The shopping center on Heathercliff offers residents an array of shopping opportunities including a large market, pharmacy, banks, and other shops that eliminate the need to go further from home for the basic necessities or just for some retail therapy.
Prices for Point Dume homes for sale can vary with some condos starting around $750k. Original ranch houses have starting prices of $2.5m and up, depending on views or lot size. Many of the newer homes, with 5000 sq.ft. or more, can run $6m and higher. The highly coveted bluff front estates, with some of the best views in all of Malibu, remain in the $9m to $40m range. At any given time there there are always a few Point Dume homes for sale that are never listed on the market. Please contact us to see if there are any unlisted Point Dume homes for sale that match your criteria.