Calabasas is located in the northwest Santa Monica Mountains between Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Hidden Hills, and Malibu. The city was formally incorporated in 1991. Calabasas is best known as the home of upscale strip malls. However, Calabasas has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a dusty El Camino Real crossroads named after a spilled wagonload of ripe pumpkins.
The housing development of Park Moderne, which featured homes designed by such architects as Rudolph Schindler, was the first development in Calabasas to cater to the creative class. Big names including Jimmy Durante and John Steinbeck became regular visitors. Calabasas went through its biggest change during the 1960s with the formation of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, which brought a water supply sufficient to support a far larger population. The resulting boom in luxury housing led to the rise of Calabasas as a home-buying destination for celebrities and affluent families. Today, Calabasas is home to about 24,000 residences.
Over the years, Calabasas has become home for A-list celebrities, industry executives, and affluent families who want more house and land for the value. As newer construction has developed, the area has experienced massive growth. Mediterranean villas and manicured lawns are constant focal points around the neighborhood. Its gets even more beautiful with views looking out towards the Santa Monica Mountains, the immaculate 18-hole golf course and winding Lake Calabasas. Security, privacy, and beauty are at the forefront of everything Calabasas provides, from their sophisticated estates behind gated communities, to noteworthy schools and thriving business area.
Residence of Calabasas enjoy beautiful outdoor shopping areas including The Commons. The Commons offers a variety of casual and fine dining, high-end shops, movie theater and beautiful areas to walk around and enjoy the relaxing scenery, lavish landscaping, and tranquil fountains.
With equal access to the Santa Monica Mountains and luxury-car dealerships, residents enjoy the perks of open spaces. Residence can also enjoy a scenic drive down to Malibu.
Public schools in Calabasas are in the Las Virgenes Unified School District which offer some of the most highly sought-after schools in the surrounding area.
One of the highest rated schools in the neighborhood is the Chaparral Elementary School, which is rated 9.