Malibu owes its name to the Chumash, Native Americans who originally settled there and named it Humaliwo, which means "the surf sounds loudly.” The area was highly secluded until 1929 when the Pacific Coast Highway was built. Now Malibu is a thoroughfare for many vacationers driving up and down the California coast, and a highly revered destination for Los Angeles locals.
Privacy-seekers and beach-lovers.
Though Highway 1 runs through Malibu, its oceanfront homes maintain a distinct sense of privacy.
Secluded beaches, charming restaurants, and plenty of convertibles on the road.
In addition to its residents, Malibu—aka the ’Bu—attracts surfers, swimmers, and sun-seeking daytrippers. It’s a neighborhood of active individuals who balance jogging along the beach and hiking the nearby canyons while enjoying oysters and fresh seafood at the many bustling restaurants along the coastline. Jagged cliffs, secluded coves, and miles of sparkling ocean draw people from all over the city to Malibu’s stunning shores.
Serene, healthful, and beach-centric.
Health and fitness reign among Malibu denizens, with beach-lovers breaking from athletic pursuits to bask in the area’s clear blue skies and less-populated beaches.