Introduction to Calabasas, California
Calabasas, California, in Los Angeles County, is 11 miles SE of Simi Valley, California (center to center) and 23 miles W of Los Angeles, California. The city is part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 20,033 people live in Calabasas.
This area was originally inhabited by the Chumash Indians. They named it Calabasas - some say that in Indian it translates into "where the wild geese fly"; and in Spanish it means "pumpkin". Modern settlements started developing after the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 1700s.
Calabasas and nearby Attractions
Things To Do In Calabasas
The city people organize a Pumpkin Festival every year to celebrate the fall. The area has a semi-rural quality of life with its beautiful rolling hills and scenic views. The city has a number of parks and local trails which provide opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities. Hiking and cycling are popular activities. The city also has facilities for playing tennis, basketball and softball.
The city is served by the Los Angeles International Airport.
Calabasas Higher Education
Pepperdine University serves the area.
Calabasas strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):
Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
Low Property Crime
People in Middle Class or Better
Low Violent Crime
Comparing Calabasas to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
|Well-Paid Single Women|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Age of the Population|
|Male Share of the Population|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Portion of People Married|
|Average Household Size|
|Median Family Income|
|College Educated Adults|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|People Above Poverty|
|Working at Home|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Short Commute Times|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|People Living Alone|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Low Property Crime|
|Low Violent Crime|
|Nearest Medium City||11 miles SE of Simi Valley, California (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||23 miles W of Los Angeles, California|
|Standard Zip Codes||91301, 91302|
|P.O. Box Zip Codes||91372|
|Company Zip Codes||91399|
|Phone Area Codes||818|
|Time Zone||Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Station||CANOGA PARK PIERCE COLLG|
|Jan Temp||40 to 68 F|
|Apr Temp||45 to 78 F|
|Jul Temp||57 to 95 F|
|Oct Temp||49 to 84 F|
|Annual Precip||17.7 inches|
|Station||U C L A|
|Jan Temp||49 to 66 F|
|Apr Temp||53 to 69 F|
|Jul Temp||62 to 77 F|
|Oct Temp||59 to 75 F|
|Annual Precip||18.6 inches|
|Station||LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN USC|
|Jan Temp||49 to 68 F|
|Apr Temp||54 to 73 F|
|Jul Temp||65 to 84 F|
|Oct Temp||60 to 79 F|
|Annual Precip||15.1 inches|
|Average Family Size||3.14|
|American Indian & Alaskan||27||0.1%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||949||4.7%|
|Est. 2005 Population||21,908|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||19.6%|
|French (except Basque)||1.6%|
According to the US Postal Service, Calabasas, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Agoura (91301)
Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.
Calabasas City Library
"23975 PARK SORRENTO ST., SUITE 100"
22855 W. MULHOLLAND HWY.
Serves 1,892 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28.8
INDIAN HILLS CONTINUATION HIGH
4345 N. LAW VIRGENES ROAD
A Non-traditional School
Serves 66 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8
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