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.

Calabasas History

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

  • Calabasas City Hall
  • Agoura Hills
  • Calabasas Creekside Park
  • Westrec Whitewater River Trips
  • Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park

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.

Calabasas Transportation

The city is served by the Los Angeles International Airport.

Calabasas Higher Education

Pepperdine University serves the area.


Total Population 23,956
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 10,918
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 56.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65.2%
Median Earnings25+ $68,669
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $41,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree $46,047


Median Family Income $136,724
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 18.1%
Median Gross Rent $2
Median House Value $883,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.4%
US/American 1.3%
English 5.5%
Irish 6.6%

Calabasas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Simi Valley, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles W of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
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.
Latitude 34.157
Longitude -118.637

Calabasas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.4 miles
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
Distance 12.5 miles
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
Distance 21.2 miles
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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Calabasas, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Agoura (91301)

Calabasas Hills (91301)

Cornell (91301)

Monte Nido (91302)

Saratoga Hills (91301)

Woodland Hills (91302, 91372)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Agoura Hills 20,630 $118,673
Hidden Hills 1,749 $250
Santa Monica 91,619 $113,956
Simi Valley 125,699 $98,394
Thousand Oaks 128,126 $116,599
Westlake Village 8,393 $145,106

Calabasas Public Libraries

Calabasas City Library
Calabasas, California
(818) 225-7616

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