Introduction to Malibu, California
Malibu, California, in Los Angeles county, is 11 miles S of Thousand Oaks, California (center to center) and 32 miles W of Los Angeles, California. The city is considered part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. Malibu has a population of 12,575.
The original inhabitants of Malibu were a Native American tribe called the Chumash. They called the area 'Humaliwo' from which the present name is derived. This region started developing after the Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo landed here in 1542 looking for fresh water. The first highway was built through this region in 1929. It was incorporated as a city in 1991.
Malibu and nearby Attractions
- Zuma Beach
- Malibu State Beach
- Malibu Bluffs Park
- Malibu Creek State Park
- Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
- Topanga Canyon
Things To Do In Malibu
Malibu is a beautiful city full of picturesque views. It has excellent beaches where one can go swimming, sailing and indulge in other water sports. There are a number of parks which have facilities for baseball, soccer and other sports. One can also go hiking, mountain biking, cycling and horse riding.
The Los Angeles International Airport serves the city.
Malibu Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are available at Pepperdine University.