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).
This area was originally inhabited by the Chumash Indians. They named it Calabasas - some say that in the Chumash's native dialect, the name imeans "where the wild geese fly." 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.
The city is served by the Los Angeles International Airport.
Calabasas Higher Education
Pepperdine University serves the area.