Calabasas, located in the West Hills of California, is a great place to rent your next home. Situated in Los Angeles County, Calabasas has a population of over 23,000 people and is the home of many wealthy and famous people. This city offers great property for rent near Los Angeles, California.
Calabasas is a small city and the city provides its own public transit service. The service consists of one citywide route, five peak-hour routes, and a weekend trolley. Service is also provided by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency (LACMTA). If you need to commute into L.A., Calabasas is serviced by Commuter Express five days a week. Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are conveniently located nearby for those who wish to travel.
Calabasas is part of the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD), a “Destination School District.” The district is one of the highest ranked districts in the state of California. Some of the LVUSD features include:
Top API scores,
Small class sizes,
A low student to counselor ratio,
and A Science/Tech/Engineering/Arts/Math (STEAM) focus.
There is also a selection of private schools in the area. Additionally, the city has implemented a Safe Routes to School program. These programs are designed to integrate fitness, health, traffic relief, safety, and environmental awareness. Cities that participate in these programs hope “to create a healthy lifestyle for children and a safer, cleaner environment for everyone.”4
In 2008, Calabasas completed construction of a Gold LEED certified Library and Civic Center complex. The two building complex was the first “green” civic center structure constructed and owned by a municipality in California. The complex contains meeting rooms, an amphitheater, the Calabasas Library, and the Calabasas Channel (CTV).
The city is also home to the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, one of the best public facilities in Southern California. The grounds are located near Calabasas Lake and are surrounded by century-old oak trees. The Center is home to the Top Seed Tennis Academy, which is considered to be the top tennis academy in Southern California. You’ll also find a junior Olympic pool, children’s instruction pool, and a full range of fitness classes.
The name of the city is generally considered to be derived from the Spanish word calabaza which means pumpkin. Therefore, it’s not very surprising that the town is home to the annual Calabasas Pumpkin Festival. For over 40 years, the festival has been providing pumpkin-themed fun to bring the community together for two days in October. The city also hosts an annual Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt and July 4th Fireworks Spectacular. Also, if you’re interested in the arts, the Calabasas Arts Council hosts an annual fine arts festival.
Let Clearstone Property Management help you find your next home using their experience with Calabasas rentals, or we can help you find apartments for rent in L.A. or other nearby towns.