Why the locals call it “The Old Road”
Malibu Road was originally part of the Pacific Coast Highway before the PCH was moved inland in 1948.
This was the part of the highway that took you right by the ocean and dropped you off at the weekend houses for Hollywood stars of the 1940s and ‘50’s. Locals who have been around for years or grew up in the area will refer to Malibu Road as “the Old Road,” because of its former affiliation with the PCH.
These days, Malibu Road is a two-lane road that runs east and west– parallel with both the Pacific Ocean and with the PCH. In order to enter Malibu Road westbound, you have to use Webb Way. Heading eastbound, Malibu Roads exits onto the PCH. Malibu Road is approximately 2.5 miles that run along the coastline with homes and beaches dotting the way.
What are Homes Like on Malibu Road?
Malibu Road features more than 250 living units stretching along the coast, most of which are two-story, single-family homes on the ocean side. Beach fronts lots span 60 feet wide by 100 feet deep.
Land side homes are also mainly two-story homes but the lots are more spacious– some ranging in size from 1.25 acres up to four acres. You can also find several luxury condominiums and apartment complexes with units for rent on the north end of Malibu Road.
Who Lives on Malibu Road?
Just like the rest of Malibu, this area is mostly inhabited by a mix of longtime locals and successful businessmen, celebrities and people who are high up in the entertainment industry (producers, directors, executives, etc).
What does it cost to live on Malibu Road?
Malibu Road home prices range from $5.2 million for a 7,840 square foot lot to $26.5 million for a four-bedroom four-bathroom home in 2016. The average Malibu Road home price is $15 million.
For comparison and a look at growth in value, in 2005 three properties on Malibu Road sold for $6 million, $7 million and $13 million.
What’s Close to Malibu Road?
Malibu Road is situated near the center of Malibu, and near restaurants with stunning ocean views. You’ll be able to shop close by at the Malibu Country Mart or at the Malibu Colony Plaza. For entertainment, you can visit the amazing J. Paul Getty Museum, which is about a ten minute drive south on PCH.
Families and picnickers will enjoy the large Bluffs Park, located above Malibu Road. Bluffs Park has a community center, large open fields, and trails that wander down to Malibu Road below, with spectacular ocean views the whole way down. In the summer, outdoor movies are featured in the park.
Legacy Park is newer, and is located in the Civic Center, which abuts the main shopping area of Malibu. Wandering paths will take you through a plethora of native plants and history of the native creatures and peoples of the area.
What else is there?
You mean, besides the cool ocean breezes and perfect coastal views?
Malibu Colony Beach, located near the south of Malibu Road, is the widest sandy beach in the Malibu Colony area. Temperatures are near perfect all year round, with comfortable highs and lows.
You’ll be surrounded by a Mediterranean-like oasis, with desert palm trees, scrub brush and rocky mountains meeting the sea. The surf is spectacular, and if you like to snorkel or scuba dive, there are many varieties of sea life to explore.
Malibu is home to some fairly wealthy individuals, but it’s first and foremost a relaxed beach community. People come here from all over the world to unwind and enjoy the great outdoors.
If you’re looking for sun and sand with stunning views in a location unlike any other, you should check out Malibu Road. You won’t be disappointed!