High above the Pacific Coast Highway is the community of Big Rock Drive. Back in 1936, William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper publisher who built Hearst Communications, bought most of the land in the area, hoping to build an estate in the area. Now, homeowners of Big Rock Drive take full advantage of the ocean and city lights views.
Neighboring homes are often nestled between trees and gardens, highlighting the beauty of local nature and the abundance of foliage surrounding the area. Hillside homes are often seen in the terraced neighborhood of Big Rock, providing spectacular views of the entire Santa Monica Bay coastline and the Malibu shoreline. The median sales price of homes in the area is $2,844,000.
The community has approximately 417 residents, according to the latest Census. The top reasons residents love to live in Big Rock: It’s peaceful, beautiful, family friendly, welcoming and safe.
Big Rock Beach
Big Rock Beach lies north of where Big Rock Drive intersects with the Pacific Coast Highway. The closest dive site to Santa Monica is named after the big rock that sits just offshore, when often birds perch on top. It reefs are known for diving, and its rocky shores make for excellent shore fishing, diving, and kayaking.
Homes on Big Rock Beach sit level with the PCH, and high above the rocky beach. There are a variety of single-family and apartment complexes in this area, with a few on the landside.
Around the Neighborhood
Residents in the area get to enjoy the spectacular views of the Santa Monica Bay by day and the city lights at night.
Just south is the Getty Villa houses a portion of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s extensive art collection, featuring 44,000 ancient Roman, Grecian, and Etruscan works of art. It serves as an educational center and museum, patterned after a first-century Roman country home. Entrance to the villa is always free and the grounds are equally spectacular to walk and photograph.
Also a few minutes away is the historic Malibu Pier. Activities on the pier include sightseeing, fishing, shopping at local gift stores, and dining at the historic Malibu Farm Pier Café.
Nearby schools and university near this neighborhood include Our Lady of Malibu School, Webster Elementary School of Malibu, Colin McEwen High School, Odyssey Middle School, Muse Elementary and Pepperdine University.
Big Rock residents enjoy a location that boasts privacy without losing their access to the local Malibu community and amenities.
For more information on homes for sale in Big Rock, call Russell Grether at 310-994-4247.