Tucked into the Santa Monica Mountains, Topanga is known for its picturesque rolling hills and proximity to the Malibu coastline and Los Angeles proper. It’s a tight-knit community with sprawling homes, many of which come with expansive views and welcomed seclusion. The area mixes woodsy with luxury, taking its place among one of north L.A.’s most desired zip codes for those looking to have the mountain life experience without being too far away from the city and beach.
Homes in Topanga range from the elaborate to the overtly modern to charming mountain-style properties. Many of the homes are custom, with no two looking alike and built into the canyon along enchanting, winding roads. Topanga real estate is known for its coexistence with nature amidst massive oaks and fruit-bearing trees as well as their unobstructed mountain views. Topanga homes are also known for offering great value.
Often considered a bohemian chic enclave tucked into the hills, Topanga is filled with a respect for nature, art and authenticity. It has a bit of a small town feel as there are local haunts that residents frequent, but has an elevated essence thanks to the decadent homes in the area and the locals themselves—models and big name celebrities pepper the area, taking part in great shopping, night markets and good eats.
Topanga is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District and Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District which includes Topanga Elementary Charter School, Alice C. Stelle Middle School, Topanga Montessori School, Malibu High School, Woodland Hills Charter Academy as well as schools in the neighboring Calabasas area.
Topanga is just off the 405 Freeway, but can also be reached through the Orange Line running through Woodland Hills and Tarzana.