For me, Malibu, CA is Heaven on Earth. In spite of the traffic on PCH, it’s easy to find a little spot of peace in this town. Beautiful Malibu!
I’m fortunate to have traveled to many places and while there are so many wonderfully amazing places on this planet Earth, being able to call beautiful Malibu my home is something I’m grateful for every single day. I go to sleep to the sound of waves crashing onto the shore, wake up to watch the dolphins playing as they swim up and down the coast and my “work” is selling some of the most architecturally stunning homes with magnificent views. There’s a portion of PCH that reminds me of the Amalfi Coast, it’s one of the many picturesque views you will see driving on Hwy 1.
Don’t get me wrong, I have to admit, when I flew out to California in 2001, the first place we went after getting off the plane was a drive up to Malibu. (clearly destined to be here) Having grown up going to Florida every Spring Break since I was in 7th grade (thanks Mom & Dad!), I LOVED the beach, but Malibu was like no beach I’d ever seen before. Shoot, you could barely see the beach. All you could see was the garages of these homes that, well, to put it nicely, looked like upgraded beach shacks. So, honestly, I didn’t get it. So, when I moved to Cali 3 months later, I moved to Orange County.
Well, that didn’t last too long. Had lots of fun in Seal Beach and Huntington and loved Newport, Laguna and Dana Pt., but it just wasn’t working for me. So, I moved to Pacific Palisades. I used to take my lunch in my car and sit there at the bluffs in Pali and just stare off at Malibu. Beautiful Malibu just kept calling me. Eight months later, I moved to Malibu beach and I’ve loved it ever since.
Malibu has so much to offer. Surfers paradise, hiking trails galore and the horses on the gorgeous equestrian estates even have ocean views, plus all the basics and you can’t forget our “mini-Rodeo Drive” shopping. Los Angeles is sometimes referred to as La-La Land; understandably so. Well, Malibu has a bit of that as well, but from the aspect of nature. I grew up in what most people would call the country, even though it wasn’t, but we were close enough. Malibu was referred to as the country up until a few years ago and there are people that still have livestock on their property, just as we did back in Kentucky. It’s awesome!!
So, hopefully you can see, why I say “Beautiful Malibu.”