Calabasas (Spanish for “Pumpkins”) is a city in Los Angeles County, California located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley and in the northwestSanta Monica Mountains between Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Hidden Hills, and Malibu, California. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population was 23,058, up from 20,033 at the 2000 census. The city was formally incorporated in 1991. It is noted for its wealthy residents and gated neighborhoods.
The Leonis Adobe, an adobe structure in Old Town Calabasas, dates from 1844 and is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the greater Los Angeles area.
Calabasas has just 23,000 residents and a full 84 percent of them (totally made up number) are international pop stars or have had a show on Bravo. Here’s how former Hidden Hills mayor (and producer/entertainment lawyer, of course) David Stanley describes the appeal: “We have no sidewalks or street lights. People are out walking, the kids gather at the community center to swim and BBQ, and once a year we put on a parade to celebrate the founding of our city — marching bands and all.” Which doesn’t really explain Justin Bieber’s attraction, does it? (He just bought a house in Calabasas for $6.5 million). The privacy, the safety (even if an inordinate number of houses boast panic rooms anyway) and the value of property vis-a-vis the Westside,” not to mention the “well-regarded public Las Virgenes Unified School District.