Incorporated Malibu’s 21 miles of scenic beauty unfolds along the oceanfront Pacific Coast Highway, where the Santa Monica Mountains meet the sea. Some consider it to be California’s version of the Hamptons, but with a bigger surf culture and endless hiking opportunities. While very much a beach town with houses hugging the shore, there are many canyon and mountain properties and an equestrian community that takes advantage of the many miles of riding trails. There’s also a burgeoning local wine scene thanks to vineyards planted in the canyons, as well as restaurants to suit any taste and budget. Housing typically starts at over $1 million and can rise to a breathtaking $100 million for truly world-class properties. (And at that price, they better be.) Malibu housing stock includes vintage and modern beach houses, horse ranches, and mountainside houses with jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.