The city of Calabasas dates to at least the early to mid-1800s, but was not formally incorporated until 1991. It consists of a 13 square mile area that sits between Malibu, Woodland Hills, and Hidden Hills in the northwest corner of the Santa Monica Mountains. Its name means “squash” in Spanish, and may refer to the fact that there were originally several types of wild squash plants in the area.
Several major employers call Calabasas home, including Harbor Freight, Bank of America, DTS, and The Cheesecake Factory. In the late 20th Century, Calabasas saw a boom in the number of technology companies that later relocated when the “dot-com” bubble burst. Even so, many have remained, giving Calabasas a major technological presence even today.
A major draw for businesses in Calabasas is the town’s ability to cater to its residents needs. Residents get the benefits of its more rural appeal and privacy while also benefiting from excellent private and public schools. The neighborhood even hosts an expanse of unspoiled scenery and numerous city parks that are draw in residents and businesses alike.
Calabasas is home to only around 24,000 residents. This provides it with a relatively low population density, which further adds to its rural feel. The town receives only a small amount of traffic when compared to other areas near Los Angeles, but nonetheless has some major thoroughfares such as Mulholland Highway. Accordingly, commuters who travel between Calabasas and Los Angeles will find it an easy trip by car.
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