Why do so many celebrities choose to live in Calabasas?
For many years, Calabasas has been a quiet suburb nested in the hills of Santa Monica Mountains in west San Fernando Valley. But recent development of new homes and exclusive gated communities has drawn many celebrities, professional athletes and notable people from Beverly Hills and the West Side to Calabasas and Hidden Hills. Away from the paparazzi filled Los Angeles streets and with direct access to the mountains and easy access to luxury shopping and entertainment, residents enjoy serenity, privacy and luxury. Over the past several years the city of Calabasas has evolved, upgraded their amenities, and new high end businesses that cater to luxury lifestyle moved into the neighborhood.
Celebrites such as Kim Kardashian and Will Smith prefer Calabasas because they can have greater privacy with large lots and huge mansions minutes away from affluent shopping and restaurants, while enjoying Santa Monica mountain views away from the chaos of the city. With celebrities moving into gated communities such as The Oaks in Calabasas and Hidden Hills, the property value also sky rocketed in those neighborhoods, with median home prices soaring over $5,000,000.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bought their mansion in Hidden Hills for about $20M and now, after extensive development, it is worth just about $60M.
Khole Kardashian has also moved into Hidden Hills into her brand new mansion. For a number of years she was living in the Estates at the Oaks Calabasas, in a house she purchased from Justin Bieber. The Estates at the Oaks have also moved to be one of the most exclusive and expensive gated communities with a median home price reaching $8,000,000.
Celebrities continue to move to Calabasas and its ultra exclusive gated communities, and continue to improve their homes, attract new high end businesses create a whole new luxury lifestyle wave to flow through this new hot suburban city of Calabasas.
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