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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Calabasas and Hidden Hills

Calabasas is admired around the nation, if not the world, for being a model city of prosperity for current residents and for those who will call it home in the future. The neighborhood is ranked as one of the nation’s top ten places to live and is nestled in the oak-filled foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. The community with small town charm has safe neighborhoods, a progressive economy, blue ribbon schools and a healthy lifestyle. Calabasas is known for the Las Virgenes school district, which makes it a good place to raise a family in Southern California. Clean, well manicured gated communities make up the affluent neighborhood that is considered one of the safest. Celebrities and families alike prefer the privacy hidden behind the gated communities which the small city is known for. Close proximity to the 101 freeway, close to the Pacific Coast beaches and a short drive into the city is never a problem. In addition to its desirable location surrounded by scenic open space it’s conveniently located near employment opportunities and all of Southern California’s finest attractions and is simply an ideal place to enjoy life. With its rolling hills and waterfalls, Calabasas continues to value beauty through its art in public places program. Custom architecture, attractive business offices and stylish shopping centers, as well as outdoor art blend the city’s past, present and future into an exciting environment. Calabasas’ original “Last of the Old West” Old Town offers a picturesque setting for dining and shopping and where visitors and schoolchildren can relive the excitement of the old west at the history museum in the heart of Old Town Calabasas.

Round Meadow Elementary School

Round Meadow Elementary is a California Distinguished School located at the back entrance of Hidden Hills. At Round Meadow the staff, the pupils and the parents work together to develop academically successful children who will become outstanding citizens. They are committed to providing an enriching and nurturing environment so that students could reach and even extend their potential. A small town "private feel" school located in one of the most beautiful settings.

Hidden Hills

Hidden Hills is a community in Los Angeles County, California, United States, and a gated community. It is just next door to the city of Calabasas and is located in the west San Fernando Valley. It is its own general-law city, founded by A.E. Hanson in the early 1950s and incorporated October 19, 1961. It has under two square miles in area. It has a population of 1,852 with approximately 648 home sites. It is a member of the five-city Las Virgenes Malibu Council of Governments. The city Hall is located along the 101 freeway between Calabasas and Woodland Hills (City of Los Angeles). It is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. In the same building are located the Building and Safety Department and the Hidden Hills Community Association.

Calabasas City Hall

Calabasas is Spanish for Pumpkins. It is a city in Los Angeles County, California, located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley and is in the northwest Santa Monica Mountains between Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Hidden Hills and Malibu, California. As of the 2010 census, the city 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.

In honor of its namesake, the City of Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce hold an annual Pumpkin Festival in October, including carnival games, exhibits, demonstrations, and live entertainment. The festival has evolved from a small town fair to a significant annual event. Though the current Pumpkin Festival is held at Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas, the original festival was believed to have taken place where (and commemorated), the traveling wagon carrying pumpkins overturned and started the area's first pumpkin patch.

The City's official logo, depicting a red-tailed hawk flying over the Santa Monica Mountains, symbolizes a commitment to preserving the community's natural beauty and semi-rural quality of life. This logo is featured on the Calabasas City flag which is flown in front of City Hall and hangs in the City Council Chambers.

Calabasas High School

Calabasas High School is a four-year high school in Calabasas, California. Calabasas High School, which serves Calabasas, and portions of West Hills, Los Angeles, California is one of three high schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School District (along with Agoura High School and Indian Hills High School in Agoura Hills, California). During the 2006–07 school year Calabasas High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award the Department of Education gives. As of the 2008–09 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,130 students and 77.8 classroom teachers (on a FTE basis) for a student-teacher ratio of 25.6.
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The Calabasas Commons

The Commons at Calabasas is an upscale retail and entertainment complex in Calabasas, California, USA, built, owned, and operated by Rick J. Caruso and his company Caruso Affiliated. The Commons at Calabasas is a crescent of high-end retail stores, restaurants and entertainment choices set against the hillsides of Calabasas, one of the wealthiest communities in California. The Commons at Calabasas is the most dominant retail center in the region. With this upscale shopping center, a town center was created where none had existed before. The developer provided urban amenities that encourage shoppers and residents to make it a destination, thereby “seeding” the Park Centre area for further development as a commercial and civic center. The Commons at Calabasas has free parking lot and numerous outdoor dining areas.

Edwards Calabasas 6 Stadium Theater

Edwards Calabasas Stadium 6 Regal theatres is a place where you can recline and sit back and relax knowing you'll enjoy a one-of-a-kind movie experience. The digital projections and custom-built sound systems as well as stunning 3D from the theatres will provide an enjoyable and fun movie experience for the whole family.

Riviera Restaurant and Lounge

The Riviera Restaurant and Lounge, in Calabasas, CA, has been a favorite gathering and dining spot of both locals and visitors for years. It's a cozy restaurant with a lively bar offering Mediterranean-Italian cuisine and more.

Marmalade Cafe Calabasas

Marmalade Cafe offers breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week as well as a very popular weekend brunch, serving comforting classics, as well as Chef-driven seasonal items created from the best that the local markets offer. Throughout their menus, you’ll also find great vegan and vegetarian items, as well as gluten-free and they're happy to accommodate your special requests.  Enjoy a crafted cocktail or great California wine from the full bar in the spacious yet cozy dining room or on the beautiful patio overlooking the Commons and beautiful Calabasas hills.
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Le Pain Quotidien - Calabasas

Located in the Calabasas Commons, this quaint eatery with indoor and outdoor seating is known for its mouth watering organic soups, salads, coffee, teas, many desserts and more. Moderately priced. You will not be disappointed.

El Camino Real Charter High School

El Camino Real Charter High School (also known locally as "ECR" or "Elco") is a public secondary school located in the Woodland Hills district of the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. The school, founded in 1969, was designed to emulate a small college campus, with a large central "quad" and an open campus policy. ECR serves portions of Woodland Hills and West Hills and also maintains a sizable "traveling" student population from other areas of the district. ECR's Academic Performance Index was 832 out of 1,000 in 2012, a leap of 28 points over the previous year's mark. From March 31, 2009, El Camino Real High School became a California Distinguished School. In December 2010, the teachers and staff at the school voted for it to become a charter school. This change took effect in the fall of 2011.

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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Calabasas and Hidden Hills