Shopping In and Around Calabasas
THE COMMONS AT CALABASAS
An internationally awarded European-village styled open-air shopping center offering over thirty-five diverse shopping, dining and entertainment venues. The Commons Concierge is available on weekends to assist with dinner reservations, Edwards movie listings, gift assistance, Caruso gift certificates, travel arrangements, event tickets, general center information and more.Located off Calabasas Road and Park Granada on Commons Way.
Visit www.shopcommons.com for more information.
THE COURTYARD AT THE COMMONS A community retail center offering restaurants, specialty stores, banks and mailing services. Located across from The Commons at Park Granada and Calabasas Road.
CREEKSIDE VILLAGE Located in west Calabasas offering an Albertsons grocery store, neighborhood services, specialty shops and casual restaurants. Located south of the Ventura Freeway (101) at Las Virgenes and Agoura Roads.
GELSON’S VILLAGE Located in east Calabasas offering a Gelson’s Market, neighborhood services and specialty stores. Located at 22277 Mulholland Highway.
OLD TOWN CALABASAS
Calabasas’ renovated 1800’s western town offering shopping, dining and a walking tour. Calabasas Red Trolley provides service between Old Town Calabasas and The Commons at Calabasas. Located along Calabasas Road, west of Valley Circle Boulevard/ Mulholland Drive.
THE SUMMIT AT CALABASAS Located in west Calabasas, south of the 101 Freeway at Lost Hills and Agoura Roads. A community retail center including Salon Nuuvo Hair Salon, FitWall Fitness, Erwhon Market, Industry Restaurant and HOME Consignment Center.
CALABASAS CANYON CENTER
Retail and office complex with neighborhood services. Located on Las Virgenes Road, south of 101 Freeway.
CALABASAS PLAZA Neighborhood convenience stores and restaurants. Located on Las Virgenes Road, north of 101 Freeway.
MALIBU CANYON PLAZA Convenience complex with business-related and fast food services. Located at Agoura Road and Las Virgenes Road.
PLAZA CALABASAS Local postal annex, retail and service shops for business and residents. Located on the corner of Park Granada and Park Sorrento.
CALABASAS– THE PREMIERE PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY
Why is Calabasas ranked as one of the nation’s top ten places to live? Nestled in the oak-filled foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, the upscale community with small town charm has a progressive economy, safe neighborhoods, blue ribbon schools and healthy lifestyle. In addition to its desirable location surrounded by scenic open space, Calabasas is conveniently located near employment opportunities and all of Southern California’s finest attractions. It is simply an ideal place to enjoy life.
With its rolling hills and waterfalls, Calabasas attracted Hollywood artists in the late 1920’s and established the bohemian colony of Park Moderne. 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. The Calabasas Historical Society preserved a Zigzag Moderne fountain created by the 1920’s artists on a Native American footpath that can still be enjoyed in what are now called “the bird streets”.
No one is completely sure how Calabasas got its name, but it became popular during the late ‘60’s when Jimmy Durante gave a television sign off to his wife, “Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are,” as she was often here visiting friends in “the bird streets”. Many believe that the city’s unusual name stems from a Basque farmer’s pumpkin cart that overturned en route to Los Angeles, spilling seeds that became the region’s first official patch.
A desirable location throughout history, Calabasas was part of the El Camino Real, the original Mission Highway that served the California Missions. The first recorded occupation in the area was by Chumash Native Americans who settled along the banks in Calabasas Creek Park. Espiritu, daughter of Chumash Chief Odin, married Miguel Leonis the legendary “King of Calabasas” who ruled the territory in the mid-1800s. The Leonis Adobe, Los Angeles City Historic Cultural Monument No.1, is a living history museum in the heart of Old Town Calabasas where thousands of visitors and schoolchildren can relive the excitement of the old west. Calabasas’ original “Last of the Old West” Old Town offers a picturesque setting for dining and shopping and is the location of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce.
Calabasas is admired around the nation, if not the world. It is a model city of prosperity for current residents as well as those who will call it home in the future. A self-sufficient young municipality, Calabasas practices prudent planning allocating for the growth necessary to maintain a desirable residential and business community. Future plans include a state-of-the-art civic center complex with fountains, plazas and a public library. Already in place are popular city operated public transportation programs and bicycle commuter routes. There is also ongoing acquisition of open space. Tomorrow is already here for those who have made Calabasas their home.
For more information on Calabasas, the City publishes a free Citizens Guide to Calabasas. To obtain a free copy of the guide, call City Hall at (818) 224-1600, or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com.