Welcome to Topanga
Located amidst the stunning Santa Monica Mountains, Topanga is a community nuzzled in Topanga Canyon and the surrounding hills. It’s distinct from neighboring Los Angeles areas because of its serene aesthetic and slower pace. The natural sanctuary is characterized by rustic restaurants and cafes, chic boutiques, gorgeous greenery, and down-to-earth people. It’s a hidden gem with vintage vibes and magical wooden, paneled, and limestone homes — perfect for families and young couples.
What to Love
Natural beauty of the canyon
Warm, tight-knit vibes
Hip and chic community
Slower pace outside the city
People & Lifestyle
This mountain community is extremely neighborly and welcoming. There is a charming aura about the people and the area; it's a tucked-away sanctum that residents are proud of and comfortable in. People are friendly but also enjoy their peace and privacy. Topanga is home to families, retirees, and young professionals looking to live away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
So what is the charismatic community of Topanga like when it comes to cuisine? Topanga Living Cafe (run by a brother-sister duo and known as “TLC”) is a warm and welcoming local go-to for coffee, smoothies, and tasty tacos. Cafe Mimosa is the area’s popular French-inspired coffeehouse with yummy eats such as vegan chili. Inn of the Seventh Ray is often referred to as the most romantic restaurant in the area, with fountains, lights, flowers, trees, and even a small creek surrounding diners as they feast on seasonal and organic dishes
Shopping in Topanga is just as unique as you’d expect. Topanga Homegrown is an interesting, one-of-a-kind boutique that has a variety of clothing and excellent gifts for all ages. Hidden Treasures Topanga makes for fun browsing and is perfect for vintage gifts.
Things to Do
There are quite a few activities and annual events that make Topanga a unique place to live. Topanga Days Festival is an awesome affair (seemingly straight out of Woodstock) with live bands, food, and drinks that happens every year over Memorial Day Weekend. Visit the Topanga Canyon Gallery, an artist co-op where you can see a variety of art up close and personal. Get outdoors at Topanga State Park, where you can wander trails with amazing views and places to stop. Enjoy a show at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, a beautiful open-air theater. Want riding lessons? Head to Mill Creek Equestrian Center and Riding School.
Topanga’s public school district, Los Angeles Unified School District, has several highly rated schools and educational facilities of note, including
Topanga Elementary Charter, Public, K-6
Palisades Charter High School, Public, 9-12