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Getting Around Malibu: Latigo Canyon

Homes near Latigo Canyon Road, and the hazy ocean beyond, seen from several miles further up the road. Copyright MalibuComplete.com
Homes near Latigo Canyon Road, and the hazy ocean beyond, seen from several miles further up the road.

Latigo Canyon Road Neighborhood

Latigo Canyon Road runs ten curvy miles from PCH to its inland intersection with Kanan-Dume Road. It is an old route, the original way to get from the Malibu coast to the Cornell-Agoura area in the Canejo Valley for decades before Kanan-Dume road was constructed and opened in 1970.

As Latigo Canyon Road rises from PCH, there are few dwellings at first but soon homes with magnificent ocean views are encountered on branching streets like Ocean View Drive and Maguire. The great views are on the slopes of canyons that open to the seacoast; valley homes have mountain and canyon views.

View of Point Dume and adjacent areas from Latigo Canyon Road. Copyright MalibuComplete.com
View of Point Dume and adjacent areas from Latigo Canyon Road.

Continuing on Latigo Canyon Road, as it snakes through the Santa Monica Mountians, there are isolated homes or groups of homes, including some architecurally significant designs taking advantage of the great natural settings. A cluster of homes have been built on McReynolds Road, a private road to the subdivision.

Homes on Thrift Road, a side street near the northern end of Latigo Canyon Road.Copyright MalibuComplete.com
Homes on Thrift Road, a side street near the northern end of Latigo Canyon Road.

As Latigo penetrates deeper into the mountains only a few homes are visible until near the northern end of the route, in the last miles before reaching Kanan-Dume Road. In this area, homes are denser with additional development on-going. The homes here are relatively new, on large lots, along Latigo Canyon Road itself or sited on side streets such as Thrift Road and Birdella.

From the intersection with Kanan-Dume Rd., Latigo Canyon Road continues a short distance to the West before merging with Mulholland Highway. Residents of upper Latigo Canyon Road reach PCH in Malibu much more quickly via Kanan-Dume than by the twisting Latigo Canyon Road.

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