Topanga

Topanga is a census-designated place in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is located in the Santa Monica Mountains and has a population of around 8,289. The area was originally settled by the Tongva indigenous people and later became part of the Spanish land grant, Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit. It became a popular spot for artists and bohemians in the 1960s and 1970s and is known for its natural beauty and rustic, rural atmosphere. The community maintains a strong connection to the land and is home to several state parks and hiking trails. There are many outdoor activities to do in Topanga, California, due to its location in the Santa Monica Mountains. Some popular options include:

  1. Hiking: There are several state parks and hiking trails in the area, such as Topanga State Park, which offers over 36 miles of trails through the scenic Santa Monica Mountains.
  2. Biking: The area is popular with mountain bikers, and there are several trails to explore.
  3. Horseback Riding: Horseback riding is a popular activity in Topanga, and there are several stables and riding trails in the area.
  4. Beach: The nearest beach is Topanga Beach which is around 15-20 minutes drive from Topanga.
  5. Art and Culture: Topanga is known for its bohemian and artistic community, and there are several art galleries, live music venues, and performance spaces in the area.
  6. Shopping and Dining: Topanga has a variety of unique shops, restaurants and cafes that are great for browsing and trying local specialties.
  7. Yoga and Meditation: There are several yoga and meditation centers in Topanga that offer classes and workshops for people of all levels.
  8. Festivals and events: Topanga is home to many festivals and events throughout the year, such as the Topanga Days Country Fair, the Topanga Film Festival, and the Topanga Earth Day Festival.

Topanga, California, has been a popular location for filming movies and TV shows due to its natural beauty and rural atmosphere. Some of the most famous movies and shows filmed in the area include:

  1. "MASH" (TV series): The popular TV series was filmed in the area in the 1970s.
  2. "The Wonder Years" (TV series): The coming-of-age TV series was filmed in Topanga and other nearby locations in the 1980s and 1990s.
  3. "The Big Lebowski" (Movie): Some of the scenes from the Coen brothers' cult classic were filmed in Topanga.
  4. "The Parent Trap" (Movie): The 1998 version of the movie starring Lindsay Lohan was filmed in Topanga.
  5. "The Leftovers" (TV series): Some of the scenes from the HBO series were filmed in Topanga.
  6. "The O.C." (TV series): The teen drama series was filmed in Topanga and other nearby locations in the 2000s.
  7. "Californication" (TV series): The Showtime series was filmed in Topanga and other nearby locations.
  8. "True Blood" (TV series): Some scenes of the HBO series were filmed in Topanga.

This is not an exhaustive list and many more movies and TV shows have been filmed in Topanga and the surrounding area over the years.

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Overview for Topanga, CA

8,717 people live in Topanga, where the median age is 50 and the average individual income is $77,777. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,717

Total Population

50 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$77,777

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Topanga, CA

Topanga has 3,202 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Topanga do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,717 people call Topanga home. The population density is 1,154.904 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,717

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

50

Median Age

50.87 / 49.13%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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3,202

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$77,777

Average individual Income

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Schools in Topanga, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Topanga. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Manzanita School And Institute
PRIVATE
4th - 12th
No rating available
Topanga Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

Around Topanga, CA

There's plenty to do around Topanga, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

14
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
14
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Wholly Welcome, Rising Phoenix Fitness, and Sugared LA.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 0.94 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.26 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.94 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.54 miles 47 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.94 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.61 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

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