I'm moving out to the Malibu area at the end of the month. I may only be out there for as little as three months, or as much as a year, but I'd prefer to live alone if it's at all possible. Anyone familiar with the area? I'm going to be making ~65K take-home if I stay the year (before state taxes, anyway). That's enough that I could live pretty comfortably in most places I've lived previously, but my mental image of Malibu is shallow, super-wealthy, blonde people sun-bathing and judging each other, so I don't know if it's enough to scrape a living there at all, let alone without room mates. But I don't know anything at all about the area so I don't want to try to live in a cheaper area nearby and end up somewhere where I don't feel safe walking my dog I have a relocation package, so I'll have two weeks to figure it out once I get out there, but it'd be good to know where to start looking now Anyone got any pointers?