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MAPPING L.A. > Santa Monica Mountains


Tell us what Topanga means to you

  • What makes this a good place to live? What are the downsides?


Can anyone tell me if there are a lot of rattlesnakes in the area?

— Snake Phobic
July 28, 2011 at 1:29 p.m.

One word.. Great! Two words.. Very awesome!

— facial cleanser
December 27, 2010 at 10:43 a.m.

Peaceful,safe,surrounded by nature,quiet,dark at night so can see stars,community oriented,equally close to beaches and S.F.valley,concerned citizens,good schools

downside is fire season,long drives,no delivery available,few eating out choices

— babs
October 20, 2010 at 4:01 p.m.

The Sunset Mesa area abutting Pacific Coast Highway is not usually considered Topanga.

— Tucker B. Squire
June 9, 2010 at 10:17 a.m.


is an unincorporated area in the Santa Monica Mountains region of Los Angeles County.
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Topanga is one of the 272 neighborhoods in Mapping L.A., The Times’ resource for crime, neighborhoods, demographics and schools.
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