Palos Verdes Peninsula
Palos Verdes Estates
Some of the finest real estate properties on the Palos Verdes Peninsula are located in Palos Verdes Estates. From scenic bluffside views on massive properties in Lunada Bay to the charming village-like atmosphere in the Malaga Cove neighborhood, the lush landscapes are distinctive and surround some of the most iconic features of Palos Verdes.
The charming Spanish style square, The Malaga Cove Plaza, encircles the famous Neptune Fountain built by Walter Davis in the early 1900s. Thanks to the protection from the Palos Verdes Art Jury, the plaza as well as the local buildings and homes here are required to maintain their Spanish/European style to preserve the century-old city’s roots.
These wealthy communities feel a bit removed from the crowd in the nearby beach cities, yet enjoy being close to the sand and just a few minutes away from the added entertainment they have to offer. Likewise, residents are still just twenty-five minutes to LAX Airport and are in close proximity to major freeways for commuting.
Unique to PVE residents is the ‘locals-only’ Palos Verdes Beach & Athletic Club. One of the most highly sought memberships, the club is comprised of a five-story clubhouse, two swimming pools, and a fitness center. With a waitlist about a mile long, only PVE residents are allowed to join when a spot opens up.
A great place to raise a family, the parkland areas provide endless opportunities for outdoor fun. Ryan Park, Hess Park, and George Allen Field offer great spaces for picnics, playing baseball and provide ample space for kids to run free. Likewise, the Palos Verdes Unified School District includes some of the best schools in the nation.
City of Rolling Hills
The exclusive City of Rolling Hills commands the top of the hill on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Nestled safely behind 24 hour guarded gates, homeowners here rest easy in their ‘residence & permits only’ community. The bright trimmed ranch-style homes with scrupulously groomed yards are typically bound with quintessential white wooden fences that add to the charm and beauty of the neighborhood. Properties here are positioned on at least one acre of land, and often up to seven. Rolling Hills is considered an equestrian community; therefore, each land parcel must have a dedicated space for a barn…though many homeowners use the allotted space as part of their yard instead of an actual barn site.
Twenty-three miles of well-maintained riding trails meander throughout the vast estates in this quiet community that also include multiple riding rings. Nearby are tennis courts and to those with membership, the Rolling Hills Country Club offers golf, tennis and dining spots which are quite close. Palos Verdes is known for having excellent public schools, and children here attend Dapplegray or Rancho Vista for elementary, and Miraleste Intermediate for middle school. For high school, students have the choice of Palos Verdes High School or Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, both exceptional public schools. The City of Rolling Hills is peaceful and bursting with natural surrounds. No street lights or traffic or sidewalks. A true retreat from the busyness found elsewhere in LA County.