Palos Verdes Estates

Luxurious and historic family-friendly community just outside of Los Angeles.

Welcome to Palos Verdes Estates

Luxurious and historic family-friendly community just outside of Los Angeles.
Tucked in between greater Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean lies one of Southern California’s most desirable and luxurious communities. Palos Verdes Estates is the oldest neighborhood on the elite Palos Verdes peninsula and is known for its stunning architecture, sprawling properties, and picturesque town center.
The area was originally part of a land grant gifted by the Spanish Crown. However, the land passed between wealthy investors and developers for years until the city’s official incorporation in 1939. Since then, the area has remained dedicated to preserving the pastoral and rural scenery in addition to the stunning ocean views that make the area so special.
Families are often attracted to the area not only for the wonderful family-friendly vibe that permeates the community but also the number of highly-rated schools in the neighborhood, with students performing exceptionally well on a national level.

What to Love

  • Luxurious and charming community
  • Beautiful sprawling properties
  • Vibrant and refined town
  • Peaceful and private atmosphere

People & Lifestyle

Palos Verdes Estates is one of the most desirable and elite communities on the Peninsula, attracting an array of successful residents, which has made it one of the most affluent neighborhoods around. The average annual household income in Palos Verdes Estates is over three times the national average, and homes in the community are often valued at $2 million and over.
People living in this community enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle, often choosing to take advantage of the numerous equestrian centers and horse trails throughout the area. The center of town is also one of the most popular spots for residents to spend their free time. Filled with high-end shops, world-class eateries, and fantastic entertainment venues, residents can easily find something to do all year round.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining scene in Palos Verdes Estates is as luxurious and vibrant as the rest of the community, with exceptional restaurants, bars, and eateries lining the village streets. Salsa Verdes is one of the most popular spots on the entire peninsula, serving authentic Mexican dishes like queso fundido, enchiladas de carne, and pollo en mole.
The Cove Cafe is another local favorite, serving some of the best breakfasts for miles around. With dishes like brioche french toast, short rib paninis, and a breakfast skillet with hashbrowns, residents love starting their day at this exceptional eatery.
Rafaello’s Pizza has been serving some of the area’s best pizza and Italian food for years and is now considered a local staple. Their menu includes an array of outstanding pizzas, linguini and clams, hot meatball sandwiches, and some of the best burgers in town.

Things to Do

People living in Palos Verdes Estates have access to some of the area’s best entertainment and recreational activities, which has helped to make it one of the best places to live in Southern California year after year. In addition to various hiking paths and horse trails in the area, the Portuguese Bend Reserve is one of the most popular spots for locals to relax and enjoy the natural landscape around them.

The SS Dominator Shipwreck is a great place for a more adventurous hike. After a Greek freight ship ran aground in the 1960s, nothing could seemingly be done to get the boat back in the water. After years of weather beating, the ship is now a shell of its former self, resulting in this stunning yet eerie local site. Many residents enjoy hiking through this uneven terrain, and it has been used repeatedly as the backdrop of many luxurious photoshoots.
Another local hotspot is Los Arboles Rocketship Park. With beautiful views, unique green spaces, and a state-of-the-art playground, this is an especially popular park for families with younger children. Residents also love attending the summer concerts held at the Lunada Bay Park, a great event that brings the community together over musical performances, food, and drinks.
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