Welcome to Rancho Palos Verdes
A picturesque and charming luxury community in the heart of Palos Verdes Peninsula
Tucked in between Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean is one of Southern California’s most elite and desirable neighborhoods. Rancho Palos Verdes has been attracting families, successful professionals, and retirees alike with its jaw-dropping ocean views, unbelievable Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial estate properties, and peaceful yet vibrant community.
Originally part of a massive land grant gifted by the Spanish Crown, the land eventually came into the possession of Frank A. Vanderlip, who had an incredible vision for the area, hiring architects as early as 1914 in order to draw up a master plan for luxury development. Since then, the town has continued to grow into one of the peninsula’s most attractive and highly regarded communities, where residents can enjoy a relaxing coasting lifestyle without having to give up the ease and convenience offered by Los Angeles.
What to Love
Luxurious and grand properties
Exceptional ocean views
Thriving and vibrant community
Peaceful and private atmosphere
People & Lifestyle
As one of Southern California’s most desirable neighborhoods, Rancho Palos Verdes is also one of the most affluent, having attracted a range of successful professionals, artists, and creators from across the country. The average annual household income in the community is well over twice the national average, and homes in Rancho Palos Verdes are often valued at $1.5 million and over.
People living in this one-of-a-kind community enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle, taking advantage of the several hiking, biking, and horse trails throughout the neighborhood. In fact, this community is one of the healthiest in the area, offering residents a variety of parks, green spaces, and exercise areas to enjoy all year round.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The dining scene in Rancho Palos Verdes is as unique and luxurious as the rest of the community, with high-end restaurants and exceptional eateries throughout the neighborhood. Mar’Sel is one of the most popular spots in town. With numerous awards and recognitions, residents love being able to visit this world-class fine dining restaurant to experience dishes like coconut and carrot soup, Sea of Cortez halibut with spinach puree, 28-day aged New York strip, and a mouthwatering Berkshire pork porterhouse.
The Yellow Vase
is where the community loves to enjoy a great breakfast. This upscale cafe offers exceptional brioche french toast, classic Belgian waffles, and curry chicken salad sandwiches that guests absolutely adore.
Swan Thai RPV
is another local favorite showcasing outstanding Thai cuisine with dishes like shrimp nests of love, tom yum seafood soup, and Panang curry. Or, if residents are in the mood for some of the state’s best sushi, they can always head over to Bashi
for some of the freshest and most exciting Japanese dishes around.
At the nearby Golden Cove Shopping Center, grab groceries at Trader Joe’s or a cup of your favorite coffee at Starbucks -- you can even enjoy beautiful ocean views as you shop! There’s also the Peninsula Shopping Center, which houses favorite retailers like Target, Petco, and Morgan’s Jewelers. Due to its close proximity to Peninsula High School, students love stopping here to enjoy lunch with friends.
Visit the open-air shopping mall Promenade on the Peninsula to enjoy a variety of shops and a Regal Cinemas movie theater. Of course, Rancho Palos Verdes is also home to the gorgeous Terranea Resort, which boasts a luxurious spa, several restaurants, and even a golf course.
Things to Do
In addition to the beautiful equestrian centers, hiking trails, and bike paths throughout Rancho Palos Verdes, there are also a great number of activities and entertainment opportunities throughout the community for residents to enjoy all year round. Anyone interested in architecture or history will love visiting the Wayfarers Chapel
. Originally built in the 1930s, this one-of-a-kind chapel was created with the idea that the exquisite natural landscape on the Palos Verdes Peninsula was more beautiful and heavenly than any standard church ceiling ever could be.
The Terranea Discovery Trail
is a fantastic place to enjoy a day walking along the California Coastline. With 2.7 km of some of the peninsula’s most beautiful views and natural wildlife, you can be sure you’ll start to feel a much deeper connection with the stunning world around you. Keep in mind, dogs are more than welcome to enjoy this fantastic trail—just keep them on a secure leash at all times.
Golf enthusiasts will love having the world-class Los Verdes Golf Course
nearby. This highly-rated, upscale course features multiple elevation changes, a 441-yard hole, and beautiful ocean cliff scenery that has made it one of the most fun and exciting courses around.
Rancho Palos Verdes is the perfect place to spend time in the great outdoors, whether you’re exploring on foot or playing a game of golf at the Trump National Golf Club. On select Saturdays, you can visit the historic Point Vicente Lighthouse, and the area has plenty of green parks and hiking trails. The community also comes together at events hosted by Terranea, like guided coastal hikes, live music, and even a private falconry experience!