Serene and upscale suburban neighborhoods with high-end shopping and dining
A little over 26 miles southwest of Los Angeles, you’ll encounter the beautiful area known as the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This highly desirable locale is situated just west of Long Beach and has a population of 78,189 residents. The communities that make up this peninsula each have a unique feel yet share a sense of peace and tranquility.
On the Palos Verdes Peninsula, there are 12 separate neighborhoods. Included in the mix are Lunada Bay and Margate, Montemalaga, Malaga Cove, Valmonte, Palos Verdes Drive East, Miraleste, Mira Catalina, Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Drive South, La Cresta and Crest, Silver Spur, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates.
What is especially attractive to home buyers about this area is the ability to find a gorgeous home that fits their exact preferences and budget. This region has sprawling oceanside estates, picturesque suburban homes, and efficient condos. The median list price of homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is $2,524,400.
Depending on where you live on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, you’ll experience a look and feel that is unique to the area. There are benefits to living in every neighborhood around the region. Where you choose to live should be based on your individual preferences, needs, and the overall environment you seek.
As you drive through each community, you’ll find areas that feature equestrian estates (Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates), those that are closer to shopping and dining (Malaga Cove and Mira Catalina), and those that have breathtaking ocean views (Montemalaga and Lunada Bay and Margate).
Many areas on the Palos Verdes Peninsula offer an excellent selection of premium shopping and top-tier dining establishments.
Head over to the Peninsula Shopping Center for any quick conveniences; the shopping center includes Target, the UPS Store, Petco, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, and Ulta Beauty. Stock up on any gourmet grocery items at Bristol Farms, or stop by other peninsula retailers like Lunada Bay Hardware and Medawar Fine Jewelers.
Locals love the endless list of dining options on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Enjoy gorgeous ocean views at Nelson’s while trying delicious tacos or lobster rolls, dig into the Mexican cuisine at Salsa Verdes, or spend time on the sunny patio at Good Stuff Palos Verdes having brunch and mimosas with friends. Try the decadent pizzas at Mama Terano, or if you’re craving something sweet, stop by Yellow Vase for pastries and a hot cup of coffee. And if you’re looking for a highly-ranked and romantic fine dining experience, you’ll have a fantastic time at Mar’sel, which received four stars from Forbes and has been ranked by Food Network and Los Angeles Magazine as one of the best waterfront restaurants in Los Angeles.
Spending time outside is one of the most loved things to do on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Whether playing sports or taking in tranquil ocean views, residents have ample ways to fill their free time.
Golf enthusiasts have several excellent courses located just minutes from home. One favorite is the Los Verdes Golf Course. In fact, this course is said to be one of the best values in all of Southern California. Additionally, you can play at The Links at Terranea, the Palos Verdes Golf Club, and the Rolling Hills Country Club.
On top of the outstanding golf courses in the area, there is a plethora of parks that you can visit on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Local favorites include Hesse Community Park, Clovercliff Park, Point Vicente Park, and Ernie Howlett Park. Also, don’t miss out on the outdoor fun at Rat Beach, Bluff Cove Trail, and the Palos Verdes Tennis Club.
Palos Verdes Peninsula is home to several excellent schools within the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, ranked as one of the best in California. Students at PVPUSD’s public schools regularly earn some of the top SAT and AP scores in the state.
Top educational opportunities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula include:
This Montessori preschool and kindergarten provides a nurturing environment in which children can learn math concepts, language arts, and cultural arts.
A nonsectarian independent private school known for its scenic campus, athletic programs, and high academic standards.
One of three public high schools on the Peninsula, PVHS is known for its academic and athletic excellence.
Another of the Peninsula’s public high schools, PVPHS is located in the Rolling Hills Estates neighborhood.
The third of the Peninsula’s public high schools, this school caters to students who have struggled academically or behaviorally.
An independent private school with high academic standards, as well as co-curricular programs in the arts, outdoor education, athletics, community service, and after-school programs.
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