Palos Verdes Peninsula: Homes on “The Hill”
“PV” or “The Hill” as it is affectionately known in the South Bay, offers a completely different Southern California experience compared to the Beach Cities. A peninsula that sticks out and separates the South Bay from the Long Beach coast, the hilly topography means that a huge percentage of the Palos Verdes Peninsula homes for sale have views of some kind. Its beautiful scenery and sweeping ocean vistas makes Palos Verdes Peninsula a very popular destination for spectacular weddings. The old Marineland site has been turned into Terranea, a 5-star resort which opened in 2009 and has become a very popular “staycation” destination for all of greater Los Angeles.
There are four different cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula: Palos Verdes Estates, a mostly upscale area that was settled the earliest of all the cities (in the 1930’s) and has a country club; Rolling Hills, an extraordinarily expensive gated community that has huge lots and is devoted to a rural lifestyle including horses and other farm animals; Rolling Hills Estates, a more affordable community at the North front of the hill, just below Rolling Hills, which also has a huge equestrian heritage and a country club; Rancho Palos Verdes, which wraps around “the back side” of the Peninsula and also has many homes with spectacular views. RPV has the most “tract” type homes on the hill and also hosts 3 golf courses, and the unincorporated Palos Verdes Peninsula area, which is very similar to Rolling Hills Estates except that it is only unincorporated Los Angeles County.
Most of the housing stock, other than in the Palos Verdes Estates area, was developed during the aerospace boom of the late 1950’s and the 1960’s to early 1970’s. When shopping for Palos Verdes Peninsula homes for sale, it is much more common to find single story ranches in the area than large two story homes. Many of the homes have been remodeled wonderfully, but there are still many homes that have good “bones” but need a complete redo and are much more affordable because of this.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Homes for Sale
Click below for Palos Verdes Peninsula homes for sale currently listed in:
- Palos Verdes Estates
- Rolling Hills
- Rolling Hills Estates
- Rancho Palos Verdes
- Palos Verdes Peninsula
- Horse Property
Palos Verdes Peninsula Lots and Land Properties
Palos Verdes Peninsula Schools
The Peninsula is a highly sought after location largely because of its schools. The PVPUSD a serves all cities on the Peninsula, and schools are recognized for outstanding achievement at the local, state and national level. There are 11 elementary schools, three intermediate schools and two high schools. It should be noted that any student in any location in the district may choose either one of the two high schools regardless of location.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Dining and Shopping
Most of the shopping on the Peninsula is in RPV with one large outdoor mall; the Shops at Palos Verdes, and two shopping centers; the Peninsula Center and the Golden Cove Center. There are small shopping areas in Lunada Bay and Miraleste. There are numerous restaurants dotting the area, with long time favorites the Admiral Risty and the original Red Onion having the largest fan base and longest tenancies- 1966 and 1963 respectively.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Entertainment
The Shops at Palos Verdes is home to the Regal Promenade Stadium 13 movie theaters, and the Norris Theater of the Performing Arts is very nearby.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Parks and Recreation
The Peninsula has no less than 18 parks, many with spectacular views, as well as a nature preserve and a dog park. The Miraleste area has its own Parks and Recreation District and numerous parks and trails in wooded areas.
Commuting from Palos Verdes Peninsula
Commuting to and from the Peninsula is a little more difficult than the beach cities, and that is part of the reason people like to live there. It is about a 25 minute drive to both the 405 or 110 freeways, however easy access to Long Beach can be had through San Pedro.
Rolling Hills Estates is, in our opinion, the most "horse-friendly" town on the Palos Verdes hill. Much of the town is in what is called the "horse overlay" and many parts of town have a rural feel … Read More...
Rancho Palos Verdes "RPV" The most spread out of the four major cities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes is commonly called "RPV" by the locals. As shown on the map at the … Read More...
Palos Verdes Estates, CA Palos Verdes Estates (PVE) has long been considered "the" address to have on the hill, both because it was originally developed as a luxury, Italian-themed community and … Read More...
Not to be confused with Rolling Hills Estates, Rolling Hills has been named among the top 10 most expensive cities in the country numerous times by Money, Fortune, and Forbes magazines. Rolling Hills … Read More...