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 is a totally gated community with only three gates into the area and 24 hour guards, thus giving rise to the local nickname “behind the gates”. Living “behind the gates” is considered the ultimate in status on the hill. Rolling Hills is one of only four cities in the state of California that is entirely gated, and is home to numerous celebrities and sports icons.
The area is noted for exceptionally large lots and a devotion to a rural, quiet lifestyle. White board and rail fencing and ranch style homes, most with spectacular ocean views, predominate. Most properties are zoned for horses, with lot sizes ranging from 38,000 to over 200,000 square feet. Community riding rings and trails abound.
There is a community assessment of $0.20 per $100 of assessed value annually. Since property values start at about $3 Million and go to over $15 Million this is an assessment of an additional $6000 for a “small” Rolling HIlls home and could be a bill as high as $30,000 extra property tax annually for the Home Owners Association fee.
A Rolling Hills sticker is required even to view homes, so don’t try to go without me (I have one!)
Here are all the Multiple Listing System MLS listings of homes for sale in the wonderful community of Rolling Hills: