Rancho Palos Verdes is one of 4 cities that make up the Palos Verdes Peninsula and sits atop rolling hills and coastal bluffs. The city is known for extensive ocean and city views, an excellent school system, horse trails, and luxurious homes on large plots of land. Although it is only 20 miles away from Los Angeles International Airport, it feels like you’re transported into a natural wonderland of beautiful views, majestic canyons, magnificent foliage, and crisp clean air. When looking for real estate in this area, you will find hilltop homes, some new construction, and some older, yet meticulously maintained and updated. There are even a few condominiums, offering all the beauty of Rancho Palos Verdes with less to maintain. Whatever you choose, you’ll enjoy a life of luxury and the beauty of the shore.
Welcome to Rancho Palos Verdes
What to Love
- Stunning City and Ocean Views
- Superior Public Schools
- Miles of Hiking Trails and Prestige Golf Courses
- Home of Terranea Resort and Spa
People & Lifestyle
Rancho Palos Verdes is one of the safest cities in the greater Los Angeles area. It also offers many outdoor recreation opportunities and is known for its hiking trails and views. It is also the location of Lloyd Wright’s (son of Frank Lloyd Wright) famous Wayfarer’s Chapel
where weddings & christenings are held throughout the year. The local beaches are gorgeous and open year-round for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. Local parks have facilities for hiking, tennis, basketball, and playgrounds for kids and our “fur-babies”. The parks department also hosts classes, sports leagues, camps for kids, and special holiday events. Golfing is also an extremely popular pastime. Living in this community is like being on vacation all the time.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The two main shopping centers in the city are Promenade on the Peninsula
and the Peninsula Shopping Center
. The Promenade has a Pottery Barn, Chico’s, Equinox Fitness, and a Regal Theater while the center has Target, Ulta Beauty Store, TJ Maxx, and more.
One of the best places to dine out is at Terranea Resort and features 4 restaurants on their property to satisfy any craving you can think of! And don’t forget to relax and spend a day at the spa…and maybe even book a room to “get away” for the weekend.
Additionally, Del Amo Fashion Center, the largest shopping center in the western US, is located less than 5 miles away. The mall is anchored by Nordstroms, Macy’s – including Men’s and Home Store and JC Penny’s, and there is plenty of eclectic offering of dining options!
Things to Do
Point Vincente Interpretive Center
, owned by the city, provides educational information on the history of the PV Peninsula and the migrating Gray whales that can be viewed from the Center’s vantage point during May-December. The Center is run by an organization known as Los Sereno's docents. They also provide a number of free public walks, hikes, and tours to the many area parks and nature reserves.
Golfing is a major pastime of RPV residents who take advantage of living near both the Los Verdes Golf Club and the Trump National Golf Course. Although it may feel like summer all year round, the city hosts Drive-In Movie Nights at the Park and a Summer Concert Series at Terranea Resort.
The city is served by the accredited Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
which has been constantly ranked among the best in the state.
- Point Vincente Elementary (K-5th)
- Mira Catalina Elementary
- Vista Grande Elementary
- Miraleste Intermediate School (6-8th)
- Ridgecrest Intermediate School
- Palos Verdes High School (9-12th )
- Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
There are also a number of Private Educational options:
- Rolling Hills Country Day School (K-8th)
- Chadwick School (K-12th)
- Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools (6-12th)