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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Le Blanc Place-- Tucked away in beautiful "Monaco."

A friend of mine lives on this street. It is tucked away in the beautiful "Monaco" area of Rancho Palos Verdes. I love this area; it is perfect for families with kids. You are close to schools, parks, shopping, yet the street is totally peaceful and quiet. The homes are spacious with nice back yards. I would definetely recommend this street.
Pros
  • Quiet and peaceful
  • Nice homes
  • Close to everything
Cons
  • Expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Via Visalia-- A street full of luxury homes.."

Via Visalia is a street full of luxury homes. Homes are big, many have pools and big back yards. It is definetely for the very rich. We are talking $2+ million. The street is very peaceful and quiet. The location is ok. You are not really close to anything other than the elementary school.
Pros
  • Luxury homes
  • Quiet and clean
Cons
  • Very expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Via la Selva-- Nice street for families."

I know a family that lives there, so I have visited this street hundreds of times. I like Valmonte because of the proximity to Redondo Beach and the Peninsula Center. They also get more sunshine there than some other pockets in PV. Via la Selva is a nice street. The homes are charming and not too large. The street itself is very narrow and parking can be a problem sometimes. The PVPUSD has a preschool on this street which has a large park with a baseball field. Valmonte is a popular area for kids and teenagers on Halloween. It's a great place for Trick-or-Treating; just make sure you bring a flashlight.
Pros
  • Close to Redondo Beach
  • Great schools
  • Close to beach
Cons
  • Expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Silver Saddle Lane-- High neighborly spirit."

Silver Saddle Lane is a really cute street in Rolling Hills Estates. I know a family that lives there, and everytime I am visiting, I feel like I am in the country. Once I saw a person walking her little pony down the street. Most homes on this street have steep driveways. The neighborly spirit is really high in this area. People go all out on Halloween; it's one huge party. The street is also walking distance to the elementary school.
Pros
  • Charming homes
  • Great neighbors
Cons
  • No street lights
  • Poor cell phone reception
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Strawberry Lane-- Also known as "Peacock Lane."

Strawberry Lane is a tiny street located in Rolling Hills Estates. It is just off of Palos Verdes Drive North. Strawberry Lane is sort of famous on the Peninsula for its peacocks. When we first moved to the Peninsula we were told to check out this street. It's true, I had never seen this many peacocks on one street before. Sometimes they sit on cars parked in the street, and sometimes they eat your roses and other flowers. People on the Peninsula either love or hate the peacocks. Strawberry Lane has a real country feel to it.Many homes are lined with white picket fences. It's an area where many people ride horses.
Pros
  • Peacocks
  • Country charm
Cons
  • Peacocks
  • It can get noisy
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Academy Drive-- Next to Chadwick Academy."

Academy Drive is in the pocket known as the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It's a great street, especially if you have children attending Chadwick Academy. The academy is just around the corner. Academy Drive has a mix of older and newer homes. Many homes have pools, and they are actually a good thing to have ,since it does get much hotter here. Don't expect any ocean breezes in this area. But you also don't have to deal with the fog that you see in so many other pockets on the Peninsula.
Pros
  • Warmer
  • Great location
Cons
  • Expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Rousseau Lane-- Hotter summers than the rest of the Peninsula."

Rousseau Lane is in the pocket referred to as the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It is a desirable area since you are close to schools, freeways, and shopping. Rousseau Lane is right next to Crenshaw Blvd. which basically gets you everywhere. Some people prefer this area because it's probably 10-15 degrees warmer here during summer. Many homes have pools and they don't even have to be heated. This area has no fog since it's farther from the beach. However, some people dislike the hotter temperatures on this side of the Peninsula. Homes on this street are fairly large and some have city views. The street is wide with sidewalks. It is quiet and clean.
Pros
  • Warmer
  • Close to everything
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Warmer
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Malibu Road-- Paradise in Los Angeles."

Malibu Road is great for anyone with money. Just steps away from the beach, and stunning ocean views everywhere you look. You will probably run into a few celebrities while taking a walk on the beach or going to the nearby grocery store. If you don't have to be part of the morning commute on PCH which really is brutal, then living on Malibu Road is even better. Now, all you need is $4+ million.
Pros
  • Sand at your feet
  • Ocean views
  • Great schools
Cons
  • PCH traffic
  • Very expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Paseo del Mar-- Probably the grandest street in Palos Verdes Estates."

Paseo del Mar is considered as one of the grandest streets in Palos Verdes Estates. This street is known for its incredible ocean bluffs, parklands, and views of Catalina Island. It is popular amongst surfers and hikers. Only the really rich can afford to live there. The homes are stunning and somewhere in the $2 + million range. This is the best street to go on walks.
Pros
  • Ocean views
  • Parkland
Cons
  • Super expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Via Pacheco-- Kids can walk to all schools."

If you are a family with children, you are going to love this street. Kids can walk to all schools in Lunada Bay. A friend of mine lives on this street near the Lunada Bay Shopping area. They live in a stunning home which was recently remodeled. We always parked on their street whenever we attended the annual Lunada Bay Harvest Festival. The traffic gets a bit heavy during the high school's dismissal time. Other than that, the neighborhood is quiet, safe and clean. It truly is a charming neighborhood.
Pros
  • Great proximity to schools
  • Safe
  • Clean
Cons
  • Expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Via Cambron-- Super close to school and shopping."

A friend of mine has lived on this street for several years now. She loves it! It's perfect for her kids since they live in a cul-de-sac. It is also super close to Point Vicente Elementary School. Via Cambron is just off of Palos Verdes Drive West where it can get a bit loud, but the street tucked away nicely so you really don't get any noise there. The neighbors are very friendly to each other. It's also close to Golden Cove Shopping Center. There is a Trader Joe's and my friend does all of her grocery shopping there.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Nice neighbors
  • Close to school
Cons
  • Expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Palos Verdes Drive West-- The prettiest drive on the Peninsula."

If you visit Palos Verdes, it is crucial to take a scenic drive on Palos Verdes Drive West and South. It is one of the prettiest drives in the entire country. This particular area has stunning ocean views. You can sit on the Starbuck's terrace at the Golden Cove Shopping Center and enjoy views of Catalina Island, Point Vicente Lighthouse, and maybe you can even spot some whales and dolphins. Most homes on this stretch have great ocean views, but are very expensive.
Pros
  • Best ocean views
  • Fresh air
  • Relaxing
Cons
  • Expensive
  • More traffic
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Marguerite Drive-- Sought after street, but only few can afford it."

Marguerite Drive is the type of street that most people only dream about. Large estates, stunning ocean views, lots of land, private beach access, safe, clean, with top notch schools. I visited this street a few times since my daughter knew someone who lived there in a ten bedroom home. The entire street feels like a vacation retreat. A fantastic street if you can afford it.
Pros
  • Stunning ocean views
  • Beautiful estates
  • Great location
Cons
  • Super expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Highridge Road-- Park, Schools, and Shopping."

Highridge Road is home to apartments, condos, townhomes and single family homes. Highridge Park is also located on this street. Ridgecrest Intermediate School can be entered from Highridge Road. There is also a gas station and a car repair shop. Highridge is close to the Peninsula Shopping Center and the Peninsula High School. The street tends to get busy during school pick up and sometimes on weekends when many soccer and baseball teams play at Highridge Park. The street has nice wide sidewalks. It's clean and safe.
Pros
  • Great proximity to schools, shopping
  • Nice park
Cons
  • Can get busy
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Avenida Refinida-- Tiny street with cul-de-sac."

Avenida Refinida is a tiny street with a cul-de-sac in the lovely Country Club neighborhood. The street only has a handful of homes. It is off of Crest Road, near Hawthorne Blvd. Great street for families with children. Schools, parks are only minutes away, and so is shopping.
Pros
  • Nice and small
  • Quiet
  • Nice views
Cons
  • Expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Avenida Selecta-- A small cul-de-sac street"

Avenida Selecta is a small cul-de-sac street just off of Avenida Elegante in the prestigous Country Club area in Rancho Palos Verdes. The street is only big enough for a few homes, but all homes are beautiful with lots of square feet. A great street to go on walks. Just minutes from Hawthorne, shopping and schools.
Pros
  • Beautiful homes
  • Close to schools, shopping
Cons
  • Expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Calle de Suenos-- A hidden staircase with a private cul-de-sac."

At some point, Calle de Suenos becomes Crest Road, which leads to Hawthorne Blvd. The other end of Calle de Suenos turns into a private cul-de-sac with luxury homes. The homes are very large and very expensive. They have stunning, unobstructed ocean views. Right before you enter this private yet ungated community, you can find a staircase which leads down to Rue de la Pierre. Some residents use this staircase as a form of exercise, some kids use it to get to Point Vicente Elementary School.
Pros
  • Stunning homes
  • Stunning views
  • Close to school
Cons
  • Expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Camino Pequeno-- Nice street near golf course."

I remember talking tons of walks with my kids and the dog on this street. We would start on Avenida de Calma, turn into Camino Porvenir, and end up on Camino Pequeno. It's a peaceful street with nice, well taken care of homes and friendly neighbors. Parking is never a problem and school and stores are only minutes away.
Pros
  • Quiet street
  • Good schools
  • Nice people
Cons
  • Expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Avenida Magnifica-- Close, but not too close to Hawthorne Blvd."

The average household income in the Country Club area of Rancho Palos Verdes is $110,000. Many homes in this area were biult in the 70's and offer and average of 3,000 square feet. Many have ocean or golf course views. Avenida Magnifica is just off of Crest Road. It's a quiet street with nice homes and friendly people. You are close, but not too close to Hawthorne Blvd., and just minutes from Ralph's grocery store. The nearest school is less than ten minutes by car.
Pros
  • Quiet street
  • Nice views
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Expensive
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Avenida Classica-- As beautiful as the other "Avenidas."

Avenida Classica is kind of sandwiched between Avenida Esplendida and Avenida Celestial. It is in the same great "Country Club" area near the Los Verdes Golf Course. Classica is a wonderful street with beautiful homes. Perfect location, perfect weather, perfect schools. The only downside of living there, is the high cost of real estate. If you can afford it, the Country Club area with its Avenidas is fantastic.
Pros
  • Nice homes
  • Great schools
  • Good weather
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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  • Trendy & Stylish
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Cartier Drive-- Desirable "Monaco" area."

Cartier Drive is a nice street in the desirable "Monaco" area of Rancho Palos Verdes. Many homes are raised from the street, so they offer panoramic ocean views. The Monaco area is great because it's close to schools, shopping and freeways. Since Cartier Drive is one of the larger streets in Monaco, it tends to get more traffic. It is also a very curvy street. The homes are spectacular and expensive. Ryan Park is within walking distance.
Pros
  • Clean and nice homes
  • Close to park, schools
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
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  • Trendy & Stylish
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Camino Porvenir-- Golf course views."

Camino Porvenir is a quiet street in the Country Club area of Rancho Palos Verdes. One side of the street borders the Los Verdes Golf Course. Many homes also have panoramic ocean views. Often times, you can see kids playing in the street. They ride bikes or play ball. It's a family friendly street with hardly any traffic. The homes are large and nice. Many are in the $1.5 million price range.
Pros
  • Great for families
  • Clean and quiet
  • Nice homes
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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  • Gay & Lesbian
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  • Trendy & Stylish
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Avenida Tranquila-- Family friendly."

A friend of mine was renting a house on this street for about two years. Rent was high, but that's just the way it is on the PV Peninsula.They loved the street and the entire "Country Club" area. They enjoyed walking their large dogs in this neighborhood. Avenida Tranquila is a very quiet street. The homes are beautiful and many have great views of the ocean and the city. The nearby Ralph's grocery store is within walking distance. Many residents like to walk to this store to get a cup of coffee and enjoy the store's indoor court yard. Avenida Tranquila is another great street. You can't go wrong with the Country Club area.
Pros
  • Clean and safe
  • Close to schools and park
  • Minutes from grocery store
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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  • Trendy & Stylish
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Avenida Celestial-- Great for families."

A friend of mine lives on this street. She absolutely loves it and wouldn't want to live any place else. Her older child gets picked up by the PV Transit bus each morning and is brought to the nearest middle school (Ridgescrest Intermediate School). The younger children attend Point Vicente Elementary School which is the smallest elementary school on the PV Peninsula. Avenida Celestial is a nice and quiet street, with lovely homes. It's close to Hawthorne Blvd. which gets you to schools, shopping, freeways and parks.
Pros
  • Great schools
  • Close to shopping
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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  • Gay & Lesbian
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  • Trendy & Stylish
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Avenida Altisima-- Great "Country Club" street."

Avenida Altisima is yet another great Avenida in the "Country Club" area. The homes in this area are lovely, but also very expensive. Many are fairly large, with great backyards, pools, and ocean views. It's close to Ryan Park, Ralph's and Hawthorne Blvd. The street is fairly wide, so parking isn't really an issue. The neighbors are educated people with kind manners. A great street for families with kids. The nearest school is Point Vicente Elementary.
Pros
  • Quiet Street
  • Nice views
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Cachan Place-- Wonderful "Monaco" street."

A friend of mine used to live on Cachan Place. Cachan Place is not a through street, so it's great for children because there are hardly any cars going in or out. Cachan Place is situated in the beautiful "Monaco" area of Rancho Palos Verdes. Homes on this street can fall in the $2+ million price range. Many homes are huge, and some have ocean views. However, some homes face busy Hawthorne Blvd. which can get noisy. Overall, it's a great street with nice neighbors, great schools and convinient shopping.
Pros
  • Nice and quiet
  • Cul-de-sac
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Some homes have view of Hawthorne Blvd.
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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  • Gay & Lesbian
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  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Avenida Elegante-- A great place to raise children."

All the "Avenidas" in the "Country Club" neighborhood are great streets. Avenida Elegante is no exception.The streets offer peace and quiet, friendly neighbors, a clean and safe environment, great schools, views of ocean or golf course, and spacious homes with well maintained lawns. At the same time, you are close to shopping, schools, and other businesses. It's a great place tor raise your children.
Pros
  • Clean and safe
  • Great schools
  • Nice homes
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
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  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Avenida Esplendida-- Close to everything, yet very peaceful."

Avenida Esplendida is yet another great Avenida in the "Country Club" area. The homes in this area are lovely, but also very expensive. Many are fairly large, with great backyards, pools, golf course views , and ocean views. It's a great street for walking. It's close to Ryan Park, Ralph's and Hawthorne Blvd. The street is fairly wide, so parking isn't really an issue. The neighbors are educated people with kind manners. A great street for families with kids.
Pros
  • Nice people
  • Close to park, store
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Avenida de Calma-- A very calm street."

Avenida de Calma off of Crest Road in the area known as "Country Club", is a fantastic street. There is a certain tranquality to this street. The people on this street are incredibly nice and kind. Many are dog owners and the residents know them by name. It's a very quiet street with lovely homes. Many homes face the golf course, and once in a while you can find golf balls in your back yard. If you want to get some exercise, you can walk up Crest Road to the nearest Ralph's Grocery store. It's one of the best Ralph's I have ever been to. It has stunning ocean views and two large parking lots. Since Avenida de Calma is pretty much on the bottom of Crest Road, you encounter a lot less traffic.
Pros
  • Calm, quiet street.
  • Nice neighbors
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
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  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Hedgewood Drive-- Another charming street in Los Verdes."

Hedgewood Drive is yet another charming street in the Los Verdes Area. It's a great street for families with kids, as it meet Golden Meadow Drive, which leads directly to Vista Grande Elementary School. Many of the neighborhood kids play there on weekends as well, since the school has several playground, basketball courts, and soccer fields. It's fun to walk through the Los Verdes area. You have flat streets with some hilly areas. Overall, Hedgewood is a nice, quiet street with friendly people.
Pros
  • Close to schools
Cons
  • Can get very foggy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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  • Gay & Lesbian
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  • Trendy & Stylish
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Eddinghill Drive-- One of the wider streets in Los Verdes."

The average sales price for homes on this street is currently around $950,000. Most homes were built in the 60's. Many residents turn from Hawthorne Blvd. onto Eddinghill Drive to get to the Los Verdes area. Therefore, this street tend to get more traffic. Overall, Eddinghill is a nice street close to awardwinning schools in Rancho Palos Verdes, such as Vista Grande Elementary, Ridgecrest Intermediate School and Peninsula High School. Don't expect to get too much land on this street, but many of the homes are very spacious.
Pros
  • Close to great schools
Cons
  • Close to Hawthorne Blvd.
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Golden Meadow Drive-- Walking distance to a top elementary school."

Golden Meadow Drive is a great street for families with children. It is walking distance to the local elementary school (Vista Grande) and just minutes by car to nearest shopping. The street is great for walking and riding bikes. It has a nice sidewalk and it's flat, so many kids in this area walk to school. The homes in this neighborhood are older and less expensive. This particular pocket can get quite a bit of fog.
Pros
  • Nice sidewalks
  • Quiet
Cons
  • More fog
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Piedra Morada Drive-- Great street for families."

Piedra Morada Drive is a fabulous street in the prestigious Pacific Palisades Highlands. Homes usually have mountain, ocean and city views, and are spacious and immaculate. The area also has many hiking trails. Many Hollywood celebrities live in this neighborhood. Piedra Morada is a very nice, quiet, and safe street. It's great for families. The kids usually play at the recreational center together.The community also has tennis courts, and a pool. Absolutely the best street, if you can afford it.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Great views
  • Safe
Cons
  • Super expensive
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Hawthorne Boulevard at Peninsula Center"

Hawthorne Blvd. is a main road on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It is one of the streets which many PV residents take to get to nearby Torrance, freeways, or shopping. Hawthorne is a wide street with a 45 mph speed limit. This particular stretch of Hawthorne Blvd. is surrounded by trees and bushes. As you approach Palos Verdes Drive North, traffic can get there pretty busy during morning commute. I like this particular part of Hawthorne because it has such a country feel to it.
Pros
  • Nice looking street
Cons
  • Busy
  • More traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Hawthorne Boulevard at Los Verdes"

Hawthorne Blvd. is one of the main streets on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It leads to shopping, schools, parks, freeways, and to nearby cities. The speed limit is at 45 mph, so if your home is on this street, expect some street noise. There are a few bus stops along Hawthorne Blvd. as well as some gas stations, and other small shops. The Hawthorne area around Los Verdes consists mainly of single family homes.
Pros
  • Close to everything
Cons
  • Noisy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Silver Spur Road meets Crenshaw Boulevard"

The area where Silver Spur Road and Crenshaw Blvd. meet is known as Rolling Hills Estates. From Hawthorne Blvd. to Crenshaw Blvd., Silver Spur Rd. consists mainly of shopping centers and businesses. A post office is on the Crenshaw corner. Further down, you can find drug stores, grocery stores, eateries, and tons of other small business. Silver Spur Rd. is the main shopping street in Rolling Hills Estates so expect quite a bit of traffic. Silver Spur Rd. also leads into the Peninsula shopping mall and to the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.
Pros
  • Close to shops, schools
Cons
  • Busy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Marina del Rey-- Still cheaper than Santa Monica."

Marina del Rey is just a few miles south of Venice, yet this Los Angeles neighborhood is a much more upscale community. Marina del Rey is probably best known for its world largest man made harbor. This waterside community offers a huge variety of public boating which is great for fishing trips. Harbor tours and dinner cruises are also very popular. If you are looking for a home with a big yard, Marina del Rey is not the place for you. You would be better off looking in Playa del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice or Redondo Beach. A part of the Marina has a very touristy feel to it, such as the Fisherman’s Wharf area with its cute shops and great restaurants. Marina del Rey is great for apartment living, as many have a view of the harbor and the ocean. Rent is pretty high and parking can be quite a problem out there. There is enough to do in the Marina—great restaurants, parks, beaches, bike path, the harbor, shopping. The major employers in the area are hotels, airlines, and the L.A. Department of Beaches. Marina del Rey is still cheaper than Santa Monica.
Pros
  • great for boats
  • great singles neigbhorhood
  • nice beachside apartments
Cons
  • parking is a problem
  • bad for commuting
  • expensive
  • not for kids
Recommended for
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  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Rue de la Pierre-- Walk to Point Vicente Elementary School."

Rue de la Pierre is the perfect street for families with smaller children. Point Vicente Elementary School is on this street. It is the smallest elementary school on the Peninsula. The school has two cute playgrounds and a huge soccer field. Many soccer teams practice there on weekends. Rue de la Pierre consists mainly of two to three stories home, many which have ocean views. The street is flat, so it's great for walking to and from school. Traffic gets a bit heavy during school pick up times.
Pros
  • Next to school
Cons
  • Next to school
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Vallon Drive-- Perfect street for families."

Vallon Drive is another great street in the Lunada Pointe area. It is parallel to Via La Cresta and many homes on this street have views of the golf course. Most homes are large, with big back yards. Some have ocean views. It's a quiet and relaxing neighborhood where neighbors know each other by name. Vallon is a wide street with sidewalks. Many residents have daily walking routines. It's a perfect street for families.
Pros
  • Wide street
  • Great schools
  • Nice neighbors
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Abbotswood-- Charming Los Verdes street"

Abbotswood Drive is a charming street in the Los Verdes neighborhood. The street connects to Golden Meadow Drive and Hawthorne Blvd., which gets you to schools,freeways, and shopping. Abbotswood is right next to Vista Grande Elementary School which serves the Los Verdes area. Los Verdes is one of the least expensive neighborhoods on the Peninsula. Most homes on this street were built in the early 60's and offer around 2000 sqf. of living space.
Pros
  • Quiet street
  • Close to great school
Cons
  • Older homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Avenue C and other Avenues."

We usually find parking on one of the Avenues when we go to the beach. All the Avenues are charming streets with interesting homes. The homes have lots of character. You see people carry surf boards and beach towels. It truly feels like a beach community.
Pros
  • Charming and cute
  • Good schools
  • Fresh air
Cons
  • Parking is limited
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Esplanade-- Prettiest street in Redondo Beach."

Esplanade is my favorite street in Redondo Beach. Every time I walk there I feel as if I am on vacation. Stunning ocean views and breezes, tan people, and the occassional hot dog vendor. There is metered parking, so bring lots of coins and get there early on weekends. This street is very popular on 4th of July. People set up chairs on the sidewalk and enjoy the fireworks over the ocean.
Pros
  • Vacation-like street
  • Clean ocean air
  • You can feel the healthly lifestyle
Cons
  • Parking can be a challenge for guest
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Palos Verdes Drive West-- Lunada Bay, Malaga Cove."

Palos Verdes Drive West leads into Lunada Bay and Malaga Cove. Palos Verdes Drive West has beautiful homes, some on the ocean side, and some on the non ocean side. Lunada Bay is a charming village in Palos Verdes Estates, which features a beautiful fountain, and a tiny shopping plaza. There are no traffic lights or street lights in Palos Verdes Estates. Malaga Cove follows Lunada Bay and it has a charming shopping area, a beautiful Renaissance looking library, and a fountain statue of Neptune. Many homes in Malaga Cove are on steep cliffs. Palos Verdes Drive West offers spectacular ocean and city views.
Pros
  • Great ocean views
  • Pretty street
Cons
  • More traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Palos Verdes Drive South and West-- The prettiest street on the Peninsula"

Palos Verdes Drive (West and South) is one of the finest streets on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This is the best road to experience the beauty of the Peninsula. The street overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Palos Verdes Drive South offers the Point Vicente Lighthouse, and Abalone Cove, which is a remote and uncrowded beach. Further south you will see the Wayfarer’s Chapel, a glass chapel surrounded by beautiful trees. Terrenea Resort, the only beach resort in the Los Angeles County, is also on PV Dive South. Portuguese Bend, an area which has suffered massive land slippage, is just past the resort. The bumpy road in this area needs to be repaved each month. Ocean Trails and the Trump Golf Course, which offers an ocean view from every hole, are further south.
Pros
  • Amazing ocean views
  • Pretty drive
Cons
  • Road can be bumpy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Crenshaw Blvd. at Crest-- Close to shopping, freeways, schools."

Crenshaw Boulevard at Crest is one of the biggest streets on the Peninsula. Many residents use this street to get to freeways and shopping. St. John Fisher Church, the only Catholic Church on the Peninsula, happens to be at the corner of Crenshaw and Crest. The church is currently undergoing a $15 million remodel. Many homes in this area have nice city views. Crenshaw is a pretty busy street with lots of traffic; therefore the noise level here is higher than in other areas. The Crenshaw and Crest area is also close to the Peninsula Center, the mall, the library, the post office, Peninsula High School, and other local businesses.
Pros
  • Close to everything
Cons
  • Lots of traffic
  • Noisy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Hawthorne Blvd. and Palos Verdes Drive West"

Hawthorne Boulevard is one of the major streets on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Hawthorne basically ends at Palos Verdes Drive West in Rancho Palos Verdes. The corner of Hawthorne and PV Drive West is a popular area on the Peninsula. The Golden Cove shopping center is located there. It features a Trader Joe’s, a gas station, a Montessori school, several restaurants, and other small shops. The shopping center also has a Starbuck’s with a terrace to enjoy amazing ocean views. Single family homes as well as a gated community of townhomes are located near the ocean where Hawthorne and PV Drive West meet. Most homes in this area have stunning ocean views. Traffic in this area can be a bit heavy during rush hour. Point Vicente Elementary School serves this area. The ocean cliffs are just a few steps away.
Pros
  • Close to schools
  • Close to ocean
  • Close to shopping
Cons
  • More traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Hawthorne Blvd.-- The center of the Peninsula"

Hawthorne Boulevard is one of the major streets on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. You can take Hawthorne to the neighboring cities such as Torrance, Redondo Beach, Lomita, etc. The Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is located at the corner of Hawthorne and Silver Spur Road (Peninsula Center area). This area in particular tends to get very busy on weekdays. The Peninsula Shopping Center is also located at this corner. The shopping center caters mainly to the residents of Palos Verdes. It has a Pavilions, a Rite Aid, Pier 1 Import, Subway, and many other stores and eateries. Hawthorne Blvd. consists of single family homes and apartments. Residing on Hawthorne Blvd. in the Peninsula Center area, you are within walking distance to schools, stores, restaurants, mall, movie theater, library, etc.
Pros
  • Close to schools
  • Close to shopping, restaurants
Cons
  • Busy
  • Noisy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Silver Spur-- Close to Peninsula High School"

Silver Spur Road near Peninsula Center is a pretty busy road. The street is nestled between Palos Verdes Drive North and Crenshaw Blvd. The Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is situated at the corner of Silver Spur and Hawthorne Blvd. This area tends to get very busy in the morning as well as the afternoon. Many high school students park along Silver Spur Road. The Peninsula Shopping Center is also located at the same corner. The Center offers a Pavilions, Rite Aid, Burger King, and many other shops and eateries. Silver Spur Road is a great street for those who like to be close to schools, shops, churches, restaurants, and libraries. Homes on Silver Spur tend to be less expensive because of the traffic, but many have great city views.
Pros
  • Close to school
  • Less expensive
  • Close to shopping
Cons
  • Busy
  • Noisy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Saran Drive-- Close to airport and the beach."

Saran Drive is a neat street in Playa Del Rey. The street meets Manchester Blvd. which is one of the major streets in Playa del Rey. Saran Drive is within walking distance to Paseo Del Rey Elementary School. The street also has the Del Rey Church which offers a preschool. The street itself is fairly quiet, except at the very corner of Manchester and Saran. Saran Drive consists of single family homes and multifamily homes. The street is great for families and for professionals. You are just within minutes from the beach, schools, shopping, and the airport.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Walking distance to school
Cons
  • Can be loud at Manchester Blvd.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Hawthorne Blvd.-- Close to schools and shopping."

Hawthorne Blvd. is one of the major streets on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It basically gets you everywhere. Therefore, Hawthorne Blvd. is a very busy street. Hawthorne Blvd. in the Crest area of Rancho Palos Verdes is just south of the Peninsula Center and the Peninsula High School. Homes on Hawthorne Blvd. usually have lot sizes ranging from 9,000 to 10,000 sqft.

Hawthorne is also close to Ridgecrest Intermediate School and Highridge Park. Hawthorne Blvd. features lovely homes and great proximity to schools, shopping, and eateries. The only negative is the constant flow of traffic and the noise that comes with it.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Less expensive
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Lots of traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Via Landeta-- Expensive street with stunning ocean views."

Via Landeta is a beautiful street in Lunada Bay, Palos Verdes Estates. It is within walking distance to several California Distinguished Schools; Palos Verdes Intermediate School and Palos Verdes High School. In the summer the older kids can walk to the swimming pools at the high school which are open to the public. The street offers stunning ocean views, beautiful palm trees, and the famous PV peacocks.

Most homes on this street are very large and expensive. Several are in the $ 2+ Million price range. Via Landeta is a quiet street where usually just the residents drive through. It is a great street for families with children. The area around Via Landeta becomes very lively on Halloween. It is a great neighborhood for Trick-or-Treating.
Pros
  • Safe and clean
  • Walking distance to schools
  • Stunning ocean views
Cons
  • Very expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Beechfield Drive-- Walking distance to elementary school"

Beechfield Drive is a small and quiet street situated in the Los Verdes area in Rancho Palos Verdes. The street is nestled between Indian Rock Drive and Golden Meadow Drive (Beechfield Drive becomes Golden Meadow Drive). Most homes on this street were built in the early 60’s and most are under 2000 sqf. Some homes on this street face Via Coronel, which is actually located in Palos Verdes Estates. Via Coronel is a beautiful street with very expensive homes.

The local elementary school for Los Verdes is Vista Grande Elementary. It’s fun to walk or ride your bike to this school because the area around it is pretty flat. The school has several playgrounds with equipment, a nature garden, a soccer field, and several basketball courts. It’s fun to go there even if you don’t go to this school. The middle school for this area is Ridgecrest Intermediate School. Older students can choose between Palos Verdes High School and Peninsula High School. All schools are just minutes away.

The homes on Beechfield Drive range in the $800,000 to $1 million price. This is one of the least expensive areas in Rancho Palos Verdes. Beechfield Drive is a quiet street with friendly neighbors. Hawthorne Boulevard, which is one of the major streets on the Peninsula, is only minutes from Beechfield Drive.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Close to elementary school
  • Close to Peninsula Center
Cons
  • The area tends to get more fog
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Crest Road-- It gets you to everything within minutes."

The two major streets Crest Road in Rancho Palos Verdes crosses are Hawthorne Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard. Both streets can get you into Torrance or the freeways. At the corner of Hawthorne and Crest is a Ralph’s grocery store. It is one of the most beautiful grocery stores I have ever been to. It has two parking lots on either side of it and both boast 180 degree ocean and Catalina Island views. The store has an indoor courtyard with tables and chairs and there is always plenty of parking.
At the corner of Crenshaw and Crest is the St. John Fisher church and school. The church is currently being remodeled and St. John Fisher School is an award winning K-8 private school.

Crest Road in Rancho Palos Verdes starts in the Los Verdes golf course area and ends at Crenshaw. Homes on Crest are very expensive. Many have stunning ocean views. Some parts of Crest Road are curvy and parking can be a problem, but the stretch between Hawthorne and Crenshaw is fairly wide and straight. People tend to hike, walk their dogs or jog on this particular stretch because of the side walk the street offers. Crest Road is pretty close to everything. Schools, shopping, churches, and parks are just minutes away. The homes on Crest are all well taken care of and they have nice lawns. Since Crest Road is a bigger street there tend to be more traffic.
Pros
  • Nice homes
  • Ocean views
  • Close to everything
Cons
  • Busier than smaller streets
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Via la Cresta-- Wonderful street for families."

Via la Cresta is a great street for families. Most homes on this street are fairly large with nice big back yards. Some back yards are park like. Many homes have stunning ocean views. The street itself is very wide and flat for the most part. I taught my son how to ride his bike without training wheels on this street. It was perfect because there is no through traffic on this street. This street always has plenty of parking. It’s perfect if you plan a big party with lots of guests.

Ryan Park is within walking distance to Via la Cresta. It’s a gorgeous park with stunning ocean views. In my opinion it’s the prettiest park on the Peninsula. It has a huge lawn, playground equipment, picnic areas, baseball field, and a basketball court. You can even borrow balls, bats and gloves from the recreation center at Ryan Park. It’s a very popular park for birthday parties.

Many residents on Via la Cresta have lived here for many years. People know each other well. You know their names and their stories, and they help each other out. The elementary school (Point Vicente Elementary) is only a few minutes away, so is the Golden Cove Shopping Center which features a Trader Joe’s, a gas station, a Montessori School, restaurants, and other small shops.
Pros
  • Nice homes
  • Close to schools
  • Great ocean views
Cons
  • Close to Hawthorne
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Malibu-- Beautiful if you can afford it."

Malibu is a stunning 27 miles long beach community in Los Angeles County. It’s great for beach goers, surfers, and hikers. Malibu has spectacular scenery everywhere you go. The canyons are great for hikes or horseback riding. The schools in Malibu are amongst the top schools in Los Angeles. Real estate in Malibu is through the roof. Everything is expensive—even homes in trailer parks. The Colony which is one of Malibu’s only private, gated, security patrolled enclaves is a prestigious area where many celebrities live.

Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon are the two major roads in Malibu. Both roads are kind of twisty and accidents happen quite often. PCH on weekends and during the summer can get very congested and it can take an hour to make it to the next town. The commute can be brutal because Malibu is really far from the rest of the city.

Malibu Country Mart is a pleasant small outdoor shopping center just minutes from Malibu Colony. The place is very low-key, yet sophisticated and trendy at the same time. It’s a nice place to stop for a stroll, to have a leisurely lunch, or just to watch the locals. Things in general cost more in Malibu than elsewhere, e.g. gas and food.

The Getty Villa in Malibu is an amazing museum situated on beautiful grounds. One of my favorite restaurants in Malibu is Moonshadows. It offers amazing ocean views (sometimes dolphins), and great food. Mel Gibson and Britney Spears like to dine there.

Malibu is prone to natural disasters. The PCH floods during the rainy season and landslides are not uncommon. Several times, the city has been severely damaged by fires.
Pros
  • Great schools
  • great homes
  • nice restaurants
  • the beach
Cons
  • bad for commuting
  • expensive
  • mudslides and fires
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"The Riviera-- The Village, the beach, and the views."

The Hollywood Riviera, or known by its residents as “The Riviera” is part of the city of Torrance, and part of Redondo Beach. The Torrance side has the zip code (90505), while (90277) is for Redondo Beach. There is a difference in home prices between the two areas. The Redondo Beach area has the homes right along the beach which offer amazing ocean views, whereas the Torrance side has some of the less desirable locations. Therefore, the cheaper homes are almost always found on the Torrance side. The community is tucked away against the hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The developer of the Hollywood Riviera was fascinated by the movie business and felt that the seaside homes would make a great location for a Hollywood set. Only a few movies were made there in the thirties—the Hollywood scene just never happened.

Because of its removed location, the Hollywood Riviera escapes much of the through traffic the neighboring South Bay communities endure. The area has a charming Riviera Village. The Village has the cutest cafes and bistros. But it also has a Trader Joe’s, a post office, several small local shops, and the always popular Yogurtland. On warm days people line up outside to enjoy a cool treat. The Village also offers a Farmer’s Market on Friday afternoons, from 3 to 7 pm, rain or shine.

Hollywood Riviera consists primarily of one story homes, with lush yards and a beach atmosphere. On the 4th of July, people gather on the beach to enjoy the fireworks. Traffic gets pretty crazy after the show. It can take up to an hour to make it out of there. On normal days, however, the Riviera has the best parking compared to other beach communities, such as Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. For $7 you can park in the big lot next to Torrance Beach. There is also metered street parking, or free parking in the smaller residential streets. Hollywood Riviera is not as busy as Hermosa Beach or Manhattan Beach. You can enjoy quiet strolls through the neighborhood, the parks, or the Village.
Pros
  • Clean
  • Safe and sound
Cons
  • Expensive
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
mmegowan
mmegowan PRO This area is one of the most desirable areas to live in the South Bay. It has the feeling of Palos Verdes without being quite so remote. Many of the homes here have wonderful views of both the ocean as well as gorgeous city light views. The schools in both Redondo Beach and Torrance are excellent. Riviera Village is a fun shopping district that definitely feels like a village. It has some very good restaurants and good fashion stores.
2yrs+
JohnS22
JohnS22 Just wanted to point out that the entire Riviera is part of Torrance. Some parts have a Redondo zip (90277), but are actually in Torrance (utilities, police, fire, etc). Additionally, the above rating is oddly low. This is a highly desirable area, on par with the best areas in South Redondo. Despite this, the Redondo Beach rating is 9.1/10 and the Riviera is only 6.9/10.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Manhattan Beach-- Best beach in the South Bay"

In my opinion Manhattan Beach has the best beach in the South Bay. It doesn’t get too crowded and is very clean. The sand is great and you can spread yourself out. You can actually find peace and quiet on the beach, or pick up a game of beach volleyball. The beach is also great for body surfing. There is a walkway going the length of the beach where you stroll by beautiful beach homes of the rich. Lots of beach front condos.

What’s not so great is the parking. Parking is usually metered and limited. Sometimes I spend an hour just finding a parking spot. It can be really stressful and frustrating at the same time. You can park on the streets (if you are lucky enough to find a spot), or park in the parking structures. Make sure you bring lots of coins (at least $4 or $5 worth of coins). Some of the street meters even take credit cards. Downtown Manhattan Beach can get very congested, especially on weekends. My advice is to get there super early—no later than 10 a.m. The entire Manhattan Beach area is very upscale and pricey. Shopping and eating establishments of all price levels are everywhere.


I always feel safe walking around Manhattan Beach. The city is very family friendly and has some of the best schools in the state. Manhattan Beach is a great alternative to Santa Monica or Venice Beach. It's clean, calm, and collected, without the craziness you see on the Venice Beach Boardwalk or the Santa Monica Pier. Manhattan Beach is a beautiful destination and a great place to live if you can afford it.
Pros
  • Great Restuarants
  • Great Schools
  • The Beach
Cons
  • A Bit Crowded
  • Expensive
  • Terrible Parking
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
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"Lunada Bay-- Cute town with peacocks."

Lunada Bay is a charming seaside town in Palos Verdes Estates. Schools are great, views are amazing. The book The Tribes of Palos Verdes, by Joy Nicholson, sums it all up. PV High is a big rival of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rancho Palos Verdes. Lunada Bay is unlike the rest of the Peninsula. Any outside home alteration must be approved by the Palos Verdes Art Jury. No exterior painting may be done without approval of the color scheme. Therefore, remodeling projects take a bit longer in Lunada Bay. Lunada Bay residents tend to belong to many clubs and associations. Boy Scout and Girl Scout fees run fairly high in this town.
Lunada Bay has some popular dive spots, but the locals are known to be a bit territorial of their hidden treasure.

The peacocks in Lunada Bay are fascinating. Some people are annoyed with them because of their loud cries, and the poop they leave behind on your driveway or car. I think they are beautiful and add so much personality to this town. In the summer months the male peacocks shed their beautiful feathers, so you can literally pick them up as you go for a walk. I guess people either love them or hate them.

Lunada Bay is a cute little town if you have money or you have the need to keep up with the Joneses. All three schools are within walking distance and they are some of the best in the country. The neighborhood is very safe and clean. It’s very dark at night since the area has no street lights. If your house is located on PV Drive West traffic can be a bit noisy, but then again, you will pay less.
Pros
  • Great schools
  • Great views
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No street lights
  • Not many shopping opportunities
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
mmegowan
mmegowan PRO I think that not having street lights is a positive, not a negative. It is so wonderful to see the stars at night not blocked out by the city lights !! I have lived in Lunada Bay for 28 years and I would not call the residents snobby at all. They are extremely friendly and love living here.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Eastview-- Least expensive area on the Peninsula"

The Eastview neighborhood is directly west of San Pedro at the eastern base of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and is generally bordered on the east by Western Avenue, except for a small area which extends east of Western Avenue along Toscanini Drive. Many of the homes in this area are only accessible from Western Avenue. The home prices in this area start at $500,000. The Eastview community is the least expensive area on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Residents living in the Eastview area have the choice to send their children to school in the Los Angeles Unified School District or the Palos Verdes Unified School District. The PVPUSD has California Distinguished Schools with some of the highest test scores in the country. High school students can choose between Palos Verdes High School (PV Estates) and Peninsula High School (Rancho Palos Verdes). Both schools rank high in the state and the nation.

Most of the shopping can be done in the neighboring city of San Pedro. Some areas of San Pedro are not the safest, especially around Western Avenue. The Eastview area is also known to have the most crime of all other areas on the Peninsula. The shopping is usually done in San Pedro. Most stores are on Western Avenue.

The Eastview neighborhood is great for people who want great schools, and pay under $1 Million. This neighborhood is not as prestigious as the rest of the Peninsula, but it’s still a nice place to live.
Pros
  • Least expensive area on Peninsula
  • Great schools
  • Closer to shopping
Cons
  • Borders San Pedro
  • More crime than the rest of Peninsula
  • More traffic
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  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Mira Catalina-- Long drive to the high schools"

The Mira Catalina area is sandwiched between Palos Verdes Drive South and Palos Verdes Drive East. This area enjoys a central location on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and it’s close to the 110 Freeway as well as the city of Long Beach. Palos Verdes Drive South features the Trump golf course with its fabulous restaurants and ocean trails, as well as the only oceanfront resort in Los Angeles County, Terrenea. Many homes in this area enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and Catalina Island. Homes in this area are priced just under a million and up.

Mira Catalina Elementary school is also in this area. For middle school, students attend Miraleste Intermediate School. Older students can choose between Palos Verdes High School and Peninsula High School. Palos Verdes only has high ranking schools. No worries there. Also in the Mira Catalina neighborhood is the only four-year-college on the Peninsula, Marymount College. It is a private, catholic college.

The one complaint that many people have living in the Mira Catalina area is the distance to the high schools. It takes a good 20-25 minutes to get to either high school on the Peninsula. This can be a nuisance, since both high schools offer many activities which sometimes take place in the evening. Be prepared to do a lot of driving if you have teenagers.
Pros
  • Great views
  • Great schools
  • Safe
Cons
  • Far from high schools
  • Expensive
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"West Palos Verdes-- Looks like a postcard."

The Palos Verdes Drive West area is a coastal community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The neighborhood starts in Rancho Palos Verdes (at Hawthorne Blvd.) and extends into Lunada Bay in Palos Verdes Estates. The PV Drive West has an ocean and a non ocean side. On the ocean side, luxury homes such as Ocean Front Estates at the terminus of Hawthorne Blvd. can reach up to $10 Million. The non ocean side starts at just under a million and up. Many homes in this area enjoy excellent ocean and Catalina Island views. Neighborhoods include Lunada Pointe (adjacent to Palos Verdes Estates), Berry Hill, Point Vicente, Warmington Estates, and Oceanfront Estates.

The Golden Cove Shopping Center is also located along Palos Verdes Drive West. The shopping center features a Trader Joes, Starbuck’s, a Montessori school, a gas station, restaurants, and several other small local businesses.

Ocean Front Estates area is also great for walking and jogging. It offers fantastic ocean views and picnic areas. The trail leads to the Point Vicente Light House and the museum.

If you are a family with kids, you are going to love the Palos Verdes Schools. For this area the Palos Verdes Unified School District oversees the Point Vicente Elementary School and the Palos Verdes Intermediate School. High school students can choose between Palos Verdes High School and Peninsula High School. All schools rank high in the state and nation.
Pros
  • Stunning views
  • Great schools
  • Safe
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Major shopping is a bit far
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
mmegowan
mmegowan PRO This area has some of the best ocean and Catalina Views on the Peninsula. Home buyers often are attracted to this area who like the feeling of Palos Verdes Estates, but want a larger home for the money while still having a wonderful ocean view.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Beverly Hills-- It used to be more glamorous."

Beverly Hills is an affluent city in Los Angeles. It is world-famous for its luxurious culture and famous residents. The city is home to renowned shopping district, Rodeo Drive. Many years ago, I lived in Beverly Hills and the city seemed more elegant and exclusive then as it does now. I can’t see many Rolls Royce anymore, and celebrities have moved to Bel Air, Brentwood, and Calabasas. The median home price on the Palos Verdes Peninsula (South Bay) is now higher than it is in Beverly Hills.

Beverly Hills is overseen by Beverly Hills Unified School District, which includes four K-8 schools (Hawthorne, El Rodeo, Beverly Vista, and Horace Mann), Moreno High School, and the Beverly Hills High School. The schools rank high in the state and the nation.
Roxbury Park is still a beautiful park with a very classy crowd. The park is safe and people play volleyball, walk their dogs, climb on the play structure, have picnics and BBQs.

Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market is a great place to stroll through on a Sunday morning. Parking is free on Sunday in the huge parking structure. Their produce is good, but pricey. They have nice music, petting zoo, pony rides, and great kettle corn for a reasonable price. Occasionally, you can spot a few celebrities. From my experience, people in general are very nice in Beverly Hills.
Traffic can be pretty bad and parking is even worse during the week. Bring lots of coins for a metered parking space, if you are lucky enough to get one.

If you are used to the ocean breezes, Beverly Hills is probably not the place for you. It can get quite hot in the summer, followed by the even hotter Santa Ana winds in the fall. The central location of Beverly Hills is great, though. You can be all over LA within minutes.
Pros
  • Friendly people
  • Great schools
  • Beautiful Homes
  • Well-Kepts Streets
Cons
  • Busy
  • A Bit Dull
  • Expensive
  • Not So Exclusive Anymore
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Palisades Highlands-- Stunning homes and views."

Palisades Highlands is one of the most coveted and safest neighborhoods, located between Santa Monica and Malibu, in Pacific Palisades. It is in the northern region, located in the upper Santa Ynez Canyon. This neighborhood consists of large gated estates with high-end condominiums along the main road, Palisades Drive. Palisades Hills, The Summit, and the Lower Highlands are part of this community. The Highlands also has its own small shopping center and access to several Topanga State Park trailheads. Home prices in this area range from $2–20 million, and most homes have between 4,000 and 13,000 square feet and are situated on large lots. All of the homes have mountain views. Many celebrities have had homes in this area. If you like heights (this place is on top of the mountain) and can afford this price range, you should definitely check it out.

I have never seen so many nannies and housekeepers any place else. It’s almost a “must” to have one if you live here. They usually meet in the neighborhood recreation center, which is a fun place for the kids. Residents of the Highlands also tend to have elaborate birthday parties for their kids. I think they try to outdo each other. People up there can get a bit snobby, and many kids seem pretty spoiled. Since the area is surrounded by mountains, coyotes, raccoons, and skunks can show up in your back yard. The mountain views are spectacular, but the drive to PCH, schools, and shopping is quite long. Due to the mountains, cell coverage can be spotty in the Highlands. The neighborhood is super safe and clean.
Pros
  • Clean
  • Great views
  • Beautiful
  • Serene
Cons
  • Extremely expensive
  • Dead at night
  • Remote
  • Secluded
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Crest-- Some of the highest ranked schools in the nation."

The Crest area in Rancho Palos Verdes as well as Rolling Hills Estates is located south of Peninsula Center, and east of Hawthorne Boulevard. It is part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula (PVP). Communities include Armaga Springs, Hilltop Townhomes, Mesa Verde, Mira Verde Townhomes, Ridgegate Townhomes, Seaview and Stonecrest. Also included are the Rolling Hills Estates communities of Highridge Townhomes and the Terraces Townhomes (a gated community). The median home sales price for the crest area is currently $834,000.

Ridgecrest Intermediate School is also located in this area. Older children can choose between Palos Verdes High School and Peninsula High School which is located on a 52-acres campus at the corner of Silver Spur and Hawthorne Boulevard. The intermediate school and the Peninsula High School are just minutes away from each other. The Palos Verdes Unified School District (PVPUSD) oversees the high ranking schools on the Peninsula. The Crest area is very central and is popular because of close proximity to schools, shopping, churches and parks.

A very popular park, the Highridge Park, is located at the corner of Crestridge and Highride Roads, across the street from the intermediate school. This ten and a half acre park has two standard size soccer fields, a youth softball and baseball field, a large playground area with lots of equipment, approximately one mile of running tracks with Par Course stations, and a trail. This park offers several picnic tables and even barbecue pits. Many sports teams have their end-of-season parties there. Surrounded by white fences, Highridge Park is situated between beautiful homes and brings peace and relaxation as you walk through the park. The park has a nice country feel to it. On a clear day you have stunning ocean and Catalina views. On the weekends you will most definitely find organized sports activities on the fields.
Pros
  • Great schools
  • Great parks
  • Green
Cons
  • Expensive
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Palos Verdes Drive South-- Stunning views and lots of fresh air."

Palos Verdes Drive South is a neighborhood on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, which stretches along the coastline from the border of San Pedro to the north side of Point Vicente Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. Palos Verdes Drive South is the main road serving this area. Many of the homes in this area offer stunning ocean and Catalina Island views. The Portuguese Bend Club (a private beach club) is in the center of this portion, and is next to the Portuguese Bend landslide area. Homes in this area have certain restrictions on their expansion or renovation.

The nearest shopping area for homes in the southern portion of this neighborhood is located in San Pedro. Golden Cove Center serves the northern end at the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive South and Hawthorne and contains a Trader Joe’s, the Admiral Risty Restaurant, Starbucks, a gas station, a Montessori school, and some other small local services. The shopping center is fine for small purchases, but for anything big, you need to go to the Peninsula Center or even Torrance.

The Wayfarers Chapel is also located in this area. The chapel is stunning—inside and outside. Many couples choose this chapel as their wedding venue. Other smaller neighborhoods in this area are Abalone Cove (great place for watching small sea animals), Ladera Linda (has a soccer field with stunning ocean views), Vista Pacifica, Seacove, and Seabluff. The schools for this area are Point Vicente Elementary, Palos Verdes Intermediate School, and older children can choose between Palos Verdes High School and Peninsula High School. All schools on the Peninsula are excellent.

Several condominium and townhouse projects are located in this area which is adjacent to Trump National Golf Course. Yes, Donald Trump was responsible for this amazing golf course. The golf course has great hiking trails and manicured lawns. Just south of it is the fabulous Terranea resort (formerly known as Marineland). This place is spectacular. It is the only beach resort in Los Angeles County and features pools, golf courses, hiking trails, great restaurants, spas and incredible ocean views.
Pros
  • Great schools
  • Stunning views
  • Very green
Cons
  • Very expensive
  • Far from schools, shopping
  • Can get chilly
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Peninsula Center-- Great parking, but could use better stores."

The Peninsula Center is nestled amongst the city of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, which is part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Rolling Hills Estates is known for its vast open spaces, horse trails and white fences. The Peninsula Center is the main shopping center located on the corner of Silver Spur Road and Hawthorne Blvd. The Center offers many eateries like Pizza Hut, Burger King, Subway Sandwiches, but also clothing retailers such as Steinmart and TJ Maxx. Their main grocery store is the Pavilions, which is very popular by the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School students. It is located across the street. The school is one of the best high schools in the country. At lunch time the older students visit the Pavilions to get either Panda Express or Starbuck’s (both are inside the Pavilions).

My favorite store in the shopping center is by far, Rite Aid. Since the Center lacks any large retailers, such as Target or Home Depot, Rite Aid comes in very handy. Again, a popular hangout place for the high schoolers because of the inexpensive ice cream Rite Aid has to offer.

The Center has some educational opportunities ranging from music lessons to ballet, from tutoring services to art classes. Since all the schools on the Peninsula rank high, educational programs such as SAT workshops and tutoring are very popular amongst the students.

Every Sunday, the Peninsula Shopping Center hosts a Farmer's Market from 9am to 1pm. It has a pretty good selection on fresh produce and other things. The biggest event, however, takes place in June when the Street Fair comes to the Peninsula. More than 70,000 people attend this fair. My kids love it for the rides and the music. On Halloween, kids can go trick-or-treating from store to store. It’s nice, because most stores participate in this event.

Parking at the Peninsula Center is great, even during the holiday season. The place is very clean and safe. The traffic can be kind of crazy around the high school’s dismissal time. Watch out for the student drivers. The store clerks on the Peninsula are very courteous and professional. During Christmas, the Peninsula Center looks beautiful. Christmas music is played through the speakers, and the place looks very festive. Personally, I do most of my shopping in Torrance, since the Peninsula Center lacks any major retail stores.
Pros
  • Safe and clean
  • Lots of parking
Cons
  • Many expensive stores
  • Shops close early
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Silver Spur-- Close to schools, shopping, library."

The Silver Spur neighborhood is comprised of Rancho Palos Verdes and some parts of Roling Hills Estates. It is located south of Hawthorne, east of Hawthorne and north of Palos Verdes Drive North, on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Some of the most amazing city lights and coastal views can be found in the Silver Spur community. If you are looking for a home in Palos Verdes for under $1,000,000, Silver Spur is a great area to begin the search. This area also provides an easy access off and on the Peninsula. Just drive down Hawthorne Boulevard and you are in Torrance where you can do your big shopping (Target, Home Depot, Costco).

The Silver Spur area is also within walking distance to Silver Spur Elementary School and Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. Both schools rank very high in the nation. The elementary school has a great playground, a basketball court, and a soccer field. Many soccer teams practice and play their games there. The school is also very competitive and parent involvement is super high. There is a waiting list for parents to help out in classrooms. If you are a parent of a teen, you will find the proximity to the high school very convenient.

The Peninsula Shopping Center is at the corner of Silver Spur and Hawthorne. The Avenue of the Peninsula (local mall) is adjacent to the shopping center. Since Palos Verdes has an amazing library near the Peninsula Center, many high school students meet there after school or on weekends. It gets really busy there at around 3 pm. The high school has a tennis court which can be used by the public, as well as a swimming pool during the summer-- all within walking distance. If you need to catch a bus, several buses run at the corner of Hawthorne and Silver Spur. Living near the high school can get a bit loud, especially during Homecoming and Graduation, and there is always steady traffic on Hawthorne. It’s a great neighborhood, though, especially for those who enjoy walking to stores and schools.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Less Expensive
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Can get busy
  • More noise than other parts of PV
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Kathytyndall
Kathytyndall PRO While Silver Spur is located close to Peninsula High School, the students aren't permitted to park on the residential streets near the school without a permit issued to the local residents. This cuts down on the traffic and congestion in the neighborhood.
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mmegowan
mmegowan PRO Silver Spur Elementary is one of the most sought after elementary schools in the district. It has among the highest test scores in the district and many people want to buy in this neighborhood just to get a leg up in attending this school.
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  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Crest-- Close to everything."

The Crest area in Rancho Palos Verdes as well as Rolling Hills Estates is located south of Peninsula Center, and east of Hawthorne Boulevard. It is part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula (PVP). Communities include Armaga Springs, Hilltop Townhomes, Mesa Verde, Mira Verde Townhomes, Ridgegate Townhomes, Seaview and Stonecrest. Also included are the Rolling Hills Estates communities of Highridge Townhomes and the Terraces Townhomes (a gated community). The median home sales price for the Crest area is currently $834,000.

Ridgecrest Intermediate School is also located in this area. Older children can choose between Palos Verdes High School and Peninsula High School which is located on a 52-acres campus at the corner of Silver Spur and Hawthorne Boulevard. The intermediate school and the Peninsula High School are just minutes away from each other. The Palos Verdes Unified School District (PVPUSD) oversees the high ranking schools on the Peninsula. The Crest area is very central and is popular because of close proximity to schools, shopping, churches and parks.

A very popular park, the Highridge Park, is located at the corner of Crestridge and Highride Roads, across the street from the intermediate school. This ten and a half acre park has two standard size soccer fields, a youth softball and baseball field, a large playground area with lots of equipment, approximately one mile of running tracks with Par Course stations, and a trail. This park offers several picnic tables and even barbecue pits. Many sports teams have their end-of-season parties there. Surrounded by white fences, Highridge Park is situated between beautiful homes and brings peace and relaxation as you walk through the park. The park has a nice country feel to it. On a clear day you have stunning ocean and Catalina views. On the weekends you will most definitely find organized sports activities on the fields.
Pros
  • Great schools
  • Near schools, shops
  • Nice park
Cons
  • Expensive homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
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"Monte Malaga -- Great weather, great schools."

Monte Malaga is one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the city of Palos Verdes Estates which is located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County. The Monte Malaga area is on the northwest section of Palos Verdes; therefore, it’s convenient for schools and shopping at the Peninsula Center or the mall. At 1,380 feet, Monte Malaga has the highest elevation in Palos Verdes. The home lots in this area are typically among the largest in Palos Verdes Estates. Home prices range between $950,000 and $10,500,000. The median home price is around $1.3 million.

The elementary school for this neighborhood is Monte Malaga Elementary. The schools on the Peninsula are top notch and rank as some of the best schools in the nation. Students in intermediate school attend Palos Verdes Intermediate School. High school students have a choice between two equally great high schools: Palos Verdes High School or Peninsula High School. The Palos Verdes Unified School District (PVPUSD) oversees the schools on the Peninsula.

The weather in Monte Malaga is great. Not too hot in the summer, not too cold in the winter. This area also has less fog then e.g. the Lunada Bay area of Palos Verdes. Monte Malaga offers more of a country atmosphere, rather than the feel of a city outside Los Angeles. Some of the homes in Monte Malaga have stunning ocean views.

Monte Malaga is great for families. Since the area is fairly small, many children are able to walk to school.
Pros
  • Great schools
  • Ocean views
  • Clean and safe
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
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"Rolling Hills -- One of the most expensive zip codes in the country"

Rolling Hills is a private and gated community located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, California. Rolling Hills upholds a ranch style living with equestrian character, and great respect for native wildlife and its natural environment.
The city borders Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes. Residents shop and attend schools in the other towns on the Peninsula. According to the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 1,860. In 2012 Rolling Hills was listed by Forbes as the 9th most expensive zip code in America, beating out Beverly Hills, Malibu and Pacific Palisades. The median home price is $3,972,500. The median income for a household in the city is in excess of $200,000.

The city’s school district is the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. PVPUSD schools rank among the best in California and the nation. PVPUSD oversees one elementary school and one middle school for Rolling Hills Estates. High school students can choose between two high schools on the Peninsula. Chadwick School, which is a well known private school, also serves the area.

Rolling Hills has one of the highest percentages of registered Republican voters of any cities in California, with 61.3% of its 1,441 registered voters registered as Republicans.

Approximately 94% of homes in Rolling Hills are owner-occupied. Property taxes are a bit high in the city, however, the community invests large sums in its schools and infrastructure. Rolling Hills has more than its share of wealthy families and people. It's worth indicating that intelligent and educated people feel at home in this city.
Pros
  • Great views of city and ocean
  • Lots of land
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Extremely expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"La Cresta -- Great schools, great views"

La Cresta is a neighborhood in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes, which is part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The Peninsula is located in Los Angeles County, CA. Homes in the La Cresta neighborhood often have stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. After all, the area is located at the top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The La Cresta area is bordered by the City of Rolling Hills to the east, Palos Verdes Land Conservancy acreage to the south, Hawthorne Boulevard and Indian Valley to the west and a jagged border to the north which includes Crestridge and Wallace Ranch.

The La Cresta area includes the developments of Pepper Tree, Cresta Verde, The Ranch, Wallace Ranch, Rolling Hills Country Estates, Vantage Point, Hillcrest Manor and Rolling Hills Park. The newer developments in this area are Ocean Terrace, Island View, and Sea Breeze. These homes are built on larger sites, some about a 1/2 acre. Homes sold in the La Cresta area in 2012 ranged from $950,000 to $1,840,000.

This area is home to two parks – Highridge Park and Del Cerro Park. Highridge Park is over ten acres, and has two regulation size soccer fields, a youth softball/baseball field, large playground area and running tracks. Many youth soccer and baseball organizations practice there. Ridgecrest Middle School is located across the street. Del Cerro Park is known for its hiking trail. The trail splits up to four trails which are part of the Canyons Ecological Reserve. These hikes are great for both beginners and the experienced hiker. From there, you can also enjoy great views of Catalina Island.

The Palos Verdes Unified School District oversees one elementary school and one middle school in the La Cresta area. Older students can choose between Palos Verdes High School and Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. St. John Fisher’s private elementary school and Church are also located in this area.
Pros
  • Clean and safe
  • Nice areas for hiking
  • Great school
Cons
  • Expensive real estate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
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"Malaga Cove -- Beautiful but Pricey"

Malaga Cove is a beautiful village inside the city of Palos Verdes Estates which is situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in Los Angeles County. With the median home prices appraised at nearly $1,500,000, Malaga Cove has beautifully landscaped homes and amazing views of the South Bay and Catalina Island. The approximately 8,000 residents of Malaga Cove have access to a beach that is predominantly rocky and is marked by high cliffs. It is also a popular dive spot (with no currents and shallow water) for beginning divers. Since the location is somewhat remote, the locals are known to be a bit territorial of their hidden treasure. Malaga Cove beach is not ideal for sun bathing, but the beautiful cliffs and reefs offer a picturesque scene.

Malaga Cove Plaza is a small overpriced shopping center for the residents of Malaga Cove. The Plaza has several small stores, banks, as well as a post office, a local fire department, and a police station nearby. Palos Verdes Estates is the only city on the Peninsula with its own police department. Palos Verdes (or PV, as the locals call it) has no street lights or traffic lights. Speed traps are very common on Palos Verdes Drive.

In the center of the Plaza, stands the Neptune Fountain which is a replica of a 16th century fountain in Bologna, Italy. It was donated to the city of Palos Verdes in 1930. Parking in the plaza is free, but with strictly-enforced one or two-hour time limits.

Malaga Cove Library is located right next to the Plaza. The library looks like an old mansion from the outside. It is an old Spanish style building high on a hill, surrounded by eucalyptus trees that are sometime occupied by peacocks. The building was erected in 1930 and is now on the National Historic Register. The library also has amazing views of the beach and Palos Verdes.

For families with children, the Palos Verdes Unified School District oversees two elementary schools and one middle school for Malaga Cove. High school students have a choice between Palos Verdes High School and Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. All schools have amazing scores. The high schools rank among the highest in the country. Each school has more than a dozen Valedictorians and National Merit Scholars.

In 2007, Palos Verde Estates was voted as one of “the best places to live in the US” by CNN Money. Malaga Cove is a very safe and clean community. Their residents are educated, wealthy people. Education in PV is a high priority for those with children. Many parents volunteer huge amounts of their time in schools or on the school board.
Pros
  • Safe and clean
  • Family friendly
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Lack of restaurants
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
Kathytyndall
Kathytyndall PRO The Palos Verdes library in Malaga Cove has wonderful book sales a couple of times a month. You can buy paperback novels for as little as $1. The library has a pile of free books and magazines as well. Sitting inside this treasured landmark, it is a fantastic place to browse on a rainy day.
During the summer, there are free concerts held on the grassy lawn. Each concert features a different type of music. Families put their blankets down on the grass early in the afternoon to assure a place because these concerts are very popular with the locals. You can take a picnic basket, a couple of lawn chairs and enjoy the music with your neighbors while watching the sunset over the ocean. Life doesn't get much better than that!
2yrs+
Kathytyndall
Kathytyndall PRO The Malaga Cove Ranch Market has some wonderful salads, pizzas and sandwiches that are very reasonably priced. Realtors often use them to cater their open houses because they are delicious and priced right.
2yrs+
Kathytyndall
Kathytyndall PRO The Palos Verdes Library in Malaga Cove is a landmark building that has a large grassy lawn used to stage concerts in the summertime. Each week a different type of music is featured. The concerts start at sundown, but residents spread their blankets out on the lawn in the afternoon to be assured of a place to sit. That's how popular the concerts are! Everyone brings picnic baskets, lawn chairs and their friends to enjoy a warm evening of music surrounded by their neighbors.

A couple of times every month, the Friends Of The Library stage used book sales where you can buy a paperback novel for as little as $1. Each month they have specials for certain types of books. Here's the best part: In the kitchen area there are always loads of desserts that anyone can sample during their browsing. It's a great way to spend an afternoon!
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  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Rolling Hills Estates -- The Best Kept Secret in Southern California"

Rolling Hills Estates is a city on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the Los Angeles County. The Palos Verdes Peninsula is a hidden gem just south of Los Angeles. The Peninsula is made up of four cities: Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates and Rolling Hills. Rolling Hills Estates is on the northern side of the Peninsula, facing the city of Torrance. The city is known for the vast open spaces, horse trails and white fences. Rolling Hills Estates has a population of approximately 8,000, of which 67.7 % are Caucasian, and 1.4% are African American. The median house price is estimated at $1, 044, 00, and the median income is $170,000. In 2007, Rolling Hills Estates earned a top ranking by CNN Money for one of the “best places to live in the US.”

The city has an excellent school district. The primary school district, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District overlooks two elementary schools and one middle school. High school students can choose between Palos Verdes High School and Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. All schools achieve the highest rankings in the country. The city has a limited transit bus system, so most travel is done by car.

Many residents of Rolling Hills Estates enjoy large properties zoned for horses. It is very common to see people ride their horses on the streets. It gives the City an old time feel.
Rolling Hills Estates has two main shopping and entertaining destinations: Promenade on the Peninsula, and the Peninsula Shopping Center. The city’s mile-long commercial district offers a state-of-the-art movie theater, an ice rink, a mix of specialty restaurants, national retailers, and local merchants.

For recreational and sporting activities, this rural city offers miles of beautifully manicured horse trails. Equestrian centers offer horseback riding lessons to all age groups in places such as Howlett Park and Chandler Park. The City owns six parks, a tennis club, stables and 10 miles of bicycle paths.

Many people choose Rolling Hills Estates for the great schools, safe neighborhoods and the vast open spaces.
Pros
  • Clean and safe
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Poor public transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Peninsula Center - The Heart of the Palos Verdes Peninsula"

The Peninsula Center is nestled amongst the city of Rolling Hills Estates, which is part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Rolling Hills Estates is known for its vast open spaces, horse trails and white fences. The Peninsula Center is the main shopping center located on the corner of Silver Spur Road and Hawthorne Blvd. The Center offers many eateries like Pizza Hut, Burger King, Subway Sandwiches, but also clothing retailers such as Steinmart and TJ Maxx. Their main grocery store is the Pavilions, which is very popular by the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School students. It is located across the street. The school is one of the best high schools in the country. At lunch time the older students visit the Pavilions to get either Panda Express or Starbuck’s (both are inside the Pavilions).

My favorite store in the shopping center is by far, Rite Aid. Since the Center lacks any large retailers, such as Target or Home Depot, Rite Aid comes in very handy. Again, a popular hangout place for the high schoolers because of the inexpensive ice cream Rite Aid has to offer.

The Center has some educational opportunities ranging from music lessons to ballet, from tutoring services to art classes. Since all the schools on the Peninsula rank high, educational programs such as SAT workshops and tutoring are very popular amongst the students.

Every Sunday, the Peninsula Shopping Center hosts a Farmer's Market from 9am to 1pm. It has a pretty good selection on fresh produce and other things. The biggest event, however, takes place in June when the Street Fair comes to the Peninsula. More than 70,000 people attend this fair. My kids love it for the rides and the music. On Halloween, kids can go trick-or-treating from store to store. It’s nice, because most stores participate in this event.

Parking at the Peninsula Center is great, even during the holiday season. The place is very clean and safe. The traffic can be kind of crazy around the high school’s dismissal time. Watch out for the student drivers. The store clerks on the Peninsula are very courteous and professional. During Christmas, the Peninsula Center looks beautiful. Christmas music is played through the speakers, and the place looks very festive. Personally, I do most of my shopping in Torrance, since the Peninsula Center lacks any major retail stores.
Pros
  • Clean and safe
  • Great parking
  • Friendly people
Cons
  • Lack of major retail stores
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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