8.0 out of 10

Rolling Hills Estates

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Great for
  • Schools
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5

"Palos Verdes Drive North area"

This area extends from the eastern boundary of the City of Rolling Hills Estates, just south of Palos Verdes Drive east, to the northern boundary of the city with Palos Verdes Estates, and is located both north and south of Palos Verdes Drive North. Neighborhhoods include Colina Ranch, Strawberry Lane, Rollingwood, Rolling Hills Road, Roanwood, Saddlebow, Palomino Ranchos, Monticello, Marloma, Masongate, Empty Saddle, Dapplegray, Club View, and Bridlewood Circle. An extensive series of horse trails winds its way throughout the city as well as along Palos Verdes Drive North.

Students attend school at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (located in Rolling Hills Estates) , Ridgecrest Intermediate School and Miraleste Intermediate School ( located in Rancho Palos Verdes), and several local elementary schools, all part of the Palos Verdes Unified School System. There is an additional high school located in Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes High, and both high schools are California Distinquished Schools, with open enrollment to students on the Peninsula (they do not have enrollment boundaries). Palos Verdes HIgh has a unique class scheduling structure, called block scheduling, where students attend three extended periods each day, alternating with their other three classes each day. Peninsula High has a more traditional structure of the same periods for all classes each day. Palos Verdes Unified School District has some of the highest test scores in the state. There are also a number of excellent private schools on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Most of the cultural activities for the Palos Verdes Peninsula are located in Rolling Hills Estates. These include the Norris Center for the Performing Arts, the Peninsula Symphony, and the PV Players. The Palos Verdes Art Center is located in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. For further information on Arts and Culture on the Peninsula

Children in Rolling Hills Estates play baseball in two little leagues ; Rolling Hills Little League (located in adjacent Rolling Hills), and Silver Spur Little Leage (located in Rolling Hills Estates),Pony League baseball for 13 to 15 year olds, is available at Ernie Howlett park in Rolling Hills Estates. AYSO Soccer leagues are active throughout the City. Girls softball is generally played on fields at various school locations There are also youth basketball leagues, and lacrosse leagues for intermediate schools.

Ernie Howlett Park is located at 25851 Hawthorne Boulevard between Palos Verdes Drive North and Rolling Hills Road, Ernie Howlett Park is the Citys major recreational facility.This 35 acre park provides facilities to many sporting and leisure activities, including: four one-wall handball courts, multi-purpose athletic fields, a regulation basketball court, a sand volleyball court, picnic tables, barbecue pits, and a variety of playground equipment. The park also boasts a 3/4-mile running track and a bicycle path. However, for many of the sports-mined, the main attractions of Howlett Park are the Rolling Hills Estates Tennis Club and the Equestrian Center. Eight tennis courts are open to the public, with a patio, refreshment center, and a grandstand for tournament spectators. A skateboard park is currently planned as well.

Tennis may be played at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates, the Jack Kramer Club in Rolling Hills Estates, at the Peninsula Racquet Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, or at one of the excellent courts at Peninsula High. Tennis League play is available through the South Bay Marine League, which has teams at most of the private tennis clubs in the area as well as Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates

The Equestrian Center at Ernie Howlett Park, which features three riding rings, a dressage area and grandstand, and multi-use trail, is a frequent site for local horse shows. Other equestrian facilities are located in the City at the Rolling Hills Estates Stables, the Empty Saddle Club, Chandler Park, and Dapplegray Park, as well as the Palos Verdes Stables in Palos Verdes Estates.

Located at the corner of Crestridge and Highridge Roads, Highridge Park is a 10-1/2 acre facility that features two regulation-size soccer fields, youth softball/baseball field, barbecue pits, restrooms, picnic tables, playground equipment, approximately one mile of running track with Par Course stations, and a multi-use trail.

Public Golf Facilities are available at Los Verdes Country Club and Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, and the Palos Verdes Country Club (weekdays only). Los Verdes is a public golf course run by the County of Los Angeles. Rolling Hills Country Club is also a private country club located in the City of Rolling Hills Estates.

Police, Fire and Paramedic services are contracted with Los Angeles County with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, and the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The South Coast Botanical Gardens are located on a former landfill site on Crenshaw Boulevard. The Gardens include many unique garden environments, including a Japanese garden, a rose garden, a children's garden, and a water garden. Many events are held here including garden shows and concerts.
  • Equestrian community
  • Rural feeling
  • Clean and safe
  • Great schools
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 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

"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.
  • Clean and safe
  • Great schools
  • Expensive
  • Poor public transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

Unranked Streets in Rolling Hills Estates

"Strawberry Lane-- Also known as "Peacock Lane."
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