8.8 out of 10


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Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5

"A Wooded Enclave Retreat"

The Valmonte area of Palos Verdes Estates is a totally unique neighborhood in the Los Angeles area. Groves of towering eucalyptus trees provide a unique atmosphere to the area, making it a real wooded enclave retreat. The wide median strip between Palos Verdes Drive North provides a horse trail and a great jogging area for local residents. The area has no street lights or sidewalks, and is just a wonderful peaceful place.

This is a wonderful area to raise children, as the streets are flat and kids love to bike here. People love to walk the trails in the area. This is a very desirable area , especially for people who want easy access to the other beach communities of Redondo and Manhattan Beach, or a closer commute to Century City or the Westside.

The closest high school, Peninsula High , as well as the main shopping area in the Peninsula, is a short drive up Silver Spur Road, and the local elementary school, Silver Spur elementary, is among the best in the district. The intermediate school, however , is about a 5 to 10 minute drive.

The architecture in the area is almost story book in nature, including Tuscan, French Normandy, and Spanish.
  • Easy off-the-hill access
  • Tree lined streets
  • Walking paths throughout the neighborhood.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Valmonte- Palos Verdes Estates. A wooded, picturesque area with an eastern feel."

Valmonte is located on the northern end of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, accessible via Palos Verdes Drive North. Popular with transplants from the beach cities because of its easy off-the-hill access, it features traditional style homes that were primarily built in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Of course, many of these original homes have undergone a complete transformation in more recent years. When people first see Valmonte they are reminded of charming, established neighborhoods on the east coast because of the tree lined streets and traditional architecture.

Indeed, there is a part of Valmonte, called The Grove, where the eucalyptus trees are city protected. This year there have been 39 sales of homes so far with an average price of $1,200,000. Home prices can range from $750,000-$4,000,000.

There are no sidewalks or street lights in the neighborhood. Valmonte is home to VELA-The Valmonte Early Learning Academy, which is affiliated with the Palos Verdes Unified School District. VELA serves pre-schoolers and transitional kindergartners. There is a tuition charge for this half day program.

Valmonte is one of the most popular neighborhoods on the Palos Verdes Peninsula because of its bucolic setting, easy access and eastern feel.
  • Tree lined streets
  • Walking paths throughout the neighborhood.
  • Easy off-the-hill access
  • Homes are expensive

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