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Palos Verdes

The Palos Verdes Peninsula is found at the southernmost edge of what is properly known as The South Bay. The base of hill meets South Redondo and the Hollywood Riviera. Even though this area is further away from local commuter routes, the beauty, tranquility and larger, open lots found in Valmonte, Malaga Cove, and Lunada Bay are a huge draw for local buyers.

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In Valmonte, winding streets are lined with mature Eucalyptus trees. Deep setbacks allow for sprawling, elegantly landscaped lawns creating an idyllic neighborhood environment. Lots here are flatter and quite shaded by the natural landscape. It is very easy to walk to ride your bike to nearby Rivera Village, where community events, dining and boutique shopping can be found. Many residents enjoy hopping onto the nearby jog path to exercise in the open air while enjoying the natural beauty the peninsula offers.

Malaga Cove is home to the PV Beach & Athletic Club, a member’s only club built in the 1930’s with an Olympic sized pool that overlooks the ocean. Malaga Cove Plaza is where residents can drop in for quick conveniences. At the center of the plaza is a copy of the famous bronze Neptune fountain in Bologna, Italy.

In the surfing culture, Lunada Bay is often at the center of a controversial turf war. Homeowners here enjoy use of a walking/jogging path that runs along the center of the main road in and out of the area. There is plenty of flat, open space that the city has utilized to create parks, sports fields, and walking trails. It is popular for buyers because larger, flat lots with ocean views can be obtained.

It is important to know that the majority of Palos Verdes falls under the governing rules of the PV Art Jury. The Art Jury was established in 1923 to protect the landscape, resident homeowners, and future property values in the area. The Jury monitors all building specifications and property changes to the developing peninsula. Plans for remodeling and/or building in PV are tightly monitored by the Art Jury.

“The Hill” is a huge draw for professional and amateur cyclists alike with a dynamic ocean view and challenging road-course. Protected, open land allows for golf courses, horseback riding trails and hiking trails practically right in your backyard! Pointe Vicente is a local favorite for its groomed walking trails and unobstructed views of the annual whale migration route.


Rolling Hills is the smallest city in the South Bay. A completely gated city with guarded, controlled access entrances and a strict governing architectural policy makes this a truly unique community. The equestrian community of Rolling Hills Estates finds miles of beautiful riding trails and both private and public stables.


The final city to be discovered on the PV Hill is Rancho Palos Verdes. This section of Palos Verdes faces the Port of Los Angeles with views of Long Beach beyond. At night, many homes enjoy jaw-dropping, panoramic city lights views. RPV borders San Pedro to the south and some pocket neighborhoods in the area are where ocean view properties can be obtained at a significant value.

Public schools in Palos Verdes are ranked among the very best in the nation. There are two award winning high schools and students have the “school of choice” privilege at the high school level. Chadwick School is a private school located in Palos Verdes servicing grades K-12. Manhattan Beach offers a private bus service to Chadwick, as numerous students in the Beach Cities attend the school.

There is much to be discovered and enjoyed in Palos Verdes. South Bay residents enjoy visiting these popular destinations among many others: