No where else in the South Bay can you hike trails looking for late summer black berries, or ride your horse along miles of secluded trails, or go tide pooling along the ocean front cliffs, all while enjoying views of the Angeles Mountains, Catalina Island, or the Santa Monica Bay. The schools in Palos Verdes are some of the top in the US, with both private and public options. If you are looking for views, privacy, spacious lots and spectacular homes, Palos Verdes is hard to beat.
Palos Verdes Estates | 90274
Palos Verdes Estates is the oldest city on “the Hill” and is the entry point to the peninsula from the beach cities. PVE offers many residential options from ocean front mansions to quite tree lined streets. Unique to any other city in the South Bay, Palos Verdes Estates offers residents the option to join the Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club, PV Tennis Club, PV Beach Club, and PV Stables. Strict building codes protect the charm of this community and it’s important to understand the rules of the game when buying a home here. Most homes are single family residences with lots starting at 5,000 square feet with some as large as an acre.
History – The City of Palos Verdes Estates, incorporated December 20, 1939, is the oldest of the four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The Palos Verdes Project established development restrictions included specific items to “preserve the fine views of ocean, mountains and park,” and “increase with the years the wonderful natural beauty of the property”. The document established set-back requirements and imposed a system of architectural review on builders administered by the Palos Verdes Homes Association and the Palos Verdes Art Jury. The new community was laid out and landscaped by the famous Olmsted Brothers, sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., who designed 5 Central Park in New York City. Gently winding roadways, green hillsides, paths, eucalyptus, pepper, and coral trees were established, and a full 28% of the land area was dedicated to be permanent open space. This early planning and dedication of parklands gives the City its unique rural character and has resulted in its international reputation for scenic beauty.
Neighborhoods include the beach side community of Malaga Cove with nearly every home featuring an incredible ocean view. You’ll also find some of the original red tile roofed Spanish style homes that were part of the original inception of the Palos Verdes development. Montemalaga sits high above the South Bay and offers large lots, many with panoramic ocean and city views. Lunada Bay is a quiet, cliff side family friendly neighborhood with a few of it’s own small restaurants and shops, as well as great trail access and ocean views. Palos Verdes High School is just blocks from the bluffs and the area has it’s own elementary schools and one of three middle schools on the hill. If you are looking for kid and family friendly streets, you’ll like Valmonte, which is located on the north side of the city. The streets are tree lined and many streets offer flat lots with a great community feel. Little League is a big deal here with one of the areas best baseball diamonds serving some mean burgers when games are in session.
For more information about the city, please visit: http://www.pvestates.org/