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Palos Verdes EstatesThe Hub for Luxury and Excellence

The City of Palos Verdes Estates did not become a notable place by accident. Its founders took care to craft the area into its modern-day distinction. Since 1923, protective deed restrictions in Los Angeles County established firm rules for developers; these banned bars, cemeteries, and pollutant businesses from existing in the Palos Verdes Estates domain. The restrictions also established “no-development” areas for the coastline, ruled that half of all land be devoted to public use, and that no less than 90 percent of land that remained be designated for single-family homes. It’s no wonder that Palos Verdes Estates boasts some of the best schools in the nation, and is the birthplace of many notable figures, such as Shigeru Miyamoto (Game developer and designer for Nintendo), and Daniel Levitin (Best-selling author, neuroscientist, musician).

Located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, Palos Verdes Estates was ranked sixth in quality of life among cities in the Western U.S., and 23rd nationally, according to a study conducted by On Numbers publication (2011). This ranking is based on median household income, poverty and unemployment rates, educational level of residents, and commute times.  The Palos Verdes Estates community hosts Annual National Night Out, where residents can meet and mingle with each other, along with a 4th of July celebration and a Special Olympics Torch Run.



Palos Verdes Estates is 28.6 miles southwest of Los Angeles, and located on the south end of Santa Monica Bay. It’s approximately 11 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and provides easy access to US 405.

The Palos Verdes Estates area has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows, and is considered to be a prestigious location. Films such as Inception, Hidalgo, The Big Leboski, Rebel With A Cause, and small screen features such as Baywatch, The Munsters, and Moonlighting have used parts of the city as scenery for filming.


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Recreational Activity

The City of Palos Verdes Estates provides ample recreational activity, including pedestrian walking paths and beach access, beachside walking trails, and 4 parks - Memorial Garden, Farnham Martin Park, Civic Center Park and Lunada Bay Plaza. Various youth sports are offered, including baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, and football/cheer.


The climate of Palos Verdes Estates is temperate and sunny with just 15 inches of rain per year, compared to the nation’s 39 inch average. With an average of 287 sunny days per year, Palos Verdes Estates ranks an impressive 91 out of 100, where 100 is the most comfortable climate on Sperling’s Best Places comfort index; the national average is 54 (2017).


Housing and Density

The population of Palos Verdes Estates is approximately 13,438 residents, according to the U.S. 2010 Census Report, and the city covers about 4.77 square miles. The population density is 2,814.8 people per square mile.



The popularity of Palos Verdes Estates  is compounded by the top-ranked schools available to families residing in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. There are two early childhood centers, ten elementary schools, three 6-8 intermediate schools, two comprehensive high schools, and one continuation school serving the community.

Ranked as #5 out of 455 Best School Districts in California, and #7 out of 404 Districts with the Best Teachers in California, Palos Verdes Estates proves its suitability for families (Niche 2017 Best Schools).

Palos Verdes Estates also boasts several highly-ranked private schools.

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Engle & lkers – Los Angeles South Bay specializes in Palos Verdes Estates luxury real estate, investment property,  and commercial property. We would be honored to assist you in your search for homes for sale or homes for rent in the Palos Verdes Estates luxury community. Come see where lifestyle meets luxury. Contact us to learn how our team of experts can help you!

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