Palos Verdes

Welcome to Palos Verdes

Staggering views abound in this desirable seaside enclave

Palos Verdes’ location on the gorgeous bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula furnishes its residents and guests with broad, extraordinary vistas of the Pacific — a perpetual background that sets the exquisite tone of this hamlet. The resort destination’s striking palm trees and sun-splashed greenery amplify its beauty, while its collection of luxury estates reminds all who arrive that Palos Verdes is one of the most elegant and coveted towns in the state of California.

Palos Verdes' appeal doesn’t stop with its scenic splendors. The affluent village is also home to several high-scoring schools, a lush, lively park, wonderful walking paths, and verdant horseback trails, giving all who come through a taste of the beach-country life near a thriving, world-class city.

What to Love

  • Pockets of pure serenity 
  • Proximity to Los Angeles and Redondo Beach
  • Glorious weather year-round
  • A slew of first-rate restaurants
  • Spanish and Mediterranean-style homes with epic views

Local Lifestyle

Residents in Palos Verdes redefine elegance. Its natural gems attract luminaries, artists, and Hollywood celebrities who want to be near the action but also enjoy a rustic, quieter lifestyle. It’s just as appealing to professionals who commute to Los Angeles or work from home and retirees who enjoy a bevy of ways to enjoy the outdoors and interact with their community. You may just run into your neighbors at one of the region’s cozy coffee houses or out for a sunset stroll.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Los Angeles’ South Bay teems with stellar restaurants, and Palos Verdes is home to several of them. Mar’sel stuns from the second you step in until long after you’ve left with its refined interior and equally opulent food. Seared scallops with basil risotto and branzino highlighted with artichokes and fennel are just two options from which to choose on their delectable menu. Catalina Kitchen at Terranea Resort also lures patrons onto its patio for its shrimp crudo with Peruvian corn and strawberry-filled beignets.

Meanwhile, Think Prime Steak House sets dishes of perfectly-grilled steaks against a vibrant atmosphere complete with live music. Arrive at happy hour to take part in the camaraderie and savor dishes like salmon carpaccio, shrimp scampi, and mashed potato bacon tacos. When a special occasion arrives, book a reservation at the chic Avenue Italy, an upscale affair dedicated to showcasing authentic Mediterranean dishes like linguine tossed with steamed clams and spaghetti alla bolognese. This, of course, is only the start of Palos Verdes’ spectacular restaurants.

Things to Do

Palos Verdes’ perch on the Pacific coastline provides its residents with effortless access to an array of activities. The iconic Point Vicente Lighthouse offers a step back in time with its landmark structure and enthralling museum, while golf aficionados are treated to pristine fairways at Los Verdes Golf Course. It is an 18-hole Billy Bell-designed course that simultaneously challenges and delights.

If you cite hiking as one of your favorite pastimes, you’ll be thrilled with Palos Verdes’ network of trails. Two of the most tranquil are the Ocean Trails Reserve and the Palos Verdes Coastline Trail, which runs parallel to the glittering Pacific and presents one vista after the next of the rugged edge of the city. And when you’re in the mood to toast Palos Verdes’ flourishing arts and culture scene, the Palos Verdes Art Center displays work by regional and local talent and offers individuals and families an assortment of classes.


Children in Palos Verdes are served under the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and may have the chance to attend:


Overview for Palos Verdes, CA

24,890 people live in Palos Verdes, where the median age is 51 and the average individual income is $101,720. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

51 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Palos Verdes, CA

Palos Verdes has 8,962 households, with an average household size of 2.77. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Palos Verdes do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,890 people call Palos Verdes home. The population density is 2,078.8 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.44 / 50.56%

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Schools in Palos Verdes, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Palos Verdes. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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New Horizons Child Devmnt Center
PreK - K
No rating available
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Rancho del Mar High (Continuation)
10th - 12th
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9th - 12th

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