Welcome to Palos Verdes Estates
A sun-kissed haven where architectural opulence and a captivating landscape allow for the ultimate luxury lifestyle
The very creation of Palos Verdes Estates is steeped in the intention of establishing a clean, fresh community that endeavors to preserve the magnificence of the natural wonder around it. As a master-planned community — born from the mind of the famed Frederick Law Olmstead Jr. — Palos Verdes Estates was designed with beauty in mind, from the gently curving roads to the strict zoning laws to ensure residential tranquility. The city wasn’t incorporated until 1939, it is the oldest and most well-established city on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
The residential real estate in Palos Verdes Estates keeps in line with the city’s theme of sublime beauty and the inclusion of nature, and homes often come ensconced by mature coral trees, towering palms, and immaculate gardens. Multi-million-dollar mansions overlooking the Pacific Ocean come in a variety of styles. Whether it’s a regal Colonial or a custom Italian villa, the houses of Palos Verdes Estates impress with their manicured aesthetic and pristine features.
What to Love
- The comfort of heightened privacy and gated homes
- Retreating from the tumult of Los Angeles without sacrificing convenience
- Some of the state’s top-performing schools
Secluded yet not out of touch with the rest of the world, Palos Verdes Estates manages to feel like a distant paradise teeming with mesmerizing vistas. With its strong sense of community, quaint coffee shops and vast open spaces are far more common than busy shopping areas, and residents often prefer to keep their activities local.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Most of the commercial activity in Palos Verdes Estates takes place in Malaga Cove, a planned neighborhood that features a gorgeous plaza and a solid number of local eats. Eclectic boutiques and independent shops are also open for business near the plaza, and the area makes for a lovely stop along a sunny coastal drive.
Several eateries stand out from the crowd in Malaga Cove, including Yellow Vase. Mixing together baked goods, tasty cafe fare, and expertly arranged flowers, Yellow Vase is a cheerful must-see for everyone who visits the peninsula. The Malaga Cove Ranch Market, too, is top on the list of enviable restaurants in the area, particularly for its multifaceted function as a market, deli, bakery, and upscale wine bar.
Anyone in search of the perfect shrimp tempura roll can travel just a little further south of Malaga Cove to dine at Black Bamboo Sushi, the premier Palos Verdes Estates Asian fusion restaurant. From the chef-selected sushi combinations to the premium bottle sake, Black Bamboo Sushi is certain to create happy diners.
Things to Do
As with many of the cities nestled on the jaw-dropping Palos Verdes Peninsula, a good portion of entertainment for those living in Palos Verdes Estates comes from the opportunity to embrace the area’s radiant terrain. For many, there’s nothing more enjoyable than taking in the enviable views while playing a round of golf, and the Palos Verdes Golf Club exceeds expectations with its oceanside course.
The Palos Verdes Estates Shoreline Preserve harbors rocky beaches and rugged, coastal hiking trails, along which travelers can encounter several lookout points. Further north in Malaga Cove, Roessler Point is one such lookout, a gazebo set gazing over the famed Queen’s Necklace — a curved stretch of glittering coastline.
Small but flawlessly maintained, the Lunada Bay Park is a hub for socializing and connecting with nature. Each year, the park is the setting of the Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series, a special free event featuring local musicians.
Palos Verdes Estates is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Monte Malaga Elementary School, K-5, highly rated public elementary school
- Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school ranked among the top 10 in the entire state