Welcome to Rolling Hills Estates
Surrounded by mountains, ocean, and other luxury communities, this equestrian oasis has a convenient location on the Palos Verdes Peninsula
Inland from Rancho Palos Verdes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, gently waving slopes and divine equestrian trails help define the bucolic atmosphere of Rolling Hills Estates. A pervasive, peaceful ambiance settles over everything here, where lives are serenely private and nature reigns supreme.
Rolling Hills Estates is north of Rancho Palos Verdes, sharing a border with its remarkable sister city. Rolling Hills Estates remains primarily residential in nature, with specific commercial and retail zoning that keeps home life separate from city busyness. The city was incorporated in 1957 and has a small but closely connected population of under 10,000.
Every home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula has the advantage of privacy thanks to the more rural character of the area, however, homes in Rolling Hills Estates often reside in secure, gated communities to add an additional layer of privacy. Like much of the peninsula, houses here are often gifted with ocean and mountain views, and Rolling Hills Estates contains a large number of relaxed townhomes, hilltop estates full of Mediterranean flair, and traditional single-family homes.
What to Love
- Incredible schools and family-friendly neighborhoods
- Conveniently located near major commuter arteries — only 35 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles
- Minutes from coastal bluffs, coves, and scenic beaches
Dedicated to fostering a spirit of community togetherness, Rolling Hills Estates is a close-knit city that puts the well-being of locals and the conservation of the area’s vibrant landscape at the top of the priority list. Residents here come for the majestic land and stay for the even finer social atmosphere.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
The Peninsula Shopping Center serves as the one-stop shop for day-to-day needs in Rolling Hills Estates, set apart from the hushed streets of residential neighborhoods. Encompassing a variety of lifestyle services and populated with national retailers like Target and Old Navy, locals can grab a quick coffee from Starbucks or enjoy a pilates session at Club Pilates.
Many of the best spots for dining are near the Peninsula Shopping Center as well, including The Original Red Onion. Sonora-style, authentic Mexican cuisine is served in mouthwatering combinations, and the menu has been lovingly crafted over four generations. Giorgio’s lies right across the street, and the rustic-meets-elegance interior is the ideal setting for the restaurant’s flavorful Italian food.
Pho Hana Restaurant and Tofu certainly lives up to the hype of being the area’s best Vietnamese and Korean cuisine. Casual fare is dished up in a lively environment, and the mixture of traditional meals and surprising, new creations keeps diners on their toes.
Things to Do
Residents of Rolling Hills Estates know that when it comes to luxury relaxation, there’s hardly a better place than the Rolling Hills Country Club. Amenities here include a massive golf course — designed by world-famous architect David McLay Lidd — and an expansive clubhouse that boasts facilities for spa services, tennis, swimming, and dining.
Rolling Hills Estates is also brimming with ways to take in the splendid cornucopia of California’s natural beauty, both indoors and out. The South Bay Botanic Garden, for instance, has more than 87-acres of vibrant, colorful exhibits. Guests can wander through vivid arrangements at ease, allowing their senses to take over and their minds to unwind.
The area is also replete with parks, among them the equestrian-oriented Dapplegray Park. Several bridle trails, rings for riding and lunging, and even an area for dressage enable this park to perfectly aid and serve its local horse riders. Ernie Howlett Park, meanwhile, is the city’s main outdoor recreational facility and includes amenities for sports, picnics, gatherings, children’s play, and other leisure activities.
Rolling Hills Estates is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Peninsula Heritage School, K-8, highly rated and distinguished private elementary school
- Chadwick School, K-12, highly rated private school ranked among the top institutions in the Los Angeles Area