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Palos Verdes Estates

The oldest city on the peninsula, PVE was incorporated in 1939. It is the only city in the Peninsula to have its own police department and is within the highly regarded Palos Verdes School District. Located on the north and west side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula many of the homes have stunning views of Santa Monica Bay and Catalina Island. There are approximately 13,500 residents located in the four communities of Valmonte, Lunada Bay, Malaga Cove and Montemalaga. Malaga Cove is the site of the Malaga Cove Plaza and the Neptune Fountain which is designed after a Plaza in Bologna, Italy. There is a small market, a very nice gift shop, a coffee/lunch cafe and a post office located in the plaza. Just steps away is the historically designated structure housing one of the three libraries on the Peninsula and in the summer the library hosts the summer concert series free to all. There is another small commercial center in Lunada Bay that has several restaurants, a small market and some interesting shops. The city has 28% of land devoted to open space and has many trails for hiking and for horse back riding. Residents have the option to join any of the four clubs within the city, Palos Verdes Golf Club, Palos Verdes Tennis Club, Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club (long wait list ) and Palos Verdes Stables. Three of the clubs, golf, tennis and the stables are located in Valmonte and the beach club is in Malaga Cove, oceanside.
Rolling Hills Estates

An equestrian community, many homes in this city have stables and are proximal to riding trails. In the heart of the city are Peninsula Shopping Center, with varied shopping that includes a Pavilions Market, Pet Smart, a music store, Cost Plus, T.J. Maxx, a gym and great variety of other stores. A few steps away is The Promenade, featuring a Starbucks, Pottery Barn, Talbots, Williams Sonoma and several restaurants as well as a gym, an ice skating rink and several unique boutiques. The Brick Walk on Deep Valley Drive is another smaller shopping area with restaurants and shops and is proximal to the Pen Center Library and a Bristol Farms market. On Sundays there is an open air Farmers Market at the Peninsula Center open from 8:00 to 1:00 with many local vendors selling unique produce from around Southern California. Near the Peninsula Center is the Norris Theatre home to a variety of fine theatrical productions that attract crowds from far and wide. At the corner of Crenshaw and Ridgecrest is the newly redesigned Palos Verdes Art Center. Rolling Hills Estates has several condominium projects, some for the over 55 age group. Also some apartment dwellings are available for rent. This community is in the highly esteemed Palos Verdes School District. There is an immediate medical care facility at the corner of Crenshaw and Palos Verdes Drive, for the smaller medical emergencies in life.
Rolling Hills

This equestrian community is gated and is served by three gates, manned 24 hours a day by Rolling Hills security guards. A community of very low density, there are numerous horse trails and two tennis courts for the residents. Most of the properties are over an acre. There are just under 700 home sites,many with views of the metropolitan Los Angeles area and others with exquisite views of Catalina Island. Many homes on Crest Road have views of both city and ocean. Children of residents here attend schools in the Palos Verdes School District. Residents are able to say that there is almost no crime in this city. It is always listed as among the safest cities in the US. This is a strictly residential community. There is no commercial or retail within the city boundary. To view property for sale you must be accompanied by a realtor, licensed by the City of Rolling Hills. I have a license to show property in Rolling Hills and am happy to help those who express a sincere desire to view property with the intent to purchase.
Rancho Palos Verdes

The newest of the four cities and the most populous on the Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes was incorporated in 1973 and has a population of about 42,000. Features include Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, the Point Vicente Interpretive Center as well as several coastal trails, which have conducted tours from time to time. There are numerous parks and playgrounds and a public golf course with ocean views that is open to all comers at very reasonable prices. At the intersection of Hawthorne and Palos Verdes Drive West there is Golden Cove Shopping Center, home to the Starbucks with arguably the best ocean view of any Starbucks in the world and several restaurants and the only Trader Joe's on the Peninsula. Just up the hill at Hawthorne and Crest Road is a Ralph's Market, with a large pharmacy, and a very nice deli/cafeteria style restaurant which includes a market with more than the usual number of choices. There are many well priced homes with remarkable ocean views in addition to some remarkably priced homes with remarkable views. Home to Trump and Terranea, there is fine dining close to home in RPV. Trump claims to have the most spectacular views from a golf course, anywhere, but the fees are among the highest for a round of golf. Terranea has a short course, par three, executive golf course and has four restaurants to chose from, Nelson's, very casual, which is ocean front with a nice patio for viewing the whales and the ships at sea. Marcel is fine dining with a $$$$ designation, Bashi (Asian) and Catalina Room which has a nice selection for family dining.
Redondo Beach

Redondo's signature is the Esplanade, making a gentle curve from Avenue I to the Redondo Pier. Recently refurbished by the city, it is open to all even those with dogs A short wall separates the sidewalk from the drop down to the strand on the beach where bikers and walkers/joggers are seen at all hours of the day or night (dogs not welcome). A large number of folks congregate at sunset and sit on the short wall to view the dolphins, whales, the surfers, the sunset and meet and greet each other. Just inland from the southern part of the Esplanade, near Avenue I is Riviera Village with many fine shops and restaurants. If you look south, just up the hill, there is an area called Hollywood Riviera, so named because the developer hoped to lure the Hollywood community to the area. Many homes there have stunning views of the ocean and coastline. Kids that grew up there loved being able to walk (mostly run) to the beach within five minutes. The area is actually within the city of Torrance but the post office prefers to include it as part of Redondo Beach, so it is generally thought of as Redondo. The Redondo Pier has several restaurants, shops and lots of fishermen. There are popular restaurants adjacent to the pier like Cheesecake Factory and Charthouse. On Thursdays there is a farmers market maybe 50 yards south of the pier near Veterans Park. Just inland from Hermosa Beach is an area called North Redondo which has no direct access to the beach. It is home to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center which hosts the distinguished Speakers Series a very popular event that is always sold out.
Hermosa Beach

Located between Manhattan and Redondo Beach, Hermosa has it's own unique personality with beach side venues that feature music from rock to blues to jazz. Folks bike from miles around to have breakfast at Martha's 22nd Street Grill or dine at the historic Bottle Inn across the street which has been in business for over 37 years. Check out the Jazz on Sunday mornings at The Lighthouse on Pier Avenue. Although homes in any beach area are going to be pricey, areas east of Pacific Coast Highway have some more reasonably priced properties and being built up the hillside, have splendid views.
Manhattan Beach

A community of sprawling white sand beaches and cozy tree lined streets, Manhattan Beach has some of the highest priced real estate in the state. It is home to the longest running volley ball tournament which is held every summer on the beach. There is a beautiful private tennis club which has on its premises a fine dining restaurant. There are also some very nice public courts available at Live Oak Park. Near Manhattan Village there is a 9 hole par 3 golf course and in the same area is a great variety of shops at the Manhattan Village Mall. In addition there is a great variety of shopping in downtown Manhattan in the vicinity of Highland and 18th Street. Throughout, there are many dining choices to suit all tastes and pocket books. In the summer there are Sunday concerts at Polliwog Park.


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