Palos Verdes Estates


Please refer to my overall view of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, as well as this section about the city of Palos Verdes Estates.

On the western side of the Peninsula reaching down to the shore of the Pacific Ocean, the city has a strong commitment to protect its unique character.  Upon entering Palos Verdes Estates the visitor is treated to a dramatic change out of congested traffic into a pastoral setting with sweeping views of the ocean.

The city's layout was designed by the Olmstead brothers, sons of Frederick Law Olmstead, Sr., who designed New York City's Central Park.  In this layout, 849 acres were designated as a permanent parkland, so many of the properties enjoy unobstructed views all around.  Over a quarter of the city's 3,038 acres is permanently protected as parkland and maintained in its natural state to preserve the rural atmosphere.

The Palos Verdes Homes Association interprets and enforces protective restrictions on building sites on which less than 80 custom homes remain to be developed.  With a population of approximately 14,500, Palos Verdes Estates maintains a preference for Mediterranean-style architecture, exemplified by the quaint and elegant architecture of Malaga Cove Plaza, which has been the setting of many movie and television scenes.  Homes located near Malaga Cove with views of Santa Monica Bay are some of the most sought after in Southern California. The entire city of Palos Verdes Estates is composed of "custom" homes with diversity in style, size and price.  Soaring appreciation in Palos Verdes homes and condos property values over the years mirrors the desirability of living in this extraordinarily beautiful setting.

If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a single family home, condominium (condo), or townhome (townhouse) in Palos Verdes Estates, call me.  And if you are interested in obtaining pertinent information about the area, schools (public and private), recreation, entertainment, shopping centers, houses of worship, museums and places of interest, please contact me via e-mail at, or call me at 310-703-1905.