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Palos Verdes Estates

Palos Verdes Estates

What is it known for?

Mild climate, jaw dropping views that resemble Italian coastline and a community of extraordinarily friendly people. Many people have lived in this community their entire life. Upgrading themselves from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Its also known for its historical story. The Frank Vanderlip jr and his deep roots within our community.  His home recently sold with Compass for $10,500,000 with 7 bedrooms, 8.5 baths and miles of Queen’s Necklace views and hillside. 

Villa Narcissa, The Peninsula's Crown Jewel--The Vanderlip Estate, originally part of the 16, 000-acre site purchased over a century ago, still stands as the crown jewel, the one that started it all, the Villa Narcissa. Private and gated, much of its surroundings are protected by the land conservancy where nothing can be built to block the views of this natural environment and its epic panorama of the Pacific Ocean. A gradual 246-step cypress allee ascends to a Doric colonnade where you can enjoy breathtaking sights of the peaceful hillside with its olive and citrus tree-lined lanes and its amphitheater. Turn around at any point during your ascent and you're awestruck, because no other estate on the Peninsula matches what you see, which is an 11.5 acre property with a historic 7, 700 square foot Tuscan residence and 10 guest houses with tennis court and pool. A restoration process could be the most heart-warming endeavor you ever do, because this property was made for family, for events and for entertaining. The list of guests and events throughout the past century is just legendary. As you saunter towards the main house from the parking lot, you enter through a lush green archway and are taken by the blissful splendor of the swimming pool only to then marvel at the villa itself, one of the original Tuscans ever to be built in the South Bay.

Living in Palos Verdes Estates

  • Schools - Palos Verdes is known for its school systems and the students have one of the highest API and SAT scores in California. There are three high schools in Palos Verdes: Palos Verdes High School with oceanviews, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School with distant Queen’s necklace views, Rancho Del Mar High School, located in Rolling Hills, a private gated community. There are 11 elementary schools, 3 intermediate schools and 3 high schools located in Palos Verdes. 
  • In addition to two private schools.  There is a private kindergarten through 12 school, called Chadwick and another nearby private school adjacent to the Botanical Gardens that serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade called Rolling Hills Country Day. There are also numerous established daycare options and a Montessori School on what the locals call the “back side of the hill” called Peninsula Montessori with a sister campus in Redondo Beach. 

The History of Palos Verdes

  • The City of Palos Verdes Estates, incorporated December 20, 1939, is the oldest of the four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. 
  • Comprised of four residential neighborhoods: Valmonte, Montemalaga, Malaga Cove and Lunada Bay
  • Gently winding roadways, green hillsides, paths, stands of eucalyptus, pepper, and coral trees were established, and a full 28% of the land area was dedicated to be permanent open space. This early planning and dedication of parklands gives the City its unique rural character and has resulted in its international reputation for scenic beauty. 
  • Palos Verdes is one of the major hotbeds of tennis in the United States. Besides having high schools that consistently win national and state championships, legends such as Pete Sampras, Tracy Austin, Lindsay Davenport and many others all spent much of their younger days in PV.
  • Palos Verdes Estates is the 81st richest place in the United States and 90274 zip code was ranked as the 47th most expensive housing area among high property value U.S. ZIP codes in a 2007 study by forbes.com
  • Palos Verdes is also particularly well known for its high-performing schools, with various national publications ranking the high school between 8th and 44th best in the nation
  • Known for world renowned golf courses, private beach club, horse back riding, lessons and stables, etc.

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Tony is born and raised in the South Bay and he shares his insights, favorites, and tips. Learn more below!

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Our favorite things to do:

  • Palos Verdes Baseball Little League
  • Hiking
  • Queens Necklace
  • Best Kept Secret
  • Shopping, Eating, Swimming (PV CLUB)

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