Palos Verdes Estates is a small coastal city in Los Angeles County, California. It has three neighborhoods and is the 369th largest community in the state. It is a diverse community which somehow retains small town charms while having a global awareness that is rare. It is nautical in nature and has a long history that is inextricably linked with the ocean, as well as breathtaking ocean views and countless waterfront entertainment and activities. It is a family-friendly community with quiet streets, low crime rates and wonderful schools. It is an educated community where more than 75% of adults have four-year degrees or more. Common languages among residents are English, Chinese and Spanish. The city is served by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Sheriff's Department and Health Department.
The city began as a master-planned community, one of the earliest in the United States. The subdivision was laid out by Fredrick Law Olmsted, Jr. The Palos Verdes Estates subdivision was established beginning in 1923. It began with 3,200 acres held by Frank Vanderlip who established a land syndicate holding for Palos Verdes Peninsula and a real estate development trust for the subdivision. The community was incorporated in December of 1939. The designers used deed restrictions to control the development of the subdivision even after the arrival of residents. These restrictions have helped for a number of years to safeguard against industries, bars, cemeteries and some types of businesses. Today it is a thriving community with a long history, which it works to preserve in the form of historic buildings and old school charms.
The city spans 4.77 square miles. In 2010, the population was 13,438 and the population density was 2,845.83. In 2016, the population was estimated at 13,586. It is a definitively white-collar community where over 96% of the workforce is white-collar. Nearly 12% of the workforce works from home via telecommuting, freelance endeavors and home-based businesses. By 2015, the estimated median house or condo value was over $1,000,000, the mean price on all housing units was $664,595 and the median gross rent was 2,595.
Public education in the city is provided by the schools of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, which has approximately twenty schools and a student body of more than 11,500 students. Local schools include, but are not limited to Dapplegray Elementary, Lunada Bay Elementary, Miraleste Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School and others. Private schools in the area include Chadwick School and the International Bilingual School. Parks in the community provide residents an opportunity for passive or active pursuits and include locations like Memorial Garden, Farnham Martin Park and Civic Center Park. Homes in Palos Verdes Estates range from starter homes through estate style properties and come in a variety of styles. Other housing options include rental properties such as apartments and houses as well as condominiums, townhomes and villas for sale or lease. Whether you need a place to start, a place to retire or anything in between, Palos Verdes Estates as the home for you. To begin your home search in this thriving city call today, friendly local real estate agents Lynn Peters and Lesley Siegel at 213-394-2464 wish and wait to help you find the home of your dreams.