The city of Rancho Palos Verdes is a medium-sized coastal city in Los Angeles County, California. It is an affluent suburb of the Greater Los Angeles Area. It has nine neighborhoods and is the 200th largest community in the state. Its nickname is RPV and it is a warm and welcoming city for folks of all ages. Like many communities in the area it is nautical in nature and has a rich nautical history, breathtaking landscapes and views and countless beachfront activities. It is a family-friendly community with good schools, high rates of homeownership that give it a wonderful stability as well as low crime rates and quiet streets. Common languages within the city include English, Chinese and Japanese.
The city spans 13.47 square miles. In 2010, the population was 41,643 and the population density was 3,151.04 people per square mile. The 2016 population estimate sits at about 42,435. Ranchos Palos Verdes is a predominantly white-collar community where over 91% the workforce works from home via telecommuting, freelance projects and home-based businesses. The first known inhabitants of the area were the native Tongva tribes. The first European explorer to the area was Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. The lands that were once a part of the 1846 land grant of the same name. The lands that would one day be Rancho Palos Verdes was given to Loreto and Juan Capistrano Sepulveda.
Education in the city of Ranchos Palos Verdes is provided by the schools of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Among the wonderful schools in Rancho Palos Verdes are Vista Grande Elementary School, Silver Spur Elementary, Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School and many others. Commuting by private vehicle is the most popular commute solution in Rancho Palos Verdes and an average commute takes approximately thirty-three minutes. The community is home to the Pointe Vincente Interpretive Center, which is a top-notch whale watching site. It is also the home of the Pointe Vicente Lighthouse which was constructed in 1926. The lighthouse, along with Wayfarers Chapel, which is a structure designed by Frank Lloyd Wright appears on the National Register of Historic Places for the city.
The community is also blessed with several gorgeous parks like Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Del Cerra Park, Ranchos Palos Verdes Beach, Pointe Vicente Park/Civic Center, Martingale Trailhead Park and many others. These facilities make it quite easy to embrace a healthy outdoor lifestyle. Homes in the city range from small starter homes up through more sprawling estate style properties. Other housing options include duplexes, apartments, townhomes, condominiums and more. To begin your home search in beautiful Ranchos Palos Verdes, call local real estate agents and experts Lynn Peters and Lesley Siegel at 213-394-2464 and find the home of your dreams.