Rancho Palos Verdes Newcomers Guide
Ruggedly beautiful cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and breathtaking ocean and countryside views, plus a city-close location with an upscale yet small town feel. Rancho Palos Verdes offers one of the most attractive choices for living in Southern California. Residents of this thriving enclave also enjoy opportunities for family activities, outdoor recreation, top-tier shopping and fine dining.
Relocating to Rancho Palos Verdes
Rancho Palos Verdes has become a popular draw for individuals seeking a refined, affluent lifestyle. The U.S. Census Bureau 2014 estimate put the population at 42,726. The median age of residents is 49.5 and median income is $115,958, according to data estimated in 20131. The 13.5 square-mile enclave is a suburb of Los Angeles County.
A Brief History Of Rancho Palos Verdes
The Rancho Palos Verdes area has a long history of inhabitation, starting with the Tongva or Gabrielino Native Americans. The first European to view the peninsula was probably Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo who navigated the coast of California in 15422. A Mexican land grant by Governor Pio Pico to Jose Loreto and Juan Capistrano Sepulveda in 1846 marks the establishment of Rancho Palos Verdes, which means Ranch of Green Trees in Spanish3.
Rancho Palos Verdes Real Estate
With it’s spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Catalina Island, highly rated schools, and many shopping, dining and recreational opportunities, Rancho Palos Verdes is a sought-after by homebuyers. Average 2015 listing price is $1,376,655 while median sales price is $1,100,000. Pricing has moved upward since 2009, when mean prices were as follows: detached homes, $985,506; and townhomes and other attached units, $560,039. Median gross monthly rent as of 2012 was $2,00145.
Taylor Morrison currently offers new homes at Sol y Mar Villas in high-demand Rancho Palos Verdes. This private gated 55+ community features luxury townhomes. The community provides amenities, from the Clubhouse with fitness and gathering rooms to planned community activities, provide friendly backdrops for self-betterment and social interaction. Two- and three-bedroom homes include 1,742 to 2,332 SF (approx.) of well-appointed living space and a two-car garage.
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Things to Do in Rancho Palos Verdes
Family activities abound including a Marine museum, whale watching at The Point Vicente Interpretive Center, and fun on the beach. Residents also enjoy visits to the Pointe Vicente Lighthouse (tours are available every second Saturday) and the George F. Canyon Nature Center and Preserve, which features animals, exhibits on local nature and interpretive trails. Other hiking trails include California Coastal Trail and Bluff Top Trail. The South Coast Botanic Gardens showcases more than 2,000 species of plants. Golfers take in the incredible views from Trump National Golf Club.
Excellent dining can be savored at a number of casual and fine dining establishments representing menus from Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, American and more6. Boutiques, shops and services are also conveniently close7.
Rancho Palos Verdes Schools
Rancho Palos Verdes K-12 schools are within the Palos Verdes School District. Schools here are top-notch, with 98 percent of high school graduates enrolling in college8. Seventy-five percent of students at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, ranked 15th in the nation by Newsweek and 89th by U.S. News * World Report, participate in the AP® program9. Eighty-two percent of district high school students met the A-G requirements for UC admissions. In 2013, district graduates were offered admission to all California State University and University of California campuses as well as all Ivy League colleges.
Rancho Palos Verdes Employment
Although many residents commute top employers in the area include Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, Terranea Resort, Trump National Golf Club, Marymount California University, The Canterbury and Belmont Village.
Make Yourself at Home in Rancho Palos Verdes
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Abalone Cove: indigoMood flickr cc
Point Vicente: Ming-yen Hsu flickr cc
Trump National Golf Course: Neil Kremer flickr cc
South Coast Botanic Garden: Tracie Hall flickr cc
Rancho Palos Verdes Peacock: wplynn flickr cc