Rancho Palos Verdes

Welcome to Rancho Palos Verdes

A sprawling California oasis of rolling hills and luxe amenities
Wildflowers dot the rugged coastline. The azure water of the Pacific sparkles in the soft, afternoon sunlight. A champagne picnic is spread out on the Peninsula bluff, and the distant call of seagulls takes the place of rush hour traffic. White-capped waves lap against the shore and paradise stretches out as far as the eye can see. This is life in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Developed by Frank Vanderlip, who compared the area to the Amalfi coast, Rancho Palos Verdes is an upscale oasis of magnificent properties and high-end experiences. With a relaxed elegance and serene atmosphere, this stunning spot sports old-world charm and dazzling coastal allure. Rancho Palos Verdes treats its residents to a spectacular array of homes, from timeless Mediterranean villas to contemporary ocean view masterpieces. Although only 30 miles from Los Angeles, the refined glamor of Rancho Palos Verdes feels a world away. This is a place of quiet luxury, of sophistication and sprawling equestrian estates, balmy afternoons at the country club, and crisp white wine. A place to breathe in fresh ocean air and dig your toes into the sand. A place to settle in and call home.

What to Love

  • Breathtaking beaches
  • Wild beauty and rugged coastlines
  • First-class dining and resorts
  • Luxurious equestrian estates
  • Scenic hiking and riding trails

People & Lifestyle

Rancho Palos Verdes is a cut above the average beach town. With tasteful grandeur and elegant simplicity, this affluent town appeals to those who appreciate the quiet of a sunrise stroll along the beach or an elegant dinner prepared by a world-class chef. Residents of Rancho Palos Verdes cherish their peaceful haven and much prefer the lights of the nighttime stars to those of a trendy nightclub.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Known for its affluent lifestyle, Rancho Palos Verdes brings luxury to new levels. The Peninsula Shopping Center offers the ultimate retail experience along with all the conveniences of a big city. Treat yourself to the whimsey and decadence of Yellow Vase Bakery, get in a morning workout at Club Pilates, or pick up something beautiful for your new home at Gilt Edge Gallery. 
A hidden gem of Rancho Palos Verdes, Malaga Cove Beach boasts a long, sandy shore and a peaceful atmosphere. Known for surfing, sunbathing, and scuba diving, this tranquil beach is just minutes from Malaga Cove Ranch Market, a delightful stop for fresh juices, world-class wines, seasonal homemade pastries, and gourmet cuisine. The gorgeous Terranea Resort, with its breathtaking ocean views and grand Mediterranean style, offers a truly refined experience. Indulge in the exquisite seasonal menu at Mar'sel, perfect for an elegant dinner for two, or gather with friends at the lively Bashi, known for its dynamic Southeast Asian cuisine.

Things to Do

With stunning shorelines and gorgeous beaches, Rancho Palos Verdes puts some of California’s most beautiful coastline on display. Abalone Cove Park offers cliffside views and a sense of untouched beauty, with tidepools, pristine white sand, and scenic hiking trails running along the coast.
With an impressive network of riding trails and several first-class stables, Rancho Palos Verdes is true horse country. Magnificent trees canopy over the grounds of Portuguese Bend Riding Club, which offers lessons from world-class trainers, while those with a spirit for adventure may prefer to explore the wild beauty of Rancho Palos Verdes on the area’s many riding trails. Let the end of the day bring you to the Lunada Bay Beach, a large cove with stunning views of Catalina Island and a rocky shore complete with tidepools.


Rancho Palos Verdes is home to the excellent Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, and includes top educational institutes, such as:
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