The Palos Verdes Peninsula, at the southernmost tip of the South Bay, consists of four cities – Rancho Palos Verdes; Palos Verdes Estates; Rolling Hills Estates; and Rolling Hills – and contains just over 66,000 residents in an area of roughly 25 square miles. Rancho Palos Verdes is by far the largest city on the peninsula with a population of around 42,500 people spread over 13.5 square miles.
Rolling Hills and Palos Verdes Estates, one of the two coastal cities on the peninsula, maintain fairly well-defined city borders. On the other hand, Rancho Palos Verdes, the other coastal city, and Rolling Hills Estates look the result of political gerrymandering run amuck. Many amenities are on offer up on “The Hill”, such as fine dining, a luxurious resort, live theatre, indoor ice skating, a botanical garden, miles of biking, hiking, and horse trails, and, of course, stunning vistas.
The school system is served by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and provides students with 11 elementary schools; three middle schools; and two high schools. For those wanting to know overall school performance, test scores, student demographics, student staffing, and other hard facts within the district, or even at other schools and districts throughout California, there's all kinds of data at the California Dept. of Education website.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Property Info
Each city serves up a range of price points to accommodate your monthly housing budget. In Palos Verdes Estates, with predominately single-family homes, prices start at $1,300,000 and can reach up to $20,000,000 for coastal homes or those perched on a bluff with unobstructable ocean views. Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates offer such homes as well with similar prices, though the areas not along the coast.
If you’re looking for a condo on “The Hill”, then Rancho Palos Verdes is your best option as there are many from which to choose and at prices ranging from $600,000 - $1,000,000. Sales of single-family homes in the city are double that of Palos Verdes Estates and a buyer can easily find a home for around $1MM, though the overwhelming majority of homes sold are between $1-2MM.
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Palos Verdes Peninsula Community News & Events
Information about what's happening in the city can be found through the Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce. Also, there are local print publications such as Easy Reader and The Beach Reporter, which are free and come out every Thursday. The daily subscription newspaper for the South Bay is The Daily Breeze. Visit their websites for up-to-the-minute information on all that's happening here in the South Bay.
Percentage change from latest quarter vs same time period previous year
Data compiled using 1st quarter 2020 data vs. same period from 2019
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|N/A||Sunrise Pre School||Preschool - Preschool||Public|
|5||Dapplegray Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Soleado Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|2||Crestwood Street Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Mira Catalina Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Silver Spur Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Montemalaga Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Lunada Bay Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Rancho Vista Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Cornerstone At Pedregal Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Point Vicente Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Vista Grande Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Palos Verdes Intermediate School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|4||Miraleste Intermediate School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|4||Rudecinda Sepulveda Dodson Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|5||Ridgecrest Intermediate School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|2||Rancho Del Mar High (Continuation) School||10th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|5||Palos Verdes Peninsula High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|4||Palos Verdes High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||St. John Fisher Elementary School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Catholic/Religious|
|N/A||Center For Learning Unlimited, The||4th Grade - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Chadwick School||Kindergarten - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Peninsula Heritage School||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Rolling Hills Country Day School||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Rolling Hills Montessori School||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Beach Cities Learning - Palos Verdes||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Christ Lutheran Church And School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Brighter Days Montessori School||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Peninsula Montessori School - Palos Verdes Campus||Preschool - 6th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Faith Christian School Psp||Kindergarten - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
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