Welcome to Rancho Palos Verdes
A quietly upscale community with unrivaled views of Catalina Island
Rancho Palos Verdes is a sleepy, tucked-away coastal community located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It’s an affluent community with great schools and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina. The homes in Rancho Palos Verdes are large and sit on expansive lots of land. Rancho Palos Verdes also has the distinction of being one of the wealthiest zip codes in the country, packed into 13.5 square miles. While most homes are large, that’s where their similarities end; there are many different styles of residential architecture found here, including Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, and Mediterranean styles, to name a few.
What to Love
- Expansive, private estates
- Plenty of horse and hiking trails
- Top-performing schools
The abundance of natural green spaces and the Pacific Ocean right at its front door means Rancho Palos Verdes residents are often outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy cycling, horseback riding, hiking, and ocean sports. The area may feel decidedly rural, but don’t be fooled. Residents enjoy the untouched wilderness surrounding them, and Rancho Palos Verdes is home to vast nature preserves for you to explore.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
One thing that Rancho Palos Verdes has is no shortage of great places to dine. Catalina Kitchen, located on the Terranea Resort, serves up healthy American fare with breathtaking views. There is also outdoor seating and vegetarian as well as vegan options. Another popular Rancho Palos Verdes dining option is Michelin-rated Mar'Sel, located at Terranea. At Mar’Sel, you can enjoy a five-star dining experience and service. Choose from dining inside or outside, where you can overlook the Pacific Ocean.
Residents of Rancho Palos Verdes shop at Golden Cove Plaza home to Trader Joes, Starbucks and Sage Italian. For a quick meal or something to grab before you head out on your Rancho Palos Verdes adventures, try the Yellow Vase a bakery and cafe where you can also purchase fresh flowers. To get a feel for where the locals hang out, stop by Peninsula Tap House, This neighborhood staple has live music, an outdoor patio, and a fantastic selection of craft beers on tap and bar food.
Things to Do
In Rancho Palos Verdes, you'll have a lot to see and do. If you are a fan of unique architectural design, Wayfarers Chapel needs to go to the top of your must-see list. Designed by Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright's son, this mostly glass chapel often hosts weddings and has a phenomenal view of the Pacific Ocean. Next on your Rancho Palos Verdes to-do list is the Point Vicente Lighthouse and Interpretive Center, where you can learn about the history and lore of the area or whale watch between December and May.
Hit the links at one of Rancho Palos Verdes’ top-rated golf courses. Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles is considered by most to be California's premier luxury public golf course. Here you can attend the golf academy, book dinner reservations, and tee off to expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, all at one location. Another popular golf experience awaits at the Los Verdes Golf Course, which features grand views of the Pacific Ocean and 18 holes.
All schools on the Peninsula are top-ranking schools with challenging coursework that consistently surpass state and nation averages.