Area Guide

        Welcome to my Area Guide of the Palos Verdes Peninsula

         The City of Palos Verdes Estates  - Palos Verdes Estates was conceived by E. G. Lewis, a visionary promoter. At that time, what is now Palos Verdes Estates was a part of the Vanderlip Ranch. Prior to April, 1922, Lewis obtained an option from Vanderlip on approximately 3200 acres of land, which now comprise Palos Verdes Estates. The subdivision was laid out by Olmsted Brothers, a nationally known firm of landscape architects and Harry Cheney, a nationally acclaimed city planner. more ...

           The City of Rolling Hills Estates - Located on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southwest Los Angeles County, California, the City of Rolling Hills Estates was incorporated on September 18, 1957 in order to preserve the unique rural-residential and equestrian environment. With a population of approximately 8,000, the City encompasses 4.18 square miles and more than 25 miles of scenic trails. Residents of Rolling Hills Estates enjoy a temperate climate cooled by westerly sea breezes, creating idyllic weather conditions. more ...

             The City of Rolling Hills  - Rolling Hills is a private, gated community located atop the scenic hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA. Incorporated in 1957, Rolling Hills maintains a ranch style/equestrian environment with an enduring respect for native wildlife and natural surroundings. Rolling Hills residents are extremely active in community organizations throughout the peninsula and dedicate themselves to preserving the unique lifestyle found only behind the gates. more ...

               The City of Rancho Palos Verdes - Rancho Palos Verdes is still an oasis connected yet separated from the hectic pace of modern city life. For the many families who have lived in Rancho Palos Verdes prior to and since its incorporation, it has been, in the words of author Augusta Fink, "the promise of paradise fulfilled." more ...

                 A Day on the Palos Verdes Peninsula: A Driving Tour

                     Peninsula Climate & Weather - Palos Verdes Peninsula 's Climate & Weather are just two of the many reasons people move to the coastal area of the Palos Verdes Peninsula . Peninsula Residents dedicated year-round outdoor living and athletics with freedom from smog, in addition to the spectacular views.

                       Palos Verdes History – The Palos Verdes Peninsula evolved late, even by Southern California standards. Originally an island connected to Catalina Island by an undersea mountain range, the Palos Verdes Peninsula reluctantly joined the mainland.

                         Community Recreation  - Palos Verdes provides its residents with a number of opportunities for recreational and sporting activities. There are lush parks, exclusive golf facilities and clubs, 25 miles of equestrian trails and stables, tennis, swimming, hockey, ice-skating, bike trails, water sports and much more.

                         Community News  - Find out what is going on in Palos Verdes; Local News, Sports, Calendar of Events, and much more!

                           Community Arts  - The affluent Palos Verdes Peninsula has an array of cultural offerings for residents of all ages including: Theater, Dance, Music, Literary Groups, Art Galleries and Craft Fairs.

                             Churches - Click here for a directory of Peninsula Churches.

                               Peninsula Schools  - Click here for a directory of Palos Verdes Schools and Registration/Enrollment Information. 

                                 Palos Verdes Libraries – The Palos Verdes Libraries provide a welcoming environment and open access to library services and materials that encourage lifelong learning, support the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of our diverse Palos Verdes community, and facilitate the preservation of the Peninsula's history.

                                  Los Angeles Business Journal hailed Palos Verdes as the wealthiest community in Los Angeles County. Click here to read the article.
                                    "Earthquake unlikely to strike Peninsula"
                                  Pamela Lieb
                                  Pamela Lieb