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The cities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula host over 62,000 Southern Californians in a quiet shoreline communities in the Coastal area of Los Angeles County. Its native spanish-american name, translated into English, means "green sticks" due to the tall trees that were growing on the peninsula. Originally founded in 1846, the towns first originally purchased from the Mexican government by the Sepulveda family for ranching.
Palos Verdes Peninsula is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable in the Los Angeles area. The miles of coastline offers a great place to relax, hike, or run. Multiple city parks, equestrian trials, are located throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula; providing a great spot to enjoy views, picnic with friends and family.
Palos Verdes Peninsula offers some of the best local hiking, horseback riding, bike riding, paddling, fishing, and diving in the area. Local hikes and walks include the beach, coastal bluffs, and the trails through the Portuguese Bend area, Terranea Resort, and Trump National Golf Course Nature trails.
Two other unique opportunities to explore are Malaga Cove and the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. Both spots are located at the northern on the coast and offer extraordinary views of the Palos Verdes coastline, native plants, shorebirds, and other wildlife.
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The Palos Verdes Peninsula is comprised of four cities:
Palos Verdes Estates offers a sophisticated seaside atmosphere, from the Mediterranean flair of Montemalaga and Malaga Cove to the New England charm of Lunada Bay and Valmonte.
Rancho Palos Verdes features a variety of living choices, from oceanfront homes and rural ocean view enclaves to quiet family neighborhoods. Link to Rancho Palos Verdes page
Rolling Hills Estates enjoys a semi-rural setting and maintains many parks, a tennis club and riding stables. There are single-family dwellings and condominium developments within the city, plus the Peninsula’s main shopping malls.