The ultra-private gated city of bucolic Rolling Hills boasting California and Spanish ranch homes with abundant acreage and panoramic views atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula, remains LA’s best kept secret.
WELCOME TO ROLLING HILLS: LA's BEST KEPT SECRET
Rolling Hills is known for California and Spanish ranch homes that include spectacular gated estates providing the ultimate in privacy to its residents. The stunning location of the Palos Verdes Peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean offers the best of both worlds, marrying Los Angeles' urban appeal with a healthy coastal lifestyle. The Peninsula is “the ultimate LA getaway every day.” Breathtaking views, cool temperatures, excellent air quality, outstanding schools and a quality of life unmatched anywhere else.
ROLLING HILLS: THE PINNACLE OF PARADISE
Imagine a real estate destination positioned atop Los Angeles offering 23 miles of scenic coastal drive without congestion or traffic, numerous nature preserves, secluded beaches, seaside parks, sensational sunsets and endless outdoor amenities. In 1936, developer Frank Vanderlip tapped visionary A.E. Hanson, to conceive the dream; a utopian ranch community with abundant acreage, ocean, mountain and city views and miles of happy trails. Today, the dream of an affluent community with wide open space between neighboring homes, no traffic lights and more equestrian paths than paved roads is still remarkably a thriving reality giving its 1,800 residents many reasons to celebrate. Positioned at the pinnacle of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 1,100 feet above sea level, Rolling Hills is not just the safest and wealthiest of communities; it is one of the only guard-gated cities in America.
Blissfully “behind the gates” are 690 ranch and hacienda style homes inspired by the designs of celebrated California architects Cliff May and Wallace Neff. Saddling up is a multi-generational passion for residents who enjoy direct access to 57 miles of bridle and hiking trails, 2 private arenas and many public equestrian centers. Palos Verdes is home to the annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show; a world-class charity event that has raised millions for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Exclusive Rolling Hills offers residents 3 private tennis courts, several social clubs and annual neighborhood events. The bucolic city is steadfast in staying true to its historic heritage, yet offers just enough urban appeal and coastal geographical desirability to attract high net worth buyers who desire an enduring safe haven for their families.
THE PEOPLE AND LIFESTYLE
The residents are affluent, active, athletic, philanthropic and friendly. Sandy beaches, oceanfront hotels and restaurants, golf and tennis clubs are in close proximity. Hiking, cycling trails, surfing, swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, whale and migratory bird watching are at your convenience. Redondo, Hermosa, and Manhattan beaches are just minutes away and Catalina Island is a short excursion with boating slips available at nearby Redondo Beach King Harbor Marina and Cabrillo Marina. The area is further enriched by the Norris Center for the Performing Arts, Peninsula Symphony and The Palos Verdes Art Center. It is no surprise high net worth individuals and Hollywood studios are discovering “LA’s best kept secret.” The Peninsula is not only a prime real estate destination, but also a hub for tourists and film crews who flock to its famed sights such as the Point Vicente Lighthouse, Wayfarer’s Chapel, SS Dominator, Vincent Thomas Bridge, Los Angeles Harbor and the USS Iowa Museum. This hidden gem is conveniently located 18 miles from LAX and 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles. High flyers can arrive via aircraft at Torrance Airport-Zamperini Field (public), Signature Long Beach Airport-Daugherty Field (private) and Los Angeles International Airport (public).