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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Palos Verdes Estates is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 13,591. Palos Verdes Estates is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Palos Verdes Estates offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Palos Verdes Estates there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Palos Verdes Estates and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Palos Verdes Estates are highly rated.
About Palos Verdes Estates...
Population
13,591

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,637,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,850
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Palos Verdes Estates Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    315.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    565.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    36.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Palos Verdes Estates

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$180,815
National
$55,322
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Palos Verdes Estates Reviews

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Palos Verdes Estates showcases bucolic scenery with palatial homes. Abundantly verdant! Whether you're walking or driving, Palos Verdes Estates exudes an Edenic vibe. The previous statement doesn't qualify as an exaggeration. Some gardens match Versailles in the precision of manicure; others resemble evergreen forests unsullied by human efforts. All in all, this suburb stands as a bedroom community. Nightlife must be obtained off the hill. Any attempts towards noise pollution will be harnessed. Quiet entrances merit quiet exits. A sweet life to be felt in Palos Verdes Estates.
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It's hard to rate this one, on one hand, it is stunning beautifully situated scenic area, ocean views cliffs, the list goes on. A fantastic school district I think its one of the best in the country. But then town itself, almost no restaurants, zero nightlife, one road to get in and get out, traffic like hell because of that. No access to the beach. Older established successful crowd. Very private.

This is a very place for someone who made it big, doesn't need to go to work anymore, or they run their successful business from their home. Speaking of homes. Amazing. Big (OLD) money town. Properties with land! That should give you a clue. Beautiful but isolated.
Palos Verdes Estates sits on a very remote peninsula between costal routes of beaches, frontal view of Catalina Island and neighboring shores of the working class export business San Pedro/Long Beach. Residents claim their solitude to the outside world of southern California except for the occasional weekend site seers, bike enthusiasts, hiking explorers and occasional mansion lookie loos. Cliff boundaries and very limited access streets make visiting the peninsula not as inviting as it looks from afar. Don't try to get your cellular service to work while visiting here, you'll notice a line of semi-non working towers just to fool you. Don't get me wrong you can't complain about the prestigious ocean views, great schools, numerous things to do and some what good cuisine here on the hill. Just need to make certain that you have enough patience and open mindedness to make the visit.