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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C
Palos Verdes Estates is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 13,523. 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 rural 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
13,523

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,680,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,490
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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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
    22.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    268.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    365.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    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
$175,000
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 has great public schools. That is if you conform to the norm. If you don't conform to what they want you to be. If you're queer, depressed, struggling with mental health, or doing bad in school, they send you to an "alternative school" within the district. They don't reach out first and try to intervene, they just send you away. That's what they don't tell you. Schools like "Beach Cities Learning Center" and "Rancho Del Mar" are the school district's best-kept secrets to the outside and the worst-kept secrets to the locals.