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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  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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  12. Commute
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Rancho Palos Verdes is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 42,463. Rancho Palos Verdes is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Rancho Palos Verdes offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rancho Palos Verdes there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Rancho Palos Verdes and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Rancho Palos Verdes are highly rated.
About Rancho Palos Verdes...
Population
42,463

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,051,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,391
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Rancho Palos Verdes 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
    49
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    357
    500
  • Theft
    609
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    82
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Rancho Palos Verdes

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$124,552
National
$55,322
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Rancho Palos Verdes Reviews

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Rancho Palos Verdes is a lovely suburb nested on a hill right by the coast, granting not only gorgeous views but a cool sea breeze as well. The area is quite safe, and in general, the scenery is pleasant. Many of the schools in this area are well-known for their quality of education. Malls like the Peninsula Shopping Center allow for lots of jobs and plenty of things to do.

The area has much diversity, which I've seen mainly at my high school. I feel safe, as a woman, walking around at night on my way home from work--I wouldn't feel that way in a lot of other areas.

However, one of the few downsides is that because of these pleasant aspects, the cost of living is very high. Unfortunately, there isn't much of a nightlife to this area either--no bars or clubs in sight. The major roads can get very busy. The local restaurants can get crowded sometimes as well.

Despite the above, I think Rancho Palos Verdes is a wonderful place and if you can afford it, it's worth living here.
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RPV is a great place to rise your kids! It a great community with beautifully well kept parks and there’s always community events throughout the year. The schools, teachers, and school community are incredible! Everyone is warm & welcoming. We are moving because it’s too expensive to live here - wish we could stay and rise our children here.
I grew-up in Rancho Plaos Verdes. It's clean, quiet, green, and safe. We are lucky to live across from Catalina Island and less than 10 minutes from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The school system is excellent. Our landmarks are Wayfarers Chapel, Point Vicente Lighthouse, Trump National Golfcourse, Terranea Resort, and the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy. We need activities for children as well as more restaurants.