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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
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Rancho Palos Verdes is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 42,271. 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 dense 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
42,271

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,114,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,676
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Rancho Palos Verdes Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    243.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    474.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    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
$133,286
National
$55,322

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Rancho Palos Verdes Reviews

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The city of Rancho Palos Verdes is quite beautiful. When you are at the top of Hawthorne boulevard and driving southbound down the hill, you can view the ocean from the right hand side and in front of you.

The city is clean. The fire department is awesome. Be careful not to speed because the sheriff's will definitely catch you and give you a speeding ticket. The downside is the fact that many of the drivers in this city drive poorly. There is a reason automobile insurance is higher here than off the hill.

Due to the close vicinity of the post office, mall, grocery stores, large parks with playgrounds, gas stations, and five different Starbucks within a five mile radius, there is really no reason to leave the city. The neighborhood is very safe.
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The best part of Rancho Palos Verdes is definitely its scenic views and beautiful cliffs and coves. The schools are highly ranked and are competitive, always preparing for the next step in education. However, the cost of living is very high and the restaurant selection is minimal, yet the close proximity to culturally-rich towns like Torrance and Redondo Beach, as well as the 45-minute drive to Downtown Los Angeles, make up for it.
RPV has been a beautiful place to grow up. Safe neighborhoods, tight-knit communities, and excellent school systems. Tons of options for outdoor activities, and close to the freeway and other cities.