The Palos Verdes Peninsula contains a group of affluent cities in the Palos Verdes Hills, including Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. The hill cities on the peninsula are known for dramatic ocean and city views, distinguished schools, extensive horse trails, and expensive homes.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula was inhabited by the Tongva-Gabrielino Indians for thousands of years prior to being established by the Sepulveda family through a Mexican land grant in 1846. Frank Vanderlip purchased 25 square miles of land on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in 1913 and initiated the development of Palos Verdes. A quarter of the land of Palos Verdes Estates was dedicated to permanent open undeveloped space, giving the subdivision its unique rural characteristic and culture of scenic beauty.
PALOS VERDES PENINSULA – BEST SCHOOLS
One of the major attractions of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is its great schools. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District is one of the best school districts in the Los Angeles area and California overall.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District is ranked #5 in 2017 Best School Districts in California.