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Pacific Palisades

One of Los Angeles’s most affluent neighborhoods, Pacific Palisades feels like a world apart from the rest of the metro. With its gorgeous waterfront location, expansive homes, community parks, and miles of walking, biking, and horseback riding trails, the neighborhood will make you forget you’re just minutes away from the constant bustle of the big city.

A brief history of Pacific Palisades

In the early 1800s, Pacific Palisades was part of the Rancho Boca de Santa Monica. The land was purchased in 1921 by the Southern California Methodist Episcopal Church, which then founded the neighborhood as a religious-intellectual community.

Through the years, Pacific Palisades evolved into an upscale community, as wealthy residents were drawn in by the milder microclimate compared to the rest of Los Angeles.

In the 1940s, Pacific Palisades welcomed a number of German and Austrian intellectuals and artists who fled Hitler’s Nazi Germany and continued their opposition to the regime in self-exile.


Real estate in Pacific Palisades and Pacific Palisades homes for sale

Pacific Palisades real estate is predominantly made up of multimillion dollar single family homes and estates on expansive lots. You’ll also find quite a few luxury condos and townhomes that provide relatively more affordable but highly desirable options.

Homes in the neighborhood are defined by their beautiful and distinctive architecture in a variety of styles, including Spanish Revival, traditional, and contemporary. There are also a number of Mid Century Modern gems from masters of the design movement.

The highest priced homes are waterfront properties with stunning ocean views, as well as those fronting the Riviera Country Club and the Will Rogers Park. Regardless of the location, homes in Pacific Palisades are highly desirable, with their immaculate landscaping, top of the line finishes, and amenities like swimming pools, entertainment rooms, and beautiful outdoor living spaces.

Lifestyle and attractions

Living in Pacific Palisades puts you just minutes away from the urban trappings of Los Angeles, but also gives you the tranquility and convenience of a self-sufficient community with great access to the area’s beautiful beaches and lush outdoors.

The top attractions here include:

  • Will Rogers State Historic Park

    Spanning 186 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains, this park was formerly the estate of humorist Will Rogers. It was turned into a State Park in 1944 and the 31 room ranch house in the estate was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

    In addition to the historic house and ranch, the park features hiking and riding trails, picnic areas, and a polo field. It’s also home to the Westside Riding School, which offers horseback riding lessons to kids and adults.

  • Palisades Village

    Pacific Palisades’ very own shopping center has the vibe of a small town downtown area, with a walkable design featuring over 40 curated shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. In addition to well-known local and international brands, The Village also features diverse food and dining options, and hosts numerous events throughout the year.

  • The Getty Villa

    Pacific Palisades’ very own shopping center has the vibe of a small town downtown area, with a walkable design featuring over 40 curated shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. In addition to well-known local and international brands, The Village also features diverse food and dining options, and hosts numerous events throughout the year.

Is Pacific Palisades the right neighborhood for you? We at Malibu Premier Homes can help you find the perfect home in this highly sought after community. Call us today at 310.614.1954 or email us at team(at)malibupremierhomes(dotted)com


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