Introduction to Palos Verdes Estates, California
Palos Verdes Estates, California, in Los Angeles county, is 3 miles S of Redondo Beach, California (center to center) and 11 miles W of Long Beach, California. The city is within the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. Palos Verdes Estates has a population of 13,340.
Palos Verdes Estates History
Palos Verdes Estates was initially developed by Frank Vanderlip, who at that time was the president of the City National Bank, New York. He took great care in planning the city and hired The Olmsted Brothers, a prominent architectural firm. The area was incorporated as a city in 1939.
Palos Verdes Estates and nearby Attractions
- Malaga Cove Plaza
- Redondo Beach
- Ocean Trails Golf Course
- Lomita Railroad Museum
- Aquarium of the Pacific
- Memory Lanes Antique Mall
Things To Do In Palos Verdes Estates
Palos Verdes Estates is noted as a very affluent community. It is a mostly residential city which does not have any traffic lights and has restricted commercial activity. Since the city faces the Pacific Ocean, it has several beaches which attract people. Guided tours of the Ocean Trails Project, which is dedicated to habitat restoration, are available, where the participants learn about marine ecology, geology, history and the details of the work done by the project.
Palos Verdes Estates Transportation
Los Angeles International Airport is quite near.
Palos Verdes Estates Higher Education
The area is served by the City University-Los Angeles.