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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,582
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens25.4%
Employed Population 16+5,341
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married69.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher72.5%
Median Earnings25+$95,842
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$215,369
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home12%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone11.8%
Median Gross Rent$2,809
Median House Value$1,609,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.5%
English12%
Irish11.1%
Italian9.1%
Scottish4%
Norwegian3.6%
Polish3.5%
French Except Basque2.8%
Russian2.2%
Swedish1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Austrian1.2%
US/American1.1%
Czech1.1%
Swiss1.1%
Danishn1%
Hungarian0.8%
Arab0.7%
Greek0.7%
Iranian0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Latvian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Australian0.2%
German0.1%
Basque0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Palos Verdes Estates Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90274, 90275
Phone Area Codes310
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.77
Approximate Longitude-118.34

Palos Verdes Estates Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTORRANCE
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp46 to 66 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp61 to 78 F
Oct Temp57 to 75 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches
StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationCULVER CITY
Distance13.9 miles
Jan Temp46 to 67 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp57 to 77 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lomita20,652$71,626
Rancho Palos Verdes42,412$143,158
Redondo Beach67,664$124,793
Rolling Hills1,760$228,750
Rolling Hills Estates8,206$156,771
Torrance147,307$97,314

Palos Verdes Estates Public Schools

Lunada Bay Elementary
520 Paseo Lunado
ZIP: 90274
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Malaga Cove School - Success Learning Center
300 Paseo Del Mar
ZIP: 90274
Other
Montemalaga Elementary
1121 Via Nogales
ZIP: 90274
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Palos Verdes High
600 Cloyden Rd.
ZIP: 90274
High
Total Enrollment 1663
Palos Verdes Intermediate
2161 Via Olivera
ZIP: 90274
Middle
Total Enrollment 981
Sunrise Pre-school
3801 Via La Selva
ZIP: 90274
Valmonte Elementary
3801 Via La Selva
ZIP: 90274
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