The affluent coastal enclave of LA’s elite where sophistication and rugged, unspoiled terrain coexist peacefully.
In the captivating swath of land where rugged mountains meet the sea, the Pacific Palisades neighborhood beckons with its trove of natural beauty and luxury homes. From its dramatic coastal bluffs to its golden beaches and verdant residential landscaping, Pacific Palisades paints an idyllic picture, one where residents can appreciate SoCal’s stunning scenery each and every day.
The abundance of parkland, hiking trails, and hilltop estates contributes to Pacific Palisades’ secluded feel, an abundance of space that’s impossible to find in most of LA’s neighborhoods. Founded in the 1920s by a Methodist organization, Pacific Palisades has retained its inclusive and intellectual personality even as it evolved into a hotspot for celebrity homes.
In the residential real estate market of Pacific Palisades, multimillion-dollar estates are the norm, and with good reason. Whether they’re perched hillside for breathtaking, elevated vistas of Queen’s Necklace, or nestled right on the beach for immediate ocean access, the awe-inspiring homes of Pacific Palisades find the perfect harmony between nature and lavishness. Prestigious neighborhoods harbor every style of architecture imaginable, from Cape Cod-inspired traditional homes to jaw-dropping Mediterranean villas and mid-century ranches.
Due to its trove of magnificent outdoor terrain and plentiful parks, Pacific Palisades is a paradise for the highly active. When they’re not jogging along the beach or hiking into the mountains, residents can be found enjoying the local-centric shopping and dining options or attending one of the many community events. Able to access Downtown Los Angeles in just 30 minutes by car, those living in Pacific Palisades get all the luxury of big-city living without any of the bustle.
Created in 2018 by Rick Caruso — the same creator of the famed Grove in Hollywood — the Palisades Village quickly emerged as one of SoCal’s most stylish mixed-use developments. More than 40 retailers and restaurants call this charming corridor home and range from high-end designer names to independent boutiques and specialty shops.
Brimming with dining options, Palisades Village houses restaurants such as Edo Bites, the latest creation of Chef Edoardo Baldi that brags a menu of healthful, creative cuisine. The authentic Italian fare at Angelini Ristorante & Bar is positively sinful, coming from the same genius behind LA’s famed Osteria restaurant.
Alfred is the local go-to for a sumptuous cup of coffee, while those in need of a sweet dessert will want to grab a made-from-scratch ice cream cone from McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream. Popular flavors here include those like sweet cream caramel brownie and the classic vanilla bean, while the more adventurous in palate might choose from options such as honey and cornbread cookies.
Palisades Village is known for more than just its excellent dining and shopping, and many of Pacific Palisades’ locals come to the lively destination for its entertainment options. Demarcated by a glowing neon sign that harkens to the golden age of cinema, the on-site Bay Theater is a small but elegant movie theater that showcases all of the latest films.
The Palisades Village also hosts its fair share of community events and clubs, such as the much-loved, weekly Kids Club, which features live music and games for all ages. The Palisades Recreation Center is another popular destination for those with children, particularly as it maintains a bevy of kid-friendly amenities like lighted sports fields and an outdoor playground. Those looking to enjoy a simple day by the water can unwind at Will Rogers State Beach, while the nearby Will Rogers State Historic Park offers more than 70 miles of remarkable hiking trails.
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