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Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades provides small town living within the city of Los Angeles. The residents work very hard to keep this small village atmosphere. Known as a "little diamond" in Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades is where the famous Sunset Blvd. meets the ocean with a beautiful 3-mile stretch of sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs. Pacific Palisades is nestled between Brentwood to the east and Malibu and Santa Monica to the west.

Because of the exceptional lifestyle, the Palisades attracts many celebrities as well as the very affluent. Pacific Palisades is known to be one of the safest and best maintained areas on the Westside of Los Angeles. Clean ocean air, breathtaking views and an average year round temperature of 69 degrees makes it ideal for people who love the outdoors.

The downtown stores and shops have attractive tree lined streets, unique shops, outdoor cafes and top-notch restaurants. There are many activities in town including the original J. Paul Getty Museum, the Will Rogers State Historical Park, Temescal Canyon Park, Sunset Beach and many hiking trails.

Palisades is an outstanding community for families who want a home by the ocean, yet near enough to all of the other major Southern California attractions.

 

Pacific Palisades Neighborhoods:

  • The Alphabet Streets: This neighborhood is referred to as the Alphabet Streets as it is characterized by narrow streets consecutively named beginning with letters such as A, B, C, D, etc. It is located north of Sunset Boulevard, is a family-oriented neighborhood and a popular destination for trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
  • The Bluffs: This neighborhood is located west along Sunset Boulevard and begins past Palisades Charter High School and Via De La Paz.
  • Castellammare: Located on small bluffs directly on the ocean and characterized by narrow, winding streets which have Italian names. It is the home of the Getty Villa and is located where Sunset Boulevard meets Pacific Coast Highway.
  • Huntington Palisades: Nearby the 'village' proper, south of Sunset Boulevard. The area is suburban in nature.
  • Marquez Knolls: A large area of homes, many of which have spectacular ocean views. This neighborhood is located off of Sunset Blvd on a mountain upslope. The lower upslope was first developed in the early 1950s and mid 1960s by the Lachman family. Marquez Elementary services the neighborhood along with a small shopping center on Marquez Street and Sunset Boulevard.
  • Palisades Highlands: A community near the end of Sunset Boulevard at Pacific Coast Highway. It is located approximately five (5) minutes from the center of the Pacific Palisades, the Palisades Village,
  • The Riviera: The Riviera encompasses approximately 900 homes on larger lots with mostly wide streets and deep setbacks. The neighborhood appeals to people who appreciate privacy. Stretching from Amalfi Drive in the west to San Remo in the east, the Riviera is divided into north and south sections, which are casually referred to as Upper and Lower Riviera, and separated by Sunset Boulevard. In the Upper Riviera, many homes offer views that span from downtown Los Angeles to the ocean. Some streets in the Lower Riviera overlook the Riviera Country Club. The Riviera is home to everyone from multi-generation money to low-profile celebrity residents (including entertainment industry figures, musicians and professional athletes). Nancy and Ronald Reagan were perhaps the most famous.
  • Rustic Canyon: This neighborhood features post-war homes built on the former polo field of The Uplifter’s, the original site of The Uplifter’s clubhouse (now a city park) and the "cabins" developed as second homes and weekend retreats. This area is also known as Uplifter's Ranch. It is located off Sunset Boulevard, between the Riviera and Huntington Palisades areas and by Will Rogers State Park.
  • The Village: Pacific Palisades’ small central business district which runs along Sunset Boulevard. The area features numerous restaurants, shops, banks, and offices.