With an average summer temperature of 72 degrees, Rancho Palos Verdes benefits from the currents and ocean breezes along the California coast but usually retains a bit more sunshine due to its geography. Rancho Palos Verdes schools, safety, and lifestyle are all highly ranked in California and also highly ranked compared to other coastal communities nationally. The city includes extensive open space in the form of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserves. Inland preserves on the plateau include Three Sisters, Agua Amarga, Portuguese Bend, and Forrestal. Along the coast are famed Abalone Cove, Vicente Bluffs, and Ocean Trails Reserves. Sacred Cove features black sand, sea caves, and rare coastal plants.
Many bluff areas in Rancho Palos Verdes are reminiscent of Catalina and the other Channel Islands. Coastal view homes have their own whale watching views where residents can see gray, blue, and other whales on their annual migrations to and from cold Alaskan waters. The city also includes the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, which includes the landmark lighthouse and also offers breathtaking Channel views.
Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhoods include a variety of choices for discerning homeowners, including Portuguese Bend near Trump National Golf Course and the Terranea Resort. Miraleste and Mira Catalina include view homes and a number of quiet streets with mature landscaping and amazing views of the Pacific and Catalina Island. Exclusive gated communities include The Vantage Point and La Cima, an enclave of 10 luxury estates.
With upscale shopping and dining areas like the Shops at Palos Verdes and the Peninsula Center, amenities are easily accessible. Rancho Palos Verdes also offers world-class outdoor recreation from surfing and horse trails to tennis and golf.
Home choices will vary depending upon the neighborhood, from condominiums in gated communities to single-family bungalows in older neighborhoods. Homes in Palos Verdes Estates have breathtaking views of the coast and ocean areas.