Incorporated in 1957, Rolling Hills is one of four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It is a gated private community which is devoted to equestrian and ranch lifestyles. The community also highly values the wildlife and natural environment that residents enjoy.
Each of the homes in Rolling Hills is situated on a lot of at least 1 acre, with many larger properties. With about 700 homes, Rolling Hills residences always include horse facilities. The community has its own homeowner association, the Rolling Hills Community Association (RHCA). Community amenities include tennis courts, stables, bridle trails, and parks. Dues for the RHCA are assessed at 20 cents per hundred dollars of Los Angeles County property assessments and may be paid in two installments each year.
The term “equestrian property” may inspire visions of a simple ranch home and stables. While there are a number of properties in Rolling Hills which fit this description, the gated community also includes noted architectural gems such as Hacienda de la Paz. A 51,000 square foot estate with 9 bedrooms and 25 baths, Hacienda de la Paz was designed by architect Rafael Manzano Martos. It is the 36th largest residence in the United States.
Many homes in Rolling Hills have commanding views of the coastline and the lights of the Los Angeles basin. While not all homes in Rolling Hills are as large as Hacienda de la Paz, discerning homebuyers will find luxury estates of 8,000 to 10,000 square feet with a number of outbuildings, amenities including tennis courts, pools, spas, saunas, and mature landscaping that blends into the natural environment.
Bordered by Filiorum, Portuguese Bend, and Forrestal open space and nature reserves, Rolling Hills has many hiking, bridle, and bicycle trails that connect to other open spaces on the Peninsula. Students attend the prestigious Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, which includes two of the highest-rated schools in the state, Palos Verdes Peninsula and Palos Verdes High Schools.
There is no public transportation in the gated community. Drivers in Rolling Hills must yield to horses, and homes are painted white in accordance with the original developer’s degree when the first homes were developed in the 1920s and 30s. The gated community is frequently ranked among the nation’s wealthiest based on average income. Rolling Hills offers an exclusive lifestyle especially for those who want an estate home with horses, privacy, and a gracious lifestyle reminiscent of an earlier time in California.