Palos Verdes Firework Shows 2017 Viewing Locations
Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity on the Peninsula to enjoy this wonderful holiday. Beginning in the morning at Malaga Cove School or Point Vicente Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, there are day long celebrations. After dusk, from Palos Verdes we are lucky to be able to watch fireworks up and down the coast in the skies above local South Bay cities. This year there will not be fireworks off the coast of Torrance Beach. After last years special fireworks show put on by the sons of the late Jackie Briles, in her honor, a group of Palos Verdes home owners tried to reach out to businesses and local residents to keep the tradition alive. However, after months of advertising and looking for private donations they came up short. So they are not giving up and hopefully will be able to put on the show in 2018. For more information or if you are interested in donating for next year go to www.palosverdesfireworks.com.
The city of Torrance will be hosting a fireworks show at the Torrance Civic Center. There will be seating available at the Torrance Toyota Sports Complex located at 555 Maple Ave, Torrance, which will open at 7:00 p.m. Go to www.torranceca.gov to find out more about these free tickets. The actual firework show will be starting at 9:00 p.m..
A little further up the coast in Redondo Beach, Seaside Lagoon will once again be celebrating the holiday beginning at 2:00 p.m. You can enjoy water games and fun, arts and crafts and musical entertainment. There is a flat fee of $30.00 for parking at the Marina Parking Lot and Pier Garage. Ticket prices for the event are $25/adults, and $15 for children 0 – 12. It does sell out early, and purchasing tickets as soon as possible is a must. For more information on the Lagoon and/or to purchase tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seaside-lagoon-4th-of-july-fireworks-celebration-tickets-34836916154.
On the other side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in San Pedro, Cabrillo Beach will once again present their fireworks show at 9:00 p.m. This is a great place to bring the family to the beach to enjoy the fireworks show. And if weather permits, from Cabrillo Beach you can also view the firework show off of the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
Choose your location and get ready for the Fourth of July fireworks. Just grab a blanket and enjoy!
Palos Verdes Malaga Cove 2017 Summer Concert Series Coming Soon!
Malaga Cove’s 2017 Summer Concert Series will begin on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Farnham Martin Park located next to the Malaga Cove Library in Palos Verdes Estates. The concerts are held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and continue through August. Thanks again to the Malaga Cove Business & Professionals Association and the Palos Verdes Police Association who sponsor these concerts for your summer entertainment. You may bring your blankets at 3:00 p.m to save a spot, but remember that only small back chairs are allowed in the center areas. The list of the 2017 summer performers is as follows:
July 12, 2017 – The Motown Thang (The Sound of Soul)
July 19, 2017 – The Hodads (Beach Boy Tribute Band)
July 26, 2017 – Andy & Renee (Acoustic Rock & Roll)
August 2, 2017 – David Benoit (Up Close & Personal)
August 9, 2017 – A Peaceful Easy Eagle Tribute (Eagles Tribute Band)
August 16, – 2017 – Bad Haggis (Electric Celtic Rock)
August 23, 2017 – Jim Curry & Company (John Denver Tribute Band)
August 30, 2017 – Cody Bryant Show (Country & Honky Tonk)
For more information on any of the above artists go to www.malagacoveconcerts.com.
To read my prior article on Malaga Cove Concert Series click here.
Farnham Martin Park is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates
Mid June 2017 Palos Verdes Home Sales
Palos Verdes real estate single family home sales in the first 21 days of June 2017 are 58 homes which is an increase from the 53 Palos Verdes homes sold in the first 21 days May and an increase from first 21 days of June 2016 (45). (It may take an additional week for some sales to post after the actual close of escrow). The average sales price for single family Palos Verdes homes from June 1st to date is $1,803,385 which is an increase from last month’s average of $1,725,284 for this same time period and an increase from $1,778,814 last June.
In June 2017 to date, the highest priced Palos Verdes home sold for $4,850,000 (pre-completion sale) and is located in the Monte Malaga neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates and has 5 bedrooms, 8 baths and 7,472 square feet on a 20,580 square lot. This beautiful custom built Tuscan Villa features panoramic ocean/Catalina views, a colossal gourmet kitchen, an elevator, venetian plastered walls, a fabulous master suite w/spa quality master bath, theater room, viewing tower, gym, wine cellar, and fountain lined swimming pool. The lowest priced Palos Verdes home sold to date in June for $830,000 and is located in the Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes; this home has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2,070 square feet on a 8,248 square foot lot.
We currently have 216 active single family Palos Verdes homes for sale priced between $849,900 in Rancho Palos Verdes and $48,000,000 in the city of Rolling Hills. To view Palos Verdes real estate statistics from March 2017 through May 2017, click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.
Photo of Palos Verdes hills with ocean view courtesy of Arvin Design
Palos Verdes Lunada Bay Summer Concert Series 2017
Lunada Bay Summer Concerts Series 2017, hosted by the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association take place at Lunada Bay Park in Palos Verdes Estates except for the July 9 concert, which will be presented at Palos Verdes High School’s quad because of its larger size. This is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy the summer weather, grab a picnic dinner, bring a low back beach chair or blanket, and enjoy some music outdoors with your neighbors. The concerts start at 5:00 p.m. (except for 8/27 which will start at 4:00 p.m.) and will be held on the following Sundays: July 9, July 23, August 6, August 13 and August 27, 2017. The concert series this year will feature rock, pop, Latin, country and blues rhythm swing.
LBHOA has assembled another great season of music, dance, and fellowship for their 2017 Summer Concert Series.
July 9, 2017 – Peninsula Symphonic Winds – PV Symphony at Palos Verdes High School quad
July 23, 2017 – Manuel the Band – Jazz/Pop/Rock
August 6, 2017 – Susie Hansen Band – Latin Dance
August 13, 2017 – Tenn West – Country Western
August 27, 2017 – 80’s Cover Band – (Held early from 4 – 6 p.m.)
Lunada Bay Park is located on the corner of Palos Verdes Drive West and Via Carrillo in Palos Verdes Estates.
Photo courtesy of Lunada Bay Homeowners Association
Terranea Summer Music Series 2017 At Nelson’s
Terranea’s Summer Music Series 2017 at Nelson’s just started and is a great way to unwind and relax after a long week. For resort guests and Palos Verdes homes owners, Nelson’s is the place where you can enjoy California cuisine, micro brews and spectacular sunsets. With a special view of the Point Vicente Lighthouse and Catalina Island, this unique restaurant is one of the most scenic locations in Palos Verdes. They feature a local live band every Saturday night from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.
The groups that will be playing their delightful music are:
Wise 100 Door – Fijian-born “One-Man Music-Machine” Wise Katubadrau, aka Wise, has quickly garnered a solid fan base within today’s independent music scene. His signature “mash-up” mega-song rolls from one hit to the next, pairing the most unlikely of songs together in perfect unison.
Surf’s Up is one of the first true Beach Boys tribute bands in the world. They have been perfecting & recreating the Beach Boys sound for 25 years (literally since they were kids).
The John Brown Band is one of two bands voted “Best in The South Bay 2009” by the Easy Reader annual “Best Of” publication. The band has been around the South Bay playing classic to country songs for years.
Back Tracks has performed their classic rock music here in the area for years.
Scott Whyte spends hours in a recording studio, not only for recording music that he is known for with regular gigs in the beach cities, but bringing to life characters created for the animated or video game world.
Summer Music Dates:
June Entertainment: (17) Wise 100 Door (18) Surf’s Up (24) Wise 100 Door (25) John Brown
July Entertainment: (1) Wise 100 Door (2) Surf’s Up (8) Wise 100 Door (9) Scott Whytee (15) Wise 100 Door (16) Back Tracks (22) Wise 100 Door (23) John Brown (29) Wise 100 Door (30) Back Tracks
August Entertainment: (5) Wise 100 Door (6) Scott Whytee (12) Wise 100 Door (13) Surf’s Up (19) Wise 100 Door (20) John Brown (26) Wise 100 Door (27) Back Tracks
September’s Labor Day holiday entertainment has not been announced.
To read my prior article on Nelson’s Music Series click here.
Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort.
Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Peninsula Center Neighborhood 2016
2016 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Peninsula Center neighborhood decreased to 24 single family homes sold in 2016 compared to 25 in 2015. Price per square foot for Peninsula Center houses that sold in 2016 increased to $533 compared to $512 in 2015 a 4.1% increase. Average sales price for Peninsula Center homes sold in 2016 was $1,196,779 compared to $1,107,280 in 2015. The most expensive home sold for $1,511,185 and the lowest priced home sold for $930,000.
Currently, Peninsula Center has 6 active Palos Verdes homes for sale. There are 5 single family homes ranging in price from $1,100,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,800 square foot home, to $1,549,000 for a 5 bedroom/3 bath, 2,594 square foot home. There is 1 condo/townhome for sale at $679,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,240 square foot condo.
To view current Palos Verdes real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.
Photo of the Promenade on the Peninsula courtesy of Arvin Design.
Palos Verdes Live Shakespeare By The Sea 2017 Performances
Here is another wonderful opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to relax and enjoy live outdoor entertainment here on our beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula. This is the 20th year of Shakespeare By The Sea performances, and this year they will be presenting “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Macbeth.” The Taming of the Shrew is the story of the rebellious Katherina who stands in the way of her younger sister Bianca’s marriage, fortune hunter Petruchio is enlisted to “tame” the elder daughter, freeing a path for Bianca’s motley suitors. Macbeth tells the story of the supernatural prophecy where Macbeth and his Lady embark on an ambitious quest to win the Scottish Throne. In the aftermath of their success, we glimpse at a world torn apart when a volatile, paranoid tyrant becomes King.
Point Fermin Park will be presenting both of the shows during the summer. “The Taming of the Shrew” will be presented on June 15, 16, 17, 29, July 1 & 7 and August 19, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. “Macbeth” will be presented on June 22, 23, 24, 30, July 6 & 8 and August 18, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. The park can be very chilly since it is right on the ocean. Bench seating is available, or you can set up chairs or blankets on the side. Point Fermin Park is located at 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes will be presenting “The Taming of the Shrew” on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Hesse Park Upper Field. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. and admission is free. Come early and enjoy your picnic dinner outside while you enjoy the ocean views. You are encouraged to bring blankets or low slung beach chairs. Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes. There is plenty of free parking available at this site.
Terranea Resort will be featuring “Macbeth” on Thursday, August 17, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m. For this show, you are now allowed to bring in food; you can also purchase food at Terranea. There is a $10 parking fee. Remember you are on the coast, so you may want to wear layers of clothing. You will be sitting in the grassy amphitheater area and blankets or low back beach chairs are recommended. Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.
To read my last article on Shakespeare by the Sea click here.
For more information call (310) 544-5260, or visit www.shakespearebythesea.org.
Photo courtesy of Shakespeare By The Sea
Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – June 13, 2017
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the June 13, 2017, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (28 homes had open houses today) are described below. We currently have 207 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $849,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $829,000) to $48,000,000 in Rolling Hills Estates. There are 29 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $355,000 and $2,350,000. My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
Anthony Accardo (RE/MAX Estates Properties) 2 Middleridge Lane S, Rolling Hills 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 5,500 square foot home for $4,995,000. This 2016 custom ranch style Rolling Hills home features panoramic city lights/mountain views, oversized gourmet kitchen, separate guests quarters, 5 car garage and saltwater pool/spa. Chris Adlam’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 932 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,986 square foot home for $3,999,000. This spectacular Monte Malaga home features panoramic ocean/city light views from almost every room, high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, expansive deck and saltwater pool/spa.
Kurt Allen & Judy D’Angelo’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 3320 Via Palamino, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,400 square foot home for $2,675,000. This gorgeous multi view Valmonte property features golf course/ocean views, Provence colored center island kitchen, downstairs rec room w/kitchen facilities, numerous patios/sundecks, and pool/spa. Jane Lau & Jacqueline Johnson’s (Bershire Hathaway HomeService) 1305 Via Gabriel, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,629 square foot home for $1,749,000. This re-imagined Mid Century Monte Malaga showcase property features a fabulous new kitchen, new bathrooms, a guest suite, and newly landscaped.
To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.
Photos courtesy of CRMLS
Palos Verdes 2017 Fourth of July Celebrations!
Palos Verdes Fourth of July Celebrations 2017 gives Palos Verdes homes owners two different kind of festivities to enjoy during the daylight hours. One will take place at Malaga Cove School and the other at Point Vicente Park Community Center – each one giving residents a full day of fun.
Palos Verdes Estates homes owners will be holding their 56th Annual Independence Day Celebration at Malaga Cove School. The celebration is an annual community tradition where volunteers work together to provide a day of family fun and a renewed sense of appreciation for our independence and freedom. This year’s Kenneth T. Norris Heritage of Freedom Award recipient is Maureen Nunn, educator, humanitarian & author. The Van Dine Family Americanism Award will also be presented at the celebration to Jim Kinney. The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Apple Pie Entries being accepted for judging. Face Painting will also be offered to get children ready for the big Children’s Patriotic Bicycle Parade which starts at 10:10 a.m. At 10:15 Arty Loon will be presenting his Magic Show and at 10:30 a.m. the formal program and award presentations will begin. After the dedication ceremonies, (and beginning around noon) there will be picnics, family games and patriotic music.
Malaga Cove School is located at 300 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. For more information go to www.pvjuly4.org.
Rancho Palos Verdes will be hosting their 42nd Annual Independence Day Celebration at Point Vicente Park Civic Center located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. At 11:00 a.m., there will be guests entertainers followed at 11:15 with Flag Ceremony, at 11:30 the PV Symphonic Band, at 12:30 the Mayors Welcome, at 1:00 the Watermelon Roll Contest, at 1:15 the Egg Toss Contest, at 1:30 the Pie Eating Contest, at 2:00 the Magic Show, at 2:30 the Hula Hoop Contest, and starting at 3:00 there will be live music. There will also be dog demonstrations, a pet adoption, petting zoo and pony rides, food court and beer & wine garden. Admission to the celebration is free, but parking is $5. There is a complimentary shuttle service provided from Ralph’s Market (Hawthorne & Crest) and the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. For more information contact the Rancho Palos Verdes Recreation and Parks Department at (310) 544-5260.
Photo courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes
Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales May 2017 For Palos Verdes Homes
Palos Verdes real estate sales May 2017 for Palos Verdes homes increased significantly compared to April. 76 Palos Verdes houses sold in May which is an increase from the 48 homes sold in April and about the same as the the 75 homes that sold in May 2016. There were 91 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in May which increased from the 78 homes pending in April. The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in May (209) was an increase from the 187 homes for sale in April.
Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in May decreased to $1,754,000 from $1,789,000 in April and increased from the $1,673,000 in May 2016. Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in May decreased to $618 from $636 in April. Average days on market in May decreased significantly to 36 days from the 54 days in April. Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) decreased to 2.8 months in May for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 3.9 months in April. A “normal” market is considered 6 months of inventory and Palos Verdes real estate “months of inventory” is still lower indicating the continuing high demand for Palos Verdes homes. Entire charts can be accessed by clicking here or on the “Statistics” tab above.
Currently, there are 212 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale. 124 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (63 homes have pending sales and 61 homes are under contract). Additionally, 31 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 9 days of May with an average sales price of $1,856,435.
Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.