Palos Verdes Real Estate Area MLS #169 – Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood/Part 1

Wayfarers Chapel, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Palos Verdes real estate area 169 is known as Palos Verdes Drive South, which is located in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes.  Multiple Listing Service Area 169 includes the areas along and off Palos Verdes Drive South from the end of Hawthorne to the San Pedro border.  This is a unique region since it includes residential homes and multifamily developments, as well as commercial and recreational developments.

This area has been receiving attention lately because of the new commercial developments like Terranea Resort, Trump National Golf Club, Trader Joe’s, etc. The Palos Verdes Drive South area is also home to several large parcels of vacant land some of which have been donated/acquired by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.  The Portuguese  Bend and Abalone Cove landslides are located here as is evidenced by the above-ground utilities along portions of Palos Verdes Drive South and the barren portions of the hillside.  The Portuguese Bend coastline has two magnificent points – Portuguese Point on the West and Inspiration Point on the East.  Portuguese Bend takes its name from the Portuguese Company which once operated a whaling site here.

There are many neighborhoods in the area and some are private as well as newer and established subdivisions.  The Seacove community has a private gated path to the beach, the Portuguese Bend Beach Club is a guard gated beach community with a private sand beach and upper Portuguese Bend is also gated.  Other neighborhoods include The Estates at Trump National, Ladera Linda, Seaview, Vista Pacifica, Peninsula Pointe, the Bay Club condominiums, Villa Capri townhomes and La Rotonda condominiums.

Wayfarer’s Chapel designed by Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright) and dedicated in 1951 is located at 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South and is the site of hundreds of weddings each year (sometimes 3 or 4 a day).  Ladera Linda Park is located off of Palos Verdes Drive South along Forrestal Drive.  Del Cerro Park (the beginning of several hiking trails leading down into this area) is located at the end of Crenshaw Boulevard.

Photo above is Wayfarers Chapel

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