Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood 2017
2017 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood decreased to 24 single family homes sold compared to 37 in 2016. Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive South houses that sold in the first half of 2017 increased to $610 compared to $548 in 2016 a 11.5% increase. Average sale price for Palos Verdes Drive South homes sold in 2017 was $1,882,542 compared to $1,785,591 in 2016. The most expensive home sold for $4,500,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $730,000.
Currently, Palos Verdes Drive South has 12 active Palos Verdes home for sale. There are 8 single family homes priced from $1,095,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 1,992 square foot home, to $4,399,000 for a 4 bedroom/5 bath, 6,000 square foot home. There are 4 condo/townhomes priced from $799,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,372 square foot condo/townhome, to $1,995,000 for a 2 bedroom/3 bath, 1,940 square foot condo/townhome.
To view current Palos Verdes real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.
Photo of Terranea Resort located in the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood
Palos Verdes Library District 2018 Children’s Summer Reading Program
The Palos Verdes Library District offers reading activities for children as young as 6 months through grade twelve. Members may read any books and also try some reading activities that are fun, exciting, informative and funny. Children can track their progress online or use classic paper reading logs. The theme this year, “Reading Takes Us Everywhere” reminds children and parents that reading opens up the world to us all! Go to https://pvld.beanstack.org/reader365 to keep track of your children’s reading and help them earn cool prizes and online awards while they enjoy reading stories. Registration is open now, and the program starts on June 4, 2018, so either go online to sign up, or you can sign up at the Library.
This year they are kicking off the summer with a special event on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Peninsula Center Library from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be the first kick off event for the Summer Reading Program and will start with a kids concert by bilingual artist, Nathalia, followed by games, crafts and information about all the opportunities that are available for summer fun in the community.
Kids going into grades K-5 will earn achievement patches, similar to boy scout badges but unique to PVLD. Teens grades 6-12 earn Amazon gift cards, so they can purchase more of their favorite books. Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading. Riddle of the Week begins June 18, 2018. Drop by any library and solve the riddle using their code and get a small prize. They post a new riddle every week!
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and four years. Registration will open on June 4, 2018, and this program is free of charge. For more information, call the library at 310-377-9584 ext. 600. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000 book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.
Summer is a great time for your children to maintain and improve their reading skills and find topics that they love. Each branch of the Palos Verdes Library District will have exciting weekly events in June, July and August. Some of these activities include jugglers, magic, balloon fun, and crafts. Weekly activities begin June 12 and end on August 9, 2018. The reading program will begin June 4 and end on August 19, 2018.
For more information go to www.pvld.org, or call (310) 377-9584 ext. 600.
To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Library District summer reading programs click here.
Photo of Peninsula Library courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District
Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 15, 2018
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the May 15, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (28 homes had open houses today) are described below. We currently have 176 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,095,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $750,000) to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills. There are 35 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $395,000 and $1,995,000. My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
Steven Watts’ (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 52 Pacifica Del Mar, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,320 square foot home for $4,295,000. This exceptional Oceanfront Estates “model” home features spectacular ocean views, gourmet kitchen, 250 square foot casita, office, and resort style backyard with pool. Karynne Thim’s (Strand Hill Christie’s International Real Estate) 2901 Via Anacapa, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,996 square foot home for $3,695,000. This beautiful Lunada Bay home was rebuilt in 2011, and features ocean views, butler’s pantry, guest wing, saltwater pool/spa and sports court.
Lily Liang’s (Strand Hill Christie’s Int’l) 2245 Via La Brea, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,994 square foot home for $2,299,000. This Monte Malaga home features panoramic views of the Queen’s necklace/ocean & city, floor to ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings, great “bones” and located on a quiet street. Kim Hall’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 27919 Ridgecove Court, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,152 square foot townhome for $698,000. This beautiful two level Crest townhome features remodeled kitchen & baths, 2 car garage w/built in storage, open patio area, and great community tennis/sport courts, swimming pools & BBQ areas.
To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.
Photos courtesy of CRMLS.
Palos Verdes Neighborhood Church 2018 Summer Concerts
Palos Verdes Neighborhood Church Summer Sunday Sounds will begin their 2018 season on Sunday, June 24, 2018, with additional concerts on July 25 and August 19, 2018. This is a great time for Palos Verdes homes owners to sit on the seaside terrace of this beautiful church, enjoy the ocean view and bring a picnic at 6:00 p.m. The concerts actually begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and are presented free of charge.
On June 24, 2018, Kent Jenkins, AKA “Snubby J,” will be entertaining the crowd. Kent is a Los Angeles musician, creator and entertainer known for his performances with the RimbaTubes, a homemade PVC Pipe instrument that was built by his father and can put out incredible sounds.
On July 25, 2018, Sarah Fantappie & Sam Sorensen will be performing. Sarah is a recent graduate of Chapman University where she toured with the University Singer’s Choir. Sarah has also sung for many special presentations at the Neighborhood Church. Her repertoire consists of classical, romantic & baroque songs sung in English & Italian.
On August 19, 2018, Eric Rigler & Dirk Freymuth will be the entertainment for the evening. Considered to be the “World’s Most Recorded Piper,” Eric Rigler and multi talented guitarist Dirk Freymuth return with their favorite Celtic Spirit and energy. Best known for their Braveheart, Titantic & Austin Powers show songs, they have played with a number of artists such as Phil Collins, Josh Groben, and Faith Hill.
To read my prior article on Neighborhood Church Summer Sunday Sounds click here.
The Neighborhood Church is located at 415 Paseo del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates.
Photo courtesy of the Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes Estates.
Palos Verdes Enjoys 2018 Mother’s Day Concert
Palos Verdes homes owners have a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Mom at the South Coast Botanic Garden where the 60-person Palos Verdes Symphonic Band, will be featuring a special Mothers Day concert entitled “Magnificent Melodies.” The program will feature the best in concert band music with works by Eric Whatacre, Frank Ticheli, Leonard Bernstein and Arturo Marquez. This special concert will take place at the South Coast Botanic Garden on Sunday, May 13, 2018, and is a great way to treat mom to a fabulous outing and also enjoy the beautiful grounds. You can bring a picnic and enjoy the upper gardens. The Garden is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Garden admission ticket prices are $9 adults/$6 seniors/$6 students/$4 children 5-12, and under 4 are free.
The concert will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Frances Young Hall and tickets are $9 for adults/$6 for students & seniors/$4 for kids 5-12 and children under 5 are free.
Proceeds from ticket sales support the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band and South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation.
South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information go to www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org, or call (310) 544-1948.
Photo courtesy of South Coast Botanic Garden.
Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales April 2018 For Palos Verdes Homes
Palos Verdes real estate sales April 2018 for Palos Verdes homes increased compared to March. 55 Palos Verdes houses sold in April compared to the 59 homes sold in March and increased compared to the 48 homes that sold in April 2017. There were 83 Palos Verdes single family homes pending in April which increased from the 67 homes pending in March. The number of active Palos Verdes homes for sale in April (163) increased from the 152 homes for sale in March.
Average sales price for Palos Verdes homes sold in April increased to $1,800,000 from $1,774,000 in March and increased from the $1,789,000 in April 2017. Price per square foot for Palos Verdes houses that sold/closed escrow in April increased to $621 from March ($614). Average days on market in April decreased to 34 days from 55 days in March. Months of inventory (months it would take to sell existing inventory at the current rate of sale) increased to 3 months in April for Palos Verdes homes for sale compared to 2.6 months in March. A “normal” market is considered 6 months of inventory and Palos Verdes real estate “months of inventory” is 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 174 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale. 104 Palos Verdes houses are in escrow (49 homes have pending sales and 55 homes are under contract). Additionally, 18 homes have sold/closed escrow in the first 10 days of May.
To read last month’s report on Palos Verdes Real Estate sales, click here.
Chart courtesy of Trendgraphix, Inc.
Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival 2018
Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival will be celebrating its 31st year for Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, 2018. As in past years, the Fair will have its “Friday Teen Fun Night” opening the carnival on Friday, June 8th, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. when local youth can enjoy a fun-filled night (with the purchase of discount tickets through their middle school or high school). The Fair will have more than 200 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides for children of all ages, an International Food Court, a children’s petting zoo, free pony rides, train rides, and live entertainment on two stages.
On the Main Stage, there will be continuous live entertainment starting each day at 11:00 a.m. On Saturday, June 9, 2018, the performers are: Rip Masters (Rockabilly/50’s Style), Andy & Renee (Classic Rock), Rich Girl (Hall & Oates Tribute), YEA! Gaduation, Running Hot (Rolling Stones Tribute) & Heartbeat City (Cars Tribute). On Sunday, June 10, 2018, starting at 11:00 a.m. are: Hothouse (R & B/Soul/Jazz), Jimbo Ross (Rockin’ Southern Blues & Funky New Orleans R & B), Blue Breeze (R & B Soul Motown), The MVP’s (Rock & Pop 60’s – Current) and Ghost in the Machine (Police Tribute). The local community entertainment will begin Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. with local youth groups and performance troops on the Community Stage.
Animal rescue and adoptions will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. There will be craft beers, unique food, and wine tastings at the International Food Court and Young Professionals Beer & Wine Tent beginning at 11:00 a.m. on both days.
For more information, call the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at (310) 377-8111, or visit them at www.pvstreetfair.com. The Palos Verdes Street Fair is located on Crossfield Road between Silver Spur Road and Indian Peak Road in Rolling Hills Estates. The Palos Verdes Street Fair hours are Saturday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Parking is available at the Promenade parking structure at Drybank Drive and Silver Spur Road. There will also be parking at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.
Click here to read my previous article on the Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival.
All day wristbands for carnival rides will be sold for $30/per day and you can obtain a $5 discount by going to www.pvstreetfair.com and purchasing before the fair.
Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Street Fair
Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – May 8, 2018
My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the May 8, 2018, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (34 homes had open houses today) are described below. We currently have 180 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,050,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (The low in Eastview is $750,000) to $40,000,000 in the City of Rolling Hills. There are 33 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $385,000 and $1,995,000. My favorite Palos Verdes homes today are:
Art Avaness’ (REMAX Tri-City Realty) 63 Passeo Del La Luz, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 8,034 square foot home for $5,980,000. This luxurious Mediterranean Oceanfront Estates home features endless ocean/Catalina views, elevator, gourmet kitchen, library, theater room, 4-car garage, and pool/spa. Charles Raine (RE/MAX Estate Properties) and Bill Ruth’s (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) 13 Caballeros Road, Rolling Hills. 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,020 square foot home for $4,500,000. This beautiful Rolling Hills home features sweeping views from Malibu to Newport Beach, gorgeous kitchen w/huge center island, master suite wing w/office, screening room, pool & stable.
Rick Edler’s (Vista Sotheby’s Int’l Realty) 976 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 5,016 square foot home for $3,499,000. This gorgeous custom Spanish Monte Malaga home features panoramic ocean/city light views, large gourmet kitchen, great room, charming covered terrace and saltwater pool/spa. Janet Stearns & Pamela Lieb’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 10 Country Meadow Road, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,080 square foot home for $2,499,000. This remodeled home located in “The Ranch” features a stunning two story family room, master bedroom with a “Her” customized walk in closet, 625 sq. ft family bonus fun room and sits on a half acre of property.
To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes click here.
Photos courtesy of CRMLS.
Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events June 2018
During the month of June 2018, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is offering outdoor hikes/activities for Palos Verdes home owners to enjoy including bird walks, nature walks with naturalists, nocturnal full moon walk and volunteer opportunities which are listed below.
Bettolino Kitchen Giving Tuesdays in June for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy – Go Italian on Tuesdays and a percentage of the sales from your delicious meal will be donated to the Conservancy for protecting the Peninsula’s unique areas and restoring native vegetation where rare wildlife can thrive. For dining reservations, please call (310) 375-0500. Bettolino Kitchen is located at 211 Palos Verdes Boulevard, Redondo Beach.
National Trails Day at Portuguese Bend Reserve, will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be a celebration of our National Trails Day at Portuguese Bend Reserve and you can help by repairing trails on this beautiful 900 acre reserve to promote responsible recreation! No experience is needed. There is a small hike to the restoration site (15 minutes) and the event is not recommended for small children or disabled persons. For location and to sign up, go to www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
New Blue Butterflies and Bagels Breakfast at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. This new family friendly event will bring a morning of art, storytelling, music, and easy habitat restoration and butterfly spotting. The event will take place at George F Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.
Beautify Lunada Bay Volunteer Day will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and the Lunada Bay Home Owners Association and assist on a new pilot project to restore attractive, locally native, drought tolerant plants to open space areas in Lunada Bay. All ages and skill levels are invited. Location and sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Nature & Me Storytime at George F Canyon will take place on Friday, June 8, 2018, from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Palos Verdes Library District’s Marisa Perley will be sharing books that open children’s eye to the natural world all around them. This is for ages 2 – 5 and takes place at George F Canyon, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information email: email@example.com.
Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Land Conservancy at Portuguese Bend Reserve, will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. On the walk, you will hike Burma Road to Rattlesnake Trail and enjoy views of Altamira Canyon. This is considered a strenuous walk and is free and open to the public. For more information and location, call (310) 541-7613 x 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org/events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.
4th Saturday Education Workshop, “Hawaiian Traditions Caring for the Earth,” at the White Point Nature Center & Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. You will join Jennifer Allen, author of Malama Honua:Hokule’a – A Voyage of Hope, who will share her insights and experiences during a 60,000 mile journey, navigated only by the stars, the birds, the wind, and the sea. She will discuss Village of Hope’s mission to nurture worldwide sustainability. This event is free and will take place at White Point Nature Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. For more information, call (310) 541-7613 ext 201, or sign up at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.
The 1st Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Bring the children for an easy, educational hike in this beautiful canyon preserve. Each month the naturalist will focus on a different aspect of the native habitat and wildlife that thrive here. This is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
The 2nd Saturday Family Science & Storytime will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. You can gather up the kids and join the nature center for a hands on science experience about one of the unique animal species that make this canyon their home. This is a free event. For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
The 2nd Saturday Family Storytime at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. You will be able to share the joy of storytelling with your children and introduce them to the beauty of the natural surroundings. Your family will enjoy spending time with retired Children’s Librarian, Carla Sedlacek, for stories and activities featuring nature themes, exciting props and songs. This event is free. White Point Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.
The 3rd Saturday Family Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. The naturalist led nature walk includes a visit to the Tongva Native Plant Gardens, where you will learn how early inhabitants of the Peninsula used native plant species for thousands of years. Then walk the Preserve’s paths among exquisitely restored coastal sage scrub habitat. You will stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. The walk concludes with a visit to the wonderful Nature Education Center for all ages. This is considered a moderate walk. The White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. Meet at the information kiosk between parking lot and Nature Center. For more information call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
The 3rd Wednesday Wild Bird Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. Observe the birds now making a home in the restored habitat at the Preserve. Binoculars will be supplied for beginners. The program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. White Point Nature Education Center is located at 1600 West Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.
Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Plants are sold on a first come, first serve basis. White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. For more information call (310) 541-7613.
The 4th Wednesday Wild Bird Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. Observe the birds in nesting season making a home in the canyon. The program is free and all ages are welcome. Parking is available at the Center which is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.
Outdoor Volunteer Days at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018, and June 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteer.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You will help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at Native Plant Nursery will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You will nurture seedlings to grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects. Reservations required by Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Days at Native Plant Nursery will also take place on Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. You will nurture seedlings to grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects. Must RSVP at least 48 hours in advance. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
To read my prior article on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, click here.
Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.
Palos Verdes Bowl Offers Free Summer Bowling For Kids 2018!
Palos Verdes homes owners once again have the opportunity to give their children an indoor activity this summer at the Palos Verdes Bowl. This is a great opportunity for your children to enjoy summer with friends and family while getting some exercise at the same time. This is one activity that won’t break the wallet either, since it is free and fun for everyone starting with bumper bowling lanes for younger children and cosmic bowling for teens.
They are offering two free bowling games daily to children throughout the summer beginning June 1, 2018, and continuing through September 30, 2018. This summer bowling special is being offered Monday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is now open to sign up for free bowling, so go to www.kidsbowlfree.com/PalosVerdes to register and receive your free bowling passes every week by email. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community, with a Bowling to Schools grant program, and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for children to spend time this summer.
Palos Verdes Bowl is located at 24600 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance. For more information call (310) 326-5120.
To read my last article on Palos Verdes Bowl click here.
Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Bowl.