Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Silver Spur Neighborhood 2021

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Silver Spur Neighborhood 2021

Grandview Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

2021 Palos Verdes homes sales for Silver Spur  increased to 67 single family homes sold compared to 43 in 2020.  Price per square foot for Silver Spur houses that sold in 2021 increased to $839 compared from $738 in 2020, a 13.7% increase.  Average sales price for Silver Spur homes sold in 2021 was $1,522,620 compared to $1,512,606 in 2020.  The most expensive home sold for $2,500,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,000,000.

Currently, Silver Spur has 4 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 4 single family homes ranging in price from $1,498,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath,1,460 square foot home, to $2,199,900 for a 4 bedroom/2 bath, 1,890 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale in this area.

For background and history on Silver Spur Multiple Listing Area 176, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Photo of Grandview Park located in Silver Spur Neighborhood courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

Palos Verdes Live Shakespeare By The Sea 2022 Performances

Palos Verdes Live Shakespeare By The Sea 2022 Performances

This 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 25th year of Shakespeare By The Sea performances and this year they will be presenting “Romeo & Juliet” and “Much Ado About Nothing.”

Point Fermin Park will be presenting “Romeo and Juliet” on June 30, July 1, 2, 8th and August 5, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. “Much Ado About Nothing” will be presented on July 7, 9th and August 6, 2022, 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 “Romeo and Juliet” on Sunday, July 10, 2022, 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.

Torrance Wilson Park will be presenting “Much Ado About Nothing” on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. They will be presenting “Romeo and Juliet” on Sunday July 31, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. These shows will be shown at their Greek amphitheater behind the skate park. Wilson Park is located at 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance.

To read my prior 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

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Peninsula Center Neighborhood 2021

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Peninsula Center Neighborhood 2021

The Promenade at the Peninsula shopping center, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

2021 Palos Verdes homes sales for Peninsula Center increased to 32 single family homes sold compared to 27 in 2020.  Price per square foot for Peninsula Center houses that sold in 2021 increased to $793 compared from $647 in 2020, a 22.5% increase.  Average sales price for Peninsula Center homes sold in 2021 was $1,764,908 compared to $1,371,783 in 2020.  The most expensive home sold for $2,590,0000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,400,000.

Currently, Peninsula Center has 3 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 2 single family homes for $1,999,999 for a 6 bedroom/3 bath, 2,711 square foot home, to $2,199,000 for a 5 bedroom/3 bath, 2,481 square foot home. There is 1 condo/townhome for $1,106,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 1,904 square foot condo/townhome.

For background and history on Peninsula Center Multiple Listing Area 175, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Photo of Promenade on the Peninsula courtesy of Arvin Design

Palos Verdes Beaches On 2022 Honor Roll List Again!

Palos Verdes Beaches On 2022 Honor Roll List Again!

 

Palos Verdes home owners are lucky to have some of the cleanest beaches in California for our families to enjoy. After last years partial beach closures, it’s great to see that we will have our beaches open the entire summer.

Every year the beach water is reported through the Heal the Bay reporting system. Once again Heal the Bay has reported that Palos Verdes beaches and coves are in the current top Honor Roll 2021-2022 list for California.  This means that our local waters have received grades of A & A+ during the summer dry part of the year. Heal the Bay assigns weekly grades to more than 500 sites along the West Coast for summer dry-weather water quality and to another 65 locations that are on year round monitoring.  Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean.  They use science, education, community action and advocacy to pursue their mission. Mexico has also joined the monitoring with three of their beaches located in Tijuana. They are Playa El Faro, Playa El Vigia & Playa Blanca.

Heal the Bay published their first Beach Report Card in 1990 and covered about 60 locations in Los Angeles County.  At that time, beach goers knew little about the health risks of the water around them.  Since that time, there has been a great deal more information to help keep pollution and sewage spills off our local beaches.

The Beach Report Card (BRC) is based on the routine monitoring of beaches by local health agencies.  They collect water samples checking for bacteria that indicate pollution.  The better the grade on the beach means the lower the risk of illness to beach goers.

The Beach Report Card program is funded from grants from different foundations.  Volunteer groups such as Nothing But Sand, and Coastal Clean Ups are constantly needed to help ensure this program continues to minimize the pollution of our beaches. Again as in years past, the Coastal Cleanup Month is September, and on Saturday, September 17, 2022, participants can help by volunteering at different locations from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. If you are interested in participating in this Heal the Bay event, you can click here. Our own local organizations such as Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Los Serenos de Point Vicente offer residents additional opportunities to help clean our local beaches.  Funding is always welcome to help Heal the Bay pay for the monitoring of our beautiful beaches.

To read more about Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card program click here.

To read my prior article on Heal the Bay beach report card click here.

Photo courtesy of Heal the Bay

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes June 21, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes June 21, 2022  

My favorite listings on June 21, 2022. We currently have 86 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,250,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,450,000) to $17,000,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 14 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $525,000 and $2,598,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Cameron & Janet Stearns’ (Compass) 1228 Via Zumaya, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 7,044 square foot home for $5,000.000. This incredible gated Mediterranean Lunada Bay estate features stunning ocean/canyon views, oversized kitchen w/large center island, 2 large game rooms, media center, primary suite w/office space, and resort-like backyard w/tennis court, pool & spa. Jackie Wang-Dojiri’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 1508 Via Castilla, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 5,009 square foot home for $4,280,000. This beautifully remodeled Lunada Bay home features panoramic ocean/Catalina/Malibu views, gourmet kitchen w/island/breakfast area, home theater, wine cellar, primary suite w/remodeled bathroom and sparkling salt water pool & spa.

     

Gayle Probst (RE/MAX Estate Properties) & Sue Murphy’s (Keller Williams South Bay) 30332 Via Borrica, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,911 square foot home for $2,595,000. This fabulous contemporary West Palos Verdes home features stunning ocean/Catalina views, chef’s modern dream kitchen w/island, primary suite w/private viewing balcony, wine storage, and elegant landscaping. Pauline Iorillo’s (3 Leaf Realty Inc) 2 Dobbin Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,842 square foot home for $2,495,000. This bright & charming Palos Verdes Drive North home features a remodeled gourmet kitchen w/island & vaulted ceilings, dramatic formal dining room, separate laundry room w/storage, sparkling pool/spa and is zoned for horses.

To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes for sale click here.

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

 

 

 

 

 

Palos Verdes Fourth Of July & Fireworks Shows 2022

Palos Verdes Fourth of July & Fireworks Shows 2022

Palos Verdes homes owners have a great opportunity on the Peninsula to enjoy this wonderful holiday. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes will sponsor their July Fourth Concert in the Park from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with live music, food trucks, beer and wine booths, activities and games for the entire family. You can bring a blanket or a beach chair and enjoy an afternoon of music performed by the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band and Mirage (Visions of Fleetwood Mac).  This free event takes place at Point Vicente Park/Civic Center at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Watching after dusk from Palos Verdes, we once again will be able to watch fireworks up and down the coast in the skies above local South Bay cities.  The City of Redondo Beach will be launching fireworks from two locations – off a barge at Avenue I and on land at King Harbor.

The Rivera Village Association will also sponsor an all day July 4th Fireworks & Festival celebration from 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to take place on Avenue I between Catalina Avenue and the Esplanade in Redondo Beach. The day’s celebrations includes a beer garden and live music as follows:

2:00 p.m.  – Pedro Reis

4:00 p.m.  – Soul Shot

7:00 p.m. – Feed the Kitty

Ticket prices are $20 for general entry, and free for 12 and under. Festival tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Crest Neighborhood 2021

Palos Verdes Real Estate Sales Crest Neighborhood 2021

2021 Palos Verdes homes sales for Crest increased to 45 single family homes sold compared to 25 in 2021.  Price per square foot for Crest houses that sold in 2021 increased to $747 compared from $619 in 2020, a 20.7% increase.  Average sales price for Crest homes sold in 2021 was $1,946,923 compared to $1,601,896 in 2020.  The most expensive home sold for $4,000,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,371,000.

Currently, Crest has 6 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There is 1 single family home for $2,300,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath, 2,244 square foot home. There are 5 condo/townhomes ranging in price from $525,000 for a 1 bedroom/1 bath, 765 square foot condo/townhome, to $1,359,000 for a 2 bedroom/3 bath, 2,184 square foot condo/townhome.

For background and history on Crest Multiple Listing Area 174, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the “Statistics” tab above.

Photo of Palos Verdes Performing Arts (formerly Norris Theater) courtesy of PVPA

 

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Events July 2022

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Events July 2022

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy continues to open its trails for all to enjoy, and in order to do so they need volunteers to help maintain the beauty of our wonderful Peninsula. Today in our Special Events section, you can find more opportunities to help our reserves.

Special Events

If you would like to become a Docent with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, join the virtual orientation on Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. There you will discover the many ways to enjoy sharing your love of nature with students and preserve visitors. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The Community Outreach Orientation will take place on Sunday, July 31, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. By attending this one day orientation you will find out how you can help share information about upcoming nature based activities with local community members as an outreach booth greeter at public events. There is no experience needed. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Special Activities

Nature Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., and will be guided by a trained naturalist.  You will discover a unique variety of wildlife in their canyon habitat while enjoying amazing views of the LA Basin. You meet on the back patio of the George F Canyon Nature Center at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. No RSVP is required.

Nature Walk at the Vicente Bluffs Reserve will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. You can follow the bluff top from Point Vicente to Oceanfront Estates during El Segundo blue butterfly flight season in an area containing restored coastal sage scrub habitat. This is considered an easy walk. To sign up click here.

New Guided Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve on Saturday, on July 16, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. Naturalists will guide you along a trail (with amazing ocean views) to discover a unique variety of wildlife in their coastal sage scrub habitat. Meet in front of the Nature Center and come inside to explore after the hike. Parking is in the lot at the dead end of 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. No Reservations are required.

Family Nature Club Guided Hike will take place at George F Canyon Nature Preserve on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.  You can join a special guided hike at the canyon preserve. They will be exploring the canyon habitat including all the critters and plants that call it home. Meet on the back deck of the George F Canyon Nature Center and come inside to explore after the hike.

Volunteer Activities

Outdoor Volunteer Day will take place at Abalone Cove on Saturday, July 2, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You will be able to join the conservancy to volunteer at the newest restoration site on a breathtaking coastal reserve helping eradicate invasive weeds to protect native species. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day will take place at Alta Vicente Reserve on Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. At this location you can help remove invasive plants on this 22 acre restoration site to enable native plants to survive, creating a home for rare cactus wrens and gnat catchers.  You will have beautiful views of Catalina Island. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Make a difference by helping the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy remove invasive grasses to enable rare coastal sage scrub habitat to thrive as a home to local native plants and wildlife. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.

Rapid Response Team will take place on Fridays & Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You will work alongside conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails. The tasks include trail maintenance, building fences, installing signage, and more. No experience is needed and volunteers can be 15 years of age and up. You will be working at various locations and can volunteer by going to  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Hikes and Trails, click here.

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes June 14, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes June 14, 2022  

My favorite listings on June 14, 2022. We currently have 79 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,250,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,399,000) to $17,000,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 10 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $750,000 and $2,598,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes listings are:

     

Bill Ruth (Keller Williams Palos Verdes) & Charles Raine’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 7 Country Meadow Road, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,650 square foot home for $3,600,000. This beautiful gated “The Ranch” home features a large center island kitchen, primary suite w/remodeled bath, office, home theater, and incredible rear yard w/pool/spa/waterfall. Tom Royds’ (Redfin Corporation) 17 Hidden Valley Road, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,484 square foot home for $2,199,000.  This Classic Ranch style Palos Verdes Drive North home located on a 20,000 equestrian lot features a 3-car garage, enclosed rear patio and is awaiting your personalization.

     

Kevin Moen’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 4821 Blackhorse Road, Ranch Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,246 square foot home for $2,150,000. This elegantly styled Peninsula Center home features panoramic views of LA city lights/mountains, spacious living room, formal dining room, open kitchen w/family room, spa, and electric car charging station. Carolyn Hemker’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 3608 Via La Selva, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,121 square foot home for $1,750,000. This fabulous fixer opportunity located in Valmonte features a beautiful tree lined street, cathedral ceilings, and large 9,000 square foot lot with tranquil backyard.

To read my prior article on favorite Palos Verdes homes for sale click here.

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

 

 

 

 

 

AYSO Summer Soccer Camp 2022 – Sign Up Now!

AYSO Summer Summer Soccer Camp 2022 – Sign Up Now!

AYSO Palos Verdes summer camp sign ups for June, July & August, 2022, have begun.  This is an excellent opportunity for children from 4-14 to enjoy a totally different kind of soccer experience.  This camp offers professional coaching for each group of children with age appropriate training.  The coaches who participate in this camp are from First Touch Coaching and the camps will also offer fun games and a jersey is included.

Camp goes from either 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and the cost is $159. Each child will have a personal evaluation at the beginning of the session to find appropriate coaching level for them.  Children will truly get a unique experience with the small group ratio.  All camps will take place at Highridge Park or Ladera Linda Park.

Highridge Park is holding camp this week from (6/13/2022 to 6/17/2022). Several young are sessions are wait listed, but if you call there are still openings.

The camp sessions are below:

06/13/2022 – 06/17/2022   M – F (Highridge Park)
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ages 10 – 13
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ages 7 – 9
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ages 10 – 13
12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.  ages 6 – 13
7/11/2022 – 7/15 2022 M – F (Ladera Linda Park)
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ages 4-6
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ages 7 – 9
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ages 10 – 13
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ages 7 – 9
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ages 10-13
8/1/2022 – 8/15/2022 M_F (Ladera Linda Park)
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ages 4 – 6
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ages 7 – 9
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ages 10 – 13
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ages 7 – 9
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ages 10-13
For more information, and to sign up click here.

To read my last article on AYSO soccer click here.

Photo courtesy of AYSO