Palos Verdes Home Sales La Cresta Neighborhood 1st Half 2022

Palos Verdes Home Sales La Cresta Neighborhood 1st Half 2022

Palos Verdes homes sales in the La Cresta neighborhood for the first half of 2022 decreased to 16 single family homes sold in 2022 compared to 18 in 2021.  Price per square foot for La Cresta houses that sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $901 from $670 in 2021, a 34.5% increase.  Average sales price for La Cresta Palos Verdes homes sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $3,335,938 compared to $2,545,578 in 2021.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in La Cresta was $4,420,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the La Cresta neighborhood was $1,860,000.

Currently, the La Cresta neighborhood has 6 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 6 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $1,950,000 for a 3 bedroom/4 bath, 2,546 square foot home, to $4,500,000 for a 5 bedroom/5 bath, 4,678 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for sale at this time.

For background and history on the La Cresta neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 172, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo above of Del Cerro Park located in this neighborhood

South Coast Botanic Garden Presents “Merry & Bright”

South Coast Botanic Garden Presents “Merry & Bright”

 

Palos Verdes residents can enjoy some holiday fun throughout the month of December at the South Coast Botanic Garden with the new “Merry & Bright” event which will go through December 25, 2022.

You will notice the new seasonal plantings from the moment you walk through the Garden’s gates, with photo opportunities including a twist on iconic pine trees. At the Garden, you can shop for the holidays and even enjoy Nature POP, and food and beverage at Dottie’s. Tis the season to be “Merry & Bright” no matter what holiday you are celebrating.

The California Winter Wreath and Hot Cider Workshop will take place on December 3, 7, 11, 13 & 15, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You will enjoy a hot cider while you’ll learn how to create you own holiday wreath using California native plants which are pivotal to California ‘s ecology.  They will walk you through the steps of wreath making and share the importance and history of the native plants being used. Each ticket comes with all the hardware and tools needed to create your wreath as well as access to an array of plant material. You can also bring any clippings or your own equipment if you want to make your wreath uniquely yours. The price for this class is $59 member/ $69 for non-members.

Elf in the Garden is back. This popular elf will be hiding in the Garden with his friends and will have a new location every Friday until Christmas day. Each week you can see what he is up too, and if desired you can post on Instagram using #ElfintheGarden. If you post a picture of Poppy at each of the four locations, you will be entered to win tickets to Astra Lumina.

Sean Kenney’s Nature POP! – Winter Edition will take place until December 31, 2022. On December 1, some of the 40 sculptures in the garden will be transported to a winter wonderland. You can see four of the vignettes, including 21 rabbits, become Merry & Bright. These new winter wonderland backdrops will offer all new photo opportunities for visitors.

Santa is coming to the Garden. You will have an opportunity on December 9th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and December 10th & 11, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for photos with Santa. Guests will receive a digital file of their photos at no cost to them.   (Included with General Admission)

Holiday Shopping will be taking place all month at the kiosk in Palm Circle. Their team has been working hard to pick our perfect gifts for those special people in our lives. These are truly unique gifts you won’t be able to find elsewhere.

The price for admission for this special event is $15/adult, $11/senior, $5/child. For more information or to purchase admission tickets, click here.

The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26322 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Peninsula. Due to limited space, they recommend that you contact the Garden early to make your reservations.

To read my prior article about the Garden click here.

Photo courtesy of the South Coast Botanic Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 29, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 29, 2022  

My favorite listings on November 29, 2022. We currently have 84 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,299,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,100,000) to $15,000,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 19 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $550,000 and $1,295,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes for sale are:

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes

Bill Ruth (Coastal Legacy Realty Group) & Julie Hefner’s (HJS Realty) 31 Portuguese Bend Road, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above) is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,080 square foot home for $5,100,000. This beautiful Rolling Hills home features panoramic ocean/Queen’s necklace/mountain views, large multi function living, remodeled entertainers kitchen w/large center island,  impressive library, private primary bedroom suite, spacious outdoor kitchen, in-ground spa, and barn all located on nearly 5 acres.

               

James Zappulla’s (Keller Williams Realty) O Eastfield Drive, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,200 square foot home for $3,175,000. This exquisite one level Rolling Hills ranch style home features soaring vaulted ceilings and 8″plank hardwood flooring, kitchen w/large center island, spacious bedrooms, indoor sauna and community equestrian charm. Janet & Cameron Sterns’ (Compass) 1521 Via Boronada, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above center) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,382 square foot home for $2,800,000. This charming Lunada Bay designer home features impressive views of the Pacific Ocean, open concept kitchen w/ large island, family room, gorgeous primary suite, and beautiful English garden. Steven Watts’ (Vista Sotheby’s International Realty) 2076 W. Elberon St, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,298 square foot home for $1,248,000. This lovely updated Eastview  home features an open floor plan, updated kitchen, 2 updated baths, and separate laundry room.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Girls Softball Registration Is Open!

Palos Verdes Girls Softball Registration Is Open!

 

Palos Verdes residents who are interested in having their girls play softball next spring can register now, and the registration period ends on December 31, 2022.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Girls Softball League is a non-profit recreational softball league that serves girls ages 4 through 14 residing on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and in surrounding communities.  They provide a safe, first class recreational softball program to all girls interested in fast pitch softball.

On January 8, 2023, Assessment Day will take place for girls in 8U & above, at Cornerstone School. On February 11, 2023, Opening Day will be held starting with a parade celebrating their new team colors at Cornerstone School. The cost will remain the same as last year at $200 for 6U, and $285 for 8U and above.

To review, here are the age categories for 2023:

  • 6U – Players born in 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • 8U – Players born in 2014 & 2015
  • 10U – Players born in 2012 & 2013
  • 12U – Players born in 2010 & 2011
  • 14U – Players born in 2008 & 2009

Cornerstone School at Pedregal is located at 6069 Groveoak Place, Rancho Palos Verdes.

For more information or to start the registration process go to www.pvpgsl.org.

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Girls Softball  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 22, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 22, 2022  

My favorite listings on November 22, 2022. We currently have 89 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,399,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,100,000) to $15,000,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 20 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $550,000 and $1,295,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes for sale are:

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes

 

Victor Liu’s (Luxury PV Realty) 35 Eastfield Drive, Rolling Hills, 90274 (above) is a 6 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,470 square foot home for $4,500,000. This fabulous Rolling Hills equestrian property features formal living & dining rooms, great room w/40 ft ceiling, breakfast nook, pool, and paddock/3 stall barn/riding ring.

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes      Favorite Palos Verdes Homes

Maggie Shaffer’s (RE/MAX of Valencia) 615 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,044 square foot home for $4,000,000. This beautifully restored 1936 Malaga Cove Spanish villa features breathtaking unobstructed ocean/Queen’s necklace coastline views, bonus room, 1100 sq ft of ocean view deck space, and was fully remodeled in 2019. Stephen & Jackson Day’s (Day & Associates) 26702 Fond Du Lac Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above right) is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,103 square foot home for $1,800,000. This Mid Century Silver Spur home features gorgeous sweeping city/ocean/mountain views, living room w/picture windows, 2 remodeled baths, and private patio with city/mountain views.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

More Local Holiday Events 2022!

More Local Holiday Events 2022!

Local Holiday Fun

Palos Verdes residents have a few more options for holiday fun in the local area.

The Redondo Beach Police Department is presenting Let It Snow on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Seaside Lagoon. This will be a great event with a snowball throwing challenge, crazy holiday hat contest, and you will be able to make crafts at Santa’s workshop. There will also be an opportunity to take a picture with Santa on his sleigh. There is no charge for the event but they are accepting new unwrapped toys for children and families in need.

The 12th annual Holiday Concert will take place at the Redondo Beach Pier on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a wonderful outdoor holiday musical performance with Holiday Activity Books and a selfie station for those great pictures. This is also a toy drive for Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital and if you bring a new unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more, you can have a chance to win pier prizes.

Seaside Lagoon is located at 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach.

To read my prior article on South Bay Area Holiday Events click here.

Photo courtesy the City of Redondo Beach Community Services Department

Palos Verdes Home Sales Country Club Neighborhood 1st Half 2022

Palos Verdes Home Sales Country Club Neighborhood 1st Half 2022

Los Verdes Country Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Palos Verdes homes sales in the Country Club neighborhood for the first half of 2022 stayed the same as 2021 with 16 single family homes sold in 2022.  Price per square foot for Country Club houses that sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $867 from $685 in 2021, an 26.6% increase.  Average sales price for Country Club Palos Verdes homes sold in the first half of 2022 increased to $2,974,756 in 2022 compared to $2,543,865 in 2021.  The most expensive Palos Verdes home sale in Country Club was $4,350,000 and the lowest priced Palos Verdes home sale in the Country Club neighborhood was $2,000,000.

Currently, the Country Club neighborhood has 5 Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 3 single family homes for sale starting at $2,498,000 for a 5 bedroom/3 bath, 3,177 square foot home to $3,750,000 for a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,054 square foot home. There are 2 condos for sale for $745,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,091 square foot condo.

For background and history on the Country Club neighborhood Multiple Listing Area 171, please click here to read my original article on this neighborhood.

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

Photo of Los Verdes Golf Course courtesy of American Golf Corporation

Palos Verdes Holiday Nutcracker Tradition 2022

Palos Verdes Holiday Nutcracker Traditions 2022

Holiday Ballet Extravaganza

Palos Verdes residents can once again celebrate Holiday Traditions on the Peninsula with the local presentations of the Nutcracker Ballet and the Holiday Ballet Extravaganza.

The Nutcracker Ballet will be presented by several local dance studios at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center.

Peninsula School of Performing Arts (PSPA) will perform on Friday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 12:00 noon & 2:00 p.m.  Tickets prices are $40 adults/$30 for children 17 and under.  This beautiful production combines professionals, pre-professionals, adults, and young dancers who come together to delight audiences of all ages with this rich rendition of the classical ballet. The Nutcracker is a treat for the entire family!

The Palos Verdes Ballet is celebrating their 42nd anniversary with their production of The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 1:00 & 5:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $42 adults/$28 for children 11 and under.  This is a family holiday tradition since 1980. There is truly nothing like sharing the artistry and talent of the beautifully refined dancers and international guest artists with the Palos Verdes community. You will be able to enjoy wonderful holiday music while watching the snowflakes and sword fights plus a Christmas tree that touches the sky.

The Classical Ballet Theater is presenting Holiday Ballet Extravaganza on Saturday, December 11, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $25 adult/$20 for children under 12. Enjoy the Holiday Ballet Extravaganza presented by Classical Ballet Theater – CBT Academy featuring The Nutcracker Highlights. This special performance is designed to introduce everyone to the beauty of classical ballet.

The Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center is located at 27570 Crossfield, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information, or to purchase tickets go to www.NorrisTheatre.org, or call (310) 544-0403.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Holiday Traditions click here.

Photo courtesy of the Classical Ballet Theater

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 15, 2022  

Favorite Palos Verdes Homes November 15, 2022  

My favorite listings on November 15, 2022. We currently have 87 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $1,399,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes (the low in Eastview is $1,258,888) to $15,900,000 in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. There are 17 Palos Verdes condos/townhomes for sale priced between $550,000 and $1,295,000.  My favorite new Palos Verdes homes for sale are:

Rodman Amiri’s (Merit Real Estate) 1516 Via Fernandez, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274 (above) is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 7,121 square foot home for $5,495,000. This lushly landscaped Monte Malaga custom-built Tuscan villa features Catalina/ocean views, grand kitchen w/gargantuan center island/butler pantry, study/library, bonus & flex rooms, luxurious primary suite, and pool/spa.

     

Joan Zirkel’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 6910 Hedgewood Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,318 square foot home for $2,000,000. This beautiful Los Verdes colonial home features great curb appeal, remodeled kitchen & baths, large kitchen w/eating area, formal dining area, and primary suite w/huge walk-in closet & deck. Gi Gi Griffin’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 28845 Briarhurst Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above center) is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,460 square foot home for $1,400,000. This lovely one level Los Verdes home features ocean/coastline views, spacious living room, galley style kitchen, dining area, and primary suite w/views. Marilyn Cohn’s (RE/MAX Estate Properties) 28026 N._Ridgecove Ct, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 (above left) is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,478 square foot townhome. This desirable Crest townhome feels like a single family home and features manicured landscape, direct access to garage thru private patio, and community spa/pool, tennis/pickle ball courts.

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

Photos courtesy of CRMLS

Palos Verdes Peninsula Enjoys 25th Annual Parade of Lights 2022!

Palos Verdes Peninsula Enjoys 25th Annual Parade of Lights 2022!

The City of Rolling Hills Estates is again lighting up the holiday season with the annual Palos Verdes Peninsula Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This holiday tradition is back this year again with festive floats and cheerful participants parading through the commercial district along Silver Spur Road and Deep Valley Drive, through the Promenade on the Peninsula to Norris Center Drive.

This year’s Grand Marshall is David Benoit the GRAMMY nominated pianist/composer/arranger known as one of the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. He has served as conductor with a wide range of symphonies including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and many more. David is currently hosting a morning radio show on KKJZ 88.1 FM, and is the Music Director & Conductor for the Asia America Symphony Association.

Also featured are retired Rolling Hills Estates Council member and past Mayor, Steve Zuckerman as Hometown Grand Marshall. Council member Zuckerman has served on the Rolling Hills Estates City Council for 25 years and as a Mayor five times. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, Derek Gable, a renowned inventor (formerly worked for Mattel Toys), will serve as a Community Grand Marshall. Derek was responsible for creating and managing many big hits including items for Barbie, Hot Wheels, games and more.

The parade will showcase community and civic groups, school and youth organizations, marching bands, drill teams, equestrian units, and local businesses; others are encouraged to participate in the parade. Also as always, Santa will be joining the fun.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Holiday Traditions click here.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates