Rolling Hills (Part 4 of 5)


Rolling Hills is a private, gated, equestrian community located atop the scenic hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The city was incorporated in 1957 and is 3 square miles. This is the smallest city on the Peninsula and the most private. In 2002, there were 690 homes with a population of 1,906 residents. The city has 26 miles of private roads and 23 miles of equestrian trails.

Current real estate prices for single family residences are between $1,975,000 (for a 3 bedroom, 2.50 bath, 1,904 square foot on a 63,000 square foot lot) and $23,000,000 (for a 5 bedroom, 8 bath, 10,000 square foot home on a 179,031 square foot lot) with 17 active listings. There is even a $10,800,000 home with its own private observatory.

Rolling Hills is entirely residential (no commercial/stores or multiple family housing) with three guarded gate entrances. Lots are a minimum of 1 acre. Homes are mostly large one-level ranch style residences and must be painted white (“basements” can be allowed and on sloping lots give the look of a bottom floor). Fences are white three rail and there are no sidewalks, street lights or traffic lights. The Rolling Hills Community Association (310-544-6222) assesses each parcel yearly ($.20 per $100 of tax assessor valuation) and also maintains 2 community riding rings and 3 tennis courts in addition to the guard gates and private roads.

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