Rolling Hills Estates – Part 5 of 5


Rolling Hills Estates is the 3rd largest city on the Peninsula both in size (4.18 miles) and population (7,676) according the the Residence Handbook. Their are 30 neighborhood areas within the community, each with its own special character. Overall, the city has tried to maintain it’s rural residential atmosphere and many lots are 1/2 acre or more and many are zoned equestrian. The city has 178 acres of parks (photo above of Highridge Park) , 25 miles of city equestrian trails, 10 miles of city bike paths, its own tennis club and stables.

Real estate prices in Rolling Hills Estates for single family residences currently range from $999,000 (for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,994 square feet home) to $2,475,000 (for a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,286 square foot home) with 30 active listings. The least expensive condo/townhome of the 19 active listings is $269,000 (for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 659 square foot condo).


Rolling Hills Estates is also the commercial center of the Peninsula with The Promenade (see my March 2, 2008 post), the BrickWalk, Peninsula Shopping Center (with a weekly Sunday Farmers’ Market – 2nd photo above). The Norris Theatre stages many local community and touring shows. The main Palos Verdes Peninsula Library and Post Office can also be found in this commercial district. The South Coast Botanic Gardens (see my March 13, 2008 post) is located on Crenshaw Blvd and is operated by Los Angeles County. Rolling Hills Country Club and The Jack Kramer Club are both private clubs located in Rolling Hills Estates.

The City of Rolling Hills offers many special events, for example Mayor’s Breakfast Ride in May, the Tracy Austin Doubles Tournament in July, The Hills Are Alive 10K/5K Run in August, and the Peninsula Holiday Parade in December.

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