Valmonte – MLS Area #164

Palos Verdes Trees

Palos Verdes real estate area 164 is the Valmonte neighborhood which is located in Palos Verdes Estates and is east of Malaga Cove bordering Rolling Hills Estates on the South and Torrance’s Hollywood Riviera on the North and East.  Valmonte has always been known for its dense eucalyptus grove that runs through the area. The Valmonte area was originally home to many smaller older Palos Verdes homes, but  there has been a lot of remodeling in the area and the house size is growing as well.  This area is particularly liked by families with younger children.  The old Valmonte elementary school site once housed the Peninsula’s school district office until it moved recently to its newly renovated location at the old Malaga Cove intermediate school site.  Currently the old Valmonte School site is being used  to house its Sunrise program, which specializes in children with mild limitations, and its open pre-school facilities. There is also a huge playground and one of the larger baseball fields in the area.  During the summer families get to enjoy the big movie nights with the large blow up screen, and lounge chairs sprawled throughout the lawns.

The Palos Verdes Estates “gatehouse” also known as the Tower House is located in Valmonte on Via Valmonte just bordering Torrance.  The building is two stories high, 15 feet in diameter with 18 inch thick walls.  It was never actually used as a gatehouse and it is now rented out by the city.

Valmonte also has public horse stables (Palos Verdes Stables) that are located at its Northeast border off Via Opata.  The municipal stables once were located across from the east end of the golf course and had trails going through the city and to the beach.  Valmonte Plaza (Palos Verdes Drive North and Via Pavion) was planned as a beautiful Spanish mall but never materialized due to the Great Depression; it is now part of the city’s park lands.

Currently, Valmonte has 20 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  They range from $884,000 for a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,109 square foot home to $2,295,000 for a 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,063 square foot home.

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