Palos Verdes Real Estate Area MLS #169 – Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood/Part 2

This continues the last article on Palos Verdes real estate area 169 known as the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood in Rancho Palos Verdes 90275.  This area includes two of the larger points of interest or destination spots on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Trump National Golf Club (originally known as Ocean Trails) is located on 261 acres and includes a magnificent shoreline par 72 championship golf course designed by Pete Dye, a 38,000 square foot clubhouse with restaurant/banquet facilities, and 75 homes sites that range from 12,000-40,000 square feet.  Trump National has over 150 acres of coastal sage/scrub habitat, 3 parks, and fifty three acres of open space.  There are  public trails to the beach and along the bluff.

Terranea Resort opened two years ago at Long Point (also known as the old Marineland site) on 103 acres of coastal bluff (by Destination Resort Hotels).  It has 450 rooms and Casitas, a large convention center, spa, and golf course.  This beautiful site has three large pools, and many great restaurants.  Palos Verdes Homes owners have found many reason to enjoy this locale, not only for its amenities, but also the ground themselves lead to many breathtaking views and walking trails.  Villas and Casitas are also available for sale.

Point Vicente Interpretive Center is located on an ocean bluff with such fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean that it is used as a center to count the migration of whales each year (click here to see current count).  The Interpretive Center also has nature trails and whale watching activities.  The Point Vicente Lighthouse which is a Coast Guard facility is closed to the public but the tower and museum are open the second Sunday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The gated Portuguese Bend area is home to the Vanderlip Estate which was built by the original developer of Palos Verdes.  Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, located west of Portuguese Bend, is a rugged beautiful coastline preserve with public access to the beach, 5 miles of trails and tide pools along this shoreline.

Golden Cove shopping center is located in this area.  The center consists of several restaurants, offices, shops, a private Montessori school and a new Trader Joe’s.

Currently, there are 12 condos for sale in this area.  They range from $415,000 for a 2 bedroom/2bath, 1,433 square foot condo, to $2,495,000 for a 3 bedroom/4bath, 2,808 square foot condo. There are 28 Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging from $869,000 for a 3 bedroom/2bath, 2,034 square foot home, to $12,000,000 for a 5 bedroom/9bath, 11,000 square foot home.

Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort

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