Fabulous Rolling Hills Estates Home For Lease

5171 Willow Wood Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

I am excited to share my new lease listing with you – Palos Verdes real estate at it’s finest.  This is an amazing opportunity to live in a  property which will be leased for the first time.  It located in the desirable Silver Spur area of Rolling Hills Estates.  This home is in turn-key condition, and has been beautifully updated with hardwood floors, crown molding and double pane windows throughout.  You enter into a living room that looks out through french doors onto a slate patio with covered pergola.  There is a remodeled kitchen with granite counter and a breakfast bar.  The family room off the kitchen opens to a brick patio.

5171 Willow Wood Road, Rolling HIlls Estates, CA 90274 living room  5171 Willow Wood Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

This beautiful 2,081 square foot home has a large master suite with an entire wall of built-in closets/cabinets.  There are 3 additional bedrooms, 2 of which are over-sized.  You will also will find 3 remodeled bathrooms with granite or stone counters.  There is even some Harbor View from the driveway!

The house is located near award winning Palos Verdes Schools.  Its central location is within walking distance to Silver Spur Elementary School, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School and Peninsula Shopping Center.  5171 Willow Wood Road, Rolling Hills Estates, is available for lease for $3,950 per month.

Palos Verdes Home Sales Palos Verdes Drive North First Half Of 2012

Palos Verdes homes sales for the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood for the first half of 2012 increased  to 41 single family homes sold in the first half of 2012 compared to 20 in the first half of 2011 – a 105% increase.  Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive North homes sold in the first half of 2012 increased to $1,273,403  from $1,228,285 for the first half of 2011.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive North houses that sold in the first half of 2012 decreased to $434 from $461 in first half of 2011.  The most expensive home sold for $3,999,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $655,000.

Currently, Palos Verdes Drive North has 19 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 18 single family homes for sale ranging from $795,000 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1,714 square foot home, to  $2,395,000 for a 6 bedroom/7 bath, 5,192 square foot home. There is 1 townhome for sale priced at $525,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 1,736 square foot townhome.

For background and history on Palos Verdes Drive North Multiple Listing Area 165, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here or on the Statistics tab above.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates

Rolling Hills Estates City Celebration

The 55th Annual Rolling Hills Estates City Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Empty Saddle Club.  Palos Verdes homes owners will enjoy this old fashioned celebration with activities all day including equestrian events, hay wagon rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, watermelon eating contest and many fun games and activities.  Some of the equestrian activities will include Gymkhana events, Happy Hoofers Performances, equine and dressage demonstrations and even a performance by the Junior Drill Team.

If you want to try your luck in the 20th Annual Poker Ride, you can join at only $10 per hand as a card playing carriage driver or horseback rider. Non-riders who wish to participate can purchase tickets and have a riding friend carry them.  Players can register at Chandler Park for a one-hour ride between 8:00a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information call the Poker Ride Co-Chair Gil Houle at (310) 375-6750.

A barbecue lunch will be served between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, and of course, you will be able to purchase beverages throughout the day from the Empty Saddle Club.  The Empty Saddle Club will also be serving a delicious barbecue steak dinner between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.  The price will be $15 for adults/$7 for children under 12.

The Empty Saddle Club is located at 39 Saddle Road, Rolling Hills Estates 90274.  For more information contact Andy Clark, community services director, at (310)  377-1577, ext. 109, or go to www.ci.rolling-hills-estates.ca.us.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates

Palos Verdes Real Estate Palos Verdes Drive North Update

2011 Palos Verdes home sales for the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood decreased to 34 single family homes sold compared to 56 in 2010 – a 39% decrease.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive North houses that sold in 2011 was $436 compared to $448 in 2010.  However, average sales price for the Palos Verdes Drive North homes sold in 2011 was $1,226,197 compared to $1,173,153 – a 4.5% increase.

Currently, Palos Verdes Drive North has 16 homes for sale.  There is one townhome for sale – a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,722 square foot townhome for $499,000.  There are 15 active single family homes for sale.  They range from $939,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,200 square foot home to $3,400,000 for a 3 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,000 square foot home.

For background and history on Palos Verdes Multiple Listing Area #165, please click here to read my prior article on this neighborhood.

To view current Palos Verdes real estate statistics for the entire Peninsula, please click here on on the Statistics tab above.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates

What Is Current Status Of Rolling Hills Estates Real Estate Projects?

Rolling Hills Estates, CA,  commercial area

Cris Bruzzone, a regular reader of PalosVerdesSource.com emailed me requesting an update on “the planned condo and/or townhome projects that were originally slated for the Deep Valley Drive and Silver Spur area.”  I welcome the opportunity to answer questions about Palos Verdes real estate.   At the City Managers Meeting in late April, Douglas Prichard from Rolling Hills Estates gave an update (click here to read).

Today, I spoke to Niki Cutter, Principal Planner for Rolling Hills Estates, who was kind enough to give me the following information.  She also told me that the City of Rolling Hills Estates has adopted the Cal Green Code.

  • 828 Silver Spur (former Arco site) – proposed is a 4500 square foot Chase Bank building.
  • 627 Deep Valley Drive (old car wash site) – proposed is an assisted living facility.
  • 655 Deep Valley Drive (Brick Walk) – draft of Environmental Impact Report will go to public for comment the beginning of 2012 for 102 multi-family (condos) and 46 townhomes.
  • Rolling Hills Covenant Church expansion is in process.
  • Butcher Ranch subdivision of 11 single family homes at Palos Verdes Drive North and Palos Verdes Drive East has begun grading.
  • Chandler Preserve project of 114 single family residences on 1/2 acre lots, redesign of Rolling Hills Golf Course and boundary line adjustment between Torrance and Rolling Hills Estates was approved by the City Council and will need further approvals.

Thank you Cris Bruzzone for asking for this information as it gave me an opportunity to learn the current status of these projects.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates

365 Things To Do In Palos Verdes – Rolling Hills Estates City Celebration

The 54th Annual Rolling Hills Estates City Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 9:oo a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Empty Saddle Club.  Palos Verdes homes owners will enjoy this old fashioned celebration with activities all day including equestrian events, hay wagon rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, and many fun games and activities.  Some of the equestrian activities will include Gymkhana events, the Lomita Sheriff Posse Color Guard,  equine and dressage demonstrations and even a performance by the Junior Drill Team.

If you want to try your luck in the 19th Annual Poker Ride, you can join at only $10 per hand as a card playing carriage driver or horseback rider. Non-riders who wish to participate can purchase tickets and have a riding friend carry them.  Players can register at Chandler Park for a one-hour ride between 8:00a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information call the Poker Ride Co-Chair at (310) 375-5157.

A barbecue lunch will be served by the Palos Verdes 4-H Club from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can purchase beverages from the Empty Saddle Club.  A Los Compadres group will be serving a delicious barbecue meal from Chicago for Ribs between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.  The price will be $12 for adults/$6 for children under 12.

The Empty Saddle Club is located at 39 Saddle Road, Rolling Hills Estates 90274.  For more information, click here or call (310) 377-1577 ext. 109.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates

365 Things To Do In Palos Verdes – Portuguese Bend National Horse Show

On Friday, September 9, 2011, the 54th annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show will be held at Ernie Howlett Park.  This  event offers three full days of a wide variety of special equestrian events.  Both riding rings will be scheduled with activities such as the $10,000 Seahorse Jumper Classic which challenges some of the West Coast’s finest Jumper riders over a difficult and exciting course.

This show is the most popular three day event of its kind in the West, and is the site of the Pacific Coast Horse Show Medals Finals.  The Peninsula Committee Childrens’s Hospital presents this event to raise money to fund the Clinical Image Center at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Palos Verdes homes owners will have 3 days of hometown fun with puppet shows, pony rides, games, moon bounce and face painting activities.  There will be food booths which will serve breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Riding events will begin at 7:30 a.m. each day. On Friday admission is free all day, but on Saturday and Sunday, general admission will be $5 and children under 12 are free.  You can also reserve ringside tables.  Each day’s special event schedule and shows can be found at www.pcch.net, or call (310)-318-8258.

Ernie Howlett Park is located at 25851 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates 90274.

Photo courtesy of the Portugese Bend National Horse Show

New Sheriff’s Website for Palos Verdes

Palos Verdes Crime Stats from LA County Sherrif- Lomita Station

A new website has been created for Palos Verdes homes owners to assist them with many different law enforcement questions – www.lomitasherrif.com.   Most of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is serviced by the Los Angeles County Sheriff – Lomita Station on Narbonne except for the city of Palos Verdes Estates which has its own Police Department.

According to an article written by Mary Scott in the Peninsula News, “Residents in these cities can pay for traffic tickets and check court dates on the new site.  The new site also offers a Most Wanted list and crime mapping.  Residents can search crimes by date or location, residents can type in their address to see if any crimes have occurred near them.  Residents leaving town can go online and request that a patrol check on their homes while they re away.”

I used the crime mapping feature (click here for link to Sheriff’s Dept. Crime Mapping) and noticed that specifics for the past seven days are only shown for Rancho Palos Verdes.  Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates just indicate the number of incidents but not the specifics.  There is also a Megan’s Law section that you can check.  The new Sheriff’s Lomita Station website is a great site for area residents to use.

Crime Map courtesy of Los Angeles County Sheriff – Lomita Station

Palos Verdes Drive North – MLS Area #165

Palos Verdes real estate area 165 is the Palos Verdes Drive North neighborhood is a somewhat equestrian oriented area where many homes maintain horse facilities.  There are also many equestrian centers located throughout the area.  Palos Verdes Drive North is located on the northern border of the Peninsula   This area has many lots that are 1/2 acre or more, which allows space for horse facilities.  The city of Rolling Hills Estates has many public  horse trails with tunnels under Hawthorne and Crenshaw Boulevards.  The city also has many miles of  bicycle paths.

 The Palos Verdes Drive North area has a beautiful private golf course and clubhouse called the Rolling Hills Country Club which also is a popular wedding venue.  Close to the golf club on Montecillo Drive is the Jack Kramer Tennis and Swim Club.  The South Coast Botanical Garden, which is operated by the County of Los Angeles, is located on the northern border of this area.  This facility takes in approx 87 acres of magnificent grounds.  Some of the other more prominent pieces of property in this area are the Nansen soccer field, Ernie Howlett Park and the South Coast Botanical Gardens. This area has several small parks and  large equestrian centers.  The area also has four private schools and two elementary schools. You can find three private pre-schools also in this area. 

Currently there are 12 condo/town homes available in this area.  They range from $159,000 for a 1 bedroom/1 bath, 659 foot condo, to $525,000 for a 3 bedroom/3 bath, 1,722 square foot town home.  There are 25 homes for sale in this area ranging from $765,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,472 square foot home, to $3,999,000 for a 6 bedroom/7bath, 5,400 square foot home.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates

365 Things To Do In Palos Verdes – Enjoy the Street Fair & Music Festival

Once again the Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival will be available for all Palos Verdes homes owners to enjoy. The fair will have its “Friday Teen Fun Night” opening the carnival on Friday, June 10, 2011, from 5:00 -10:00 p.m. Local  youth can purchase discount tickets through their middle school or high school for an evening of fun.  The fair will have more than 200 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides for children of all ages, an International Food Court and Beer Garden, a children’s petting zoo, free pony rides, train rides, and live entertainment on its two stages.  All day wristbands will be available to purchase for the carnival rides for $25.  There will also be “Healthy Lifestyles” areas which is provided by Providence Little Company of Mary which will check blood pressure and give you healthy living tips.

Under the big tent and on the main stage will be continuous live entertainment.  There will be multiple bands showing off their talents in rock, country, jazz and pop, and on Sunday the Legendary Jazz Recording artist David Benoit will be performing with the Asia America Youth Orchestra.  On Saturday, the annual “Top Dog Show” will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. under the Big Tent.  Afterward animal rescue and adoptions will take place from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The fair is a Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rolling Hills Estates “green” event.  The fair goers can learn about eco-friendly goods from vendors on “Green Street”.  Proceeds of the fair support student and teacher scholarships, seminars, and programs that advance the quality of life for all Palos Verdes Peninsula residents.

For more information contact the PVP Chamber at (310) 377-8111, or visit them at www.pvstreetfair.com.  The fair hours are Saturday, June 11, 10:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 12, 10:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Parking is available at the Promenade parking structure at Drybank Drive and Silver Spur Road.  There will be also parking at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Street Fair