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Rancho Palos Verdes

Terranea Resort

Every time I travel down Palos Verdes Drive South, I am amazed at the progress of our new Terranea Resort. I do believe they will make their June 2009 opening! Peninsula News recently had an article updating the progress. On October 27th a furnished Casita will be completed and open for public view from 10:00 - 5:00 (and daily thereafter). Please call 310-802-7465 for an appointment. 31 Casitas...

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Bays and Coves in Palos Verdes

What are the names of the Bays and Coves in Palos Verdes? That questions was asked of me a couple of weeks ago. And as a 30 plus year resident, I could not name them all. How lucky are we here on the Palos Verdes Peninsula that we have so many that we can't count or name them all! Our coastline is truly magnificent! Matt Waters at Rancho Palos Verdes Parks and Recreation Department did some...

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Palos Verdes Gems – Part 2

Here is another great spot which was submitted by Mary McPherson. This is the Ocean Estates Trail in Rancho Palos Verdes. This is an easy walk along the bluff of our beautiful Palos Verdes coast looking out at the ocean and several coves. It is quiet and peaceful. There are benches to sit and take it all in. The Trail is located on the ocean side of Oceanfront Estates. At the end of...

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Fourth of July in Palos Verdes

On the Palos Verdes Peninsula, there are two choices for Fourth of July celebrations during the day. There are also two choices nearby for local fireworks in the evening. Palos Verdes Estates will be hosting their 47th Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration at Malaga Cove School beginning at 9:45 a.m. with entries into the Apple Pie Contest followed by the Children's Bike Parade at 10:00 a.m....

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Rancho Palos Verdes (Part 3 of 5)

Rancho Palos Verdes was the last city on the Peninsula to incorporate in 1973. The city has 7.5 miles of coastline and 12.3 square miles of land. Rancho Palos Verdes is the largest city on the Peninsula. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the estimated population in the year 2003 was 42,265. Current real estate prices for single family residences are between $619,000 (for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath,...

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Palos Verdes Peninsula (Part 1)

Palos Verdes Peninsula is actually composed of 4 different cities - Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates (and 2 Los Angeles County areas known as Westfield and Academy Hills). They are all part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. This is the first of 5 posts which will describe the unique qualities of each of the cities from...

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At Last! We Have Our Very Own

Summer of 2009, Palos Verdes Peninsula will have its first hotel and a luxury hotel no less. Terranea Resort will have 400 rooms, a spa/fitness center (25,000 square feet), three restauants, three swimming pools, a 9-hole golf course, meeting rooms (63,000 square feet), a wedding venue, an ampitheater, a sand beach, and a bluff-top trail connecting to miles of on and off resort trails. Terranea is...

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