Rolling Hills is a private, gated, equestrian community located atop the scenic hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The city was incorporated in 1957 and is 3 square miles. This is the smallest city on the Peninsula and the most private. In 2002, there were 690 homes with a The estimated population in the year 2021 was 1,702. The city has 26 miles of private roads and 23 miles of equestrian trails.
Rolling Hills is entirely residential (no commercial/stores or multiple-family housing) with three guarded gate entrances. Lots are a minimum of 1 acre. Homes are primarily large one-level ranch-style residences and must be painted white (“basements” can be allowed and on sloping lots give the look of a bottom floor). Fences are white three rails and there are no sidewalks, street lights, or traffic lights. The Rolling Hills Community Association (310-544-6222) assesses each parcel yearly ($.20 per $100 of tax assessor valuation) and maintains 2 community riding rings and three tennis courts in addition to the guard gates and private roads.