Pacific Palisades is a beautiful Westside coastal community nestled between the Santa Monica Mountains and the sandy shoreline of Will Rogers State Beach. Pacific Palisades is subdivided into seven cozy neighborhoods with distinctive personalities, from picturesque blufftop residences overlooking the ocean to the refined country club atmosphere of The Riviera. Pacific Palisades provides a comfortable lifestyle within a short drive of Downtown Los Angeles that feels a world away from its bustle and sprawl. This peaceful community is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and three state parks.
Pacific Palisades’ breathtaking properties include elegant 1920s estates, grand mid-century masterpieces, beautiful new traditional homes, and spectacular contemporary custom-builds. Each Pacific Palisades home is a unique private oasis with exceptional design befitting the gorgeous mountain, canyon, and ocean views that extend in all directions.
Moving to Pacific Palisades feels like uncovering a hidden gem. From the exceptional scenery to the shopping in Palisades Village, Pacific Palisades has an atmosphere like nowhere else. This one-of-a-kind vibe extends to the makeup of the community, with A-list celebrities living alongside families who’ve been here for generations. Frequent community-focused events give Pacific Palisades the close-knit feel of a small town. The surrounding wilderness makes this an ideal spot for those who love the great outdoors, while its proximity to other Westside Los Angeles communities makes it a convenient commuting location for urban professionals.
Palisades Village is Pacific Palisades’ exquisitely designed commercial center, envisioned and brought to life by developer Rick Caruso, with over 40 boutique shops, specialty stores, and restaurants. Dining highlights include health-conscious Café Vida for low-fat Californian and Latin-style cooking that perfectly balances nutrition and taste. Palisades Garden Café is a laid-back spot for freshly-made breakfast tacos and omelets as well as lunch and dinner wraps, salads, and sandwiches. Espresso beverages, shakes, and smoothies can also be found here.
You can also shop for sustainable organic produce at Erewhon Market, dine on elevated American comfort classics at Hank’s, or enjoy British-style seasonal fare on the terrace at The Draycott. Palisades Village’s fashion boutiques include elysewalker, which curates fashion-forward womenswear from a range of established and emerging designers. There’s also stylish menswear at Buck Mason, athleticwear at Lululemon, artisanal chocolates at See’s Candies, high-end skincare products and expert makeup advice at Sephora Studio, and straightforwardly elegant clothing at Vince.
Pacific Palisades Farmers’ Market is held on Sunday mornings at Palisades Village. Along with vendors selling farm-fresh produce, the market features food trucks, delicious cakes and baked goods, and vendors selling artisanal olive oils and balsamic vinegar.
Pacific Palisades’ Fourth of July festivities have been a major local celebration since 1948. This event features a parade with colorful floats and marching bands on Sunset Boulevard and 5K and 10K fun runs. The fun culminates with live music and a fireworks display at Palisades Charter High School.
The gorgeous unspoiled space surrounding Pacific Palisades’ homes includes the stunning scenery of Temescal Canyon. 141-acre Temescal Gateway Park is the entry point for exploring Pacific Palisades’ wilderness areas. The park features oak and sycamore-studded canyons, enchanting ridgetop views, and miles of trails leading into the open space of Topanga State Park, Will Rogers State Historic Park, and the 20,000 untouched acres of Big Wild. The uncrowded Will Rogers State Beach runs for three miles along the oceanfront and feels like a private slice of paradise. Popular activities here include surfing, sailing, playing beach volleyball, or relaxing with a picnic and enjoying the view.
Pacific Palisades is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Highlights include:
Palisades Charter Elementary School, Public (Charter), K-5
Marquez Charter, Public (Charter), K-5
Palisades Charter High School, Public, 9-12
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