Rancho Palos Verdes is an affluent suburb in Los Angeles atop the Palos Verdes Hills and bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Known for large tracts of open space and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Catalina Island, Rancho Palos Verdes has a population of 41,643 in 13.47 square miles.
Rancho Palos Verdes real estate prices are higher than those of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro median, as the median price of homes currently listed in the city is $1,290,000 and home values have gone up 4.4% over the past year.
Rancho Palos Verdes schools are in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, which ranks #6 of 474 in California and includes Palos Verdes Peninsula High School and Palos Verdes High School. Also in RPV are public elementary schools Point Vicente and Vista Grande, as well as Peninsula Montessori School, a private elementary school, and Ridgecrest Intermediate, a public middle school. Marymount California University is a private liberal arts college offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Rancho Palos Verdes is home to large parks such as Del Cerro Park, the Trump National Golf Club, and the Golden Cove Shopping Center. The Miraleste Library is open daily except Sundays.