Rolling Hills Estates Real Estate Information

The mostly residential city of Rolling Hills Estates is a city of almost 8,000 in southwestern Los Angeles County. Incorporated in 1957, Rolling Hills Estates developed a fairly bucolic character that has continued to this day, as evidenced with a large number of horse paths that remain today. However, the community can trace its history back to the establishment of the first Spanish rancho land grant in California in the sixteenth century. These Spanish and ranching ties are still very much a part of the Rolling Hills Estates community today. Dedicated to preserving the area’s picturesque rolling hills and trademark white picket fences, the people of Rolling Hills Estates enjoy quiet, exclusive, and comfortable living just outside of urban Los Angeles. The area is actually divided into thirty distinct neighborhoods, each with its own style and architecture. Interestingly, although each locale has its own homeowners’ association, each group reports to a greater committee that maintains strict regulation of all properties in Rolling Hills Estates. This organization has allowed the area to maintain its charming atmosphere for years.

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District's largest high school, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in located in the middle of Rolling Hills Estates and is ranked as the eighth best high school in the nation. Besides local residents, a number of other high schoolers from communities around the Palos Verdes Peninsula converge on PVPHS to experience a top-notch public education. A number of other public and private schools dots Rolling Hills Estates.

As the most commercial neighborhood on Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates is home to the Peninsula Shopping Center that features a large food market, banks, restaurants, and a variety of large and small retailers. Just down the street, Avenue of the Peninsula offers similar amenities as well as the Ice Chalet, a skating rink, as well as several big-name retailers. A thirteen-screen theater megaplex also attracts residents not only from Rolling Hills Estates but the entire peninsula, especially on the weekends.

Besides shopping and other commercial interests, the people of Rolling Hills Estates can also take part in a number of outdoor recreational activities beyond typical running, jogging, and scenic walks. Both the Rolling Hills Country Club and Equestrian Center offer residents exclusive memberships and experiences. Rolling Hills Estates also hosts the annual Portuguese Bend Horse Show. The George F. Canyon Nature Center is also located in Rolling Hills Estates and is a favorite for locals.