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A luxurious and exquisite community, Rolling Hills Estates is an equestrian oriented city with many of its homes permitted to maintain horse facilities. With over 25 miles of public horse trails, including horse passage tunnels under both Hawthorne and Crenshaw Boulevards, Rolling Hills Estates real estate is truly an oasis for those who enjoy the outdoors and the equestrian lifestyle. Included in the many recreational activities within the Rolling Hills community is the Rolling Hills Country Club, a private club offering top-notch golfing facilities as well as the Jack Kramer Tennis and Swim Club. There is truly something for everyone in Rolling Hills Estates real estate. It would be the pleasure of Heidi and Frank to introduce you to the area and to the many luxurious homes and amenities found here.

Rolling Hills Estates is an equestrian oriented city with many homes permitted to maintain horse facilities; and there are several equestrian centers. The city is located on the North border of the Peninsula, from Torrance to the Peninsula Center at the top of the hill. The city boundaries reach upward along Crenshaw boulevard to include the Peninsula Center commercial district and home communities along Highridge and Crest roads. Rolling Hills Estates has many lots of 1/2 acre or more, especially within the equestrian overlay. The city has 25 miles of public horse trails, with horse passage tunnels under Hawthorne and Crenshaw Boulevards, and has 10 miles of bicycle paths.

The city has 178 acres of city parks, 371 acres of open space (parks and recreation), 342 acres of institution/public property, 228 acres of streets and highways; and approximately 49 acres of vacant land. The commercial Chandler sand and gravel facility at the Northeast perimeter of the city is a planned future development including redesign of Rolling Hills Country Club and approximately 110 new luxury homes. The 28.5 acre Linden H. Chandler Preserve is to be preserved as open space with 7.8 of these acres to belong to the city. The 91 acre quarry is in process of being developed to include the new Rolling Hills Country Club clubhouse.

Today there are 28 neighborhoods within the community, each with its own special character, architectural style, and Homeowners Association. These Associations often represent citizens directly before the City Council and serve as neighborhood social organizations as well. Neighborhoods within Rolling Hills Estates including: Masongate, Marloma, Rollingwood, Latigo, Los Ranchos Verdes, Ranchview, Roanwood, the ‘Lanes – Palos Verdes Drive North’, Strawberry Lane, Dapplegray, Palomino, Rolling Meadows, Empty Saddle, Country Club Estates, Bridlewood, Montecillo, George F Canyon, Harbor Sight, Larga Vista, Cresta town homes, Casa Verde town homes, Hillcrest Manor, Colina Lane, Seaview town homes, Hillcrest Meadows, The Ranch, Rolling Hills Park and Villas, The Terraces town homes, and Vantage Point.

The Peninsula Center that began construction in 1961 is a regional shopping district with major department stores, shops and restaurants. The completely redesigned upscale theme mall ‘Promenade on the Peninsula’ includes restaurants, an ice rink and movie theaters. Cultural facilities including the Norris Theater performing arts center are located here. This center is under a redevelopment plan combining commercial and residential high rise projects. The streetscape master plan can be viewed at the city website.

Founded in 1962, Rolling Hills Country Day offers an educational environment for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. The private school is located in Rolling Hills and serves about 400 students. The school is recognized as an outstanding institution in Southern California. Teachers and faculty “seek to provide students with the best educational experience for building lifelong successes. ”

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is one of the three public high schools on the PV Peninsula. Campus is on the corner of Hawthorne Blvd and Silver Spur road on the top of the hill looking over Los Angeles County. It serves the communities of Rolling HIlls Estates, Rolling Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes, and Palos Verdes Estates. PVPHS ranked 15th in the nation by Newsweek and 89th by U.S. News and World Report. The school offers a variety of courses for students including robotics, Aerospace Engineering, International Relations, Womens’ Studies, Forensics, Graphic Design, etvc. For the class of 2011, approximately 40 students have a 4.75-5.00 GPA and 65 have a 4.5-4.74 GPA.

The City Council is often called upon to make technical decisions on a variety of issues. Assisting and advising the Council in this duty are the Planning Commission and the Park and Activities Commission.

The Planning Commission strives to preserve and enhance the special rural character of the community by reviewing and regulating development proposals and by periodically updating the General Plan, most recently revised in 1992. The seven-member Commission also reviews and approves requests for other planning permits including zone changes, variances, neighborhood compatibility and precise plans of design for all residential remodels and new development.

The Park and Activities Commission acts as an advisor to the City Council in all matters pertaining to parks; cultural, recreational and special events; beautification and maintenance of public areas, including equestrian trails, pedestrian walkways and bicycle pathways; operation of recreational facilities; and coordination of annual City events; equestrian trails.

Upon recommendation of the Mayor and appointment by the Council, seven residents of the City serve as volunteers on each commission. In all cases, their actions are subject to review and final approval by the City Council.

The City government also consists of many special committees and subcommittees, which the City Council calls upon to review matters of specific concern. Most of these committees include at least one member from the Council and each of the two Commissions, as well as other concerned residents of the community. Among the various committees currently assisting the Council are the Traffic & Safety Committee and the Equestrian Committee.

CITY FACTS AND FIGURES

Incorporated: September 18, 1957
Form of Government: Council/Manager
Type of City: General Law
Population: 7,676
Registered Voters: 5,426
Area: 4.18 square miles
Location: Northeast section of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 23 miles south of central Los Angeles
Climate: Average annual rainfall: 11.72 inches
Average Temperature:
Winter – Low 51 degrees
High 64 degrees
Summer – Low 62 degrees
High 72 degrees
Average westerly winds: 6.5 m.p.h.
Median Age: 39.8 years
Housing Units: 2,873
City Parks (total area): 177.7 acres
City Bridle Paths: 25 miles
City Streets: 30 miles
City Bike Paths: 10 miles

The Palos Verdes Peninsula- this portion of Palos Verdes small area is nestled around Rolling Hills Estates and is called Unincorporated Palos Verdes Peninsula or simply PVP. This is an unincorporated part of the county of Los Angeles. It is, primarily, made up of a housing tract called Westfield and building regulations are governed by county requirements. It houses 1,400 residents and approximately 500 homes. The homes in this region are blessed, in many cases, with city light views and most are zoned for horses. Lot sizes are 9000 – 50,000 , and prices range from roughly $1.0 Million to $2.7 Million.
This community has terrific access to the Shops at Palos Verdes as well as the many amenities found at the Peninsula Centre. In addition, PVP has access to all of the highly-rated Palos Verdes Unified Schools.

Real Estate in Rolling Hills Estates

Real estate in Rolling Hills Estates is found within approximately 28 different neighborhoods, each with their own architectural style, homeowners associations, and special characteristics. If you are considering a relocation to the Rolling Hills area, it is imperative to work with a local real estate professional who can help you not only choose the right home, but help you navigate the different areas. With over forty years combined real estate experience and as residents themselves, Heidi and Frank stand ready to assist you with all your real estate needs. Whether you are interested in Rolling Hills Estates real estate or any Palos Verdes, CA real estate, contact Heidi and Frank today!

Both top producers within their company and within the Palos Verdes Board of Realtors, Heidi and Frank provide a real estate background of excellence to their clients. Contact them today to get started.