Pacific Palisades

An upscale, seaside enclave of family-oriented living near downtown LA

Welcome to Pacific Palisades

An upscale, seaside enclave of family-oriented living near downtown LA
Bounded by other top neighborhoods such as Brentwood, Malibu to the west, and Santa Monica to the southeast, Pacific Palisades is a gem of privacy and residential living in the Los Angeles area. With three miles of soft sand coast, the area is replete with green spaces and known for its attractive, hilly topographical environment.
Originally founded by Methodists in the early-mid 1900s, Pacific Palisades quickly became a refuge for Jewish artists and intellectuals fleeing the Holocaust, due in part to the community’s commitment to privacy and lack of tourism, which continues to this day. However, the connectivity of this secluded neighborhood was aided by the construction of the iconic Sunset Boulevard, which links Pacific Palisades to Westwood and Beverly Hills.
Today, Pacific Palisades is home to multi-million dollar homes, as many are drawn in by the area’s emphasis on family-oriented privacy and natural beauty. Without crowds of tourists, Pacific Palisades’ wealth of influential architecture has a chance to shine. The architectural vibe can be characterized by a mix of open-plan, modernist homes, striking contemporary houses, and a mix of mid-century modern. A seaside paradise that offers small-town charm and appeal, Pacific Palisades attracts affluent celebrities and families alike.

Things to Love

  • Many green spaces as well as protected and historic parks
  • A refreshing Mediterranean climate that’s ideal all year long
  • Above-average school systems perfect for setting children up for success

People and Lifestyle

Pacific Palisades is alive with a gentle and charming energy. Casually upscale, the seaside town is known for its many picturesque neighborhoods - such as the first village to be built in Pacific Palisades, the Alphabet Streets. As more than half of its residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, the city is considered highly educated. A significant portion of its nearly 25,000 residents holds jobs in healthcare, entertainment, film, finance, and other industries. As a  competitive market, most homes in Pacific Palisades are owned by their occupants. The quaint, serene lifestyle of Pacific Palisades is sought after by many of its residents. Many residents are married, and a significant portion of households are home to children under the age of 18.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Pacific Palisades might be a refuge from the smoggy hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, but it is still a destination in its own right. With renowned eateries, delightful cafes, and cute boutiques, Pacific Palisades is built to satisfy.
Touch up your wardrobe or select a perfect gift at the bespoke Palisades Village, a haven of delectable restaurants and ideal shopping that makes up the heart of downtown Pacific Palisades. Complete with worldwide brands like Amazon Books, high-end boutiques, and stylish, highly-curated shops, such as Erewhon Market, the Village is a one-stop-shop for any Pacific Palisades resident.
Unwind after a day at the beach or an afternoon of excellent shopping at any one of Palisades’ wonderful eateries. Found in the Palisades Village, Blue Ribbon Sushi is a perfect place to sit down and relax with some top-tier sushi or check out Gladstones for some top-tier seafood. Sit down for some great Italian fare at Cafe Nostra Ristorante, or for something quick and refreshing, grab a chilly beverage from the Palisades Village’s best juice bar, SunLife Organics.

Things to Do

Beyond being an oasis of shopping and restaurants, the entertainment options are numerous. From evening excursions to whole-day events, your time is always well-spent in Pacific Palisades.
Stroll the quiet downtown streets of Palisades Village on a weekend morning to appreciate the Pacific Palisades Farmers Market and all the local, farm-fresh produce, baked goods, and art it has to offer. The Village also offers fine events intermingled throughout the year, such as the live music every weekend evening.
Breathe in the fresh air while appreciating the well-manicured landscape at The Riviera Country Club, which not only has an excellent golf course and tennis courts but also holds event spaces and professional golf and tennis tournaments. For a more rugged natural scene, try a hike at Will Rogers Home and State Park, a blend of history and nature. To gain respite indoors while appreciating the arts — and some refreshments — spend an evening at the Palisades Village Luxury Cinepolis Cinema.


Pacific Palisades is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Corpus Christi Elementary School
  • Seven Arrows Elementary School
  • Palisades Charter Elementary
  • Palisades Charter High School
  • Palisades Montessori
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