Welcome to Pacific Palisades
LA’s premier coastal community.
Pacific Palisades is located northwest of downtown Los Angeles. It offers peaceful and quiet living that is still within reach of LA's biggest attractions. It is a perfect spot for nature lovers, as it boasts a 22-mile beach and has easy access to the Santa Monica mountains. Pacific Palisades offers a nice suburban retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Pacific Palisades offers plenty of green space and hiking trails, as well as one of the best beaches in Los Angeles. Pacific Palisades is often regarded as one of the best neighborhoods in all of California, let alone Los Angeles.
What to Love
- Calming suburban feel with plenty of green space and large gardens
- Routinely ranked as one of the best neighborhoods in California
- Above-average public schools
- Scenic landscapes
Pacific Palisades is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Los Angeles. As such, most residents are industry leaders and high-level executives. At the same time, most residents in Pacific Palisades have a love for the outdoors. Most of the best hiking trails in Southern California are nearby, and there are some fantastic walking trails throughout the neighborhood. The city and residents value green spaces, and you're sure to find plenty of large mature trees and quaint parks.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Inn of the Seventh Ray is probably the most-celebrated restaurant in Pacific Palisades. It is a French-style Chateaux, where patrons can stay for the weekend or simply visit the restaurant on a single trip. Nearly all of the restaurant's ingredients are locally sourced, which creates incredibly dynamic dishes. The restaurant is helmed by famed chef Brad Miller, who studied at Cordon Bleu and apprenticed under several Michelin-starred chefs. The menu at Inn of the Seventh Ray is fantastic, but its real claim to fame is its ambiance. Located high in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Inn is often dubbed as "LA's most romantic restaurant." The Inn is surrounded by a beautiful garden, making it a beautiful place to enjoy a meal.
If you prefer an ocean view with your meal, Gladstones Restaurant is an excellent choice. While Gladstones considers itself to be in Malibu instead of Pacific Palisades, that shouldn't deter you from visiting. The restaurant is located at the intersection of the Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Boulevard, which means it has some stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. With a spectacular oceanfront view, it is only fitting that Gladstones specializes in seafood. There are plenty of wonderful options on the menu, but guests are particularly fond of the Seafood Risotto.
The premiere shopping destination in Pacific Palisades is Palisades Village. The area was designed by famed architect Rick Caruso, who is known for creating commercial districts that offer an immersive shopping experience. At Palisades Village, patrons can easily wander from store to store with ease. There are plenty of high-end retailers at Palisades Village, including Chanel, Cuyana, and Tamara Mellon.
Things to Do
The top attraction in Pacific Palisades is easily Will Rogers State Beach. The beach provides plenty of space and spans 1.8 miles along the Pacific Palisade’s coastline. Like most beaches in Los Angeles, patrons will find volleyball courts, playgrounds, walkways, and plenty of spots for swimming and surfing. Unlike other LA Beaches, Will Rogers connects to hiking trails. This is one of the few places in the world where you can go surfing and mountain hiking on the same day.
Should you want to do something other than going to the beach, the Temescal Gateway Park is an excellent destination. The park covers 171 acres and has several trails for jogging and hiking. For the best experience, be sure to arrive early in the day.
The Los Angeles Unified School District serves the community of Pacific Palisades. There is a mix of charter schools, traditional public schools, and private schools. Notable schools in the area include:
New West Charter School
Larchmont Charter School
Pacific Palisades Real Estate
Pacific Palisades real estate, a sought-after Los Angeles enclave, offers panoramic views, top-tier schools, and unmatched amenities. With a median price of $3.8M—over 4x the national average—demand outstrips the limited supply due to its unique boundaries: Santa Monica Mountains, Pacific Ocean, and Brentwood. This ensures a seller's market, often resulting in homes selling above list price. The neighborhood's desirability is projected to persist, given its prestigious status and unparalleled lifestyle benefits.
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