Encompassing only three square miles of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the affluent city of Rolling Hills is known for luxury homes, views and horseback riding.

The single, guard-gated community is comprised of 1,860 residents spread among roughly 685 single-family homes.

  • Homeowners are required to maintain horse stalls or reserve land where a stall could be constructed,
  • The city features no commercial or industrial zoning.
  • The median list price of a home is $2.2 million.

Encompassing only three square miles of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the affluent city of Rolling Hills is known for luxury homes, views and horseback riding.

The single, guard-gated community is comprised of 1,860 residents spread among roughly 685 single-family homes.

The city features no commercial buildings or traffic lights, but does boast 26 miles of dedicated trails along with equestrian paths along its private roads.

Rolling Hills luxury home market

Citing a median home price of more than $3.7 million, Forbes recently ranked Rolling Hills as the 30th most expensive housing market in the nation.

Homes priced below $1 million don’t exist in the city, rather the community has a sizable stock of $2 million to $4 million properties, with residences currently on the market having a median list price of $2.2 million. The cheapest home currently on the market has an asking price of $1.25 million.

The Hacienda De La Paz represents one notable estate currently on the market. The 42,000-square-foot residence is said to be one of the most celebrated architectural masterpieces in North American. Sitting on eight acres it was designed by Spanish architect Rafael Manzano Martos.

The average lot size in the city stands at 2.7 acres. On this acreage homeowners are required to maintain horse stalls or reserve land where a stall could be constructed.

Rolling Hills’ younger population attend schools that are part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. Niche recently dubbed the district as the fourth best in California. GreatSchools gave a “10” rating to nearly every school in the district including two high schools, one middle school and three elementary schools.

Because the city is comprised only of single-family homes, residents must travel to the nearby communities of Rolling Hills Estate, Rancho Palos Verdes and Torrance for shopping.

Rolling Hills is roughly 13 miles from Long Beach and 27-mile drive to downtown Los Angeles. The closest major freeway is Interstate 110. Pacific Coast Highway 1 lies north of the city.

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