Welcome to Pacific Palisades
Lush coastal paradise with a cozy charm
A dreamscape of sunny skies, fine beaches, and lush park spaces, Pacific Palisades has become a hotspot for endless outdoor pursuits. Families looking for a historic destination with access to high-end neighborhood shops, and an overall sense of security thrive within this residential enclave that has attracted a good number of LA’s affluent, from outdoorsy professionals to Hollywood power players. While cherished for its breathtaking scenery, charming downtown village, and walkable amenities, residents are most drawn to Pacific Palisades for its small-town feel and robust sense of community. Extensive trails lure you out for scenic adventures under the sun, and homebuyers are guaranteed to be pleased with the neighborhood’s assortment of massive single-family homes offering the ultimate in privacy and comfort.
What to Love
- Family-friendly atmosphere
- Stunning views of the mountains and ocean
- Strong sense of community
- Plentiful sunshine
- Outdoor adventures along scenic trails
- Lush green Palisades Park
Characterized by its beautiful scenery and true feeling of community among residents, the Pacific Palisades is one of LA’s finest neighborhoods with a fascinating past. This charming retreat with its pedestrian-friendly downtown streets, annual family fun events, and breathtaking views of the oceans and mountains, has proved a perfect stop for affluent residents looking to plant roots. With access to highly-rated schools, lush streets winding out toward magnificent private homes, and near-perfect weather all year long, families do not only enjoy residing in a homely, tight-knit neighborhood but also one with ample amenities and opportunities for outdoor adventures.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Experience the air of classic sophistication and sunny SoCal charm in the enchanting Palisades Village, a walkable retail hub at the heart of the Pacific Palisades teeming with glamorous boutiques, fresh food markets, local restaurants, and a myriad of treasures. Sip on a flight of tequila with friends at Qué Padre, offering a curated list of classic favorites and new flavors. For lip-smacking sushi rolls, sashimi, and wagyu fried rice with cocktails and sparkling wine, no place serves you better than Blue Ribbon Sushi.
Go in for mouthwatering desserts at Hank’s, serving cheesecakes with cookie crust and whipped cream or caramelized apples smothered in vanilla ice cream and almond sauce. Healthy, organic Latin American-inspired fare awaits at Cafe Vida, offering a menu of oatmeal, juicy burgers, and sandwiches for brunch. Enjoy European-style cuisine made from fresh local ingredients at The Draycott, a family-owned restaurant renowned for giving guests an all-day dining service.
Shopping in the Palisades Village is your ticket to luxury brands, stylish boutiques, and specialty shops bringing you a collection of curated items. From bold dresses at A.L.C to beautiful hardcovers at Amazon Books and a repertoire of fragrances at Diptyque, the Pacific Palisades doesn’t disappoint.
Things to Do
Scenic trails weave across Pacific Palisades, inviting locals to take beautiful outdoor adventures across plenty of space. Lace on your hiking boots and step out for a mid-morning hike along the Temescal Canyon Trail, a four-mile loop trail leading to a waterfall, wooded canyon, and a popular rock formation with excellent views of the Pacific Coast. Palisades Park sits atop bluffs, offering outdoor enthusiasts a number of walking paths, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, a hockey rink, and playground for the kids to enjoy.
Only a select category of places match the grandeur of the J Paul Getty Villa, resplendent in the pulchritude of its ancient Roman Architecture melded with modern touches and a haven for sensational exhibits of classic art and sculpture. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Will Rogers Park boasts world-class Polo Grounds known for hosting frequent Polo matches, most notably, The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. Locals also enjoy access to the amenities of the private Riviera Country Club, home to an 18-hole championship golf course and tennis courts.
Families in the Pacific Palisades are endowed with access to a plethora of renowned academic institutions for their children, both in the public and private sectors. Some of the most notable options for young learners include: