1. Palos Verdes
  2. Drive East

Palos Verdes Drive East is home to some of the nicest city and harbor views in Palos Verdes Peninsula, while offering surprising affordability compared to the rest of The Hill. Known for homes exuding quiet solitude and blissful privacy, homeowners here find a true escape from the rest of the world. Typically lots are larger in this section of Rancho Palos Verdes, though some of the terrain can be quite steep, so full access to a sprawling yard is not always the case. Though due to the varying terrain, canyons, and hills, the hiking here is fantastic. Furthermore, wonderful views are aplenty, due to the high elevation, including beautiful twinkling city lights at night, and often harbor and Vincent Thomas Bridge vistas.

Here, a mix of equestrian properties and subdivisions make up the Palos Verdes Drive East area. The micro-neighborhoods are Bronco, Coach Road, Colt Road, Miraleste Hills, Sunnyside Ridge, Rockinghorse and Roan Road. This MLS area 167 runs along the narrow two-lane Palos Verdes Drive East from Read More Conestoga Drive to the north of Marymount College and is bordered by Rolling Hills and San Pedro/Eastview.

A variety of homes are offered in this part of Rancho Palos Verdes, however, Spanish and Traditional styles make up the majority. Some neighborhoods are protected by the Palos Verdes Home Association, like the Miraleste area, and therefore ensure meticulously cared for neighborhoods. Single-family homes range in size from around 1100 square feet to around 7,500 square feet, although the median size tends to run about 2,700 square feet for a 4-bedroom home. Homes prices range from the high $800,000s to near $4,000,000. The average sale price currently is around $1,450,000.

Locals love their private ambiance, but that seclusion does give way to the need to drive for shopping and entertainment. Luckily, the 110 Freeway is quite close at hand for commuting to Los Angeles or Newport for luxury shopping. There is, however, the Terraces shopping center on Western Avenue that has some modern conveniences as well as activities for children. Mom can easily drop the kids at Taekwondo or dance class while getting a mani-pedi without having to drive too far from the neighborhood. Conveniently a Trader Joe’s is located in the plaza as well as some quick bites and the beloved Penguin’s Frozen Yogurt. The Miraleste Library is also located nearby which hosts book clubs and story time for little ones on a regular basis.

Being a great place to raise a family, Palos Verdes Drive East is supported by wonderful local schools both public and private. Children here attend either Dapplegray or Mira Catalina Elementary, Miraleste Intermediate School, and then choose either Palos Verdes High School or Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. Many private schools are nearby in neighboring communities like Rolling Hills Prep in San Pedro. Read Less


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