Pacific Palisades

Nestled between Santa Monica to the south and Malibu to the north and bordered by the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Palisades is a residential community with several distinct neighborhoods built around a village of small businesses, restaurants and schools. This upscale family oriented neighborhood is quiet, safe and beautiful and offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Pacific Palisades, CA

Points of Interest

  • Farmer's Market
    Every Sunday Palisades residents bump shoulders in their search for the perfect fresh fruit and vegetables. The market also offers fresh flowers, eggs, fish and nuts and even textiles.

  • Palisades Recreation Center
    Located near the village in the Huntington Palisades, the rec center provides a lighted baseball diamond, tennis courts, a children's playground and an indoor basketball court.

  • Will Rogers State Historic Park and Polo Club
    Located east of the village, Will Rogers offers hiking, mountain biking trails and a polo green as well as Will Roger's original home and stables.

  • Annual 4th or July Parade
    Every 4th of July, the Chamber of Commerce sponsors day-long events which include a 5K and 10 K Run, a parade down Sunset Boulevard, and a fireworks display at Pali High football field.

  • The Getty Villa
    Long thought to be part of Malibu, the Getty Villa actually resides in the Pacific Palisades. Set in a replica of an ancient villa, the world-class art collection specializes in antiquities.


  • The Alphabet Streets
    North of village and Sunset Boulevard, these narrow streets are named alphabetically after Methodists Bishops.

  • The Bluffs
    Located west along Sunset Boulevard, this neighborhood culminates in ocean view homes lining the bluffs overlooking the Pacific.

  • Marquez Knolls
    Located farther west on Sunset Blvd on a mountain slope, Marquez Knolls was originally developed in the 1950's and has many homes with amazing ocean views.

  • The Riviera
    Surrounding the Riviera Country Club, these luxury homes line streets named after locations in the French and Italian Riviera.

  • Palisades Highlands
    A development on the outskirts of the Pacific Palisades, near Malibu, this neighborhood features newer hillside homes.

  • Rustic Canyon
    Located between the Riviera and the Huntington Palisades, Rustic Canyon lies in the canyon between Brentwood and the Palisades, at the foot of Will Rogers State Park.

  • The Village -- South of Sunset Blvd., the village is a small central business district that acts as a hub for the community consisting of shops, restaurants, banks, and grocery stores.


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Public Schools

Pacific Palisades public schools are zoned to the Los Angeles Unified School District, Board District 4.

Private Schools

Community Statistics


  • Median Home Age: 46 Years
  • Median Home Cost: $2,625,000
  • Home Appreciation: 5.21%
  • Homes Owned: 80.27%
  • Property Tax Rate: $8.38


  • Rainfall (in.): 12.6
  • Precipitation Days: 29
  • Sunny Days: 265
  • Elevation: 16 ft.


  • School Expendature per Student: $5,832
  • Pupil/Teacher Ration: 18
  • High School Grads: 97.87%
  • 2 Yr. College Grads: 3.80%
  • 4 Yr. College Grads: 3.80%
  • Graduate Degrees: 34.99%


  • Democrat: 63.102%
  • Republican: 35.598%
  • Independent Other: .282%
  • Independent Liberal: .409%
  • Independent Conservatives: .609%