Palos Verdes Estates
Verdes Estates was conceived by E. G. Lewis, a visionary
promoter. At that time, what is now Palos Verdes Estates
was a part of the Vanderlip Ranch. Prior to April, 1922,
Lewis obtained an option from Vanderlip on approximately
3200 acres of land, which now comprise Palos Verdes Estates.
The subdivision was laid out by Olmsted Brothers, a nationally
known firm of landscape architects and Harry Cheney, a
nationally known city planner.
Hills is a private, gated community located atop the scenic
hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA. Incorporated
in 1957, Rolling Hills maintains a ranch style/equestrian
environment with an enduring respect for native wildlife
and natural surroundings. Rolling Hills residents are
extremely active in community organizations throughout
the peninsula and dedicate themselves to preserving the
unique lifestyle found only behind the gates.
to the City of Rolling Hills Estates! Located on the beautiful
Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southwest Los Angeles County,
California, the City of Rolling Hills Estates was incorporated
on September 18, 1957 in order to preserve the unique
rural-residential and equestrian environment. With a population
of approximately 8,000, the City encompasses 4.18 square
miles and more than 25 miles of scenic trails. Residents
of Rolling Hills Estates enjoy a temperate climate cooled
by westerly sea breezes, creating idyllic weather conditions.
Palos Verdes is still an oasis connected yet separated
from the hectic pace of modern city life. For the many
families who have lived in Rancho Palos Verdes prior to
and since its incorporation, it has been, in the words
of author Augusta Fink, "the promise of paradise