Pacific Palisades is nestled among the serenity of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific ocean. Pacific Palisades is home to the J. Paul Getty Villa, Topanga Canyon State Park, and Will Rogers State Park. Douglas Lagos is a real estate agent and resident of The Palisades. The Palisades is home to residential estates from the Huntington to the Riviera and Brentwood Park and homes in the Alphabet Streets, Bluffs, Highlands, Marquez Knolls, Pacific View Estates, Rustic Canyon, and Sunset Mesa.
Once you make the choice that you would like to purchase a home in Pacific Palisades, there are a few more choices to make. Within the village of Pacific Palisades are several different and distinct neighborhoods, each with their own unique style. There are three public elementary schools that service the Palisades and where you reside determines which of the three Pacific Palisades elementary school district you are in. The main neighborhoods in the Palisades include: Alphabet Streets, The Bluffs (Via and El Medio), Castellammare, The Highlands, The Huntington, Marquez (and Marquez Knolls), The Riviera, Rustic Canyon and Sunset Mesa (Pacific View Estates). Some of the smaller neighborhoods include: Bel Air Bay Club, Las Casas Loop, Palisair HOA, Ridgeview Country Estates, Santa Monica Canyon, Upper Alphabet Streets, Upper Bienvenida, and Will Rodgers.
One of the most popular areas in the Palisades is the Alphabet Streets. It is a mostly flat and within walking distance to the shopping district of the village. These homes are in the Palisades Elementary School district
This popular area is South (or West) of Sunset toward the beach. These include the Via de la Paz Bluff homes and the El Medio Bluff homes. This mainly flat area enjoys terrific ocean breezes, and is within walking distance to the Bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the village. Homes in Via de la Paz Bluffs are in the Palisades Elementary district. The El Medio Bluff homes are in the Marquez Elementary district.
This charming, seaside neighborhood is reminiscent to the Amalfi coast in Italy. With stunning ocean views, tiny winding streets, and beautiful Italian street names, you will think you are on vacation. Homes in this area are in the Marquez Elementary district.
The Highlands is one of the newest neighborhoods in the Palisades. It began as a series of tract homes, built in the hills above Sunset. It is also one of the few areas in the Palisades with condominiums and townhouses. Then in the 1990?s, beautiful 2-story homes and estates were built on the northern side. This area is especially popular with families and celebrities, due to the many gated streets. Homes here are in the Marquez Elementary district.
This exclusive area lies just west of Chautauqua and below Sunset. These are mostly traditional-style homes on flat, wide lots. This area is popular with upscale families, due to the nice wide, flat streets and sidewalks. It is within walking distance to the park, recreation center and the library. Homes here are in the Palisades Elementary district.
Marquez and Marquez Knolls
This wonderful area near Marquez Elementary school is another popular area with young families. Up the hill, on the knoll, homes have fantastic ocean views. This area was mostly built in the 50?s and the mainly 1-story homes have a unique, “mid-century” feel. Home here are in the Marquez Elementary school district.
Like its name, this area is one of the most exclusive and expensive areas of the Palisades. It is located between San Remo to the East and Amalfi Drive to the West, on both sides of Sunset. Conveniently located on the East end of the Palisades, close to Brentwood. With its wide streets and deep setbacks, this is an area perfect for someone that appreciates their privacy. In the upper Riviera, many of the homes have stunning city and mountain views. The exclusive Riviera Country Club, home to the annual golf classic, is located in this area. This private club offers both golf and tennis. Home here are in the Canyon Elementary school district.
This is one of the most unique neighborhoods in the Palisades. Nestled under the beautiful trees and alongside the babbling brook, these are mostly architectural and rustic-style homes. The area was built around the original Up-Lifters Ranch. Probably one of the most expensive areas in the city, this area is for someone that likes privacy, serenity and shade. It is tucked away south of Sunset and convenient to Santa Monica. Homes here are in the Canyon Elementary school district.
Sunset Mesa and Pacific View Estates
Located next to the newly re-done Getty Villa, this neighborhood is all about the beach and ocean views. Technically in Malibu, Sunset Mesa is a popular area for families. Set up in a low hill, the wide streets with sidewalks are perfect for walking to the beach. Almost all of the homes are 1-story. On the Palisades side, in the area known as Pacific View Estates, the homes are a bit larger. Homes on Sunset Mesa are in the Malibu school district. Homes in the Pacific View Estates are in the Marquez Elementary school district.
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