Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades With sweeping ocean views, it’s easy to see why residents – including Hollywood’s most elite celebrities – love calling the Palisades home. The Palisades consist of several different and distinct neighborhoods, each with their own style, feel and price range.

Neighborhoods

  • The Alphabet Streets are a mostly flat residential area and is walking distance to shopping district of the Village.
  • The Via Bluffs and The Huntington Palisades are the neighborhoods that border the “village” proper to the south of Sunset Boulevard, overlooking the ocean. Both of these neighborhoods are within walking distance to The Village and sit upon high bluffs that look out over the Pacific Ocean. This area is home to the largest park of the Palisades: the 117-acre Palisades Park
  • The El Medio Bluffs is located south of Sunset Boulevard beginning about a quarter mile west of The Village, across Temescal Canyon – just past Palisades Charter High School. The El Medio Bluffs are located on a high ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
  • Castellammare This charming, seaside neighborhood will remind you of the Amalfi coast in Italy. It is located along Pacific Coast Highway on small bluffs much closer to sea-level, north of where Sunset Boulevard meets PCH. This is the home of the Getty Villa and the narrow, winding streets in this neighborhood have Italian names and ocean breezes.
  • Marquez and Marques Knolls is a wonderful and very popular neighborhood with some phantastic ocean views up the hill.
  • Palisades Highlands is a community near the end of Sunset Blvd., bordering Topanga, about five minutes away from the center of Pacific Palisades (The Village). The Highlands could almost be considered its own separate community high up the hill overlooking the ocean, up Palisades Drive.
  • Rustic Canyon is the neighborhood east of Chautauqua Boulevard that dips into Santa Monica Canyon and includes the Will Rogers State Historic Park. This area is for someone that likes privacy, serenity and shade. The neighborhood features post-war homes located on the former polo field of The Uplifters, the original site of The Uplifters clubhouse (now a city park), and “cabins” developed as second homes and weekend retreats. This area is also known as Uplifter’s Ranch.
  • The Riviera is a Palisades neighborhood located approximately two miles east of the community’s Village and features The Riviera Country Club, a country club, and streets named after various locations in the French and Italian Riviera. The Riviera Country Club hosts the Genesis Open on the PGA Tour in February. The country club will also host golf during the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Education

Residents are zoned to Los Angeles Unified School District schools.

Some residents are assigned to Pacific Palisades Elementary School, some residents are assigned to Canyon Elementary School, and some are assigned to Marquez Elementary School.

All residents are zoned to Paul Revere Charter Middle School and Palisades Charter High School.

Private schools in the area include:

  • Calvary Christian (K–8)
  • Village School (pre-K–6)
  • Corpus Christi (K–8)
  • St. Matthew’s Parish School (PS–8)
  • Seven Arrows (K–6)
  • Westside Waldorf (K–8)
  • Lycée Français de Los Angeles Pacific Palisades Campus