Pacific Palisades is situated above Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) between Santa Monica and Malibu. It is known for its charming ambience, family oriented, low keyed lifestyle, private and public schools and as the site of the original J. Paul Getty Museum, which showcases antiquities from Greece, Rome and Etruria.
The Palisades Riviera, one of the prettiest sections, is highly prized for its gracious, often understated estates, many with ocean or golf course views. Its Riviera Country Club is famous for hosting the Los Angeles Open Golf Tournament.
To the west is another lovely area of single family homes, named the Huntington Palisades,
The “alphabet” streets, in and around the Village have smaller lots but are within walking distance to the commercial center of town. Transformation of the Village is underway with construction of a new development by Rick Caruso. He has pledged to forego chain stores and install only unique shops and restaurants to serve the community and maintain the ambience of a gathering place for the residents.
Just past the Village at Sunset and Temescal Canyon is Palisades High School overlooking the Pacific Ocean. To the West are the Bienvenida, Marquez and Shadow Mountain areas.
Palisades Highlands is located at the edge of Sunset Blvd. just before it meets PCH, at Gladstones. It is a sub community that was developed in phases: townhomes, condominiums and exclusive homes on terraced lots ascending the mountains. This secluded community in upper Santa Ynez Canyon has its own recreation and shopping center. The Highlands is blessed with beautiful views of the parklands and ocean and is close to the hiking trails along the canyon.