Welcome to Pacific Palisades
Known for sailing, surfing, and spectacular sunsets, this coastal villa features opulent homes and breathtaking views
Located just north of Santa Monica and south of Malibu, picturesque Pacific Palisades is home to more than 27,000 residents and features a mix of 9,000 residences and businesses.
Six major canyons exist across this coastal villa’s 23,000 acres, offering many winding paths and bluffs, each offering breathtaking ocean views and an unobscured glimpse of the Santa Monica mountain landscape. The weather here is pleasant and mostly smog-free —60-degree temps are the annual average.
There are several different neighborhoods within Pacific Palisades , each with its own personality and price range. Areas of interest include The Via and El Medio Bluffs, The Huntington Palisades, Castellammare, Palisades Highlands, Rustic Canyon, and The Riviera—a posh community that houses the Riviera Country Club, which is slated to host golf during the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Homes here are opulent—styles range from traditional to contemporary, but most properties are situated on about an acre of land and offer spacious bed/bath combos and breathtaking views. With a median home price of over $2 million, Pacific Palisades is considered one of LA’s most expensive neighborhoods.
What's to Love
- The winding paths and bluffs
- Beautiful, well-appointed homes
- Large, walkable retail village filled with over 500 shops
People & Lifestyle
Affluent families choose Pacific Palisades for its tony address. You’ll find plenty of Hollywood’s elite here as well as wealthy professionals who enjoy the community’s seclusion.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There are a variety of dining options in Pacific Palisades. Local favorites include Cafe Vida
, a healthy, low-fat, Californian- and Latin-based spot that offers organic oatmeal and free-range turkey meatloaf; Modo Mio
, which features Northern Italian specialties; and Cinque Terre West
, a casual spot for hand-made pasta and pizza. Many residents also dine at The Draycott
, a California-inspired, family-friendly brasserie that uses only locally-sourced ingredients.
Things to Do
Palisades Village features 500 retail shops and boutiques and there’s plenty of hiking trails along Temescal, Palisades, and Rustic Canyon Parks. Will Rogers State Beach offers access to more than a mile of shoreline.
Community events in Pacific Palisades include Fourth of July festivities, harbour yacht cruises, and a holiday boat parade.
Pacific Palisades is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Canyon Elementary School, K-5
- Pacific Palisades Elementary School, K-5
- Marquez Elementary School, K-5
- Paul Revere Middle School, 6-8
- Palisades Charter High School, 9-12
- Pacific Palisades is home to A-listers like Reese Witherspoon, Ben Affleck, and Judd Apatow
- For many decades there was a virtual ban on drinking alcohol in the district. A Chinese restaurant, House of Lee, held the only liquor license