Welcome to Pacific Palisades
An affluent and charming coastal town brimming with sunshine
Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Pacific Palisades has an upscale feel with a small-town charm. It is just north of Santa Monica, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. The area is one of LA’s lushest neighborhoods, with ample outdoor space, parks, bike paths, and trailheads.
What started as one of the first movie studios in 1911, Inceville hosted many “Western Movies” in the early days. Inceville later became the Palisades Highlands neighborhood, part of modern-day Pacific Palisades. The private homes and stunning coastal views make Pacific Palisades a great area to reside. With fewer tourist populations, the area maintains a beloved small-town charm.
What to Love
- Lush greenery and nature
- Spacious private lots and single-family homes
- Quiet and private
- Relaxed coastal community with a small town charm
- Accessible to downtown LA and Santa Monica
One of LA’s best-kept secrets, Pacific Palisades offers beach access, spectacular homes, and a quaint downtown area. The private neighborhood is great for raising a family or building a beautiful home. Locals are very active and enjoy the numerous outdoor opportunities. Regardless of your background, if you are looking for a healthy and welcoming community to join, Pacific Palisades is it.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Both relaxing and affluent, Pacific Palisades offers a joyful experience on every corner. Whether locals prefer a private club or a contemporary restaurant, there is no shortage of tranquil yet hip places in town. A staple in the area, the Palisades Village, is a one-stop shop for any dining, shopping, and entertainment needs. Featuring a movie theater and luxury retailers, shoppers can come together and enjoy a splendid day of retail therapy.
With a long history, the Riviera Country Club has hosted some of the world's best golfers and prestigious tournaments. Prospective members can become a part of the tennis or golf club to access some of the best courses and equipment. If you are interested in another exclusive club hugging the coast, check out the Bel-Air Bay Club, where locals can host social events, weddings, or films, all with an ocean view.
For seafood that comes straight from the ocean to the kitchen, do not miss Gladstone’s Restaurant. Located at Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Blvd intersection, the location is ideal for visitors looking for a dazzling view and fantastic food.
Things to Do
Whether visiting a stunning historic park or strolling through a beautiful museum, Pacific Palisades has so many activities to relish. Palisades Park is the largest and most accessible communal area, with 117 acres. It is within walking distance of the village and boasts trails, playgrounds, and even tennis courts. Established as Will Rogers Ranch in 1930, Will Rogers State Historic Park is another well-kept park and trail showcasing Roger's preservation efforts. If you want to take advantage of the California sun, do not miss out on Will Rogers State Beach, a great beach if you are trying to escape the bigger Malibu or Santa Monica crowds. Bring along your sunscreen and soak up that Vitamin D!
Pacific Palisades also houses the second outpost of one of the most famous museums, the J. Paul Getty Villa Museum. The villa features ancient Greek and Roman art. It also has an idyllic garden, architecture, and an ocean breeze. Only a reservation is needed for access to the site! With so many stunning outdoor spaces, It is no wonder residents of Pacific Palisades never want to stay inside!
The Los Angeles Unified School District serves the Pacific Palisades community. Some of the top-ranked schools include: