Known by locals and referred to by the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce as “The Palisades,” this affluent section of Los Angeles shares borders with Malibu, Santa Monica and Brentwood, and counts the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains as its playground and Santa Monica Bay as its front door. Most of its approximately 27,000 residents have a strong affection for their community and a vibrant community spirit. The downtown core – known by locals as “the village” – hosts an array of restaurants and cafes, boutiques and a popular Sunday Farmer’s Market. Living accommodations include apartments and condominiums, vintage bungalows and other single-family homes, and multi-million dollar estates. The more pricey properties often provide dramatic ocean and mountain views, and many are owned by celebrities as well as successful professionals and business moguls.
The community’s modern history began in 1911 Thomas Ince one of Hollywood’s pioneer film directors, built a production facility that came to be known as “Inceville.” In its relatively brief heyday, it employed as many as 600 people. A decade later, the land was purchased with the intent to form an elaborate religious commune. Pacific Palisades was officially founded in 1922.
Schools, Culture and Recreation
The 5 public schools in Pacific Palisades are under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The community also has 6 private schools. Recreation and a generally active lifestyle are important to residents who can enjoy Palisades Park and the Palisades Recreation Center, Rustic Canyon Park, Temescal Canyon Park, and popular Will Rogers State Historic Park & Polo Club.
Pacific Palisades Neighborhoods
- The Village
- The Via Mesa
- The Huntington Palisades
- The Alphabet Streets
- The El Medio Mesa
- Marquez Knolls
- Palisades Highlands
- Rustic Canyon
- The Riviera
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