Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades

Los Angeles, California Homes for Sale

About Pacific Palisades

Stretching between the northern border of Santa Monica and Topanga Canyon and the Pacific Ocean is the upscale community of the Pacific Palisades. Notable for its eponymous television show, the Palisades is one of the ideal Los Angeles communities as it offers the best of both worlds for those who can afford it--lavish, exclusive homes near the ocean on the and a relatively short commute to the rest of central and east Los Angeles.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $435,000 to $26,000,000

Closed Prices: $300,000 to $48,674,600

Median Sale Price: $3,334,000

Average $ per sq ft: $1498

Association Fee Ranges: $345 to $615/quarter, $220 to $1198/mo, $0 to $1258.87

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1921 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 380 to 14000 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 13 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 13 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Around Pacific Palisades

As most of the Pacific Palisades to the north and the west is a state park or broken up by the narrow commercial districts bordering the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), the ideal place to live in the Palisades is in the southeastern part, which borders the northwestern edge of the city of Santa Monica. The bordering street is Entrada Avenue, which runs between San Vicente and the PCH and has some of the more exclusive streets in the Palisades connected to it--as these are beautiful west side homes that have amenities like restaurants, bars, and the beach within walking distance. There are other great areas off the western part of Sunset Boulevard in Temescal Canyon and Rustic Canyon, but the deeper into the central part of the Palisades you go, the more difficult it becomes to leave the area and get out into the rest of L.A.

There is a relatively large selection of fine-dining restaurants in the Palisades. Entrada Avenue has a number of good high-end establishments. Sunset Boulevard and the side streets between Temescal Canyon and Rustic Canyon offer a number of quality options, from fine dining to acclaimed local farm-to-table restaurants. There is also a farmers market twice a week in this area, which acts as the unofficial center of the Palisades, where locals can eat and buy fresh produce and other fine foods.

The Pacific Palisades is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city and is so beautiful that it draws people from around Los Angeles or the occasional in-the-know tourist. Some of the best hiking trails in all of L.A. (which is saying something) are located in Temescal Canyon State Park, which is smack dab in the middle of the Palisades, drawing many Angelenos to the neighborhood.

A Friday night in the Palisades is relatively quiet, with locals going to Santa Monica, Brentwood, or up the coast to Malibu. With the exception of the restaurants in the Palisades, most of the action on a Friday night in the Palisades may happen at the random house party.

Sundays in this neighborhood are very active, are a different story, with a farmers market at Palisades High School that is becoming increasingly popular. And the hiking trails at Temescal Canyon are often jam packed with locals and those from surrounding communities heading out into nature for a workout. Throw in a few popular brunch spots and the Pacific Palisades is one of the more happening Sunday locations in all of West Los Angeles.

Locals Love

  • Easy access to the ocean
  • Local shops and restaurants
  • Nature everywhere

Locals Don't Love

  • Far from downtown
  • Lack of commercial options
  • Tourism

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