Explore Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
Palos Verdes was once considered for the location of Disneyland: In the early 1950's, Walt Disney's company WED Enterprises hired the Stanford Research Institute to conduct a search for the perfect site. The cities of Long Beach, Palos Verdes and Canoga Park were all considered but each had at le...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
Road construction on the Palos Verfdes Peninsula moved forward rapidly in the late 1950's and through the mid 1960's. Hawthorne Blvd. through the Peninsula was completed in several segments. Hawthorne Blvd. was completed from Silver Spur to Crest in 1959. The segment from Palos Verdes Drive North...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
An interesting fact is that Palos Verdes Estates once tried to annex Marineland - In early 1965, the City of Palos Verdes Estates attempted to annex a portion of present day Rancho Palos Verdes totaling 2.92 square miles bordered by High Ridge Road to the east and the Pacific Ocean, including the...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
You do not have to be a member of the Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club to use it:Resident, non-members may use the club for a day pass rate of $30 per person per day. Non-residents may also use the club for a day pass of $45 per person per day. These day passes may not be used on Memorial Day...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
I am frequently asked Why don't they widen Palos Verdes Drive North in Rolling Hills Estates since the traffic is so bad? City and community leaders in Rolling Hills Estates do not want the rural nature of their city destroyed, and believe that widening Palos Verdes Drive North in this area will ...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
People often ask me :What is the small park off of Hidden Valley Road in Rolling Hills Estates, just north of Hawthorne Boulevard? Is this a public park? This park is a private soccer facility owned by  Fram CQ, which is a recently consolidated soccer club (formed by the merger of Coastal Quest a...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
Why are there such large median strips on Palos Verdes Drive in Lunada Bay and Via Valmonte?  The original planners of the Palos Verdes Project planned Palos Verdes Drive in these areas to accomodate the Pacific Electric Trolley cars, which were an integral part of the public transportation netwo...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
The statue of King Neptune at the Neptune Fountain in Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes Estates is a replica of a replica. The original statue was installed in Malaga Cove Plaza in 1930 and was a replica of the original statue of King Neptune at the Neptune Fountain in Bologna, Italy, and was app...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
There are four stories about this. One says the name comes from an acronym for the beach "Right After Torrance". Another says that it stands for "Redondo and Torrance" beach. The two most recent ones that I have heard are that the name was coined by local surfers. The first story says that "Rat S...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
In my opinion, two of the best views from the top of the Peninsula are located in Rancho Palos Verdes in Del Cerro Park, which can be reached at the end of Crenshaw Boulevard just past St. John Fisher, and from Via Del Monte in Palos Verdes Estates, near the top of the hillside overlooking Malaga...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
Rancho del Mar, a small continuation high school, is located just off of Crest road, just to the east of Crenshaw Blvd. This high school, located in Rolling Hills, offers an individualized teaching plan educational program for students whose personalities, needs, and interests get lost in the tra...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
One interesting fact about Frank Vanderlip's original purchase of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in 1913 was that he agreed to purchase the property after only a 10 minute meeting with a real estate broker from Los Angeles.   Frank Vanderlip at his original home "The Cottage" Early in 1913, George Bi...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 0
  Sunday's announcement of the takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has led to a dramatic decrease in interest rates. Conforming 30 year fixed rates have dropped almost a half point, and even jumbo 30 year fixed rate mortgages have dropped about three tenths of a point. Following are interest r...

By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
Comments 0
Hello,   Today is Sunday August 31st. There are currently 247 homes for sale in Palos Verdes. If you are looking to move to Palos Verdes or move from your current Palos Verdes home to another, my partner and I would love to help. We specialize in selling Palos Verdes properties and have an extens...

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 9
Are you blogging on purpose?  Does your blog have a central focus?  Are you presenting your highest self through your writing?  Or do you write about whatever is on your mind at the moment?   Recently I decided to categorize my blogs.  I was surprised to notice I was addressing more posts to agen...

By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
Comments 0
pic courtesy of google images pv living.com FAVORITE WALKING/ JOGGING TRAILS Here is  a great list of kid friendly and not so kid friendly hiking trails along the Beaches and Peninsula rated hihgly by the PV Mom's club.  For more of their great Guides for Parks, Beaches, Restuarants, Doctors and ...

By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Comments 2
Yesterday, there were 25  homes on the Palos Verdes Real Estate Broker's Tour.  I have selected both high and low priced homes.  We currently have 281 active single family homes for sale in Palos Verdes ranging in price from $849,000 in Rancho Palos Verdes ($579,000 in Eastview) to $23,000,00 in ...

By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
Comments 0
Today is the day for all Palos Verdes Realtors to caravan new listings. I always look forward to Tuesday's for this reason. It is crucial to know all the inventory inside and out on this job. Of the homes I saw today the following were the best buys in my opinion. 3457 Tanglewood 5/5 $1,575,000 5...

By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
Comments 0
Hello,   Today is August 26th. There are currently 258 homes for sale in all of Palos Verdes. The average asking price is $2,435,564. Currently the lowest priced home is $849,900 located at 26416 Grayslake in R.P.V. It is a four bedroom two bath home. The highest priced home is $23 million locate...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 1
In 1947, Palos Verdes College, a small, private, independent junior college opened at the current site of Rancho del Mar High School in Rolling Hills. The college initially occupied barracks which were used in WWII. The college, at its peak, served approximately 100 students. Some of the college'...

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA Real Estate Professionals