Pacific Palisades

Welcome to Pacific Palisades

Upscale community with gorgeous mountain and ocean scenery

Pacific Palisades is an upscale community with gorgeous scenery and elegant homes on the Westside of Los Angeles. This family-friendly community stretches from the shimmering waters of Santa Monica Bay to the sprawling open space of the Santa Monica Mountains. The central commercial hub of Riviera Village features a unique selection of Californian businesses in a beautifully designed space.

Pacific Palisades is subdivided into several distinct neighborhoods with homes perched atop ocean bluffs, nestled within canyons, or overlooking the Riviera Country Club’s golf course. The community’s diverse architectural mix includes grand 1920s estates, striking mid-century modern gems, and spectacular contemporary residences.

What to Love

  • Gorgeous ocean and mountain scenery
  • Palisades Village shopping and dining
  • Diverse and beautiful architecture
  • Riviera Country Club 

People & Lifestyle

Pacific Palisades’ incredible location encapsulates everything that makes California so special. The community’s masterpiece homes offer mesmerizing views over mountains, canyons, and the ocean. From the sophisticated shopping and dining of Palisades Village to the endless outdoor recreation of the surrounding mountains and beaches, this is a community that has it all. Pacific Palisades is also conveniently located to commute into other areas of Los Angeles.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Palisades Village is a beautifully designed commercial center featuring a curated collection of 40 boutiques and restaurants. Real estate mogul Rick Caruso studied walkable urban areas such as Fillmore Street in San Francisco and Newbury Street in Boston to guide the design of this elegant village. No two buildings are designed by the same architect, and Caruso favored independent Californian brands over larger corporate tenants, crafting a delightful canvas for shopping and dining experiences with a vibe unlike anywhere else. Womenswear boutique Elyse Walker is a fine example of Palisades Village’s ethos. This stylish store offers impeccable personal service and a great selection of fashionable apparel from labels such as Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin, Lanvin, Rag & Bone, and Stella McCartney. Sophisticated brasserie The Draycott combines contemporary Californian sensibilities with classic London style. Traditional British dishes (like fish and chips) and desserts are prepared with sustainable locally-sourced ingredients. Beech Street Cafe serves elegant Italian entrées alongside tasty salads and great pizza.

Other Palisades Village highlights include an organic grocery store and café Erewhon Market, legendary Beverly Hills barbers Gornik & Drucker, upscale appointment-only home décor store Serena & Lily, fair-trade handmade goods at The Little Market, and artisanal chocolatier See’s Candies.

Things to Do

Pacific Palisades’ stunning homes are within easy reach of numerous gorgeous parks and recreation facilities. Located on the boundary between Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica, Palisades Park is a linear green space extending over a 26.4-acre coastal terrace with exposed bluffs. This park features more than 30 species of plants and trees, along with public artworks and historic artifacts, including a Native American totem pole and the 1950s Santa Monica Camera Obscura. Palisades Park also has delightful picnic areas with stunning views of Santa Monica Bay and the Santa Monica Mountains. Just south of Palisades Village, Palisades Recreation Center has basketball and tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and a lighted football field. It also hosts a wide variety of programs and classes, including youth and adult sports leagues, ballet and tap dancing, Tai chi, and summer sports camps. Temescal Gateway Park covers 141 acres with beautiful canyons dotted with oak and sycamore trees.

Trails run through Temescal Gateway Park and connect to the sprawling open space of Topanga State Park, Will Rogers State Historic Park, and 20,000-acre Big Wild. The Riviera Country Club features a challenging championship golf course nestled in Santa Monica Canyon just beneath the Santa Monica Mountains. This golf course was designed by George C. Thomas Jr. and William P. Bell in the 1920s and updated several times in the century since it opened. The course has hosted three major championships and is the regular site of the annual Genesis Invitational on the PGA Tour. The country club is also home to the Riviera Tennis Club, which, with 24 courts, is one of the West Coast’s largest and most prestigious tennis clubs.

Schools

Pacific Palisades is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Palisades Charter Elementary School, Public, Charter, K-5
  • Palisades Charter High School, Public, Magnet, Charter, 9-12
  • Village School, Private, K-6
  • Seven Arrows Elementary School, Private, K-6
  • St. Matthew’s Parish School, Private, PK-8