Palos Verdes Peninsula’s – Rolling Hills Estates
The Palos Verdes Peninsula consists of four cities, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes & Rolling Hills.
The City of Rolling Hills Estates was incorporated on September 18, 1957. At that time the population was only 3,500, and the city had concerns over maintaining its rural atmosphere and equestrian lifestyle with bridle trails and vast open spaces. In 1959, the Montecillo, Chandler Quarry, Country Club Estates and northern Masongate areas were added to the city. Later between 1960-1966 they added the Peninsula Center, Harbor Sight, The Rancho, Rolling Hills Park Estates, Highridge, Hillcrest Manor & Meadows, Terraces and Cresta Verdes.
As we see these areas today, the 30 different neighborhoods make up their own Homeowner Associations to keep the community lifestyle to reflect each area.
It is considered to be the third largest city on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It consists of 4.18 miles and there are quite a few of the lots that have 1/2 acre or more, and some areas are zoned equestrian. The city recognizes six parks, at least 25 acres of scenic trails and acres of open space. This area is often called the Heart of the Peninsula since it has the largest shopping and entertainment areas that contain the Peninsula Center, Promenade on the Peninsula and the Norris Theatre.
To read my last article on Palos Verdes Peninsula’s four cities click here.
Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates.