Stunning homes, historic architecture, coastal living, and panoramic views in an almost secret hideaway.

Welcome to Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades is a quiet and affluent neighborhood tucked away between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Mountains. The coastline is lined with pristine beaches. There are plenty of natural green spaces and networks of nature trails. Hillside residences give way to breathtaking panoramic views. You’ll find a wide range of housing options to fit various lifestyles, from charming bungalows and ranch-style estates to Mediterranean villas and Contemporary homes. It also boasts historic Mid-Century masterpieces, including the Thomas Mann House and the Eames Foundation.

The central commercial hub is known as The Village, a walkable area of boutique shops, trendy eateries, chic cafes, sidewalk dining, and open-air plazas. Many businesses are locally-owned, creating a sense of a small-town community. Pacific Palisades is next to Santa Monica and Malibu and within proximity to some of Los Angeles' other famous attractions, including Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.

What to Love

  • Beautiful coastal location
  • Historic and well-preserved architecture
  • Hillside Pacific Palisades homes with breathtaking views
  • Quiet and peaceful residential neighborhoods
  • Endless outdoor recreation and ocean activities
  • A vibrant community with numerous cultural institutions

Local Lifestyle - Living in Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades offers luxurious coastal living, small-town charm, and urban amenities. Its location between the ocean and the mountains allows residents the opportunity to live a more active lifestyle, surfing, boating, and hiking year-round. Art galleries, performance theaters, and world-class cultural institutions contribute to a thriving art and culture scene.

Despite its location within the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the city feels like a secret hideaway, free of touristy crowds. Residents put an emphasis on peace and privacy, with many homes nestled in seclusion or in gated communities.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades offers a mix of casual eateries, cozy cafes, and fine dining establishments offering diverse cuisines. The Draycott is a British-inspired brasserie with light menu items, vegan dishes, and gluten-free options. The colorful furniture and bright terrace give the setting a very European flair, and it often gets packed for weekend brunch.

For sumptuous Italian fare, Angelini Ristorante & Bar features classic favorites, including seafood risotto, penne pasta, and bolognese. Their expansive patio is perfect for leisurely lunches, while their elegant dining room is ideal for special occasions and romantic date nights. Or you can have a seat at the bar and try one of their handcrafted cocktails or a selection from their curated wine list.

For boutique shopping, Elysewalker is a women's boutique specializing in designer apparel, shoes, and accessories. They even have in-store expert stylists who can help you with fashion advice, dress fittings, and wardrobe recommendations.

For groceries, Erewhon Pacific Palisades specializes in organic and locally-sourced produce, gourmet and specialty foods, and healthy meals to go. They offer in-store pickup and delivery options.

Things to Do in Pacific Palisades

The city's central hub for shopping, dining, and social activity is Palisades Village. There's a host of unique boutiques, lively eateries, cafes, gift shops, and services. It was designed to be pedestrian-friendly, with wide sidewalks, fountains, and green space.

At the end of Temescal Canyon, Will Rogers State Beach is popular with swimmers, surfers, and sunbathers year-round. You'll often see fitness classes, such as yoga and spin, out on the sand, along with volleyball players and other sports.

Located within the Santa Monica Mountains, the Paseo Miramar Trail takes you to amazing viewpoints where you can see Santa Monica Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and on clear days, all the way to Long Beach and Catalina Island. You'll also discover some notable landmarks along the trail, including the Rustic Canyon Stone Bridge.

On Sundays, the Pacific Palisades Farmers’ Market hosts regional vendors selling organic produce, artisanal products, craft items, flowers, plants, and prepared foods.


Pacific Palisades is served by The Los Angeles Unified School District and is home to prestigious private schools. One of the main reasons people flock to this area is the presence of reputable public chartered schools. Notable schools here include:


23,037 people live in PACIFIC PALISADES, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $131,556. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for PACIFIC PALISADES, CA

PACIFIC PALISADES has 8,840 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in PACIFIC PALISADES do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,037 people call PACIFIC PALISADES home. The population density is 4,041.165 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby PACIFIC PALISADES. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Corpus Christi Elementary School
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Canyon Charter Elementary
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Palisades Charter Elementary
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Paul Revere Charter Middle
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