Pacific Palisades

Celebrated for its low population density, top-rated schools, and cliffside homes.
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Welcome to Pacific Palisades

A Coastal Haven

Nestled in the coastal foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, Pacific Palisades is known for its low population density, top-rated schools, and cliffside homes with spacious yards. This Westside neighborhood offers a tranquil and private atmosphere, distinct from the bustling areas of West Hollywood. Residents enjoy direct access to mountain parks and trails, such as Temescal Canyon Park and the newly opened George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon.

A Unique Blend of Ocean and Mountains

Pacific Palisades boasts a unique landscape that combines proximity to both the ocean and the mountains. Unlike the flatter terrains of Santa Monica, Venice, and Marina del Rey, the Palisades offers a more secluded and community-oriented environment. Compared to the remote beauty of Malibu, Pacific Palisades provides a more consolidated and neighborly atmosphere.

Diverse Housing Options

The neighborhood features a wide variety of homes, including mid-century modern ranches, Spanish Revival mansions, custom-built houses, and historic buildings. The Alphabet Streets area offers homes within walking distance of Palisades Village, while Castellammare, with its Italian street names and seaside bluffs, boasts eight-figure estates and the Getty Villa Museum. The Palisades Highlands provides larger homes with sweeping views and greater privacy in the Santa Ynez Canyon. The average home value in Pacific Palisades is $5 million, influenced by the area's luxurious coastal mansions. Homes in the neighborhood average around 3,140 square feet in size but reach so much higher with all the sophisticated new construction that goes for approximately $50 million+.

Community and Lifestyle

Pacific Palisades is celebrated for its strong sense of community. Residents enjoy a friendly and neighborly environment, enhanced by the neighborhood's beautiful natural surroundings. The area offers a perfect blend of outdoor activities, from hiking in the nearby mountain trails to enjoying the scenic ocean views.

Around Pacific Palisades, CA

There's plenty to do around Pacific Palisades, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Debbie's Personal Fitness, Punch Brentwood, and JIWA.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.41 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.65 miles 37 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.02 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.77 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.43 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.43 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

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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48.88 / 51.12%

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Schools in Pacific Palisades, CA

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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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