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This upscale neighborhood has charming streets and – if you're lucky – incredible ocean views.
Studio / 1 BR
21% Complete
2 Bedrooms
35% Complete
3 Bedrooms
68% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 125 Shops
  • 87 Fitness options
  • 54 Restaurants
  • 4 Grocery stores/markets
  • 14 Banks
  • 7 Nightlife options




Pacific Palisades has a below average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for Los Angeles.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Pacific Palisades LIKE?

Though it has a small commercial center of high-end shopping, restaurants, banks, and offices, Pacific Palisades is a primarily residential community spanning from the ocean into the Santa Monica mountains to the north. This is one of LA's wealthiest neighborhoods and that's reflected in the manicured properties with large, expensive single family homes. There are some condos and townhouses as well, though they are similarly pricey. Many of the homes have views over the beach and ocean.

The area has plenty of parks with stunning views for you to get your hiking fix. And the Santa Monica Stairs (which are in the Palisades, despite the name) are a favorite of fitness buffs to run up and down on the weekends. 

Like many of LA's wealthy neighborhoods, Pacific Palisades boasts excellent schools. 

Pacific Palisades is bordered on the north by Woodland Hills and Tarzana, on the east by Brentwood, on the south by Santa Monica, and on the west by Malibu and Topanga.


Burbank: 22.2 miles / 40-75 minutes by car / 140 minutes by transit
Century City: 8.9 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 60 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 18.4 miles / 35-60 minutes by car / 90-95 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 2.5 miles / 10-15 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike

Pacific Palisades Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Pacific Palisades LOCAL schools

The Second Street School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.39 mi
Corpus Christi Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.40 mi
Village School, Inc.
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.45 mi
Seven Arrows Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.48 mi
Palisades Charter Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.51 mi


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