Palos Verdes Estates, or just "PV" to locals, is an upscale community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula that was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. – he's the son of the guy responsible for designing Central Park in New York City. The neighborhood consists mostly of large homes on large properties, but tucked along some of its roads are small shopping plazas. Many of the houses here enjoy amazing views of the ocean. Just watch out for the peacocks that roam freely.
Burbank: 38.9 miles / 65-110 minutes by car / 175 minutes by transit
Century City: 23.3 miles / 55-110 minutes by car / 180 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 28.5 miles / 50-85 minutes by car / 150 minutes by transit
Long Beach: 13.3 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 120 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 23.2 miles / 55-110 minutes by car / 180 minutes by transit