PACIFIC PALISADES is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles in the Westside region of Los Angeles County. It is approximately 22.84 square miles in size and has a population of just over 25,500. Neighboring communities include Brentwood to the east, Malibu and Topanga to the west, and Santa Monica to the southeast. It is primarily a residential area, with a mixture of large private homes, smaller houses, condominiums, and apartments. Pacific Palisades is known for its FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION which includes day-long events such as 5K and 10K runs, a parade down Sunset Boulevard, and a fireworks display at Palisades High School. It is also the home of THE GETTY VILLA, a renowned museum founded by The J. Paul Getty Trust, as well as the BEL-AIR BAY CLUB.
Pacific Palisades is comprised of numerous neighborhoods within its community which include the following:
THE VILLAGE - a walkable, vibrant business district with its center at Sunset Boulevard and Via de la Paz. A significant portion of The Village (north of Sunset) recently underwent a major renovation and opened in the Summer of 2018. For more information visit PALISADES VILLAGE.
VIA MESA and HUNTINGTON PALISADES - neighborhoods that border The Village to the south of Sunset Boulevard, overlooking the ocean. The Huntington is well known for its luxurious homes, expansive lots, and wide tree-lined avenues. Residents in the Huntington also have access to an ocean view park and are within walking distance of PALISADES RECREATION CENTER.
ALPHABET STREETS - also known as "The North Village" because it borders The Village to the north of Sunset Boulevard. The Alphabet Streets are located within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. In addition, now that the PALISADES VILLAGE project is completed, residents also have easy access to a movie theater, specialty grocer, open park space, additional outdoor dining, and unique retailers.
EL MEDIO MESA - located south of Sunset Boulevard beginning about a quarter mile west of The Village, across Temescal Canyon, just past PALISADES CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL.
EL MEDIO BLUFFS - located on a high ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean. El Medio Bluffs is also in close proximity to numerous mountain trails and offers a variety of different home styles ranging from quaint cottages to traditional and modern architecture.
MARQUEZ KNOLLS - a large area of homes located north of Sunset Boulevard beginning about a quarter mile west of The Village across Temescal Canyon on the mountain upslope known for spectacular ocean views.
CASTELLAMMARE - located along the Pacific Coast Highway on small bluffs much closer to sea-level, just north of where Sunset Boulevard meets Pacific Coast Highway. Being so close to sea-level, many homes in this area enjoy endless ocean and/or mountain views.
PALISADES HIGHLANDS - a community near the end of Sunset Boulevard, bordering Topanga, about five minutes away from the center of Pacific Palisades. Driving through the canyon on Palisades Drive can take you "above the clouds" when the rest of the coast is set in fog. The Highlands also includes recreation centers, with tennis and swimming, and numerous hiking trails which lead directly into TOPANGA STATE PARK.
RUSTIC CANYON - the neighborhood east of Chautauqua Boulevard that dips into Santa Monica Canyon and includes WILL ROGERS STATE HISTORIC PARK.
RIVIERA - a neighborhood located approximately two miles east of The Village which features THE RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB and streets named after various locations in the French and Italian Riviera. Like the Huntington, the Riviera includes large lots and expansive estates which makes it one of the most desirable locations in the Palisades.*
*More information regarding PACIFIC PALISADES and a LIST OF SCHOOLS in the area; LOS ANGELES COUNTY NEIGHBORHOODS; INCORPORATED CITIES and UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES in Los Angeles County.