Rancho Palos Verdes – Living on the Edge… of LA County

The city of Rancho Palos Verdes is home to some 42,000 people. Incorporated in the early 70s, it is carved out of a piece of Los Angeles County, its largest border being the Pacific Ocean. Based on the city’s situation on something of a point, beaches, striking coastlines and (important for the home hunter) water views abound.

The racial makeup of the city is a decently rich mix, with Caucasians and Asians being the largest two groups represented, but a healthy mix of many people. And while Rancho Palos Verdes is a decidedly affluent town, with a 2007 estimate of median household income at around $112,00.00 annually, don’t worry – there are plural lovely and affordable condos! (And some that are maybe not so affordable. But still lovely, to be sure.)

The schools of Rancho Palos Verdes are lauded as some of the nation’s best. And that goes for its highly regarded private schools as well as the public Palos Verdes Unified School District as well. The excellent educational institutions of the area greatly increase its desirability for families with school-age children (or those who are planning ahead).

While the city has its own independent government, it uses LAPD and LAFD staffers at its emergency services stations. The former, however, will often find themselves bored in this safe, secure town. Residents are rather used to that type of lifestyle, what with median home prices hovering just under 1.5 million dollars.

But like I said, fear not! We can beat the heck out of that and still give you plural bedrooms and bathrooms! Some wonderful properties for <375k – 625k. Take a look.

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