Pacific Palisades Lifestyle Guide
Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, the exclusive community of Pacific Palisades is dreamlike in its beauty. Comfortably tucked away between Malibu and Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades residents have amazing views of the mountains and the ocean. It’s almost too good to be true.
Pacific Palisades Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Homes in Pacific Palisades range from large estates, high-end condominiums, and small, usually older homes spread out in different neighborhoods such as The Riviera, the Alphabet Streets, the Huntington Palisades, and so on. Pacific Palisades is a residential community with a strong familial atmosphere – which means that while there isn’t a lot of nightlife to be had, there are still plenty of things to do here.
Pacific Palisades is a nature lover’s paradise. The community offers access to several trails leading to the Topanga State Park. Other parks in the area include Rustic Canyon Park, Will Rogers State Historic Park, and Santa Ynez County Park. Being an ocean-side community, residents more often than not engage in water sports such as swimming and surfing.
Compared to other Los Angeles neighborhoods, Pacific Palisades is much more laidback and relaxed. Green spaces of varying sizes are dotted all over the community. In these parks locals can read their favorite books in peace or take pleasure in the quietness of it all. The community organizes day-long events such as 5 to 10k runs and fireworks displays for its Fourth of July celebrations.
Shopping, Dining and the Arts
A part of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Villa is here and is a must-see. J. Paul Getty’s private collection of sculptures and artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome are displayed and the space is open every day of the week except Tuesdays.
Pacific Palisades has a small district filled with restaurants, cafes, banks, shops, and small offices called The Village. It’s where the locals regularly meet for local events and the weekly farmer’s market.
Served by the Los Angeles Unified School District, Pacific Palisades has over 10 private and public schools. A library, the Los Angeles Public Library Palisades branch, is located at 861 Alma Drive.