August 21st, 2019
The price range in which most of the sales occur are for Palos Verdes homes between 1200000 and 1800000. Here’s a “one stop shop” page that specifically focuses on this market. If you’re viewing this page on a iPhone or iPad, the map which will display on Androids or a PC or Mac won’t. No problem, scroll to bottom of page for list of homes with details for the Palos Verdes homes between 1200000 and 1800000
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Palos Verdes Homes between 1200000 and 1800000
Displayed first are the 90274 homes then 90275 homes. Measuring the Palos Verdes homes sold in the last 6 months (study conducted 5/11/2014), it was found that 36% of the Palos Verdes homes sold were under $1,200,000 and 19% of the Palos Verdes homes sold were over $1,800,000. Hence Palos Verdes Homes between 1200000 and 1800000 comprised the largest percentage of Palos Verdes homes sold, at 45%
The below information is from WikiTravel: “The best way to see Palos Verdes is to drive along beautiful Palos Verdes Drive. This is one of the finest drives in the United States and tops the list of things to do. Palos Verdes Drive West and South are the highlights, a seaside “yellow brick road” that traces the cliffs, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Palos Verdes Drive(s) (north, west, east, and south) encircle the Peninsula. The “center” of Palos Verdes consists of several upscale residential neighborhoods (only a few of which are gated), and while beautiful, are not exactly a tourist destination.
The best place to start a tour of Palos Verdes is on Palos Verdes Drive West travelling southbound from the intersection with Palos Verdes Drive North. Your first stop: Malaga Cove Plaza.
Malaga Cove (on Palos Verdes Drive West) is home to a charming shopping plaza and library that feature beautiful Spanish Renaissance architecture. The plaza, library, and original homes were built starting in the late 1920s. Park in the Plaza. The fountain statue of Neptune is a copy of a famous statue in Bologna, Italy. The library is one block uphill behind the plaza’s south side. Resume your trip by turning left (south) on Palos Verdes Drive West. The road takes you through beautiful Mediterranean style homes that cling to steep cliffs.
The Neighborhood Church  Make sure while you are in the Malaga Cove area that you stop by and see the stunning Neighborhood Church. It has a fascinating history and the grounds are stunning. It was built by J. J. Haggarty, a wealthy merchant businessman, in 1927 to be his summer home. Built on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the house was built by one of the finest Italian architects. The cost to built his summer home was $750,000. The completed home had the finest marbles, frescos, fireplaces, and gardens. Eventually J. J. Haggarty’s business started to fall apart and the house exchanged hands multiple times. In 1949, it went on the real estate market initially for $250,000. The current church congregation placed a bid for the grounds for $60,000. The bid was accepted and the Neighborhood Church was born. Many of the frescos are still viewable and the actual church sanctuary is stunning with open beamed ceilings still showing the initials of JJH. It’s a lovely place to get married with many picturesque backdrops and is right around the corner from the center of this quaint village.
Lunada Bay is the next village (not a formal city) in Palos Verdes Estates. Lunada Bay also boasts a lovely fountain and a tiny, charming commercial district. The next attraction is the famous Point Vicente Lighthouse.
Point Vicente Lighthouse
Point Vicente Lighthouse (on PV Drive South) is perched on spectacular cliffs that face Catalina Island. The grounds and lighthouse are normally closed to the public. However, the tower and a small museum are open the second Saturday of month between the hours of 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Admission is free. For recorded information, call (310) 541-0334. There are well-kept trails near the lighthouse that offer great views. These trails are accessed by turning right (go south) at the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive West and Hawthorne. You will drive through a large tract of recently built $3-$6 million dollar homes. Drive down to the cliffs and park. This area has good public access and parking, which the city provided as part of the plan to develop this area. The trails are wide and easy to walk, offering great views of the lighthouse. You can hike a steep trail down to tidepools from an unmarked spot near the parking lot. The visitor center next to the light house has information about grey whales which migrate off shore on their annual reproductive voyage from the Arctic Circle to Baja California. Next turn right on Palos Verdes Drive South and continue your journey.
Abalone Cove on your right is a lovely, remote, uncrowded beach. Trails lead from the beach to Portuguese Bend to the left and Inspiration Point, which is further to the left (south). Parking is $5. Portuguese Bend is named after shore whalers whose station was in this cove in from 1874 to 1877. Abalone cove is named after the Abalone shells, once found along the beach, that were a mainstay of the whalers’ diet.
Wayfarer’s Chapel  (on the left hand side of Palos Verdes Drive South) is the jewel of the tour– a stunningly beautiful little chapel – unique in all of the world. The chapel is virtualy all glass, surrounded by beautiful trees, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The gardens are also impeccable. A lot of people are married here. Located on a knoll overlooking Portuguese Bend, the “glass church” was designed by Lloyd Wright, architect and son of Frank Lloyd Wright. Built as a memorial to philosopher and religious reformer Emanuel Swedenborg, it was designed to serve as a chapel for meditation and prayer for wayfarers. Like his father, Lloyd Wright practiced an organic architecture and he said the inspiration for the church came from his spiritual feelings visiting a Redwood Forest, surrounded by the majesty of the giant trees. The chapel is constructed of redwood, glass and local stone. Note the use of the triangle throughout the chapel. Words or photos can not do the chapel justice. Continue southward on Palos Verdes Drive West.
Portuguese Bend has been suffering massive land slippage. You will notice the bumpy road which is repaved every few weeks. The land in this area has moved more than 400 feet seaward, and continues to creep toward the ocean. A building moratorium exists in many areas. Several homes in the worst lanslide areas continue to be occupied, with the homeowners leveling their homes by the use of hydraulic jacks. A great blessing from the land movement has been the preservation of more than 1,000 acres as open space. This area is one of the largest natrual spaces along the Ocean in Southern California and offers fabulous hiking and biking trails with spectacular Ocean Views. The Palos Verdes Land Conservancy , a volunteer group of local residents, has worked tirelessly to fund raise and make arrangements to acquire much of this acreage.
Ocean Trails/Trump Golf Course is next on your right. Before Donald Trump bought the course, the 18th hole fell into the ocean. “The Donald” reportedly spent $27 million to buy the Ocean Trails property in 2002 and then plowed an additional $61 million into the tricky and complicated engineering work required to re-stabilize the land under the 18th hole. In spite of all this some local geologists still predict a repeat. With his typical and comical grandiosity, the self-promoter declares the course even better than Pebble Beach. Nonetheless, the course is lovely, has hosted an LPGA tournament, has an ocean view from every hole, and offers a great Sunday brunch. It also holds the distinction of being the only US club in the Trump chain that’s open to the public.
Hiking and Equestrian Trails – there are many great nature trails around PV. The geology and plants are similar to the Channel Islands.
Terranea – Terranea (terra-NAY-a) is a land unto itself. When you step onto our 102-acre private peninsula paradise, it’s like stepping into a whole new world – minutes from the bustle of Los Angeles. On three sides, you’re surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific and across the channel is Catalina Island. The coastal setting of Terranea embraces its Mediterranean heritage and incorporates it into its architecture. From the resort lobby and outdoor gardens to private terraces and inviting courtyards with outdoor fireplaces, our carefully tended southern California family resort continues to evolve naturally over time. Terranea is part of the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection. The luxury eco resort offers well-appointed rooms and suites and includes a collection of residential Bungalows, Casitas and Villas. An award-winning nine-hole, par-three golf course, the soothing oceanfront Spa at Terranea, three ocean-view pools and a collection of eight distinctive restaurants, bars, cafes and lounges welcomes you with open arms. As the location of many Hollywood films and television shows, all who come to Terranea feel as though they’ve walked onto the set of paradise.”