Palos Verdes Peacocks have been around here since the early 1900s and where there were just a few, there are now a lot; and in some neighborhoods a whole bunch of them.
The city of Rancho Palos Verdes has just released their Peafowl Management Plan which you can download right here:
Where did the Palos Verdes Peacocks come from?
Francine A. Bradley, Ph.D. UC Davis, in a report to the City of Rancho Palos Verdes on managing peafowl on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, states that the original peacock colony on the Palos Verdes Peninsula was a gift of 16 birds from the daughter of William Wrigley, Jr. to Frank Vanderlip, the original founder of the Palos Verdes Project in the mid 1920’s, from Mr. Wrigley’s aviary on Catalina Island. These birds were maintained at the Vanderlip Estate in Portuguese Bend. It is suspected that some of the birds were introduced to Palos Verdes Estates by former mayor Fred Roessler sometime in the period from 1960-65. There are now numerous colonies in Rancho Palos Verdes in the Crestridge, Vista Grande, and the Portuguese Bend areas, as well as in the Lunada Bay and Malaga Cove areas of Palos Verdes Estates.
The City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at 7:00 PM at Hesse Park Community Building, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes, to consider adopting the City’s Peafowl Management Plan (PMP), along with adopting an Environmental Assessment/Negative Declaration prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (Case No. ZON2015-00326). The PMP is a City initiated plan to humanely manage the peafowl population within the boundary limits of the City by reducing and maintaining the peafowl population to the levels identified in the 2000 Peafowl Census Report. The PMP will support the coexistence of peafowl within the semi–rural character of the City by using the following methods:
• Public Education & Deterrent Measures
• Humane Trapping & Relocation of up to 150 birds per year in order to maintain the 2000 peafowl population.
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Extraordinary opportunity! Remodel this original, unique one level home or build your own custom home. It's all about the land. This property is on over 1/2 acre of a beautifully landscaped lot and is zoned for up to 4 horses. Fruit trees. Much of the land has been leveled and there is a horse trail at the bottom of the canyon. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch with hardwood floors sits in the heart of Palos Verdes Peninsula offering privacy and amenities such as miles of equestrian trails, community tennis courts and a horse ring. This prestigious neighborhood offers a prime location on the hill, providing easy access to schools, shopping, parks and freeway. Perfect for those looking to enjoy the serenity, privacy and beauty of their land.
Pride of Ownership is Understated in this marvelous 2,063 Sq. foot, 3-bedroom home in Academy Hills. One level home with a 3-car garage. The kitchen and bathrooms were remodeled in 2008, with granite counter tops and attractive cabinetry. The dining room is designed for social gatherings; or, you can have a leisure breakfast in the kitchen and enjoy the peace and tranquility of your large back yard. Please view the video. Offers must be presented by Monday evening, April 24th. Thank you
Ranch style property with pool, private backyard and a horse stable in a quite neighborhood. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath has a living room flow out to the back yard with the view of the pool. This is a light and roomy home with two fireplaces located in the office/Den and the family room. The kitchen, flooring and plumbing have been updated just a few years ago and it has a newer roof. The side yard has mature Citrus trees. There is a lot of potential in this flat large lot to make it your own. Make sure to check the wide and open side yard with mature trees perfect for playground.
Ocean view home for a great value in Palos Verdes! With over 2700 square feet of living space and 5 bedrooms, this house has a lot of potential. Every room has vaulted ceilings! The main master bedroom is on the entry level, and a second master suite is located above the garage. The backyard is very large and is a great space for kids to play and adults to entertain while watching the sunset. Come see this one!
PANORAMIC OCEAN, CATALINA AND COASTLINE VIEW. THIS ONE LEVEL HOME IS LOCATED ON A CUL-DE-SAC IN UPPER LOS VERDES. LARGE BACKYARD WITH AN UPPER AND LOWER GARDEN AREA. FAMILY ROOM OFF THE KITCHEN. LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM COMBINATION. LARGE LAUNDRY ROOM. NEW FURNACE AND DUCTING. DIRECT ACCESS TO THE GARAGE. CLOSE TO PARKS, DINING, SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT. THIS HOME HAS TONS OF POTENTIAL. MAKE THIS YOUR DREAM HOME!
One enters this one level bright home enjoying amazing ocean views and forever sunsets with views of Catalina and St. Nicholas Islands. Beautifully remodeled home with hardwood floors throughout. Kitchen with granite counter tops and white cabinetry. Granite gas fireplace in great room.Generous size yard with custom pavers and trellis. Security system. New landscaping - lots of privacy. Desirable Los Verdes neighborhood in Rancho Palos Verdes. Close to parks, schools and shopping. A very peaceful setting...
Welcome to this Warm and Inviting Rancho Palos Verdes Home with a Modern Floor Plan and Renovated Condition. This Tastefully updated 4 Bedroom Home with 2 Full Remodeled Baths and a Remodeled Kitchen features a Spacious and Flexible 2,247 SF Floor Plan with a Gigantic Great Room! The Open Floor Plan with Soaring Smooth Vaulted Ceilings, Floor to Ceiling glass and a newly remodeled Stacked Stone Fireplace embraces a comfortable family lifestyle. Featuring New wide plank White Oak distressed Floors on the Main Floor with Neutral Carpeting & New Paint in the 4 Bedrooms; Granite Counters, Crown Molding; Recessed Lighting and Dual Pane Windows. Upstairs features a private Master Retreat with a Remodeled Full Bath. The 4th Bedroom is currently used as an Office and Master Den creating a private oasis. There is also a partial Ocean view from the Upstairs Bedrooms. The Tranquil, Professionally landscaped backyard and Patio is the perfect spot to relax and entertain friends and family. Conveniently located to 3 Award Winning Palos Verdes Schools, Hesse & Ryan Parks, Peninsula Center and the Beach; this home is close to everything! Homes like this are rarely found at this price in the popular, family friendly New Los Verdes neighborhood! This is a GREAT HOME VALUE in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Rare opportunity to own a newer two-story home in a beautiful Pepper Tree Lane community. Distinguished PV unified school district. All bedrooms upstairs: 1 master and 2 suites with separate restrooms. View of canyon, 9 feet ceiling height, natural light throughout the house, convenient laundry room on upper level. Beautiful hardwood floor throughout the 1st floor and carpet on the 2nd floor. Living room with cozy fireplace, dining area next to the kitchen, custom shutters. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and center island for breakfast area. Open floor plan and large beautiful backyard with many flowers and tress. 2 attached garage parking and 1 on-site designated parking in front. There is an option to turn a closet to an elevator. A small private park with kid playground across the street. Located near Ralph market, Chase Bank, Hesse Community Park, Los Verdes Golf Club, etc. The best value in the area 172 (the lowest priced detached home and per sqft).
CUSTOM 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME, GREAT CURB APPEAL, DYNAMITE LOCATION. THIS HOME WAS EXTENSIVELY REMODELED AND HAS A FANTASTIC FLOOR PLAN, CUSTOM WINDOWS AND DOORS, HARDWOOD FLOORS , STONE WORK , PERFECT FAMILY KITCHEN,ALARM SYSTEM,AIR CONDITIONED,PROFESSIONALLY LANDSCAPED FRONT AND BACK PERFECT FOR KIDS WITH LOTS OF STORAGE TOO.
PRICE IMPROVEMENT!!! COURTYARD ENTRY POOL HOME WITH TONS OF POTENTIAL LOCATED ON A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC! Spacious 4-bedroom, 3-bath home with pastoral & canyon views. This classic ranch style home features some updating while still providing you the opportunity to customize and update to your taste. This home offers an eat-in kitchen, large family room that opens to the pool area which is perfect for entertaining. Separate dining room, sunken living room with wood burning fireplace & high ceilings. The huge deck offers serene pastoral views and is perfect for entertaining or relaxing. This home includes a 3 car garage and lots of driveway parking. Located in the award winning PV School District, close to schools, shopping and restaurants.
Entering an iron gate entrance you will find through double doors an Original single story with a longer foyer to open living space. Living room has vaulted ceilings, marbled fireplace and via floor-to-ceiling glass windows of views of tree and the ocean. One will find an open kitchen with family room or can be used for casual dining. A very well kept 5 bedroom 3 bath home that has a tremendous amount of potential. One can use their imagination to create a beautiful home for elegant living. It is a 5 bedroom, presently used as a 4 bedroom which can easily be put back, and 3 bathrooms. One steps out to its own oasis of very private grounds with grass and beautiful greenery. A charming backyard surrounded by trees and views of San Nicholas. There were 30,000 dollars of improvements that have been done such as a new clean out to the main line, new heater, spa room, marbled fireplace and driveway with beautifully done pavers. Immaculate large garage with direct access to the home. This home is located in the well sought out area of Los Verdes community close to schools, shops and parks.
Picturesque Southern California home on hillside street overlooking the ocean! Effortless, light-filled home creates the most peaceful setting for family and friends. Freshly painted in and out .Smooth ceiling, new recessed lights, new double pane windows and sliding doors. Enter the bright, spacious living room with cozy fireplace where you can relax or entertain year round. Walk out from there through large glass doors to the patio. Enjoy a meal and PV days and nights there or take it back inside to formal dining room. Kitchen and breakfast nook feature generous windows bringing the inside in and doors flowing out to patio. From the master suite, admire the ocean and Catalina .Bedrooms are bright and some ocean view. Unbeatable location, near the Hesse Park! A must see home for family and friends gatherings or relaxing at home.
Beautifully maintained and updated 5 bedroom 2,515 square foot home in Los Verdes is all ready for the buyer! It has a formal living room with fireplace, family room off the kitchen, formal dining area, remodeled bathrooms, newer windows and sliders, and a large master suite with walk-in closet and fabulous ocean views! Completing the picture is a great flat grassy yard with patio that is perfect for family fun and entertaining.
Wow! What a View of the Mountains & City Lights from this Beautifully Appointed 3 bedroom, 2.5 Bath one story Home that sits on Top of the hill on a Large lot that is expansive and private at the same time in The exclusive area of Palos Verdes Peninsula. Major Remodel in 2012. Feels like a New Home! Attention to Details. A must see! Open and spacious floorplan with Gorgeous Hardwood floor throughout, Sit by the fireplace in your sunken Living room and enjoy the views! Large picture window in dining area has views as well. Have your morning coffee in the kitchen that has top of the line Stainless steel appliances including the refrigerator and take in the view. Convenient Laundry room off the kitchen with Washer & Dryer included and built-in ironing board. Direct access into the garage. Entertain on the backyard patio overseeing the garden and many fruit trees. Master bedroom has walk-in closet and sliding door to patio that includes a Master bathroom. Air Conditioning, Tankless Water Heater, Central Vacuum are just a few of the many features of this Truly Amazing Home! See attached Supplement for a more complete list.
Panoramic ocean and coastline views. This is an Investors Delight. This property is in a great location, you can walk to local park and is convenient to elementary school. This great view home has a formal living room & dining room, family room, an extra large 2 car garage. Views from most of the rooms. Most bedrooms have walk-in closets. Nice flat backyard to enjoy the wonderful views.
Why do we love living here and being owners of Palos Verdes Homes? I've been a resident of Palos Verdes since 1968 attending 6th grade, graduating from Palos Verdes High School, graduating from UCLA and then coming back to Palos Verdes Estates to begin my real estate career in 1980. Talking with thousands of people and many hundreds of clients has confirmed for me what I've always known about owning any of the many fine Palos Verdes homes. We appreciate our strong school district ranked in the top 100 of all districts in these United States, we love our clean ocean breeze swept air, we love our approximate 70+ miles of hiking and equestrian trails, we love our quiet, peaceful, safe cities and bedroom communities and we love the strong sense of neighborhood that exist in the many varied neighborhoods here in Palos Verdes. From Palos Verdes ocean view homes in Palos Verdes Estates to the ranchos in Rolling Hills, there really is something for everyone. And, as "boring" as we might be, we have some great restaurants, and entertainment centers too. I can't wait to talk with you more about our many different communities. Meanwhile feel welcome to explore this website and if you own one of the many Palos Verdes homes and want an estimate of Palos Verdes home values, you will see a tab here to engage a few widgets to check and balance. Use the contact blue buttons to get a hold of me today