Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains and with Santa Monica Bay at its feet, “The Palisades”, as it is known locally, is an upscale community of approximately 25,000 residents neighboring Brentwood and Malibu in addition to Santa Monica. Most Pacific Palisades homes are convenient to the community’s intimate downtown core, referred to affectionately as “the village”, which offers restaurants, boutiques, a Sunday farmer’s market and is surrounded by a broad spectrum of living accommodations — from modest to upscale apartments and condominiums, to vintage bungalows, family homes and multi-million dollar estates with many offering ocean and mountain views.
The community’s modern history began in 1911 with film director Thomas Ince creating a film production facility, “Inceville”, which employed up to 600 people. Charles Scott, a Southern California minister, founded Pacific Palisades in 1922 with the hope of creating a religious commune. Today, although most of its residents — including entertainment industry celebrities, business owners and executives — work elsewhere in the Los Angeles area, there is a strong sense of community and civic pride in Pacific Palisades.
- Median household income is approximately $170,000 annually.
- 5 Public (Los Angeles Unified School District) and 6 private schools
- Parks & Recreation:
- Palisades Park/Palisades Recreation Center
- Rustic Canyon Park
- Temescal Canyon Park
- Will Rogers State Historic Park and Polo Club