About Rolling Hills Estates


This city, like it’s neighbor, Rolling Hills, demonstrates a strong commitment to horses and an equestrian lifestyle. Rolling Hills Estates was incorporated on September 18, 1957. It has 8,067 residents according to the 2010 Census. The City of Rolling Hills Estates encompasses 3.6 square miles and 2,965 households.

Rolling Hills Estates provides a balanced mix of residential, commercial and recreational space that extends primarily across the northern edge of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Extensive horse trails and equestrian zoning of properties contribute an important aspect to the city’s character.

The Empty Saddle Club is located in the City of Rolling Hills Estates and is a venue for a wide variety of equestrian related events and social activities. The Club was founded in 1935 and has extensive facilities for horses and equestrian activities located on their grounds. Frequent get togethers, trail rides and special events are sponsored by the Empty Saddle Club.

Promenade on the Peninsula is the only large scale shopping center on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It has changed styles and evolved over the years. Currently the majority of the shops are specialty stores, but there are also professional and medical offices intermingled with some excellent restaurants and an ice rink for skating enthusiasts. Prudential California Realty is conveniently located next door at 501 Deep Valley Drive.

Theatrical and musical productions are available to the communities at the nearby Norris Center for Performing Arts. The Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion is across the street and is a great venue for special functions ranging from weddings to large scale banquets.

The Peninsula is well known for its excellent schools, including both public and private institutions. Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District has consistently ranked among the best public schools in California and the nation. It is important to check with the School District to confirm which schools as associated with a particular address as there are some areas which are not incorporated into the District and this is clearly an important deciding factor for many families when choosing their next home.

According to the California Regional Multiple Listing Service, 60 single family residences were sold in the City of Rolling Hills Estates in 2010. Average sold price was $1,257,265 with average price per square foot registered at $467.75.