Pacific Palisades

A small, affluent neighborhood on the coast between Santa Monica and Malibu.

Welcome to Pacific Palisades

Elegant homes tucked away in a quiet neighborhood away from tourists.
Pacific Palisades is a small, affluent neighborhood on the coast between Santa Monica and Malibu. It’s an almost secret neighborhood nestled in the mountains. When it comes to houses in Pacific Palisades, immaculate estate homes and large, charming bungalows dot the streets winding through the canyons. Many of Pacific Palisades' homes for sale can feature manicured lawns, lush gardens, ocean views, and quick access to the beach. Pacific Palisades' real estate options also boast brand new townhouses and condominiums with community fitness centers, outdoor pools, and tennis courts.
Pacific Palisades’ quaint downtown is known as The Village. It’s a walkable area where you’ll find boutique storefronts, upscale cafes and eateries, art galleries, and indulgent day spas. Pacific Palisades is surrounded by verdant green spaces, with towering palm trees lining the streets. It’s also home to the extravagant Getty Villa, the famed modernist Eames House, and Hollywood’s most affluent celebrities. Famous residents have included Chevy Chase, Kobe Bryant, Geena Davis, and Ben Affleck.

What to Love

  • A quaint, walkable downtown
  • Hyper-local shops and eateries
  • Tasteful Pacific Palisades houses, luxury condos, and estate homes for sale that may come with ocean views
  • Well-maintained hiking trails
  • Bridge linking the west side and Malibu

Local Lifestyle

Pacific Palisades is a small, tight-knit, upscale neighborhood where storeowners know longtime residents. Community groups include book clubs, hiking groups, and historical societies. The surrounding parks and beaches offer all kinds of recreational activities, and residents tend to live active, outdoorsy lifestyles. Everyone also partakes in the events and festivals put together by the community.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Pacific Palisades has plenty of excellent dining options. At Café Vida, they use only the freshest and healthiest ingredients in their Latin-inspired cuisine and fresh-squeezed juices. Caffe Luxxe has light bites, artisanal brews, organic tea, and an espresso bar. The Draycott has light menu items for lunch and dinner and is a popular spot for weekend brunch. Palisades Garden Café is a local favorite for breakfast and pastries and has a lunch delivery service. Blue Ribbon Sushi has creative sushi rolls, sashimi, and rice bowls.
For an indulgent meal, Porta Via has hearty pasta and gourmet burgers alongside light salads and juice bar options. Angelini Ristorante and Bar offers authentic Italian dishes and a curated amaro and grappa menu. Beech Street Café serves artisan pizzas and other Italian dishes in a white tablecloth setting. You can also head to the Getty Villa Café for Mediterranean-inspired seasonal fare or Gladstones for seafood dishes and oceanside seating.
There are a number of locally owned shops in The Village. Elyse Walker is a chic women’s boutique selling designer apparel, shoes, and accessories. Black Ink sells luxury gift items and offers personalized engraving. The Little Market has décor, jewelry, handmade baskets, and beauty products. Elizabeth Lamont sells elegant home goods and furnishings. On the corner of Albright and Monument, the luxury cinema Bay Theater shows new releases and classic films.

Things to Do

Will Rogers State Historic Park has picnic areas, horseback riding, a polo field, and nature trails to explore. For some of the best hilltop views of the ocean, Temescal Canyon Park has a network of wonderful hiking trails and several viewpoints. If you take the hike towards sunset, you will have a spectacularly scenic hike. The Los Leones Trail also has incredible views of the Pacific, and it’s dog-friendly.
In town, the Palisades Recreation Center has tennis, basketball, and baseball courts. It hosts several sports leagues year-round and the annual Fourth of July Parade and 5K run. On Sundays, Pacific Palisades Farmers’ Market has regional vendors selling produce, artisanal products, plants, orchids, and other flowers.


The Los Angeles Unified School District serves Pacific Palisades. Some of the highly-rated schools here include:

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Overview for Pacific Palisades, CA

23,837 people live in Pacific Palisades, where the median age is 46.9 and the average individual income is $134,843.58. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

46.9 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Pacific Palisades, CA

Pacific Palisades has 9,319 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Pacific Palisades do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,837 people call Pacific Palisades home. The population density is 960.07 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.87 / 52.13%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Schools in Pacific Palisades, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Pacific Palisades. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Corpus Christi Elementary School
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Palisades Charter Elementary
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