A private equestrian oasis where magnificent vistas and luxury homes abound
Southwest of Los Angeles on the picturesque Palos Verdes Peninsula, the idyllic city of Rolling Hills comes equipped with its own private roads and a palpable sense of exclusivity. Stunning expanses of the Pacific Ocean await like a visual feast for homeowners tucked atop the gentle hills of this gated community, and a peaceful country lifestyle merges with city conveniences to provide residents the best of both.
Rolling Hills was developed in 1936, then incorporated in 1957, and has maintained its equestrian-friendly reputation ever since, thanks to its bevy of wide paths and gorgeous rural scenery. Its three private gates manned 24/7 are just one facet of the residents’ dedication to creating a serene lifestyle. As an entirely residential location, its residents aren’t subjected to the bustle of commercial zoning, though the city does have its own fire department and city hall.
Houses here are held to incredibly high standards, and lots must be one acre or larger in size. Radiant multimillion-dollar homes are the norm in this luxurious city, and all homes must have white exteriors and space for horse properties to be built or maintained. Exemplifying the styles of the renowned architect Wallace Neff, the properties in Rolling Hills tend to consist of Spanish haciendas and sprawling 19th-century California ranches.
In Rolling Hills, the sweeping views of the coastline, Catalina Islands, pastoral canyons, and the shimmering skyline of downtown Los Angeles all ensure that awe-inspiring beauty is right within your own backyard. It’s an equestrian oasis, built with riders and horses alike in mind, and it’s not uncommon to find residents out in nature every day of the week.
Residents need only to venture out to nearby towns for a taste of some of the best retail and dining in the area, making every commercial excursion feel like a fun outing. Across Crenshaw Boulevard, restaurants like Mama Terano invite diners in with a warm atmosphere and an invigorating menu of classic Italian fare that’s made it an instant neighborhood favorite.
Right next door, The Crepery Cafe dishes out comforting American fare and, of course, their signature sweet or savory crepe options. The bacon here is always crispy and makes a mouthwatering addition to their decadent crepes.
The open-air regional shopping mall, called The Promenade on the Peninsula, is within this same commercial area and is a popular retail destination for residents of Rolling Hills. In addition to outdoor dining and more restaurants, the Promenade also features a Regal Cinema. Additionally, familiar names like Old Navy, Starbucks, and TJ Maxx can be found at the Peninsula Shopping Center.
The most common choice for entertainment in Rolling Hills is saddling up and exploring the remarkable beauty of the peninsula—after all, why move to one of the most equestrian-friendly locations in the country without making use of the amenities? Whether it’s practicing in riding rings or hitting the horse trails, residents have ample opportunity to live out their dream lifestyles.
Along with horse trails, Rolling Hills also has a plethora of hiking trails, tennis courts, and nearby parks perfect for spending a day out picnicking in the gorgeous California sunshine. Rolling Hills is also just minutes from the South Coast Botanic Garden, whose multiple garden experiences display the beautiful diversity of California’s wildlife while encouraging visitors to dive into nature’s bounty.
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