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Top 5 Reasons to Love Living in Palos Verdes, CA

Coast of Palos Verdes along the PV Drive South corridor.

I wrote the original version of this article back in 2008--some things change and others remain the same.  Even though I've gone on to expound in-depth about the Palos Verdes lifestyle with my article 100 Reasons to Call Palos Verdes Home, the original 5 still top my list.

Original article as written January 2008:

I was recently asked by a soon-to-be resident what I like best about living in Palos Verdes.  My answer was not as concise and to the point as I would have liked.  Later, I found myself thinking about the very legitimate question and here's my list:

1. The Coastal Location:  I have a need to be close to the ocean.  A long walk along a beach is one of my favorite indulgences, and I partake often. It's a quality of life decision for me. It's also called location.

2.  The Outstanding School District:  Hands down this is why I moved to Palos Verdes 19 years ago.  It remains the main draw for many new residents.

3. The Country Setting in an Urban County:  Los Angeles is one of the most densely populated counties in the country, but upon entering Palos Verdes you are immediately struck by the open space.

4. The Breathtaking Views:  You do not have to own a view property to enjoy the spectacular vistas.  A drive around the Palos Verdes Peninsula offers views of Catalina Island, a couple of lighthouses, sweeping coastline views, Los Angeles Harbor views, and dazzling city lights views.

5. The Low Profile Attitude:  This is not Hollywood or even Beverly Hills.  It's quiet here. 

 

I've added a few more years to my residency in the area since arriving in Palos Verdes in 1989, but even though my appreciation for the area has grown by leaps and bounds, my Original 5 reasons for choosing Palos Verdes as a place to live and thrive have remained steadfast and at the top of my list.

- Norma Toering, Broker at Charlemagne Intl Properties
(310) 493-8333

 

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Comments

Hello Norma,

With our current frigid temperatures, living on ocean front property sounds very appealing right now!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

HI, Norma...those are all great reasons to love living in Palos Verdes, CA. Your pictures is beautiful and helps to back up what you've written. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 3 years ago

Norma

Your top 5 reasons to love living in Palos Verdes California is a snapshot why someone would love to call Palos Verdes home.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

Norma Toering - Five great reasons to choose Palos Verdes, California to call home, or take just one look at that photograph, and you're going to be sold - really beautiful there!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) over 3 years ago

Hi Norma - excellent top 5 and you inspire me to think of my top 5 as well! Beautiful view and there is really nothing like coastal living. And I like the unpretentious attitude also!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 3 years ago

Oh, Norma, this is such a tantalizing post on so many levels! My sister and I will one day take a drive down the Pacific coastline--I've done it many years before and it's got to be just as outstanding--plus, she and I travel well together. This is simply glorious--I love your top 5 reasons! (Wonder if I could keep mine to 5 for Fishhawk Lake??   Food for thought...)

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 3 years ago

Lisa - My past years of living in areas other than sunny Southern California certainly allow me to empathize with those suffering through the very cold temps of this winter.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Debbie Laity Thank you, sometimes all you need is the right photo.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Lou - Thank you and after location, views and good schools what more do you really need?

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Sharon Paxson Go for it!

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 I couldn't stop at 5 reasons, that is why I went on to write 100 Reasons to Call Palos Verdes Home.  :)

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com   It's hard to top the beauty of our gorgeous Palos Verdes coastline.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

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