Located at the tip of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., is a stunning seaside city with unique local flair. This luxury community features oceanfront amenities and attractions centered on the beautiful scenery and weather of southern California. With a population of approximately 42,000, Rancho Palos Verdes is a lively community filled with residents who appreciate the finer things in life. Search for Rancho Palos Verdes apartments for rent and find a premiere community on the Pacific Ocean.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula was a prosperous cattle ranching and farming community in the early 1900s and was home to numerous Japanese families that grew beans, peas, tomatoes and barley in the area. Developers bought the peninsula, but due to its remote location and inadequate road system, it remained largely uninhabited until the mid-20th century. The youngest city on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes was incorporated in 1973. The peninsula has maintained a rural ambiance throughout its development, and today is considered an oasis amid the hectic lifestyle of modern city living. There are many recreational programs in the city's preserved nature areas, allowing residents to enjoy outdoor attractions in this seaside community. Often considered one of the most prestigious communities in California, living in Rancho Palos Verdes is very desirable for the United States' affluent residents. The city works with many of California's environmental sustainability programs to help protect important natural resources.
The Abalone Cove Shoreline Park and Ecological Reserve is one of the largest attractions in Rancho Palos Verdes. With two beaches, tide pools, bluff top viewing areas and crisscrossing nature trails, the park is a haven for nature lovers and beachgoers alike. The Wayfarers Chapel is also in Rancho Palos Verdes and is considered one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the United States. The chapel grounds are home to 3.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, arbored walkways, towering redwood trees and buildings designed by Lloyd Wright, son of the world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The city hosts the annual Palos Verdes Street Fair and Music Festival, bringing live entertainment and fun to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
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