Palos Verdes


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"Palos Verdes" is the Spanish name for “green sticks”. Sometimes you will see it described at “green sticks”. It is a 26.3 square mile area located in the southwest corner of Los Angeles County. The peninsula is 23 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and within its borders are the four cities of Palos Verdes Estates (incorporated in 1939); Rolling Hills (incorporated in 1957); Rolling Hills Estates (incorporated in 1957); and Rancho Palos Verdes (incorporated in 1973). There are NO HOTELS, MOTELS, and HOSPITALS OR MAJOR INDUSTRIES on the Peninsula.