Welcome to Pacific Palisades
Seaside views and casual, upscale living in an enviable Los Angeles enclave
Polished and tranquil, Pacific Palisades exudes an air of California glamor. Considered a hidden gem of Los Angeles, this posh community is also one of the city's most coveted neighborhoods. The soft brush of palm fronds and the far-off sound of waves crashing against the shore comprise the peaceful soundtrack of this serene neighborhood, while tropical gardens and sprawling lawns paint the picture of idyllic family life. Homes here are spacious and private, featuring meticulously manicured lawns, perfect for playful afternoons with the kids, and architecturally significant styles showcasing the stunning hilltop views.
Now known as an upscale coastal haven with a charming residential feel and quaint downtown “Village” area, Pacific Palisades boasts an eclectic history. Thomas Ince, an early director of Hollywood westerns, chose this spot in 1910 for Inceville, one of the first major film studios. Another transformation came in 1922, as the town began to develop in earnest when a group of visionary Methodists bought up land with the dream of establishing an intellectual commune. A century later, the Palisades has a decidedly more stylish sheen but continues to inspire dreamers and intellectuals alike.
What to Love
Sweeping ocean views
Elegant bistros and boutiques
Wild beauty and coastal charm
Stunning estates and palm tree-lined streets
People & Lifestyle
Lush landscaping and verdant green space create a paradisiacal feel to the Palisades and residents bask in the spa-like lifestyle. Bistros feature seasonal and organic fare, further fostering the appreciation for wellness and health which is indicative of this leafy retreat. A true oasis far removed from the frenzy of city life, Pacific Palisades inspires a breezy, beachside state of mind.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Residents adore the tranquility of the Palisades and happily trade raucous bars for a carefully curated collection of restaurants and boutiques. Mixing the ambiance of a European brasserie with the classic coastal flavors of California, The Draycott
cultivates a sense of relaxation along with high culinary art. Inspired by the seasonal fare available from local farms, this charming bistro dazzles with breakfast through a dessert menu. Start your day here with the British-inspired Draycott Breakfast, stop by for an afternoon nibble of caviar, blinis, and champagne, or bring the family for dinner and enjoy grilled branzino or Penn Cove mussels. Other favorites are Porta Via, Casa Nostra
- plus the more casual Cafe Vida
and Palisades Garden Cafe
(a true favorite with the kids in town).
offers designer ensembles, featuring fashion-forward sartorial selections from Tom Ford
and Saint Laurent
. Those with a flair for entertaining will adore Bonjour Fête
. This whimsical party shop does more than simple streamers – here you’ll find event accouterment for every occasion, with styles ranging from sweet to elegant. With a breezy collection of coastal-inspired apparel, jewelry, and gifts, BOCA
welcomes guests with a stunning collection of chic designers.
Things to Do
Debuting in 1948, the Palisades’ beloved Fourth of July Celebration
continues the nostalgic tradition of recognizing Independence Day with a neighborhood celebration. The day begins with the 5 and 10K Run
and, later, fireworks light up the night sky, the vibrant colors illuminating the calm waters of the Pacific Ocean below. Quaint and walkable, the Village
is as close as Pacific Palisades wants to get to a downtown area. Filled with charming boutiques and bistros, this lovely spot offers an elegant gathering place for lunches and shopping and is also home to the neighborhood farmers’ market
on Sundays. The lineup of events
here is unparalleled – from a weekly Kids Club
to boutique-sponsored fundraising days and exclusive dining celebrations, Pacific Palisades will keep your dance card full.