Though Pacific Palisades is now populated by LA’s affluent, its residential history is much more colorful. In the 1910s it was home to “Inceville,” one of the first major film studios founded by Western director Thomas Ince. In 1922 a Methodist reverend bought the land and founded a religious-intellectual commune.
Upscale families, outdoorsy professionals, and wealthy industry folks
Beautiful scenery, a charming downtown, and a strong sense of community.
Pacific Palisades is one of LA’s best-kept secrets. It offers the ocean views, beach access, and impressive outdoor opportunities of neighboring Santa Monica and Malibu, but attracts fewer tourists. A weekly farmer’s market and hyperlocal dining and retail add to its small-town feel. The neighborhood is also home to the stunning Getty Villa, the second outpost of the J. Paul Getty Museum, which features Roman-inspired architecture and gardens.
Brimming with sunshine, endorphins, and a deep appreciation for life’s finer things.
Pacific Palisades’ fitness-forward residents make great use of the ample park space and beautiful beaches, and spend weekends patronizing high-end neighborhood restaurants and shops.
Access to many of LA’s finest trails.
Populated by spacious single-family homes on private lots.
Direct access to the lush greenery of Palisades Park.
This coastal neighborhood offers plentiful outdoor space, but Palisades Park is the largest—117 acres—and most accessible communal area. Within walking distance of the Village and set atop bluffs that provides perfect sunset views, it boasts baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and a hockey rink in addition to its many trails, lawns, and playgrounds.