Part of the 90274 zip code, Palos Verdes Estates comprises one of Southern California ís most expensive neighborhoods. The quiet secluded neighborhoods are characterized by greenery and many broad thoroughfares in addition to parks and dedicated green space. The Art Jury is associated with the Palos Verdes Estates Home Ownersí Association and is responsible for managing the aesthetic and architectural aspects of the homes and other buildings throughout the city. In some areas, a red tile roof is a mandatory requirement for houses.
Shopping and services are found primarily in the Lunada Bay and Malaga Cove areas.
The Peninsula is well known for its excellent schools, including both public and private institutions. Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District has consistently ranked among the best public schools in California and the nation.
Palos Verdes Estates is home to the Palos Verdes Golf Club and the Palos Verdes Tennis Club. A substantial amount of land in the community is planned and dedicated as undeveloped open field habitat, with access to an extensive system of beautiful hiking trails, and road bike lanes and mountain bike trails. Equestrian facilities and horse trails are nearby.