Palisades - "Where The Mountains Meet the Sea."
Pacific Palisades is a
district within the U.S.
city of Los Angeles, California, located between Brentwood to the east, Malibu to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa
Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. The area
currently has about 27,000 residents. It is a very affluent
and primarily residential area, with a mixture of large
private homes, small (usually older) houses, condominiums,
and apartments. It has a small central business district
on Sunset Boulevard--consisting of restaurants, stores,
banks, and offices--known as the "village." It
also includes some large parklands and many hiking trails.
Palisades Charter High School serves
Neighborhoods of Pacific Palisades
- The Riviera features The Riviera Country Club, a high-end
country club, and streets named after various locations
in the French and Italian Riviera. The neighborhood is
divided into north and south sections by Sunset Boulevard. It borders Santa Monica and
features post-war homes located on the former polo field
of The Uplifters, the original site of The Uplifters clubhouse
(now a city park) and the "cabins" developed
as second homes and weekend retreats. This area is also
known as Uplifter's Ranch. Located off Sunset Blvd. between
The Riveria and Huntington Palisades. Above the canyon
lies Will Rogers State
- Huntington Palisades is close to the 'village' proper, and
is more of a typical suburb. It is located south of Sunset
- The Alphabet Streets are north of Sunset Blvd. and are characterized
by narrow streets. The street names are consecutively
named beginning with A, B, C, D, etc - hence the name
- The Bluffs are located further out-of-town west along
Sunset Boulevard and start past Palisades Charter High School and
Via De La Paz. they extend for a long distance between
Sunset Blvd. and the Palisades Bluffs.
- Marquez Knolls a large area of middle class homes
is located farther west on Sunset Blvd on the upslope
and was developed beginning in the early 1950s by the
Earl Lachman family. Marquez Elementary
services the neighborhood along with a small shopping
center on Marquez Street and Sunset Blvd.
- Palisades Highlands is an affluent community near the end
of Sunset Blvd., bordering Malibu. About five minutes
away from the center of the Pacific Palisades, the Palisades
Village, The Highlands could almost be considered their
own separate community.
© 2005 Mary Beth Woods