Continuing our look into the best suburbs of Los Angeles (previous snapshots include Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach), we turn to Rolling Hills Estates. This charming town became Los Angeles County’s 60th municipality in September of 1957. During that first year, the population was just 3,500 residents. This small population upheld a common goal of keeping a sense of community grounded in the unique rural atmosphere. The equestrian lifestyle is foundational and can be seen throughout the town’s eponymous rolling hills, white fences, bridle trails, and wide-open spaces.

Rolling Hills Estates Neighborhoods

There are now 30 individual neighborhood areas within the community, each with its own unique charm, architectural style, and Homeowners’ Association. Each of the associations is designed to represent the interests of the citizens directly to the larger City Council. They also serve as neighborhood social organizations.

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Quality of Life in Rolling Hills Estates

The community has evolved over the past fifty years but still represents the fundamental ideals of the founders. The City Council upholds their civic duty of staying abreast of the changing times and maintaining the interests of all residents. The overall emphasis in managing Rolling Hills Estates is grounded in protecting the rural residential character of the city.

Rolling Hills Estates Residents

The median housing cost in Rolling Hills Estates is $885,000. The average median age of homeowners in the city is 48 and 86 percent of residents own their home. The residents of this charmer are friendly, welcoming and help create a strong sense of community.

What to Do in Rolling Hills Estates

Despite the city’s humble beginnings, there is now plenty of shopping, entertainment and dining to keep residents entertained. Most of the hotspots are situated along the one-mile commercial district strip. There are open-air shopping plazas with a state-of-the-art movie theater, an ice rink, several local restaurants, national retailers, an arts scene and local merchants.

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For those who love the outdoors, Rolling Hills Estates offers occupants many ways to enjoy the outdoors through recreational and sporting activities. The city owns six beautiful parks, maintains 25 miles of equestrian trails, and has 10 miles of bicycle paths. The city even has its own tennis club and stables.

Rolling Hills Estates Equestrian Lifestyle

With the citywide goal of preserving the original rural environment and equestrian lifestyle, you can see this mirrored everywhere you look.  Starting with the three-rail white fences found across the city, there are also public riding rings and the Peter Weber Equestrian Center, which is home to municipal boarding stables. Throughout the year, the city supports a range of equestrian-related activities for young and old alike.

For those who want to enjoy the natural beauty of the city, they can set out on the more than 25 miles of beautiful bridle trails. The Peter Weber Equestrian Center also offers access to 90 miles of beautifully manicured trails. They offer stalls for horse boarding in a full-care, high-amenity stable.

If you are interested in learning more about the many beautiful luxury homes available in Rolling Hills Estates, you can contact one of our real estate professionals. We specialize in high-end homes in the most sought-after neighborhoods in Southern California.

  1. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,294 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,545 sqft
  2. 6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,582 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,324 sqft
  3. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,637 sq ft
    Lot size: 36,109 sqft
  4. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,588 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.76 ac
  5. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,695 sq ft
    Lot size: 25,592 sqft

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(all data current as of 10/17/2017)

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