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RANCHO PALOS VERDES
CITY OF HILLS AND BLUFFS
Welcome to Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Rancho Palos Verdes is a city in Los Angeles County, situated on the Palos Verdes Hills and bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The city is an affluent community and suburb of Los Angeles, known for its expansive open spaces and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Rancho Palos Verde means Ranch of the Green Trees or Ranch of Sticks in Spanish, most likely referring to the willows that used to exist in the northeastern part of Machado Lake. The city is home to around 41,600 people and incorporated in 1973. The history of Rancho Palos Verdes began with the Tongva or Gabrielino Indians, who lived in the area before the Age of Discovery. The first European explorer to navigate the California Coast was Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, who discovered the area in 1542. His discovery included the hills of Rancho Palos Verdes, which was established by a Mexican land grant in 1846. The most distinctive feature of the city is the rolling Palos Verdes Hills and steep cliffs, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Catalina Island. There are numerous attractions in Rancho Palos Verdes, including the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. The center is a premier whale-watching site that gives visitors the incredible opportunity to view the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale, December through April. The center covers almost 10,000 square feet and was opened in 1984, featuring exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the peninsula, with a particular emphasis on the Pacific gray whale. Nature lovers will find plenty to see in Rancho Palos Verdes, which is home to the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve the largest preserve of coastal open space north of San Diego and south of Santa Barbara. Those who enjoy golf can head to the Trump National Golf Course, one of eleven Trump courses. Children living in the area belong to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, which includes Palos Verdes Peninsula High School and Palos Verdes High School. The Eastview part of the city belongs to the Los Angeles Unified School District, and children in this area can attend either the PVPUSD or the LAUSD.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES
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