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Rancho Palos Verdes
Los Angeles County, California

ZipCodes
90275




Page Contents for Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Rancho Palos Verdes is approximately 42,310 (2004).
The approximate number of families is 15,709 (2000).
The amount of land area in Rancho Palos Verdes is 35.391 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Rancho Palos Verdes is 13.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rancho Palos Verdes to Washington DC is 2438 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 373 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rancho Palos Verdes is positioned 33.75 degrees north of the equator and 118.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Rancho Palos Verdes elevation is 653 feet above sea level.
Rancho Palos Verdes per capita income is $ 46,250 (2000).
Rancho Palos Verdes median income is $ 95,503 (2000).
The Rancho Palos Verdes median home price is $ 560,500 (2000).
The average winter temperature is 67 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.

Location

near Los Angeles and the Pacific Coast on the southwest side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The city has 7.5 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline. Other nearby communities include Rolling Hills Estates, Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes Estates, Lomita, Torrance, West Carson, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach.
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History & History Related Items

Rancho Palos Verdes is the youngest city on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, incorporated on September 7, 1973.

Here is a nice history page for the city complete with a number of historical photographs. Also try this history page for the area. This history page has additional information plus a link to a nice pictorial history.
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The incorporation of Rancho Palos Verdes

7 September 1973


Attractions

Incorporated in 1973, Rancho Palos Verdes is the newest city on the peninsula. It is also the largest with nearly 41,000 residents. The city features 7.5 squares miles of coastline with many coves, cliffs and beaches. It is mainly a residential community with both single family homes as well as multiple family dwellings.

Learn more about Rancho Palos Verdes at this page.

Peninsula Symphony
P.O. Box 2602
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
Phone: 310-544-0320

Take this Photo Tour of the city.

Palos Verdes Art Center
5504 W. Crestridge Rd.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Telephone: 310.541.2479
Fax: 310.541.9520

Point Vicente Lighthouse
This lighthouse, built in 1926,. is operated by the US Coast Guard. The legend associated with the lighthouse is of a mysterious woman in white who was said to have committed suicide while waiting for her husband to return from an ocean voyage. She is supposed to still keep her vigil even now.

This page has lots of good information about Rancho Palos Verdes as well as a number of nice photographs as you scroll down their page.

Learn more about the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Information on Arts and Culture on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
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Rancho Palos Verdes City Government

Official website of Rancho Palos Verdes

Current City officials information.

Rancho Palos Verdes Historical Events

1987
Marineland, the once famous aquatic park, was located in Rancho PalosVerdes. It was torn down in 1987. The site is now prepared for housing, hotel and resort use. A number of films were also shot at this location.

Rancho Palos Verdes Chamber

Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
707 Silver Spur Road, #100
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Email: chamber@palosverdes.com

This area of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is made up of four communities: Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, and Rancho Palos Verdes. Two unincorporated areas - Academy Hill and Westfield are located off Palos Verdes Drive North.

Palos Verdes is the Spanish name for the Indian term "green trees."

The Palos Verdes Peninsula takes in a 26.3 square mile area. There are no hotels, motels, hospitals or major industries on the Peninsula.

Rancho Palos Verdes Organizations

Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
707 Silver Spur Road, #100
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Email: chamber@palosverdes.com

This area of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is made up of four communities: Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, and Rancho Palos Verdes. Two unincorporated areas - Academy Hill and Westfield are located off Palos Verdes Drive North.

Palos Verdes is the Spanish name for the Indian term "green trees."

The Palos Verdes Peninsula takes in a 26.3 square mile area. There are no hotels, motels, hospitals or major industries on the Peninsula.

Rancho Palos Verdes Libraries

Palos Verdes Library District
Miraleste Library
29089 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Phone: 310-377-9584, ext 452

Rancho Palos Verdes Schools

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
3801 Via La Selva
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Phone: 310-378-9966



HIGHER EDUCATION


Marymount College, Palos Verdes
30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299
Phone: 310-377-5501
Fax: 310-377-6223 Rancho Palos Verdes

Miscellany

The area code is 310 (2000)


The population of Rancho Palos Verdes was:
1990 - 41,659
2000 - 41,145
2004 - 42,310

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