Pacific Palisades Homes for Sale

Pacific Palisades Real Estate Market February 23, 2024
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Pacific Palisades Real Estate: Our Take

As local real estate experts, we love sharing our perspectives on neighborhoods that might be of interest to you. Here's a glimpse into the Pacific Palisades real estate scene:

  • Pacific Palisades sits above the Pacific Ocean, nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains. This location offers homes with breathtaking coastline views and a steady flow of refreshing ocean breezes.
  • The Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy1) lies between Pacific Palisades and the Pacific Ocean, meaning there are no beachfront homes.
  • Nevertheless, Pacific Palisades boasts numerous ocean and canyon view homes, especially in elevated hillside areas like The Highlands and Marquez Knolls, as well as the western bluffs of downtown-area neighborhoods such as El Medio Bluffs and Castellammare.
  • The majority of housing in Pacific Palisades consists of single-family residences. Condominiums make up about 10% of the properties.
  • A select few condominium complexes and high-rise buildings in the lower Santa Ynez Canyon, where Sunset Boulevard intersects with the PCH, provide some of the most captivating ocean views in The Palisades.

Why buy a home in Pacific Palisades?

  • You want to live in an affluent area close to the ocean.
  • Pacific Palisades has a small town, tight-knit community vibe compared to much of Los Angeles.
  • You’ll gladly trade the conveniences of a centrally located neighborhood (Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, etc.) for a quieter 'coastal living' experience.

More areas to consider

  • Malibu homes are similarly priced to those in Pacific Palisades, but it offers oceanfront homes (at a premium) and hill properties on larger plots than Pacific Palisades. While Malibu can feel remote and rural the farther you venture, it promises clearer night skies and a strong surf culture, giving it a distinct 'beach town' ambiance.
  • Brentwood has comparable home prices and a similar upscale feel, complete with boutique shops. Although it's further from the ocean and offers more distant views, Brentwood's higher elevation results in slightly warmer temperatures.
  • Santa Monica closely resembles Pacific Palisades in terms of its coastal atmosphere. However, Santa Monica boasts a more vibrant downtown area and the North of Montana neighborhood, known for its boutique shopping. Santa Monica is predominantly flat, limiting the number of ocean view homes, but it has a broader range of condominium options.
  • If you want to feel more connected to city life, Beverly Hills is a top choice. It doesn't have the beach town feel, but its residential neighborhoods are peaceful. Downtown Beverly Hills is more animated, offering a plethora of high-end shopping and gourmet dining experiences.

Pacific Palisades Realtors

Choosing a realtor isn't merely about finding homes. In the intricate process of home buying, your realtor is more than just a guide. They are your ally, your advocate, and your confidant. Don't compromise on securing better deals, experiencing smoother transactions, and finding homes that truly resonate with your aspirations. If you're about to make a significant life decision, let's connect.

For those considering selling their home in Pacific Palisades, our listing agents can offer a current market estimate of your property's value. While market data and price trends provide valuable insights, there are subtle factors affecting desirability that make determining your home's value more of an art. Our seasoned agents excel in this nuanced evaluation.