Rancho Palos Verdes is a city that blankets the Palos Verdes Peninsula's southernmost territory. It is adjacent only to Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills/Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, and the Pacific Ocean. As anyone who has ever visited Rancho Palos Verdes can attest, its most memorable attribute is its scenery: verdant hills and steep bluffs hem the gorgeous California coastline all along the city's southern boundary, affording views of the ocean that are second to none. Housing in RPV includes some rental space, but is almost completely dominated by large, palatial single-family homes with custom architecture and elaborate landscaping.
Accessibility is not Rancho Palos Verdes' strong suit; while Palos Verdes Drive S., Hawthorne Blvd., and Crenshaw Blvd. all cut through its geography fairly directly, they only manage to deposit motorists at major freeway entrances—to the 110 and 405, specifically—after miles upon miles of travel. Of course, most who choose to live in this area are more concerned with privacy and picturesqueness than with convenience, and RPV has those qualities in spades.