Greg shared his expertise with me about the area and home prices. He had done his homework to answer my questions efficiently, and in a timely manner, which is most appreciated these days.

Dan N.

Gregory has an excellent knowledge of the market here in Santa Monica, particularly in the Sunset Park and Ocean Park neighborhoods. I definitely use him as my agent in my upcoming residential purchase.

Michael F.

Greg knows his neighborhoods inside and out. As soon as I expressed an interest in moving to the beach area, he came up with the perfect listings and has always been available any time I needed him. Highly recommended.

Cathy K.

Gregory was kind and attentive to my needs. I would gladly work with him anytime. He has knowledge of the area and what are good prices for home sales. He is easy and comfortable to work with, as I find Realtors® to be phony and pushy, but Greg is honest and for real.

8 Things to Do in Pacific Palisades in Your First Week

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Take time to familiarize yourself with the immaculate list of possibilities in your new area.

Famously known as one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades combines luxury and residential community vibes. Coastal and centrally located, Pacific Palisades real estate is home to a mix of industry professionals with notable names and accolades. Private lots house single-family homes with enormous specifications and impressive architecture.

Located northwest of Santa Monica, large estate-style homes nestled in hills overlooks the ocean from balconies and patios. Big windows soak up the sunshine, dispersing it inside for superb natural light. The name itself hints at the grandeur of the area, and a drive through the winding streets will confirm it. If this wondrous area is of interest to you, area specialists like Dahl Realtors share their knowledge of Pacific Palisades to help you decide whether or not it will be your next home.

Once you have decided to make Pacific Palisades your new home, what more is there to do than stroll your residential area and take in the beauty? Aside from being top-of-the-line luxury living, the neighborhood is also filled with life, fun, and outdoor activities sure to keep you grabbing your keys and heading for the door. Here are eight things to do in Pacific Palisades in your first week.

Catch waves at Will Rogers State Beach

Sea gull on beach

Southern California is known for its beautiful beaches and warm Pacific waters. A short drive from the residences in the neighborhood, visit Will Rogers State Beach to surf, swim, tan, or have a waterside picnic with friends. If you enjoy a beach experience that manages to be more reserved and less crowded, this is the beach for you. Waves crash consistently against the white sands. Mix that with the warm air and sun and it’s a day in paradise close to home.

Contemplate history and art at Getty Villa

Fountain at Getty Villa

In an area filled with history, iconic names, and sites, the Getty Villa adds to the exciting prestige of the Pacific Palisades area. Re-created in an iconic old Roman fashion, the villa stands apart from most Pacific Palisades luxury homes. Inside the lovely museum, you can find antiquated Roman and Greek art. Beautiful columns, creative art, and ocean air make for an unforgettable time at this world-renowned museum.

Have some fun at the Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier from above

Neighboring the immediate south you’ll find Santa Monica and the nostalgic Santa Monica Pier. A popular destination for families, couples, and groups of friends, the pier is perfect for a day (or night) filled with exciting activities and ocean views. Take a walk, ride the Ferris wheel, play a carnival game or grab a colorful wand of cotton candy at this iconic point of interest.

Stroll Palisades Park

Continuing the theme of beautiful views and days spent luxuriously, a stroll along the 26-acre Palisades Park is the perfect way to clear your head, spark ideas for how to decorate your new home, or contemplate a new business venture. The walkways of the park are lined with signature palm trees, gracefully leaning in the direction of the breeze. Winding trails edge the sea and immaculately maintained grasses and hedges.

Visit Palisades Village

Shopping in Pacific Palisades can be done at the charming Palisades Village shops. White storefronts with paneled windows line the red-bricked streets. High-end places for everyday needs like groceries at Erewhon or new workout gear from Lululemon are easy to find among the shops. Home to over 40 boutiques and eateries, 20 of which are female-owned, this shopping area is popular with residents of Pacific Palisades and other surrounding Los Angeles suburbs.

Los Leones Canyon Trailhead

Nature enthusiasts and fitness buffs love the hiking options throughout the area. A favorite is the Los Leones Canyon Trailhead. Winding trails filled with interesting plants and sandy gravel lead you through a rewarding hike. The top of the trail offers wonderful trails of the neighborhood and the ocean below.

Enjoy authentic sushi at Moku

Best Sushi in town

Photo courtesy of Moku

A gem of the Pacific Palisades locale, Moku sushi wows with authentic Japanese and Thai cuisine. Fresh fish is plated in the beloved forms of nigiri, sashimi, and traditional rolls on classic white platters. Larger dishes like udon and ramen are favorites here as well, with many visitors being regulars throughout the week.

Meditate at the quiet Palisades beach

Even quieter than the Will Rogers beach, Palisades beach is a smaller strip of sand home to amazing views of the waterfront homes that line the water’s edge. Tranquil and often scantily populated, it’s perfect for surfing or meditating by the water without a crowd or disturbances.

The choices are endless

The perfect location of Pacific Palisades gives residents an ongoing list of things to do in the area without having to go far to continue their lifestyle of luxury. Vibrant and varied, there’s something to suit every interest in the local area.

If Pacific Palisades real estate interests you, navigating the market with a local realtor is in your best interest. Known for the highest caliber of luxury homes, this area is ideal for an investment property or your personal home. A local agent is well-versed in the specific market they serve, and well-connected to other local agents and professionals that can enhance the number of available listings and opportunities. When you pair with a trusted agent, they work with you to gain an understanding of your every want and need. Most importantly, their well-connected network can help land you in a listing that might not even be publicly listed. An agent will make the negotiations process a million times easier and aid in diversifying your real estate portfolio with an optimized buying experience.

The Dahl Realtors’ world-class team of realtors is best suited to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process of getting into your next home or the keys to your new investment property. Whether you’re interested in a modern classic or an opulent mansion, they can help you find your dream property.


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Jo Dee Dahl

When working with a real estate agent, nothing is more important than finding an agent who understands every aspect of the market and can readily anticipate their clients’ needs. No agent understands this better than Jo Dee Dahl. Jo Dee is an ambitious, dedicated real estate agent who is well-versed in the area’s thriving luxury real estate market. Her mission is to help her clients secure the area’s most enviable luxury properties while exceeding expectations at every turn. 

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Jo Dee has lived in Santa Monica for over four years and is quickly becoming one of the area’s leading experts. Her real estate career began through her personal experiences in the luxury real estate market. When she found herself going through the process of finding her dream home, not only did it ignite her passion for luxury real estate, it inspired her to help others make their dreams come true as well. Before becoming a realtor, Jo Dee had an incredibly rich background in Chinese Medicine, having obtained her Master’s Degree in the subject. She is also an accomplished musician and global citizen, having lived in the United Kingdom and New York City. With her well-rounded skillset and extensive background in luxury real estate, Jo Dee offers her clients unique insights into the area’s luxury real estate market while helping them navigate the ever-changing market. 

Through her first-hand experiences, Jo Dee is better able to put herself in her client’s shoes to see the process of securing top-tier real estate from their perspective. Determined and resourceful, Jo Dee pulls out all the stops to provide her clients with the white-glove experience. Whether this is creating a comprehensive house-hunting plan for her buyers or implementing a cutting-edge marketing plan for her sellers, there are no half measures when working with Jo Dee Dahl. Jo Dee specializes in luxury real estate, working with high-end buyers and sellers throughout Southern California. She is a local expert in Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Topanga, Santa Monica, and the surrounding communities. 

When she isn’t conducting transactions or increasing her sphere of influence, you can find Jo Dee playing one of her many musical instruments, enjoying a night on the town, or jet-setting around the world. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband, Greg, who is also a realtor. 

Coldwell Banker Realtors
15101 Sunset Blvd
Pacific Palisades CA 90405

Greg Dahl

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In the world of luxury real estate, nothing short of extraordinary measures up. This is especially true for luxury real estate marketing. Greg Dahl sets the standard for luxury real estate marketing when it comes to advertising practices. Greg is an ambitious realtor who specializes in the marketing and promotion of high-end real estate. 

Born and raised in Pasadena, Greg has lived and worked in Santa Monica since 1998. As a lifelong resident of the Los Angeles metropolitan area who has extensive family ties to the area dating back to the 1920s, Greg is well-versed in Los Angeles’ most elite neighborhoods. He keeps a finger on the pulse of the area’s red-hot real estate market. As an agent, Greg not only keeps his competitive edge by staying current with marketing trends, he implements advertising and promotional tactics, providing his clients with top-tier exposure for their properties. Before becoming a real estate agent, Greg had a rich background in music and the arts. He is also heavily experienced in the music promotions industry, acting as a promotional facilitator for his clients, increasing their visibility in one of the most competitive industries. He decided to combine his cutting-edge promotional skills with his passion for luxury properties, leading to his career transition into real estate. Inventive and determined, Greg looks at a challenge from all angles before implementing his exemplary problem-solving skills. Greg finds solutions to problems other agents overlook while providing five-star customer service.  

Combining his creative proficiency and unparalleled marketing skills, Greg creates innovative marketing plans for his clients by showcasing the best features of a home and implementing networking and groundbreaking marketing tactics that give the property top-tier exposure. For buyers on the hunt for that unequaled property, Greg helps his clients focus on their must-haves and finds properties that hit every note. Whether he’s working with buyers or sellers, Greg puts the needs of his clients above all else. Together with his wife Jo Dee, Greg specializes in the marketing and promotion of luxury listings, working with high-end buyers and sellers to help connect them to their dream properties. His geographical areas of expertise include Santa Monica, Topanga, Malibu, and the surrounding area. 

Beyond his burgeoning real estate career, Greg has a deep passion for music and the arts. He is an accomplished musician and a cultural aficionado. In his spare time, you can find Greg spending quality time with his wife Jo Dee, attending orchestras, supporting the arts, and traveling around the world. 

Coldwell Banker Realtors
15101 Sunset Blvd
Pacific Palisades CA 90405