Known as one of California’s best-kept secrets and offers privacy, making it conducive to family life.

Overview for Pacific Palisades, CA

29,465 people live in Pacific Palisades, where the median age is 47.1 and the average individual income is $131,278.4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


29,465

TOTAL POPULATION

47.1 YEARS

MEDIAN AGE

HIGH

POPULATION DENSITYPopulation DensityThis is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$131,278.4

AVERAGE INDIVIDUAL INCOME

Living in Pacific Palisades

A charming neighborhood with gorgeous views and endless energy

Pacific Palisades is a quaint, hilly neighborhood in the Westside region of Los Angeles. It was once home to a major film studio “Inceville” and maintains its exclusive feel and cultural relevance with its abundance of upscale restaurants, shops, and community events. Pacific Palisades is known as one of California’s best-kept secrets and offers privacy, making it conducive to family life. Locals love it for the strong sense of community as well as access to California’s finest trails and beaches. 

Pacific Palisades real estate is mainly comprised of single-family homes including villas and large estates, and is known for Mission Revival homes and Roman-inspired architecture. Due to the secluded location and high privacy of the area, these homes are sought out by high-profile individuals, including celebrities and their families.  Nearby areas include Santa Monica, Malibu, and Topanga.

Neighborhoods in Pacific Palisades:

Downtown/The Village

The North Village

The El Medio Mesa

Marquez Knolls

The Via Bluffs

El Medio Bluffs

Huntington Palisades

Palisades Highlands

Castellammare

Rustic Canyon

The Riviera

What to Love

  • Beach and park access
  • Family-friendly atmosphere
  • Diverse restaurants
  • Quaint downtown

Local Lifestyle

The Palisades community is friendly and bursting with energy. Most residents choose active lifestyles and prioritize their time outside. Palisades is a great area for runners, bicyclists, surfers, and golfers. Come Saturday, many residents enjoy a little bit of culture at Palisades’ fine restaurants, museums, and theaters. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Palisades has a lot of quaint dining and shopping options. Gladstones is a great spot for cocktails and beachfront views. They offer traditional ocean fare and classic cocktails and rent out spaces for private events. 

Cinque Terre and Vittorio Ristorante are two fantastic family-owned Italian restaurants. Both are known for their warmth and friendliness and have classy atmospheres. The former offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the latter opens at lunch. 

Blue Ribbon Sushi is a delectable, upscale restaurant and sushi bar. They offer a celebrated menu which they have carefully paired with Sake from their own collection as well as from their travels. Locals love the tranquil atmosphere for its immaculate layout, warm colors, and delicate lighting. 

AC Bar and Lounge is known to bring live music to its blissful ambiance. Many visitors enjoy a performance over cocktails and tapas. TRiP is a bustling entertainment venue with six or seven programs scheduled a week, bringing live music, open mics, trivia, and burlesque nights to the area. O’Brien’s Irish Pub is another popular option for a low-key evening of trivia, and sports enthusiasts also tend to gather here on game days. 

Pacific Palisades Village Elite Shopping Center is a carefully curated shopping center. It often serves as a meeting place for meals and photo ops and hosts many family-friendly events, such as Easter egg hunts and meet-and-greets with Santa during the holidays.

Things to Do in Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades is great for outdoor enthusiasts and metropolitans alike. For a day outside, Will Rogers State Beach is a lovely beach park. It gets lighter traffic and is perfect for those who want a tranquil day at the beach. It is also an excellent spot for volleyball, surfing, and fishing. Temescal Gateway Park is one of the area’s most popular areas and is home to 141 acres of oak and sycamore canyons. The park has easy to moderate trails and gorgeous views. 

Members of Palisades’ golf community enjoy a swing at the elite Riviera Golf Club and likewise view or participate in the Monday Pro-Am and Genesis Invitation Pro-Am experiences, during which members can play a game of golf alongside professionals. 

Locals come together for the 4th of July parade and a 5k run every summer. The area keeps a steady calendar of light displaysmeetings with Santa, and holiday markets during the winter months. 


Art enthusiasts frequent the Getty Villa, an upscale museum and research institution. Cinephiles enjoy the Bay Theater, a glamorous, classically inspired theater playing new releases and classics.

Pacific Palisades Schools

Pacific Palisades is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Students attend the following schools:

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Demographics and Employment Data for Pacific Palisades, CA

PopulationHouseholdsEmployment

Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,465 people call Pacific Palisades home. The population density is 1,087.95 and the largest age group is between 25 and 64 years old. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,465

TOTAL POPULATION

HIGH

POPULATION DENSITYPopulation DensityThis is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

47.1

MEDIAN AGE

48.17 / 51.83%

MEN VS WOMEN

POPULATION BY AGE GROUP

0-9: 14.13%

0-9 Years

10-17: 11.64%

10-17 Years

18-24: 4.25%

18-24 Years

25-64: 46.63%

25-64 Years

65-74: 12.58%

65-74 Years

75+: 10.77%

75+ Years

EDUCATION LEVEL

1%

11%

88%

  • Less Than 9th Grade56 (1%)
  • Associate Degree925 (11%)
  • Bachelor Degree7468 (88%)

Schools in Pacific Palisades, CA

All (10)

Primary Schools (3)

Middle Schools (1)

High Schools (1)

Mixed Schools (5)

The following schools are within or nearby Pacific Palisades. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

TYPE

NAME

CATEGORY

GRADES

SCHOOLRATING

Canyon Charter Elementary

421 Entrada Dr., Santa Monica, CA, 90402

Public

K – 5th

5/5

Palisades Charter Elementary

800 Via de La Paz, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272

Public

K – 5th

5/5

Paul Revere Charter Middle

1450 Allenford Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90049

Public

6th – 8th

5/5

Palisades Charter High

15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272

Public

9th – 12th

5/5

Marquez Charter

16821 Marquez Ave., Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272

Public

K – 5th

5/5

Calvary Christian School

701 Palisades Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272

Private

PreK – 8th

No rating available

Corpus Christi Elementary School

890 Toyopa Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272

Private

K – 8th

No rating available

Village School

780 Swarthmore Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272

Private

K – 6th

No rating available

Seven Arrows Elementary

15240 La Cruz Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272

Private

K – 6th

No rating available

Westside Waldorf School

17310 W Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272

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