If you like nightlife, urban life, and excitement, do not go to Palos Verdes. It is boring. PV consists of four cities: Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates. Demographics? the median age is about 45 years old, about 75% white, 20% Asian, and the remaining 5% a mix of other ethnicities.
PV is on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. About a million years ago, it was an island and so it has plant and insect life unseen elsewhere on the North American continent. There are rare birds and butterflies. Do you care? No, you don't.
Because it is on a peninsula, it is surrounded by water on three sides and there is nowhere to go. Those who come to visit invariably end up turning around and going home.
The high schools are too hard. While many kids go on to Ivy league schools, the majority just go to Berkely, UCLA, UCI, and UCSD.
If you come to PV from outside, the people seem rich, old, and the atmosphere intimidating. If you live there, the people no longer seem rich, but they continue to be fairly old.
I went to Palos Verdes looking for an edgy urban experience. I found none and was bored, so I went back home.
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