An affluent yet incredibly boring suberb in Los Angeles County located along the coast between San Pedro and Redondo Beach. Also known as "The Hill" or "The Bubble". Noteworthy for having no entertainment of any kind at any time, forcing inhabitants to drive to neighboring beach cities such as Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan for nightlife, while hoping to avoid the loving embrace of the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department upon their inebriated return. Noteworthy for having the only 7/11 in the free world that isn't open 24/7.
I tried to wear a collared shirt and blue jeans to go to the driving range at Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, but the guy in the Pro Shop told me they have a strict "No Denim" policy.
by Rick S March 20, 2007
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The town in which tennis moms meet for coffee at Starbucks and exchange the latest gossip, CEO fathers head off to work every morning in their designer suits carrying Italian leather suitcases, and teenagers in fancy cars, with music turned all the way up, drive to the top of the hill to start a new day of classes and social interactions. A place of cliffside mansions, localized surf spots, and an unnecessary number of golf courses. City council has control over how tall trees get, whether or not street lights are allowed, and the new pool in your backyard.
We have a view ordinance so that the neighbors below us canot grow trees that will block our 180 degree view of Catalina, there are no street lights in my neighborhood. I live above the Donald Trump golf course.
by Alex Krasovec May 4, 2005
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1. A collective term for the four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula (Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes, and Rancho Palos Verdes).

2. Literally means "green sticks" in Spanish.

3. Also known as "the hill."
"It's not the black Beverly Hills, it's the black Palos Verdes."

- Reservoir Dogs
by Jon April 6, 2005
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This community is wealthy and has a top rating for the public schools, but it is still one of the most bigoted and elitist communities ever. The people there act like they are against racism and care so much about black people, yet one of their high schools had years of racial incidents. The only reason why the high schools rank so well although there is a lot of work is because the parents pay for the best tutors for their kids. Most of the teachers don't contribute shit for either of the school's top rankings. And yet the school system puts so little value into mental health and more into the test scores they can show off to the rest of the country!

There is literally nothing to do here. All the teens like to do here is fight, party, and smoke and then just jump on social media when they get home, yet they still exclude people. This community is not like the rest of LA county. It's not diverse, there is very little to do, and it is it's own community. You'll have an easier time getting to know the Mexicans that don't even live there but commute there from other areas to do manual labor for residents and the schools there.
I grew up and lived in Palos Verdes. It was effortlessly easy making friends with people who worked for the residents there but it took more effort to make friends with my classmates. There was nothing to do but be depressed cause school was too hard and I wasn't included in the social scene.
by AdomC January 25, 2021
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I gotta correct some misconceptions about PV. Yes, it's affluent, but it's not nearly as showy and plastic as, say, Beverly Hills or Brentwood. It has a very small town feel. And yes, it has no night life, but we like it that way. It's quiet. It has trees. It has nature. It has wild animals. It has few street lights. We live here because we hate downtown LA, Orange County, and other concrete overly developed jungles. It's a beautiful oasis in a sea of ugly cities. We get the benefits of both worlds. We can leave The Hill into the lower cesspool for whatever we need, but can return back to the sweet peace. PV rocks.
Bottom line, if someone wanted to be a show-off and flaunt their wealth to the masses, Palos Verdes ain't the place they would do it. Most of the people are very down to earth and nice in my experience.
by Nairebis May 18, 2007
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A small little hill located in Los Angeles County with almost no nightlife and excitement. It contains two high schools, Peninsula High and Palos Verdes High, which talk a whole lot of shit about each other when it comes to rivalry games. There are a bunch of dorky Asians at Peninsula high who study too damn much because they all want to be the next Albert Einstein. While Palos Verdes High, which has a bunch of spoiled white dudes and bitches who think they are the shit, show off to get attention all the time. Kids from areas such as Torrance, Harbor City, Carson or Inglewood talk alot of crap and always call kids from the hill of Palos Verdes spoiled all the time because their cities are too ghetto for a rich area like Palos Verdes. But Palos Verdes is not as rich as compared to some of the coastal areas in Orange County, such as Laguna Beach or Newport Beach.
Guy 1: Hey dude want to check out this rich city called Palos Verdes?
Guy 2: Dude, I've been there. It is so boring. Trust me.
Guy 1: We've been to almost all the best cities in LA and they are all fun though.
Guy 2: How about we can try out some cities in Orange County.
Guy 1: Okay, lets do that then.
by AdomC January 31, 2015
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The kids thought I was ghetto because my family made below $60,000.

I believe that says it all.
I hate how people say how rich and snobby Palos Verdes is, it's not like everyone drives a BMW or Mercedes. Some of us have Volvos.
by anonymous157 June 20, 2010
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