Rolling Hills is a city in the Palos Verdes Peninsula area of Los Angeles County, which borders Rolling Hills Estates to the north and Rancho Palos Verdes on all other sides (including the empty Portuguese Bend landslide area to the south). The city is a private, gated community with three guarded entry-gates. It is located at the top of “the Hill” and in the center of the Peninsula. It has approximately 2,000+ residents situated on a little under 2,000 acres in the center of the Peninsula. Rolling Hills is the least populated and oldest city on the Peninsula; its inception was in 1932.
The single-story homes are 19th century California ranch or Spanish haciendas, exemplified by architect Wallace Neff. Incorporated in 1957, Rolling Hills maintains a rural and equestrian character, with no traffic lights, multi-acre lots with ample space between homes, and wide equestrian paths along streets and property lines. Homes are required to have white exterior paint. Homeowners are also required to maintain horse property on their lots, or at minimum keep land where stalls could be built.
Rolling Hills residents who are of high school age are free to choose one of two public high schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District – PVPHS or PVHS.