Rolling Hills is a city on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 1,860 at the 2010 census. It is a gated community with private roads and three entry gates. The City is marked by horse trails, mature trees, curvy and narrow roads alongside steep canyons. 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.
Rolling Hills has the third highest median house value in the United States. Several of the homes in the city are built in the “ranch style” that causes the houses to seem quite sprawling. Most of the houses were built in the late 1960’s to early 1970’s. Very few of the houses have a second story. 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. The community was developed by A.E. Hanson, who also developed Hidden Hills.
From its relatively high elevation, the city’s residents can enjoy great views of the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Harbor. There are no retail businesses or churches within the small bedroom community. There is only a small tennis club near the Portuguese Bend Road gate.