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Old 12-28-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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I'm looking at areas south of LAX that might be good for a family of four with a budget of 700-900K. I've noticed that you seem to get as much house for the money in Palos Verdes as in West/South Torrance and Redondo. Actually, you seem to get more house for the money if you go to the south side of the PV peninsula, and the lots are bigger all over PV. If I'm mistaken here let me know.

What accounts for this? PV seems more upscale and less hectic than Torrance and Redondo. However, it is less convenient to freeways and shopping, and tends to be foggy sometimes. Are those the basic reasons PV has been able to remain relatively affordable, or is there more to it? Or am I off base with regard to affordability. I know there are crazy expensive houses on the hill in PV but that's also the case for beachfront Redondo and Torrance.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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freeway access is pretty terrible in almost all of PV, especially if you need to get to destinations along the 405. also, on the east side of PV, you're getting close to some less desirable neighborhoods such as wilmington and harbor city. it's nice and all on PV, but driving 15+ minutes just to access a freeway can greatly affect quality of life for many people.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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Yeah, it's the traffic/distance from freeway.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Kind of sounds like you're talking about the area near RPV, which bleeds into Lomita, Harbor City, and San Pedro. Which would account for lower home values.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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You have four, primary areas on the PV Peninsula. Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. The area that you're pricing is RPV and, as other posters have stated, they border some not so preferential cities/neighborhoods the farther southeast you go.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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You have four, primary areas on the PV Peninsula. Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. The area that you're pricing is RPV and, as other posters have stated, they border some not so preferential cities/neighborhoods the farther southeast you go.
I would add that the EAST part of RPV is not so great. But the WEST side near PVE is really nice and very very safe.
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