Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes is the largest of the peninsula cities. An affluent suburb of Los Angeles County, it is known for its large tracts of open space and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Catalina Island. Located along the stunning ocean cliffs is located the Trump National Golf Club, Terrenea oceanfront resort, Los Verdes Golf Curse, the Peninsula Racquet Club, and numerous hiking trails.
The city fronts the majority of the Palos Verdes Peninsula coastline and snakes up into its most interior geographical areas atop the peninsula.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District serves Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates. As of 2017, Niche.com ranks PVPUS as the #5 ranked Best School District in California.