Rolling Hills Estates, California

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Rolling Hills Estates is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 7,676 at the 2000 census.

On the northern side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, facing Torrance, Rolling Hills Estates is mostly residential. Incorporated in 1957, Rolling Hills Estates tries to maintain a fairly bucolic character with a large number of horse paths. The history of Rolling Hills Estates actually dates back to the establishment of the first Spanish rancho land grant in California.



It was Los Angeles County’s 60th municipality, established on September 18, 1957.[citation needed]

The incorporation of other areas, especially between the years of 1959 and 1982, into the city lines of Rolling Hills Estates began in the city’s early years. At the time, such expansion seemed to threaten the atmosphere its citizens cherished and wanted to preserve.[citation needed]

Today, the city has thirty distinct neighborhoods, each with its own style and architecture. As there are individual neighborhood Homeowners' Associations as well every citizen and social organization is directly represented.[citation needed]


Rolling Hills Estates is located at 33°46′25″N 118°21′39″W / 33.77361°N 118.36083°W / 33.77361; -118.36083 (33.773738, -118.360788).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.3 square kilometers (3.6 sq mi), 0.1 km2 (0.04 sq mi) of it (0.56%) is water.


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 7,676 people, 2,806 households, and 2,334 families residing in the city. The population density was 825.5/km² (2,139.1/mi²). There were 2,880 housing units at an average density of 309.7/km² (802.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.91% White, 20.28% Asian, 1.16% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 3.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.77% of the population.

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