Rolling Hills is an affluent city on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in Los Angeles County, California. In 2016, the city of Rolling Hills was distinguished as “The Richest Town in California” according to 247wallst.com. In the same year, consumeraffairs.com cited Rolling Hills as one of the top ten “Safest Cities in California”. Back in 1996, Worth Magazine named Rolling Hills as “The Richest Town in America”.
As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,860, down from 1,871 at the 2000 census. Rolling Hills consists of a single 24 hour guard-gated community with private roads that are only accessible through the city’s three entry gates. Residents work, shop, attend school, and obtain other services in the other towns on the Palos Verdes Peninsula as the only commercially zoned land within the city is occupied by the Rolling Hills City Hall and Rolling Hills Community Association. The community was developed by A.E. Hanson, who also developed Hidden Hills. 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 single-story 19th century California ranch or Spanish haciendas exemplified by architect Wallace Neff and 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 has the third highest median house value in the United States.
The city 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).