Rolling Hills is a private, gated community located atop the scenic hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Incorporated in 1957, Rolling Hills maintains a ranch style/equestrian environment with an enduring respect for native wildlife and natural surroundings. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,860 and according to the 2000 US Census, Rolling Hills is the 21st richest place in the United States (based upon per capita income), and #4 for places with a population of at least 1,000.
There is no business, industrial, or commercial zoning within the city limits. Residents work, shop, attend school, and obtain other services in the other towns on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Since incorporation, the city has maintained a ranch character, with no traffic lights, large spaces between houses and wide equestrian paths along streets. 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).
Rolling Hills is 3 square miles or 1920 acres in size and is strictly a residential community with 684 single-family homes on a minimum lot size of 1 acre with an average of 2.7 acres with only 16 undeveloped lots remaining within city. There are no city services; access to the city, maintenance of the roadways & trails, and enforcement of the CC&R’s is the responsibility of the homeowners through the Homeowners Association.