Pacific Palisades is now populated by LA’s affluent, its residential history is much more colorful. It is a coastal, quiet residential area with large private homes, spectacular ocean views, and ample amounts of park space and hiking trails. Its quaint “downtown” area, known as The Village, is home to restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques. Frequent neighborhood-sponsored events foster a true feeling of community among residents. Pacific Palisades is one of LA’s best-kept secrets, offering ocean views, beach access, and impressive outdoor opportunities of neighboring Santa Monica and Malibu, but attracts fewer tourists. The neighborhood is also home to the Getty Villa, the second outpost of the J. Paul Getty Museum, which features Roman-inspired architecture and gardens. This coastal neighborhood offers plentiful outdoor space, but Palisades Park is the largest, consisting of 117 acres. This Area is set atop bluffs that provides perfect sunset views boasting baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and a hockey rink in addition to its many trails, lawns, and playgrounds.