The diverse topography ranges from beaches to bluffs with steep slopes and canyons throughout the communities of Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. Built on highly weathered bedrock and marine deposits, the soils are rich and typically porous, requiring landscapes designed specifically to preserve the slopes and hillsides of the peninsula. The stable coastal temperatures are ideal for a variety of plants that are drought tolerant to minimize water run off.  Various microclimates exist as one moves from the coast to inland canyon areas where equestrian properties, residential and commercial are found. Wind patterns and temperature variables change from the coast to inland areas like Rolling Hills Estates.

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