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Rustic Canyon

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Rustic Canyon is a residential neighborhood in eastern Pacific Palisades on the west side of Los Angeles. The neighborhood runs along Rustic Creek and the Santa Monica Mountains. This is primarily residential community is comprised of single-family homes and very little if any commercial buildings. The closest amenities are in the Santa Monica Canyon at the Pacific Coast Highway with restaurants, shops, and markets.

The homes in Rustic Canyon have been designed by some of the top architects in the world including Loyd Wright, Craig Ellwood, Richard Neutra, and Ray Kappe. Because of this, you’ll find truly unique homes dating back to the 1930s. Residents have worked hard to maintain the residential status of Rustic Canyon.

Rustic Canyon Recreation Center & Park

One of the most prominent landmarks in Rustic Canyon is a recreational center. Located at 601 Latimer Rd., this community is in the heart this center is in the heart of the community.

In addition to multiple programs, clubs, and classes, the rec center located in the former clubhouse and grounds of Uplifters Ranch, offers public facilities, tennis courts, swimming pools, sports courts, sports fields, and much more.

The Uplifters

Rustic Canyon is known for a group called the uplifters or the uplifters Ranch. This was a well-to-do social club during prohibition and was an offshoot of the Los Angeles athletic club. Today, this club is now a public park run by the city of Los Angeles. There’s a eucalyptus grove planted by Abbott Kinney and is perfect for a secluded location, picnic, or just to enjoy the area.

The Uplifters developed the area with Will Rogers whose Ranch an estate lay on the other side of Sunset Boulevard. This high-class drinking club was made up of prominent local politicians and wealthy residents. This secluded location provided the perfect retreat for the wealthy and powerful members of the club. Today, sign reading “Uplifters Ranch” hangs over Latimer Road near the former uplifters clubhouse designed by William J Dodd. The club disbanded in 1947 and residents now enjoy the recreational facility and surrounding homes still maintaining that secluded and quiet feel.


Residents are part of the Los Angeles Unified School District and students are assigned to the Canyon Elementary school, the Paul Revere middle school, and the Palisades charter high school. The Everest value school and Josh Pomeroy Widney high school, as well as the Whitman continuation school, are also assigned to this community.

Rustic Canyon Homes for Sale

The homes in Rustic Canyon start at about $4 million up to $30 million based on size, condition, amenities, lot size, view, and location. You won’t find too homes exactly alike in this beautiful and secluded community. If you’re looking to be in the heart of Los Angeles but yet feel like you’re 10,000 miles away, Rustic Canyon may be exactly what you’re looking for. Start your online search below for all homes and real estate currently for sale in Rustic Canyon and contact my office at any time to schedule a showing or for more details on any listing.

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Just Listed Rustic Canyon Homes for Sale

717 Greentree Rd Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Price $6,950,000
Beds 5
Status Active
MLS # 20-639914
Property Type Single Family Residence

348 Sycamore Rd Santa Monica, CA 90402

Price $2,895,000
Beds 3
Status Active
MLS # 20-640632
Property Type Single Family Residence

780 Latimer Rd Santa Monica, CA 90402

Price $5,995,000
Beds 4
Living Area SqFt 3,792
Status Active
MLS # 20-591580
Property Type Single Family Residence

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