Jack McSweeney is a South Bay native, a current Hollywood Riviera homeowner and was raised with strong family values and a solid work ethic. His finger is on the pulse of the local Palos Verdes real estate market and inspires confidence in his clients as he knowledgeably guides them through the processes of home buying and selling.
He is full-time Realtor, licensed Realtor since 1988, Certified Distressed Property Expert and Consultant, and is one of the top real estate agents in the Palos Verdes area. He specializes in residential real estate in the South Bay area and believes in treating people with kindness and respect, and pays close attention to detail.
Jack is a member of the Palos Verdes Association of Realtors, Board Certified Palos Verdes Specialist, California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, and a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. He has an extensive financial and management background as a former Member and Specialist on the Pacific Stock Exchange. I am professional. I understand the South Bay real estate market and will confidently guide my clients to achieve their real estate goals. Experience... It Works Everytime!
In Los Angeles County, there is a group of coastal cities on the peninsula known as Palos Verdes. This cluster of cities nestles among hills of the same name. This group of urban centers in southwestern Los Angeles County is Palos Verdes, California. This group includes a number of communities such as the cities -- Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and unincorporated communities of Academy Hills, and Westfield. An affluent community, the area offers great options for retirees, families, and visitors alike. Dramatic Ocean views, stunning cityscapes, well known schools, and recreational opportunities galore make this area a great draw for relocation or visiting.
This area was originally inhabited by the Tongva-Gabrieliqo, a tribe of Native Americans. The mid 19th century saw the arrival of Mexican and Spanish settlers who used it to raise cattle, and named it "the range of green trees" in Spanish -- Rancho de los Palos Verdes. In the early 20th century, a majority of the land was used for, and sold as, horse ranches of no great size as well as budding residential communities. Palos Verdes became incorporated before any other community of this peninsula, and to grow as a planned community. Today, it has grown into an area of considerable interest as a residential community, as well as a playground for the rich and famous.
Although the Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority has a regular PVP Transit service covering five into the Peninsula Center, the best way to get around is to drive. Shopping opportunities abound, from upscale malls like the Promenade through charming old world plazas like Malaga Cove, to the Farmers' Market that operates from 9am to 1pm, Sundays. Eating out is an embarrassment of riches, with multiple cuisine choices within town, or a short drive away at Redondo Beach. Looking for something more? Drive into Torrance or San Pedro.
Palos Verdes offers a range of activities for runners, hikers, and bird watchers, not to mention surfers, scuba divers, and Golfers. Palos Verdes has several golf courses and country clubs, including the beautiful Billy Bell-designed Golf course, with its ocean views and some of the best golf values. Nature lovers have a perfect bonanza of things to do and see, from the South Coast Botanic Garden, containing more than 150,000 kind of plant to the park at Point Vicente which offers you a chance to watch gray whales migrate. Those otherwise inclined can follow the twists and turns of local history at the Military Museum at Fort MacArthur. Palos Verdes Lake is a wonderful spot for an all day picnic, or camping.
Sun and surf worshippers can head to the Lunada Bay, and other surfing areas. There are a number of wrecks dotting the waters around the area, for divers and antiquities enthusiasts, such as the remains of the wrecked Greek freighter Dominator. An architectural oddity, a chapel made of glass known as the Wayfarers Chapel, stands amidst majestic Redwoods, for the curiosity seeker and the architect alike. Other historical buildings include the lighthouses at Point Vicente and Point Fermin, and the Korean Bell of Friendship.
With so much to do and see, the weather is a perfect accompaniment to enjoyment. High summer temperatures reach the 70's, while wintertime temperatures are in the comfortable 60's, falling into the 40's after sundown. February brings the most rain to this dry area, and June is the driest month. For the residents, the Palos Verdes area brings the double advantages of being able to live in an urban setting, but being always near enough to nature to escape when one wishes.