The Pacific Palisades is located among Brentwood to the east, Malibu & Topanga to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north.
It is a primarily a residential area, with a mixture of large private homes, small houses, condominiums, and apartments. The district also includes some large parks and many hiking trails.
The 1949 home and studio, Eames House is located in the Pacific Palisades. The Getty Villa is a well known landmark, though the museum erroneously claims that it is the Getty Villa of Malibu, it is however, located in the Palisades.