Rolling Hills, one of the few private cities in the country, is comprised of 3,038 acres near the center of the peninsula. Its three entrances with guarded gates provide residents and their guests access to the private roads traversing the city's hills and canyons. Mostly ranch-style homes, with an occasional Spanish influence, can be seen in the estates, most featuring large yards bordered by low split-rail fences and bridle trails. Many of the properties include horse facilities, and it's not uncommon to see horseback riders crossing neighborhood streets, perhaps heading toward the 23 miles of riding trails. Some homes are accented by breathtaking panoramic views of the Los Angeles basin, from Malibu to Newport Beach. With a population of just over 2,000 people, privacy and serenity are highly prized in this exclusive city.