Hancock Park Real Estate – Los Angeles, California

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About Hancock Park

Hancock Park is an affluent neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.

Hancock Park is bounded by Wilton Place on the east, Melrose Avenue on the north, Highland Avenue on the west, and Olympic Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard on the south. Hollywood lies to the north, Koreatown to the east, Mid-City to the south, and the Miracle Mile and Fairfax District to the west. Beverly Boulevard, Rossmore Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard and 3rd and 6th Streets are the primary thoroughfares running through the district.

Hancock Park is a large region of central Los Angeles adjacent to and sometimes overlapping with the Mid-Wilshire district. Hancock Park contains several smaller communities with distinct identities, including Wilshire Park, Larchmont Village, and Windsor Square.

History

Hancock Park was developed in the 1920s, by the Hancock family, with profits earned from oil drilling in the former Rancho La Brea (much of which is now the Miracle Mile district). Hancock Park owes its name to developer-philanthropist G. Allan Hancock, who subdivided the property in the 1920s. Hancock, born and raised in a home at what is now the La Brea tar pits, inherited 440 acres, which his father, Major Henry Hancock had acquired from the Rancho La Brea property owned by the family of Jose Jorge Rocha.

Some 71 oil wells were operating at capacity on the land from 1905 to 1910. Nine years later Hancock subdivided the property into residential lots. He leased 105 acres to the Wilshire Country Club with an option to buy. The Hancock Park development was started on Rossmore Avenue and moved west to Highland Avenue in 1921.

Architects such as Paul Williams, A. C. Chisholm and John Austin were hired to design homes for many of the city’s pioneer families. The list of families who moved into Hancock Park’s first homes reads like a “Who’s Who” of California: Doheny, Chandler, Huntington, Van Nuys, Crocker, Banning, Newmark, Van de Kamp and Duque, were some of the early residents.

After a 1948 Supreme Court decision barring the enforcement of racial provisions in restrictive covenants, popular jazz pianist and singer Nat King Cole purchased a house in Hancock Park. The Ku Klux Klan, still active in Los Angeles well into the 1950s, responded by placing a burning cross on his front lawn.

Surroundings

In sharp contrast to most Los Angeles neighborhoods, houses in Hancock Park are set well back from the street, most power and telephone lines are buried, and fences are strongly discouraged. The area also completely surrounds both the Wilshire Country Club and the Los Angeles Tennis Club. These characteristics, along with the area’s abundance of classic Los Angeles architecture, have made it one of the most desirable areas in all of Southern California ever since its development, and the average household income of its residents consistently ranks among the highest in the United States. In order to preserve its historic feel, Hancock Park is in the process of obtaining the designation of an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) from the City of Los Angeles. This protection is anticipated to go into effect in late 2006.

Today

Hancock Park still has a white majority, but has welcomed small numbers of wealthy blacks, Latinos, Asians, and Orthodox Jews (who attend synagogues and yeshivas on La Brea Avenue, Beverly Boulevard, and in the Fairfax District) into the district.

Education

Hancock Park is within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Public schools serving Hancock Park include Los Angeles High School, Fairfax High School, John Burroughs Middle School, Bancroft Middle School, Hancock Park Elementary School, and 3rd Street Elementary School. Private schools include Yavneh Academy, a Jewish school.

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Hancock Park Mapped Listings For Sale

Hancock Park Real Estate For Sale

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(all data current as of 7/28/2014)

  1. 7 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 9,276 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,712 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 130
  2. 6 beds, 3 full, 4 part baths
    Home size: 7,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,072 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 21
    Days on market: 63
  3. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,934 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 83
  4. 6 beds, 4 full, 5 part baths
    Home size: 8,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,210 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 11
    Days on market: 89
  5. 7 beds, 8 full baths
    Lot size: 20,000 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 136
  6. 6 beds, 3 full, 4 part baths
    Home size: 5,745 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,882 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 33
  7. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,603 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,473 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 82
  8. 6 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,638 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Days on market: 97
  9. 6 beds, 4 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 6,011 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,023 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
  10. 5 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,762 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,302 sqft
    Year built: 1914
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 11
  11. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,099 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,400 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 59
  12. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,879 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,596 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10
  13. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,235 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,861 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 10
  14. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,996 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,085 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Days on market: 74
  15. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,517 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,307 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 161
  16. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,858 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,128 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 14
  17. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,078 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,000 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 257
  18. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,604 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,641 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 47
  19. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,034 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,121 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 13
  20. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,704 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,553 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 3
  21. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,273 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,751 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 57
  22. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,753 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 3
  23. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,263 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,753 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 37
  24. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,232 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,393 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 40
  25. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,644 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,923 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 151
  26. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,203 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market: 13
  27. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,560 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,800 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 20
  28. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,676 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,199 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 168
  29. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,432 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 53
  30. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,845 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,992 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market: 12
  31. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,924 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,208 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 19
  32. 6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,066 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,280 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 3
  33. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,359 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,816 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 133
  34. 6 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,935 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,752 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 22
  35. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,773 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,540 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 74
  36. 6 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,096 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,637 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 11
  37. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 7,314 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,625 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 17
    Days on market: 126
  38. 9 beds, 9 baths
    Home size: 6,113 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,625 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 19
  39. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,266 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,575 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 73
  40. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,538 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,500 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 65
  41. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,308 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,142 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 21
  42. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,149 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,571 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 52
  43. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,589 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,344 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Days on market: 84
  44. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,149 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,561 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Days on market: 60
  45. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,931 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,001 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Days on market: 20
  46. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,884 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,256 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 88
  47. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,644 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,587 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
  48. 10 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,328 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,168 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 472
  49. 10 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,328 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,254 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 472
  50. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 6,076 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,249 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 61

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Homes SOLD In Hancock Park

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  1. 8 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 11,336 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.02 ac
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market:
  2. 6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 9,329 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,981 sqft
    Year built: 1913
    Parking spots: 10
    Days on market:
  3. 6 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 8,398 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.14 ac
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 10
    Days on market:
  4. 8 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 8,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,502 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market:
  5. 9 beds, 8 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 8,860 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.16 ac
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 12
    Days on market:
  6. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 7,520 sq ft
    Lot size: 39,749 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market:
  7. 6 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 6,496 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,168 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market:
  8. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 6,822 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,008 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  9. 6 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 9,345 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,642 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market:
  10. 6 beds, 5 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 5,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,966 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Days on market:
  11. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,948 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,770 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market:
  12. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 6,275 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,017 sqft
    Year built: 1913
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market:
  13. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 6,273 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,508 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  14. 8 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 11,341 sq ft
    Lot size: 28,788 sqft
    Year built: 1914
    Parking spots: 7
    Days on market:
  15. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,612 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,899 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  16. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 6,488 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,497 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market:
  17. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,881 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,805 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  18. 6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 6,249 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,656 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market:
  19. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 7,144 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,000 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market:
  20. 5 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 4,450 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,043 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  21. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,126 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,189 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market:
  22. 5 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 7,586 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,600 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market:
  23. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,021 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,017 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  24. 5 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 4,915 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,121 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Days on market:
  25. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,299 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,130 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  26. 6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,452 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,160 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Days on market:
  27. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,023 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,130 sqft
    Year built: 1931
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  28. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,908 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,748 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  29. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,765 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,971 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market:
  30. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,181 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market:
  31. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,114 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,323 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market:
  32. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 5,850 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,920 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  33. 6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,936 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,511 sqft
    Year built: 1916
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  34. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 4,465 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,481 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Days on market:
  35. 6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,603 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,435 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  36. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,072 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,421 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  37. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,630 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,750 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  38. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,117 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,310 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market:
  39. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 6,753 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market:
  40. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,948 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,129 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  41. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 3,504 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,008 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market:
  42. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,539 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,580 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  43. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,775 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,306 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  44. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,659 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,349 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Days on market:
  45. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,840 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,129 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  46. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 6,752 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  47. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,680 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,403 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market:
  48. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,124 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,401 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:
  49. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,169 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Days on market:
  50. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,076 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,067 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market:

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