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

  1. 7 beds, 7 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 10,581 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,570 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 31
  2. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,459 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 118
  3. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 8,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,196 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Days on market: 89
  4. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,876 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,001 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Days on market: 11
  5. 8 beds, 3 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 9,918 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,900 sqft
    Year built: 1902
    Days on market: 24
  6. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 quarter baths
    Home size: 5,440 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,278 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 23
  7. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 5,926 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,000 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Days on market: 88
  8. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 4,465 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,481 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Days on market: 67
  9. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,379 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,865 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 16
  10. 5 beds, 1 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 4,112 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,464 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 129
  11. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,124 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,664 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Days on market: 34
  12. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,779 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,387 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 23
  13. 7 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 9,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,860 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Days on market: 27
  14. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,353 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,025 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 23
  15. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,096 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,502 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 31
  16. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 quarter baths
    Home size: 2,866 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,924 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 4
  17. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,004 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,199 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 69
  18. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,535 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,428 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 17
  19. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,273 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,751 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 66
  20. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,626 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,620 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 9
  21. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,266 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,575 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Days on market: 10
  22. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,230 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,158 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 4
  23. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,481 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,829 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 10
  24. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,224 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,395 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 3
  25. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,381 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,829 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 10
  26. 8 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,184 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,750 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Days on market: 4
  27. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,134 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,576 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 10
  28. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,036 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,625 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Days on market: 9
  29. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,252 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,568 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 124
  30. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,016 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,829 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 10
  31. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,133 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,151 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 2
  32. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,043 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,814 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Days on market: 25
  33. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,117 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,500 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Days on market: 22
  34. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,635 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,215 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Days on market: 52
  35. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,572 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,026 sqft
    Year built: 1914
    Days on market: 145
  36. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,843 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,727 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 12
  37. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,535 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,935 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 20
  38. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,779 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,630 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Days on market: 18
  39. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,249 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,591 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 64
  40. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,001 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 32
  41. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,675 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,500 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 108
  42. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,795 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,252 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 114
  43. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,841 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,336 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 3
  44. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 2,034 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,259 sqft
    Year built: 1914
    Days on market: 17
  45. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,463 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,829 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 10
  46. 5 beds, 2 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,776 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,733 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 236
  47. 5 beds, 1 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,826 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,915 sqft
    Year built: 1911
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  48. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,707 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,829 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 10
  49. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,818 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,249 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Days on market: 0
  50. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,262 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.15 ac
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 94

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Homes SOLD In Hancock Park

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,720 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,800 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  2. 7 beds, 7 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 15,110 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.55 ac
    Year built: 1925
  3. 6 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 7,520 sq ft
    Lot size: 39,738 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 6
  4. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,314 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,581 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Parking spots: 4
  5. 6 beds, 6 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 8,868 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,497 sqft
    Year built: 1925
  6. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,127 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,702 sqft
    Year built: 1954
  7. 6 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 6,243 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,882 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 6
  8. 7 beds, 4 full, 5 three-quarter, 2 half baths
    Home size: 6,284 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,962 sqft
    Year built: 1930
  9. 9 beds, 10 full baths
    Home size: 7,965 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,000 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  10. 7 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,490 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,209 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  11. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,444 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,567 sqft
    Year built: 1921
  12. 6 beds, 1 full, 6 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 8,833 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,999 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  13. 5 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,762 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,302 sqft
    Year built: 1914
  14. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,254 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  15. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,530 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,372 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 6
  16. 5 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,762 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,302 sqft
    Year built: 1914
  17. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,770 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,073 sqft
    Year built: 1913
  18. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,181 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  19. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,443 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,720 sqft
    Year built: 1916
  20. 3 beds, 1 full, 3 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,527 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,017 sqft
    Year built: 1949
  21. 6 beds, 2 full, 3 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,462 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,020 sqft
    Year built: 1919
  22. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,532 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,837 sqft
    Year built: 1973
  23. 5 beds, 2 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,532 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,533 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  24. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,425 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,499 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Parking spots: 8
  25. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 quarter baths
    Home size: 3,825 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,255 sqft
    Year built: 1964
  26. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,591 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,904 sqft
    Year built: 1922
  27. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,452 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,403 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
  28. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Lot size: 30,013 sqft
    Year built: 1908
  29. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,665 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,000 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 4
  30. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,118 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,581 sqft
    Year built: 1914
  31. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,498 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,200 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  32. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,062 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,071 sqft
    Year built: 1933
  33. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,367 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,200 sqft
    Year built: 1929
  34. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,287 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,749 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  35. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,235 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,861 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  36. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,849 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,497 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  37. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,752 sqft
  38. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,879 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,596 sqft
    Year built: 1955
  39. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,400 sqft
    Year built: 1912
  40. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,400 sqft
    Year built: 1912
    Parking spots: 4
  41. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,385 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,753 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 4
  42. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,433 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 4
  43. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,274 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,750 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  44. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,708 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,250 sqft
    Year built: 1922
  45. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 3,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,799 sqft
    Year built: 1922
  46. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,534 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,311 sqft
    Year built: 1921
  47. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,256 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,291 sqft
    Year built: 1947
  48. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,828 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,058 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  49. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,147 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,407 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  50. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 quarter baths
    Home size: 3,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,026 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 4

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