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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120 Results
 
Open House: May 3, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
347 South ARDEN Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90020
$8,995,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 5 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 9,860
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,195,000
Beds: 11
Baths: 9 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 12,565
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: May 8, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
265 South ROSSMORE Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004
$5,280,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,556
Type: Single Family Home
 
$4,495,000
Beds: 8
Baths: 3 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 9,918
Type: Single Family Home
 
$4,350,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 4,915
Type: Single Family Home
 
$4,100,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 4,465
Type: Single Family Home
 
$3,700,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 1 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 4,112
Type: Single Family Home
 
$3,699,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,779
Type: Single Family Home
 
$3,199,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,675
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,995,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,795,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,900
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,749,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 3,065
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: May 8, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
301 LORRAINE, Los Angeles, CA 90020
$2,695,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 3,623
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: May 3, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
101 South LARCHMONT, Los Angeles, CA 90004
$2,395,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,866
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,295,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,731
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,232,900
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,481
Type: Condo
 
Open House: May 8, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
158 North HIGHLAND Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
$2,199,999
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,224
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: May 8, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
517 North GOWER Street, Los Angeles, CA 90004
$2,189,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,149,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,142,900
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,381
Type: Condo
 
$2,100,000
Beds: 8
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 3,184
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,075,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,998,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,162
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,995,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,595
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,890,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,994
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: May 7, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
416 South VAN NESS Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020
$1,850,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 3,467
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,799,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,285
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,799,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,891
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,742,488
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,016
Type: Condo
 
$1,730,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 3,133
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,625,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,117
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,585,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,201
Type: Condo
 
$1,499,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 2,343
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,499,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,198
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,499,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,843
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,498,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,530
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,425,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,016
Type: Condo
 
$1,399,900
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,218
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,390,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,718
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: May 8, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
533 North ARDEN, Los Angeles, CA 90004
$1,350,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 3,029
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,319,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,400
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,299,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,413
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,299,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,136
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: May 3, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
1012 South TREMAINE Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019
$1,295,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,238
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,290,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 3,230
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,250,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,535
Type: Condo
 
$1,250,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,034
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,250,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 3,932
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: May 8, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
960 4TH Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019
$1,250,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,197
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: May 7, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1001 South LONGWOOD Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019
$1,240,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,841
Type: Single Family Home
 
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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. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,187 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,930 sqft
    Year built: 1927
  7. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,508 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,196 sqft
    Year built: 1927
  8. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,127 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,702 sqft
    Year built: 1954
  9. 6 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 6,243 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,882 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 6
  10. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,876 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,001 sqft
    Year built: 1949
  11. 7 beds, 4 full, 5 three-quarter, 2 half baths
    Home size: 6,284 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,962 sqft
    Year built: 1930
  12. 9 beds, 10 full baths
    Home size: 7,965 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,000 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  13. 7 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,490 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,209 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  14. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,312 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,163 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  15. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,444 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,567 sqft
    Year built: 1921
  16. 6 beds, 1 full, 6 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 8,833 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,999 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  17. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 quarter baths
    Home size: 6,072 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,278 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 4
  18. 5 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,762 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,302 sqft
    Year built: 1914
  19. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,254 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  20. 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
  21. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,770 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,073 sqft
    Year built: 1913
  22. 8 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,228 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,759 sqft
    Year built: 1922
  23. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,181 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  24. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,000 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  25. 3 beds, 1 full, 3 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,527 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,017 sqft
    Year built: 1949
  26. 6 beds, 2 full, 3 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,462 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,020 sqft
    Year built: 1919
  27. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,532 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,837 sqft
    Year built: 1973
  28. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,204 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,128 sqft
    Year built: 1929
  29. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,425 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,499 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Parking spots: 8
  30. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 quarter baths
    Home size: 3,825 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,255 sqft
    Year built: 1964
  31. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,935 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,203 sqft
    Year built: 1910
  32. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,591 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,904 sqft
    Year built: 1922
  33. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,452 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,403 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
  34. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,665 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,000 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 4
  35. 7 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 9,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,860 sqft
    Year built: 1927
  36. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,270 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,004 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 4
  37. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,118 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,581 sqft
    Year built: 1914
  38. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,498 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,200 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  39. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,062 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,071 sqft
    Year built: 1933
  40. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,367 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,200 sqft
    Year built: 1929
  41. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,287 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,749 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  42. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,752 sqft
  43. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,240 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,875 sqft
    Year built: 1929
  44. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,096 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,502 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  45. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,879 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,596 sqft
    Year built: 1955
  46. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,400 sqft
    Year built: 1912
  47. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,400 sqft
    Year built: 1912
    Parking spots: 4
  48. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,285 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  49. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,348 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,101 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  50. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,385 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,753 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 4

See all Hancock Park Solds.
(all data current as of 5/3/2016)

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