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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  1. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,831 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,208 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Parking spots: 7
  2. 8 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 11,336 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.02 ac
    Year built: 1926
  3. 6 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 9,329 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,981 sqft
    Year built: 1913
  4. 5 beds, 3 full, 6 part baths
    Home size: 8,837 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,014 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  5. 9 beds, 8 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 8,860 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.16 ac
    Year built: 1920
  6. 6 beds, 3 full, 4 part baths
    Home size: 7,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,072 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 12
  7. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,934 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  8. 7 beds, 8 full baths
    Home size: 9,708 sq ft
    Lot size: 32,269 sqft
    Year built: 1909
  9. 6 beds, 8 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 8,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,230 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  10. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,058 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,004 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  11. 6 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,638 sqft
    Year built: 1927
  12. 6 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 9,345 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,642 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Parking spots: 10
  13. 10 beds, 3 full, 5 part baths
    Home size: 9,367 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,756 sqft
    Year built: 1914
  14. 6 beds, 5 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 5,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,966 sqft
    Year built: 1919
  15. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,948 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,770 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  16. 5 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 6,275 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,017 sqft
    Year built: 1913
  17. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,674 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,243 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  18. 6 beds, 4 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 6,011 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,023 sqft
    Year built: 1951
  19. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,603 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,473 sqft
    Year built: 1921
  20. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,683 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,500 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 4
  21. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,126 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,189 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  22. 4 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 5,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,557 sqft
    Year built: 1927
  23. 5 beds, 2 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 4,532 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,533 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  24. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,299 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,130 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  25. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,668 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,702 sqft
    Year built: 1954
  26. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,430 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,000 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  27. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,114 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,323 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  28. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Lot size: 30,013 sqft
    Year built: 1908
  29. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,630 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,750 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  30. 6 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,136 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,604 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  31. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,517 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,307 sqft
    Year built: 1920
  32. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,885 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,432 sqft
    Year built: 1922
  33. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,838 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,128 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  34. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,034 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,121 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  35. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,235 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,861 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  36. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 3,504 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,008 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  37. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,849 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,497 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  38. 5 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 3,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,000 sqft
    Year built: 1917
  39. 5 beds, 2 full, 4 part baths
    Home size: 4,113 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,459 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 4
  40. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,996 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,085 sqft
    Year built: 1936
  41. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,346 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,757 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  42. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,078 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,000 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 6
  43. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,410 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,216 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  44. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,410 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,216 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  45. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,169 sqft
    Year built: 1921
  46. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,604 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,641 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  47. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,026 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 4
  48. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,704 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,553 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  49. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,753 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  50. 5 beds, 2 full, 4 part baths
    Lot size: 6,751 sqft
    Year built: 2014

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