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

  1. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 8,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,196 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Days on market: 32
  2. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 6,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,778 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 31
  3. 8 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 9,918 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,900 sqft
    Year built: 1902
    Days on market: 18
  4. 7 beds, 6 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 7,965 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,000 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Days on market: 37
  5. 7 beds, 4 full, 7 part baths
    Home size: 6,284 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,962 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 1
  6. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 4,465 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,481 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Days on market: 98
  7. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 6,118 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,581 sqft
    Year built: 1914
    Days on market: 7
  8. 6 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 4,532 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,837 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 134
  9. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,425 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,499 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 16
  10. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 4,452 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,403 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 7
  11. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Lot size: 15,312 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 18
  12. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,316 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,255 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Days on market: 7
  13. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,433 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 4
  14. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,045 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,649 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Days on market: 66
  15. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,273 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,751 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 171
  16. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,708 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,250 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 14
  17. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,168 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Days on market: 91
  18. 5 beds, 3 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 3,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,160 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 126
  19. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 3,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,502 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 36
  20. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,270 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,376 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 11
  21. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,828 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,058 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Days on market: 1
  22. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,351 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,121 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 210
  23. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Lot size: 6,500 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 6
  24. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,424 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,015 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Days on market: 64
  25. 5 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 3,534 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,311 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Days on market: 16
  26. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,572 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,026 sqft
    Year built: 1914
    Days on market: 107
  27. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,141 sq ft
    Year built: 1928
    Days on market: 9
  28. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,476 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,788 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 18
  29. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,824 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,346 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Days on market: 39
  30. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,279 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,499 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Days on market: 16
  31. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,405 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,193 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Days on market: 2
  32. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,174 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,159 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 32
  33. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,671 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,751 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Days on market: 15
  34. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,262 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,304 sqft
    Year built: 1916
    Days on market: 114
  35. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,247 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,488 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 25
  36. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 7,492 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 95
  37. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 7,147 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 28
  38. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,603 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,958 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 0
  39. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,718 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,500 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 81
  40. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,680 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,512 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 77
  41. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,004 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,594 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 4
  42. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,911 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,589 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 9
  43. 5 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 3,810 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,494 sqft
    Year built: 1909
    Days on market: 77
  44. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,800 sqft
    Year built: 1913
    Days on market: 43
  45. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,546 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,611 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Days on market: 78
  46. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,636 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,549 sqft
    Year built: 1913
    Days on market: 15
  47. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,079 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 29
  48. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 2,776 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,733 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 196
  49. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,392 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,073 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Days on market: 99
  50. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,894 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,123 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 9

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Homes SOLD In Hancock Park

  1. 8 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 11,336 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.02 ac
    Year built: 1926
  2. 6 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 9,329 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,981 sqft
    Year built: 1913
  3. 5 beds, 3 full, 6 part baths
    Home size: 8,837 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,014 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  4. 6 beds, 3 full, 4 part baths
    Home size: 7,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,072 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 12
  5. 5 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,934 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  6. 7 beds, 8 full baths
    Home size: 9,708 sq ft
    Lot size: 32,269 sqft
    Year built: 1909
  7. 6 beds, 8 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 8,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,230 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  8. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,058 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,004 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  9. 6 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 7,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,638 sqft
    Year built: 1927
  10. 10 beds, 3 full, 5 part baths
    Home size: 9,367 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,756 sqft
    Year built: 1914
  11. 6 beds, 5 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 5,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,966 sqft
    Year built: 1919
  12. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,948 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,770 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  13. 5 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 6,275 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,017 sqft
    Year built: 1913
  14. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,674 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,243 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  15. 6 beds, 4 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 6,011 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,023 sqft
    Year built: 1951
  16. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,603 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,473 sqft
    Year built: 1921
  17. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,683 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,500 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 4
  18. 5 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,762 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,302 sqft
    Year built: 1914
  19. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,443 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,720 sqft
    Year built: 1916
  20. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,126 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,189 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  21. 4 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 5,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,557 sqft
    Year built: 1927
  22. 5 beds, 2 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 4,532 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,533 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  23. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,299 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,130 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  24. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,668 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,702 sqft
    Year built: 1954
  25. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,430 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,000 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  26. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,114 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,323 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  27. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Lot size: 30,013 sqft
    Year built: 1908
  28. 4 beds, 1 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,498 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,200 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  29. 6 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,136 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,604 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  30. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,517 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,307 sqft
    Year built: 1920
  31. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,885 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,432 sqft
    Year built: 1922
  32. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,838 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,128 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  33. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,034 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,121 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  34. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,235 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,861 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  35. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,849 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,497 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  36. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,752 sqft
  37. 5 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 3,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,000 sqft
    Year built: 1917
  38. 5 beds, 2 full, 4 part baths
    Home size: 4,113 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,459 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 4
  39. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,996 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,085 sqft
    Year built: 1936
  40. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,346 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,757 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  41. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,078 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,000 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 6
  42. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,410 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,216 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  43. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,169 sqft
    Year built: 1921
  44. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,604 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,641 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  45. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,026 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 4
  46. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,072 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,493 sqft
    Year built: 1912
  47. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,704 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,553 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  48. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,753 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  49. 5 beds, 2 full, 4 part baths
    Lot size: 6,751 sqft
    Year built: 2014
  50. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,066 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,800 sqft
    Year built: 1923

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