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 Real Estate For Sale

Hancock Park Mapped Listings For Sale

119 Results
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
434 South WINDSOR Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90020
$12,995,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 10,600
Type: Single Family Home
 
$9,100,000
Beds: 8
Baths: 5 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 8,000
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,995,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 5 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 9,860
Type: Single Family Home
 
$8,495,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 6 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 9,708
Type: Single Family Home
 
$7,350,000
Beds: 11
Baths: 9 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 12,565
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
624 South RIMPAU, Los Angeles, CA 90005
$5,995,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 6,655
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,625,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,877
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,575,000
Beds: 8
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,555
Type: Single Family Home
 
$5,250,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 5,350
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
656 South HUDSON Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90005
$5,195,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 6,200
Type: Single Family Home
 
$4,900,000
Beds: 8
Baths: 8 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 7,481
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
526 South HUDSON Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020
$4,800,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 5,368
Type: Single Family Home
 
$4,500,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 6,035
Type: Single Family Home
 
$4,495,000
Beds: 8
Baths: 3 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 9,918
Type: Single Family Home
 
$4,200,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 3,773
Type: Single Family Home
 
$3,790,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 2 | 4
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
300 South MCCADDEN Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020
$3,650,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,720
Type: Single Family Home
 
$3,600,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 1 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 4,112
Type: Single Family Home
 
$3,559,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 2 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 4,124
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
639 North JUNE Street, Los Angeles, CA 90004
$3,250,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 3,566
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
310 North LUCERNE Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004
$3,195,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,400
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
458 South MANSFIELD Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
$2,999,999
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,612
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,999,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,401
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
200 South ARDEN, Los Angeles, CA 90004
$2,895,000
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
 
$2,695,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,593
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,599,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,280
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
266 South IRVING Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004
$2,499,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 3,442
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
212 North ARDEN, Los Angeles, CA 90004
$2,399,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 4,401
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,345,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,866
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,232,900
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,481
Type: Condo
 
$2,142,900
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,381
Type: Condo
 
$2,100,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,324
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 30, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
420 South HIGHLAND Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
$2,098,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sq. Ft.: 3,555
Type: Single Family Home
 
$2,050,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,027
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
513 North PLYMOUTH Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004
$1,999,999
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,409
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,999,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,996
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,999,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,508
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,995,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 2 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,670
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,995,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,162
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
818 South RIMPAU Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005
$1,949,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,731
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,920,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,498
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
319 South SYCAMORE Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
$1,899,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,091
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,875,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,154
Type: Condo
 
$1,795,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,717
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,742,488
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 2,016
Type: Condo
 
$1,650,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,787
Type: Single Family Home
 
Open House: Jul 28, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
554 North CAHUENGA, Los Angeles, CA 90004
$1,599,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,117
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,595,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,782
Type: Single Family Home
 
$1,590,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,936
Type: Single Family Home
 
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Homes SOLD In Hancock Park

  1. 6 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 7,520 sq ft
    Lot size: 39,738 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 3
  2. 6 beds, 6 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 8,868 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,497 sqft
    Year built: 1925
  3. 7 beds, 7 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 10,581 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,570 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Parking spots: 3
  4. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,187 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,930 sqft
    Year built: 1927
  5. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,508 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,196 sqft
    Year built: 1927
  6. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,127 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,702 sqft
    Year built: 1954
  7. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,004 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,538 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Parking spots: 2
  8. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,876 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,001 sqft
    Year built: 1949
  9. 7 beds, 4 full, 5 three-quarter, 2 half baths
    Home size: 6,284 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,962 sqft
    Year built: 1930
  10. 9 beds, 10 full baths
    Home size: 7,965 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,000 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  11. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,915 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,121 sqft
    Year built: 1929
  12. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,312 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,163 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  13. 5 beds, 3 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,915 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,382 sqft
    Year built: 1920
  14. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,908 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,248 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  15. 6 beds, 1 full, 6 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 8,833 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,999 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  16. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,669 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,639 sqft
    Year built: 1922
  17. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,653 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,199 sqft
    Year built: 1921
  18. 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: 2
  19. 5 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,762 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,302 sqft
    Year built: 1914
  20. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,254 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  21. 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: 3
  22. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,770 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,073 sqft
    Year built: 1913
  23. 8 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,228 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,759 sqft
    Year built: 1922
  24. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,181 sqft
    Year built: 1926
  25. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,000 sqft
    Year built: 1928
  26. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,379 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,865 sqft
    Year built: 1922
  27. 3 beds, 1 full, 3 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,527 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,017 sqft
    Year built: 1949
  28. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,532 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,837 sqft
    Year built: 1973
  29. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 three-quarter, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,553 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,280 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 2
  30. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,204 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,128 sqft
    Year built: 1929
  31. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 quarter baths
    Home size: 3,825 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,255 sqft
    Year built: 1964
  32. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,425 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,499 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Parking spots: 4
  33. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,935 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,203 sqft
    Year built: 1910
  34. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,452 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,403 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 2
  35. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,573 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,754 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
  36. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,665 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,000 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 2
  37. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,658 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,256 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 2
  38. 7 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 9,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,860 sqft
    Year built: 1927
  39. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,346 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,757 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 4
  40. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,270 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,004 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
  41. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,118 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,581 sqft
    Year built: 1914
  42. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,782 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,603 sqft
    Year built: 1923
  43. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,062 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,071 sqft
    Year built: 1933
  44. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,367 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,200 sqft
    Year built: 1929
  45. 5 beds, 2 full, 3 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,602 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,108 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
  46. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,287 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,749 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  47. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,240 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,875 sqft
    Year built: 1929
  48. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,096 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,502 sqft
    Year built: 2015
  49. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,285 sqft
    Year built: 1924
  50. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,348 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,101 sqft
    Year built: 1926

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(all data current as of 7/28/2016)

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