Once the most exclusive residential community in the city, this area was developed by Captain G. Allan Hancock circa 1910. ... More
Once the most exclusive residential community in the city, this area was developed by Captain G. Allan Hancock circa 1910. The Hancock family then jumped in on the oil craze, which was quickly exhausted but which also led to the discovery of the La Brea Tar Pits. Besides the Doheny and Hancock families, many other prominent Southland families once owned and still do own estates here, including the Huntington, Crocker and Van Nuys families. The Hancock Park area makes for a great walking or driving tour at your own pace.
When I first came to Los Angeles years ago, I found it hard to find someplace that felt like home, had places to shop and eat and verged on that small town feel that I missed so much. The first afternoon I came to Larchmont Village smack in the heart of Hancock Park I knew I'd found my second home. I visit the Farmer's Market here on Sundays and have brunch or lunch here a few days a week. Check it out and see what you've been missing because it gets a thumbs up from me. Angela Bond at Hancock Park Properties
I moved out to LA from the midwest and I absolutely LOVE living in Hancock Park. My roommate and I live in an apartment complex right on Melrose and everyone who visits just adores where we live. The building itself was built in the 1920's but it has a lot of character, its cute, cozy and just perfect. The location, oh where should I begin, it's close to everything! Hollywood is right up the street, you got the shops on Melrose, Larchmont Village, and the neighborhoods are amazing. The homes are old, gorgeous European style houses. I've always felt safe living in the area as a single young female and have taken many night jogs throughout and have never felt "scared" like other parts of LA. Its the best location...you get a great neighborhood that isn't as pretentious as Beverly Hills, but you also have Hollywood literally walking distance away and the beach? Just a 30 minute drive on those crazy LA freeways =)
Hancock Park and Windsor Square are way overrated sections of L.A. The houses are way overpriced for what you get - plus they need tons of renovations. Most of the houses are built in the 1920s and have bars on the windows. The location is decent, and Larchmont Blvd has some nice shops and restaurants, but this is a inner city neighborhood. The houses are also close together - no big lots. Many of the streets are safe, but you are surrounded by inner city LA. Many of the people that live here earn good livings, but their children are extremely spoiled and are very isolated. Most of these people are extremely materialistic and feel they need to keep up with the Jones's. A far better location to live is Brentwood or Pacific Palisades. Most people would not want their children to grow up here.
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