Hancock Park Real Estate & Neighborhood Information
Hancock Park Area of Los Angeles
Welcome to my page dedicated to the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
As a real estate agent and property owner, I believe that having an understanding of community resources, neighborhood characteristics, and school information is important when considering buying or selling a home, commercial property, or investment property.
In order to help you better understand the Hancock Park area and its relationship to the city of Los Angeles, I have compiled this brief overview of the neighborhood.
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Hancock Park is one of the oldest and best preserved neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
Residents of Hancock Park are drawn to the large, older homes known for their architecture and character, many built in the early 1900s to the 1930s.
History is what defines Hancock Park. Perhaps more than any other neighborhood in Los Angeles, Hancock Park prides itself on its history and preserving it for generations to come.
Hancock Park History
With its large lots and mature trees, Hancock Park is centrally located five miles west of downtown. Hancock Park was developed in the 1920s, by the Hancock family. The Hancock family's wealth was derived from oil drilling in the former Rancho La Brea. Hancock Park owes its name to developer-philanthropist George Allan Hancock, who subdivided the property in the 1920s. Hancock was born and raised in a home near what is now the La Brea tar pits, He inherited 4,400 acres, which his father had acquired from the Rancho La Brea property owned by the family of Jose Jorge Rocha.
Hancock Park was once the most exclusive residential community in Los Angeles. Besides the Doheny and Hancock families, many other prominent Southland families once owned and still own estates here, including the Huntington, Crocker, and Van Nuys families.
Hancock Park Today
Larchmont Boulevard is the charming commercial center of Hancock Park. Developed in the early 1920's, Larchmont Boulevard has many quaint shops, giving Hancock Park a unique small town flavor. Trendy clothing shops offer unique items. There are also antique shops, stores featuring home accessories, and a variety of gift shops.
In contrast to most Los Angeles neighborhoods, houses in Hancock Park are set back from the street. Most power and telephone lines are buried, and fences are discouraged. The area surrounds the Wilshire Country Club. These characteristics, along with the area’s abundance of classic Los Angeles architecture, have made it one of the most desirable areas of Los Angeles.
In 2007, Hancock Park became the 23rd Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) in the City of Los Angeles. Eighty six percent (86%) of its homes and structures were identified as being Historic Contributors in the Historic Resources Survey, making it one of the most intact historic neighborhoods in the nation.
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