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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hancock Park is a hidden jewel in Los Angeles.

Hancock Park Real Estate – Los Angeles, California

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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.

Hancock Park Real Estate For Sale

Showing properties 1 - 50 of 115. See more Hancock Park community real estate.
(all data current as of 5/16/2012)

  1. 6 beds, 5.0 baths
    Home size: 14,201 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,999 sqft
    Year built: 1907
    Days on market: 126
    Walk Score®: 82

  2. 7 beds, 9 full baths
    Home size: 9,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,060 sqft
    Year built: 1933
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 252
    Walk Score®: 63

  3. 6 beds, 5 full, 3 part baths
    Home size: 7,910 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,072 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 11
    Days on market: 4
    Walk Score®: 58

  4. 9 beds, 7 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 7,656 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,260 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 9
    Walk Score®: 74

  5. 6 beds, 6.5 baths
    Home size: 7,480 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,519 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 112
    Walk Score®: 71

  6. 5 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,021 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,000 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 128
    Walk Score®: 60

  7. 5 beds, 6.0 baths
    Home size: 7,144 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,000 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 66
    Walk Score®: 48

  8. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 19,384 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,820 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Parking spots: 22
    Days on market: 29
    Walk Score®: 80

  9. 7 beds, 9 full baths
    Home size: 7,794 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,935 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 28
    Walk Score®: 51

  10. 4 beds, 4.5 baths
    Home size: 4,912 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,556 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 279
    Walk Score®: 68

  11. 6 beds, 7.0 baths
    Home size: 5,828 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,810 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 242
    Walk Score®: 42

  12. 5 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 7,586 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,600 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 266
    Walk Score®: 52

  13. 5 beds, 4.5 baths
    Home size: 5,311 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,988 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 7
    Walk Score®: 60

  14. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 17,246 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,000 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 18
    Days on market: 14
    Walk Score®: 78

  15. 4 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,874 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,025 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 126
    Walk Score®: 68

  16. 5 beds, 5.5 baths
    Home size: 4,510 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,350 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 220
    Walk Score®: 89

  17. 5 beds, 6.0 baths
    Home size: 5,388 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,104 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 245
    Walk Score®: 49

  18. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 8,020 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,492 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 18
    Days on market: 58
    Walk Score®: 85

  19. 6 beds, 3.0 baths
    Home size: 4,018 sq ft
    Lot size: 25,338 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 59
    Walk Score®: 78

  20. 4 beds, 4.0 baths
    Lot size: 9,000 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 202
    Walk Score®: 77

  21. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,753 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,800 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 77
    Walk Score®: 80

  22. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,045 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,570 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 232
    Walk Score®: 71

  23. 5 beds, 3.0 baths
    Home size: 3,496 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,984 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 238
    Walk Score®: 85

  24. 4 beds, 3.5 baths
    Home size: 3,603 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,806 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 344
    Walk Score®: 66

  25. 3 beds, 4.0 baths
    Home size: 3,029 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,277 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 64
    Walk Score®: 74

  26. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,280 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,169 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market: 3

  27. 5 beds, 4.0 baths
    Home size: 4,620 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,320 sqft
    Parking spots: 7
    Days on market: 125
    Walk Score®: 65

  28. 4 beds, 3.5 baths
    Home size: 4,106 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,440 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Days on market: 246
    Walk Score®: 86

  29. 4 beds, 3.5 baths
    Home size: 2,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,470 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Days on market: 90
    Walk Score®: 71

  30. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 6,190 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,477 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 52
    Walk Score®: 77

  31. 5 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 3,810 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,836 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 215
    Walk Score®: 77

  32. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,932 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,556 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 325
    Walk Score®: 69

  33. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,396 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,969 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 38
    Walk Score®: 77

  34. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 6,500 sqft
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 53
    Walk Score®: 83

  35. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 5,362 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,492 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 310
    Walk Score®: 86

  36. 4 beds, 3.0 baths
    Home size: 2,641 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,081 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 35
    Walk Score®: 75

  37. 6 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,314 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,200 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Parking spots: 10
    Days on market: 103
    Walk Score®: 80

  38. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 5,794 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,410 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 101
    Walk Score®: 78

  39. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,338 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,000 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 158
    Walk Score®: 89

  40. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,174 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,200 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 43
    Walk Score®: 71

  41. 3 beds, 2.0 baths
    Home size: 2,161 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,500 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 56
    Walk Score®: 78

  42. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Lot size: 10,776 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 10
    Walk Score®: 88

  43. 5 beds, 3.5 baths
    Home size: 3,279 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,500 sqft
    Year built: 1916
    Days on market: 80
    Walk Score®: 82

  44. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 3,247 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,488 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 92
    Walk Score®: 74

  45. 3 beds, 2.0 baths
    Home size: 1,632 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,184 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 98
    Walk Score®: 66

  46. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 12,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,578 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 198
    Walk Score®: 88

  47. 3 beds, 3.0 baths
    Home size: 2,983 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,473 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Days on market: 78
    Walk Score®: 42

  48. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 2,648 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,625 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 76
    Walk Score®: 80

  49. 4 beds, 4.0 baths
    Home size: 2,661 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,655 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 372
    Walk Score®: 78

  50. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 6,343 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,934 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Parking spots: 12
    Days on market: 16
    Walk Score®: 88

Hancock Park is a hidden jewel in Los Angeles.

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