Welcome to Hancock Park
Hancock Park Real Estate
Known as one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Hancock Park is an exclusive residential community. Hancock Park real estate boasts the classic Los Angeles look, in turn making it one of the most desired areas in Southern California real estate. It's just east of Beverly Hills and southeast of West Hollywood, with the boundaries of Hancock Park being Melrose Avenue to the north, Wilshire Boulevard to the south, Rossmore Avenue to the east and Highland Avenue to the west.
Unlike most residential neighborhoods in Los Angeles, homes in Hancock Park sit well away from the streets, fences of any kind are strongly discouraged and telephone and power lines are buried. The Los Angeles Tennis Club and the Wilshire Country Club are completely surrounded by the area's real estate.
~Hancock Park Demographics
~History of Hancock Park
The family of Jose Jorge Rocha once owned all the area where Hancock Park real estate now sits until Henry Hancock purchased the land from them. Allan Hancock inherited 440-acres of the land from his father and began development of Hancock Park in the 1920s. Allan gave the area his family name. The family used the profits from the Rancho La Brea oil drilling to develop the land and, in the late 1920s, they subdivided the real estate.
After subdividing the property into residential lots, he leased over 100-acres of land to the Wilshire Country Club, giving them the option to buy. The original development began on Rossmore Avenue, but soon moved to Highland Avenue to the west in 1921.
Hancock hired on John Austin, A.C. Chisholm and Paul Williams, all architects, to design homes for the many pioneer families of the city. The first families to move to Hancock Park and build homes were Duque, Van de Kamp, Newmark, Banning, Crocker, Van Nuys, Huntington, Chandler and Doheny. Nat King Cole, the popular jazz pianist, purchased a home in Hancock Park real estate after the Supreme Court barred racial provisions in restrictive covenants in 1948.
~Education in Hancock Park
All students residing in Hancock Park are provided a quality education through the Los Angeles Unified School District. There are two elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools that serve the residents of Hancock Park real estate. There are two private schools that also serve the area. Universities occupying real estate in the area are the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. Both of these universities are state run and are within driving distance of Hancock Park.
~Things to do in Hancock Park
There are many activities for all Hancock Park residents just outside of the neighborhood. You will of course find the Wilshire Country Club and the Los Angeles Tennis Club. Both of these are a must join for everyone within the neighborhood boundaries. You will also find small parks with playgrounds and picnic areas, the Getty House, La Brea Tar Pits, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Verve Gallery, Paramount Pictures, Hancock Park and Mann's Chinese Theater all just a few minutes away.
Several fabulous shops occupy Hancock Park real estate along with restaurants that range from cafes to fine dining. There are also celebrations and other great events held throughout the year.