Hancock Park is a quiet, residential haven in the middle of the Los Angeles mid-city district. More than a century ago, it was conceived by a wealthy oil baron to be stately and spacious. Today, the neighborhood is marked by mansions on large, perfectly landscaped lawns, wide sidewalks, and rows of towering palm trees.
When the neighborhood was first built, its blank canvas captured the imaginations of the nation’s top architects. That’s why many Hancock Park homes are not only historic but striking in design.
Incredibly walkable and central, the neighborhood includes some of the best schools in the county, trendy strips like Larchmont Village, and the exclusive Wilshire Country Club.
The residential crowd is made up of… Mostly mansions, with wonderfully diverse architecture. Styles include American Colonial, Tudor, English, Spanish, and craftsman.
The lifestyle offered is… high-end and family friendly! The sprawling lawns, suburban feel, sidewalks, and schools are perfect for families with children. Yet, its proximity to the center of the city makes it exciting for luxury and culture-loving adults.
The most popular type of building you’ll find is… single-family historic mansions with large green lawns. But there are also a fair amount of new-build, luxury apartments.
The average home price is… $2.25 million
The area’s best driving-distance getaways are... Malibu’s beautiful, cliffside beaches are only an hour’s drive away. And local hiking in the Angeles National Forest is less than an hour away by car, with day hikes quickly taking you out of the bustle of the city.
The best spot to dine fancy is… Providence! This modern, sustainable seafood restaurant has earned two Michelin stars.
The best spot to find entertainment is… Larchmont Village. The bustling, cute block includes delicious dining, artisanal coffee and ice cream shops, and a weekly farmer’s market.
The best spot to go shopping is… The Grove, an upscale outdoor-indoor mall with designer stores and local boutiques alike.