Hancock Park, is a special enclave, filled with grand, classically styled homes that were built in the 1920´s for wealthy Angelinos. It runs from Highland Ave. (W) to Van Ness Ave. (E), from Melrose Ave. (N) to Wilshire Blvd. (S). Within Hancock Park is a sub area called Windsor Square with its own unique set of homes. South of Wilshire Blvd. just outside of Hancock Park, proper, behind a guarded gate is a stately collection of homes known as Fremont Place. Any discussion of Hancock Park real estate invariably includes Fremont Place.
As the ongoing re developments of Hollywood and Downtown have attracted new residents, Hancock Park has experienced a startling renaissance
Many of the classic beauties have been re-imagined, expanding the audience seeking luxury homes to a more eastern section of the city. The Hancock Park Historical Society, the Architectural Review Board and the Hancock Park Homeowners Association take their roles of preserving the standards and integrity of the area’s heritage very seriously. Having said that, there is a 7 small lot brownstone style houses development,the Stevens, on the books at Wilshire and Rimpau.
Located in Hancock Park is the tony Wilshire Country Club, with two 18 hole golf courses, 4 lighted tennis courts and dining and banquet facilities. It too maintains tradition by adhering to a dress code and allowing cell phones only in the parking lot.
By contrast Larchmont Village is Hancock Park’s charming casual destination for folks to congregate, shop the boutiques and enjoy outdoor cafes, often with their kids and dogs in tow.
Marlborough, the area’s private day school for young women ages 7-12, is esteemed for its academic excellence.