Developed in the 1920s, Hancock Park contains a wide range of architectural styles. The majority of homes are set back 50 feet from the street and include side driveways. The neighborhood also features scenic streets, shade trees, and rolling green lawns. Hollywood royalty like Mae West, Ava Gardner, and Clark Gable called Hancock Park home.
Hancock Park is a Historical Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) which protects the area’s historic beauty. The HPOZ prohibits developers from tearing down homes and building McMansions. And new exterior improvements must fit with the architectural style of the neighborhood.
Hancock Park homes are a jewel in the architectural crown of Los Angeles and are always in high demand. But, fixers do come up giving buyers a chance to get in at a lower price. And no two houses are the same in condition, size, or style.
Melrose Avenue sits on the top of the neighborhood with Wilshire Boulevard to the bottom. And it lies between Highland Avenue and Rossmore Avenue. Commuters can easily get to the Westside, Hollywood, or downtown via car or Metro.
Residents can walk to one of the many green spaces to read a book, walk their dog, or play with the kids. Also, Larchmont Boulevard is nearby which features shops, bars, and a variety of eateries. And on Sundays, locals can do the week’s shop and chat with neighbors at the Farmer’s Market.
The Wilshire Country Club, and the Los Angeles Tennis Club are also located inside Hancock Park.