Hancock Park

Hancock Park is a historic and affluent neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. It is known for its beautiful and historic homes. Many of which are well-maintained and have large lots built in the 1920s and 1930s and are designed in various architectural styles, including Spanish Colonial Revival, Mediterranean Revival, and Tudor Revival. It is a popular location for celebrities and business executives.

Hancock Park is considered a great place to live for several reasons. It is located in a central and convenient area of Los Angeles, with easy access to major freeways, public transportation, and other parts of the city. The area is quiet and calm despite being in the heart of a large city. The median home value is quite high in Hancock Park, which makes it a exclusive and upper class neighborhood. The population of this area is diverse, and has a high standard of living.

Hancock Park has a rich history and there are many interesting historical facts associated with the area:

  • The neighborhood was originally part of the Rancho La Brea land grant given to the José Francisco Reyes in 1828 by the Mexican government. It was later developed by G. Allan Hancock in the early 20th century.
  • The famous oil fields of Rancho La Brea, now the La Brea Tar Pits, are located in the northern part of Hancock Park. The tar pits have yielded numerous Ice Age fossils, including mammoths, saber-toothed cats, and ground sloths.
  • The area was known for its large estates and attracted many wealthy and famous residents in the 1920s and 1930s. Some notable residents have included Hollywood stars like Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, as well as business tycoons like Howard Hughes.
  • The Wilshire Country Club, located in the neighborhood, was one of the most exclusive clubs in Los Angeles during the 1920s and 1930s. It was frequented by many celebrities and business leaders of the time.
  • Larchmont Village, a historic commercial district within Hancock Park, has been a popular shopping and dining destination since the 1920s. Many of the buildings in the area have been preserved and still feature their original architecture and design.
  • Hancock Park was designated as a historic preservation overlay zone in 1985, which helped to preserve the area's architectural and cultural heritage.

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Overview for Hancock Park, CA

9,616 people live in Hancock Park, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $108,967. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Hancock Park, CA

Hancock Park has 4,406 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hancock Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,616 people call Hancock Park home. The population density is 11,452.417 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Hancock Park, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Hancock Park. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Yeshiva Rav Isacsohn / Torath Em
PreK - 8th
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Third Street Elementary
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Christ The King School
PreK - 8th
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Around Hancock Park, CA

There's plenty to do around Hancock Park, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cali Orexi, Krishna's Pie Cottage, and Masse.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.79 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.28 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.07 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.83 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.82 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.31 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

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