Neighborhoods

Hancock Park & Windsor Square

800px-Hancock_Park_StreetGenerally described as the area between Wilton Place, Melrose Avenue, Olympic Boulevard and La Brea, Hancock Park actually is several neighborhoods including Windsor Square, Larchmont Village, Brookside Village, Hancock Park.

Homes in Hancock Park and Windsor Square were originally built in the 1920s for the city’s elite. The rich architectural heritage resulted from the Old World craftsmen hired to construct these homes and gardens. Outstanding architects such as Paul Williams and Wallace Neff designed many of the estates, some of which feature ballrooms, butler’s pantries, elevators, greenhouses and chauffeur’s quarters.

larchmont village15 minutes to civic center, Century City, Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley. Larchmont Village is Hancock Parks shopping street. Not many areas in the city have their own village!

The area is home to the Wilshire Country Club,the Mayor of Los Angeles’ official residence, and Marlborough girls’ school.

Today it is one of the most desirable communities in the country. A community of very upscale, traditional homes. From the more moderately priced bungalows in Larchmont Village to larger two story properties up to estate homes on up to an acre of land.

Hancock Park is close to several film and television studios, and the associated industry. As a result many film people live in the area. Since the neighborhood offers so many sizes and styles of homes, many films are shot right here in Hancock Park.

Hollywood & Hollywod Hills

Very popular with walkers, runners and bikers, Lake Hollywood provides a respite from the hum and bustle of the city.

Hollywood Hills

Only in Los Angeles can you drive in minutes to what feels like a mountain retreat, or to hilltops with views of the city sprawled below all the way to the ocean.

Famous places abound: the Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park Observatory Planetarium and Lasarium and famous Mulholland Drive.

Sitting high over the city, the Hollywood Hills are home to several neighborhoods, from the small and funky to the star-studded mansions with views from downtown to the sea.

Homes in this area tend to be private because of the winding streets and odd shaped lots. One is never surprised to see a mule deer or even a coyote.

 

Miracle Mile -Mid Wilshire

Miracle Mile sign on Wilshire Boulevard

In the early 1920’s, Wilshire Blvd was an unpaved stretch of dirt road until developer A.W. Ross saw potential for the area.  His desire to create a shopping district to rival downtown LA was focused on developing a neighborhood dedicated to automobile traffic,

This design was one of the earliest contributors to LA’s perception as a center of car culture.  Today the Miracle Mile has retained its vitality with such attractions as Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Petersen Auto Museum, The La Brea Tar Pits,  The Writers Guild of America, THE GROVE AND FARMERS MARKET! Great shops and eateries are everywhere

Farmer's Market at Third and Fairfax

Residential neighborhoods within Miracle Mile include Pickford, Beverly Center, Park La Brea and Carthay Circle, while neighboring communities include West Hollywood, Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

Silverlake-Los Feliz

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory in Los Feliz

North and east of downtown Los Angeles are the communities of Silverlake and Los Feliz.

Dominated by the Griffith Park Observatory rising from the eastern Hollywood Hills, these neighborhoods harbor some of the most lovely homes in LA.

From hidden cottages to spacious homes and even mansions, there is a home that fits every taste and pocketbook.

Griffith park is the largest municipal park in the US covers over 3000 acres in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Horseback riding, hiking trails, picnic areas are just part of the attraction of this park. In the park are The Autry Mseum and the Los Angeles Zoo, Train and horse rides for kids.

Silverlake

Silverlake reservoir

The Silverlake area is located just northwest of downtown and east of Griffith Park. The district gets its name from the Department of Water and Power’s Silver Lake Reservoir, which was named after Herman Silver, a member of Los Angeles’ first Board of Water commissioners.