Within the Greater Wilshire Hancock Park area there are three fairly well defined neighborhoods: Hancock Park, Larchmont Village, and Windsor Square. The area is attests to Los Angeles’ sprawling degrees of history, character, affluence and charm. Hancock Park and Larchmont have remained stylish without being hipster, quaint without being too cutesy and affluent without pretention. With a negligible border between them, Hancock Park and Larchmont Village embody the perfect balance of culture, cuisine, architecture and the community ambience. Before there was such a thing as the ‘west side,’ Hancock Park was home to the Hollywood elite—and it still packs a serious celebrity punch. Bordering Hollywood and K-town, this exclusive neighborhood hosts some of the most impressive mansions in L.A. and its sprawling green lawns and quiet streets make for the perfect lazy Sunday drive.
One of the area’s allures, for locals and outsiders alike, is the quaint Larchmont Village commercial strip. It’s an urban melting pot with a diverse array of quintessential shops; bookstores, clothes boutiques, eateries, and coffee shops etc. Larchmont Village’s European Style Farmer’s Market is a stand out and treat for all senses in every sense. Casablanca lilies, bonsai trees, organic Asian vegetables and homemade apple pies are among the treats for sale and your Sunday mornings will never be quite the same. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, farmers, craft-people, bakers and dozens of other vendors fill the city parking lot on Larchmont Blvd. between Beverly and First streets.
It’s a Sunday morning must. A city buzzing with health-conscious patrons, the town offers many options for food and drinks. Hancock Park is known for its 18-Hole Regulation Length Golf Course at Wilshire Country Club. This pristine and private country club is a historical landmark and is for members only, so in that case you’ll definitely need to join the club!
What Ivan loves best is the history of Hancock Park. With the knowledge of what makes this community so special, he and his team are able to communicate the desires to their clients.