If you’re searching for the perfect balance of culture, cuisine, and storybook charm look no further than Hancock Park. Developed in the 1920s by the wealthy oil baron George Allan Hancock the historic neighborhood is defined by its sprawling front yards, old-fashioned street lamps and stately appointed mansions. Centrally located in the Miracle Mile section of mid-Wilshire Hancock Parkis bound by Melrose Avenue to the north, Wilshire Boulevard to the South, La Brea Avenue to the west and Vaness to the east. Before Los Angeles moved west, Hancock Park was the official home to the stars of old Hollywood Cinema. With close proximity to movie studios including Paramount Pictures on Melrose Avenue, the city’s history as a prime residence for celebrities is nearly as old as the neighborhood itself. Known for its historic Hollywood pedigree, Hancock Park is home to some of the oldest and architecturally impressive estates in all of Los Angeles. Luxurious mansions dating back to the 1920s can be found in styles ranging from Period Revival to English, Spanish, Tudor and American Colonial. Adored for the well-preserved design, smaller craftsman-style California bungalows can be found near Hancock Parks main shopping district, Larchmont Village. Known as a boutique lover’s paradise,LarchmontVillageisatopattractionforartesiancoffeeshops,restaurants,bookstores and European style farmer’s market. Living in Hancock Park is a culinary delight with destinations like Larchmont Bungalow, Cafe Gratitude, Providence, Republique, and Osteria Mozza nearby. The Wilshire Country Club and Los Angeles Tennis Club are popular destinations for recreation. Residents are afforded some of the best schools including Third Street Elementary and the Marlboro School for Girls. If you’re looking to live in one of the most charmingandhistoricneighborhoodsinallofLosAngeles,looknofurtherthanHancockPark.
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