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Hancock Park Real Estate

Hancock Park is a historic and affluent urban neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, roughly bounded by Van Ness Avenue to the east, Melrose Avenue to the north, La Brea Avenue to the west and Wilshire Boulevard to the south. The true western and eastern boundaries are North Highland Avenue and North Rossmore Avenue,with houses along both sides of the street considered to be Hancock Park. Homes outside of these boundaries are considered Hancock Park "Adjacent."


Hancock Park was developed in the 1920s by the Hancock family with profits earned from oil drilling in the former Rancho La Brea. The Rancho La Brea area was discovered by the Portola Expedition in 1769.  Antonio Jose Rocha was given a land grant of 4,400 acres in 1828 by Mexican Governor Carrillo.

The area owes its name to developer-philanthropist George Allan Hancock, who subdivided the property in the 1920s. The Hancock Park development started on Rossmore and moved west to Highland in 1921. Hancock, born and raised in a home at what is now the La Brea tar pits, inherited 4,400 acres, which his father, Major Henry Hancock had acquired from the Rancho La Brea property owned by the family of Jose Jorge Rocha. Continued...

Hancock Park Area Neighborhoods

  • Brookside
  • Freemont Place
  • New Windsor Square
  • Windsor Square
  • Windsor Village

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