Famous architects including Lloyd Wright and Wallace Neff created homes in a variety of styles
Those who say no one walks in LA have clearly not been to Larchmont Boulevard in Hancock Park. Yes, having a car is a must in the City of Angels, but discovering Hancock’s block of Main Street America where residents still walk from their home to the post office and coffee shops will enchant you. The area was developed in the 1920s by the Hancock family who had earned their living (and a good living that was) from oil drilling in the former Rancho La Brea. These days, every popular architectural style of the early 20th century can be found in Hancock Park, which makes it a desirable filming location for Hollywood productions. Famous architects including Lloyd Wright and Wallace Neff created homes in a variety of styles while preserving the unique character of the neighborhood.
Hancock Park - Stylish without being hipster and rich without pretension
Unsurprisingly, movie stars of the 20s, 30s and 40s made the neighborhood a hot spot in Hollywood's Golden Age. Today, well-situated professionals have been drawn to the gorgeous homes and the area has become more inclusive: Where Nat King Cole was once greeted with antipathy by his neighbors, the community is now more diverse than many other wealthy L.A. neighborhoods. Hancock Park has retained its distinctive charm – it is stylish without being hipster and rich without pretention. It embodies the perfect balance of culture, architecture and community ambience.