The distinctive neighborhood of Hancock Park in mid Los Angeles is extremely affluent and historical. Built around the land of a private golf club, it was developed in the 1920’s with unique residential architecture.
A large majority of the community are home owners and this low density region is made up of 70 percent white, educated, and older people. The education system has two public facilities and four private schools here. There is a large Orthodox Jews population here although no one has exact figures. Estimates range between 20 and 50 percent. Hancock Park is close to the La Brea Avenue synagogues and Orthodox Jews must live within walking distance.
There are around 1,200 homes, according to the Hancock Park Homeowners Association, within the boundary streets of Melrose Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard, Highland Avenue, and Rossmore Avenue.
This development was established by the Hancock family with oil drilling profits from Rancho La Brea. George Allan Hancock inherited 4,400 acres from his father who bought the drilling property from the family of Jose Jorge Rocha. George Hancock subdivided the property into what it is today.
Activists in Hancock Park worked for the 1986 Congressional ban that prevented tunneling through community property. Congressman Henry Waxman sponsored this ban which kept the Red Line Subway out of the Wilshire Boulevard neighborhood. Schools for the Hancock Park area include Yeshiva Rav Isacsohn/Torath Emeth, Third Street Elementary, and Marlborough School.
There are also many consuls general residing in this area. A house designed by Wallace Neff was completed in 1928 and has been the home of the Los Angeles British Consuls-General since 1957. This is the location where Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stayed during their first United States visit after their wedding in 2011.
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* Data courtesy of Greatschools.org