Hancock Park / Wilshire
Hancock Park is a historic and affluent residential neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, built around the grounds of a private golf club. Developed in the 1920s, the neighborhood features architecturally distinctive residences. Hancock Park was developed by the Hancock family with profits earned from oil drilling in the former Rancho La Brea. The area owes its name to developer-philanthropist George Allan Hancock, who subdivided the property in the 1920s.
Today, Hancock Park is flanked by Hollywood to the north, Larchmont and Windsor Square to the east, Koreatown to the southeast, Mid-Wilshire to the south and southwest, and Fairfax to the west. The neighborhood surrounds the grounds of the Wilshire Country Club, with Melrose Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard defined as the two boundary streets of the neighborhood. And not too far away, you can find some of the most popular tourist attractions in Los Angeles, most notably the La Brea Tar Pits and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Hancock Park is really the perfect mix of preserved 1920s charm with present day Los Angeles trendiness.