Celebrity Real Estate Lives in Hancock Park

Celebrity real estate has become a natural pastime, but the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles remains relatively unknown. Beverly Hills and Hollywood are names familiar around the world, but for acre-for-acre, Hancock Park has them beat, as Mark David of our sister site, ShelterPop.com, explains.

Long before Beverly Hills was 'Beverly Hills', there wasHancock Park, one of the oldest, most affluent, architecturally well-preserved and star-studded neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Just 5 miles west of downtown, the neighborhood bloomed in the 1920s when prominent Angelenos with notable names like Doheny, Chandler and Ahmanson hired accomplished architects such as Wallace Neff and Paul Williams to design large and elegant mansions on the oversized, mostly flat lots.