Cheviot Hills – Rancho Park Real Estate

 

Rancho Park is a small district in West LA, California. Bordered by Palms on the south, West Los Angeles on the west, Westwood on the northwest, Cheviot Hills on the Southeast and South Robertson on the east,Rancho Park is one of The Gilroy Groups favorite areas. The district’s boundaries, while somewhat ill-defined, are generally considered to be the San Diego Freeway (I-405) on the west, Olympic Boulevard on the north, Manning Avenue (south of Pico Boulevard) and Beverly Glen Boulevard (north of Pico) on the east, and the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) on the south. (Los Angeles City signs mark Olympic Boulevard as the district’s northern boundary.) Major thoroughfares include Pico, Westwood, Olympic, Sepulveda, and Beverly Glen Boulevards, nearbySanta Monica Boulevard, along with Overland and Manning Avenues.

 The Name 

Rancho Park was named by area boosters after World War II. We thought it was about time to have our own community. We must separate ourselves from Westwood. There were many names suggested for our new community but there was a pioneer real estate broker here who had established his office on Pico near Manning back in 1927. His name was Bill Heyler. Bill did as much as any other one person to develop the area; so when it came time to adopting a name for the community, the wisdom of our pioneer was in counsel. The honor of naming this community “Rancho Park” went to Bill Heyler. Heyler is also credited with bringing in the Rancho Park Golf Course, which opened in 1947.

 The Neighborhood

RanchoParkwas developed in the 1920s as a middle-class area, and most of its housing stock consists of Spanish Colonial bungalows and ranch houses. Today, many of the modest sized homes have been rehabbed into larger and more modern architecture. Apart from the heavily traveled stretch of Pico Boulevard (including the Westside Pavilion shopping mall) in its central portions, the district has a notably quiet, suburban feel. The district’s streets are equipped with faux 19th-century streetlights and feature large deciduoustrees in the strips between the sidewalk and the street. (Rancho Park is one of the few districts in Los Angeles where fall foliage can be seen.) The enclave is centrally located to other West side communities.

Cheviot Hills is adjacent to Rancho Park. It is bordered on the west by Rancho Park, on the south by Interstate 10, on the north by Century City and Westwood, and on the east by Beverly Hills. The district’s boundaries are, roughly, Manning Avenue on the west, the Santa Monica Freeway on the south, Pico Boulevard on the north, and Castle Heights Avenue on the east. Principal thoroughfares include Pico and National Boulevards and Manning and Motor Avenues.

Cheviot Hills is an affluent neighborhood of single family homes located on the Westside of Los Angeles, California. Its gently rolling hills are reminiscent of the Cheviot Hills area on the border between Scotland and England, which is how the area got its name.

Today, Cheviot Hills consists of a neighborhood of approximately 1400 single family homes, which tend to be more upscale in the northern part of the neighborhood, and smaller in the southern part of the neighborhood. Most of the homes were built in the 1940s and early 1950s. There are also some apartment buildings in the southern part of the neighborhood. The homes in the area are largely traditional in style.

Cheviot Hills is adjacent to Century City and the 20th Century Fox Film Studio. It is surrounded by two golf courses (Rancho Parkand Hillcrest Country Club), a large public park as well as a private tennis and social club (Beverly Hills Country Club). It is in close proximity to the office towers of Century City where many of its residents work, two upscale shopping malls (Westfield Century City Mall and the Westside Pavillion) as well as the City of Beverly Hills.Cheviot Hills also offers easy freeway access to Downtown Los Angeles.

The hills that provide the district with its name offer excellent views of much of the Los Angeles Basin.

Historically, Cheviot Hills has long been popular among empty-nesters and the elderly (many of whom were original owners), and was considered less than desirable for families from the 1970s to the 1990s due to problems with crime and poverty in Palms, which shares its schools with Cheviot Hills. Recently, however, there has been a small influx of families with children. Many of the new families have performed substantial remodeling work on their homes.

One notable resident of Cheviot Hills was the famous American author Ray Bradbury.

The Gilroy Group, a professional team of real estate agents, title reps and escrow officers managed by Kevin and Melissa under the umbrella of RE/MAX Estate Properties are extremely experienced and knowledgeable in the luxurious real estate market area of  Cheviot Hills.

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