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Bel Air

Bel Air

Bel Air is an affluent and exclusive gated community on the Westside of Los Angeles.  Alphonzo Bell founded the community in 1923 and it is part of the Platinum Triangle – Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills. The Bel Air Country Club and the Hotel Bel Air form the heart of this exclusive community.  […]

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Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

The abundance of water in the early days of Beverly Hills gave it wealth and fame long before the movie industry. The Native Americans, the Tongva or Gabrielinos, considered it sacred.  Initially used as alternately as a cattle and horse ranch, a farm, and a proposed source of oil for the Amalgamated Oil Company, the […]

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Brentwood and Pacific Palisades

Brentwood and Pacific Palisades

These two neighboring communities are, today, home to many affluent and well know Los Angeles personalities.  But, they each had their starts in very different ways. Brentwood grew up around the National Home for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors established in the 1880’s, while Pacific Palisades was first a home Thomas Ince’s studio Inceville then later […]

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Hancock Park-Windsor Sq-Larchmont Village

Hancock Park-Windsor Sq-Larchmont Village

G. Allan Hancock was the developer-philanthropist who gave his name to the area of town he developed – Hancock Park.  He grew up in a home at the La Brea Tar Pits, and inherited 440 acres from his father, Major Henry Hancock.  71 oil wells were operating at capacity from 1905 until 1910.  In 1919 […]

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Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills

Perhaps the most well known part of the Los Angeles Real Estate lexicon, the Hollywood Hills, is that private canyon neighborhood located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of central Hollywood. The Hollywood Hills neighborhood is divided into many different areas, ranging from luxurious developments like Mount Olympus, Laurel Canyon, and Outpost Estates, to […]

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Hollywoodland and Beachwood Canyon

Hollywoodland and Beachwood Canyon

In 1923 the first steam shovels moved along the slope of the 500-acre Sherman & Clark Ranch atop Beachwood Drive.  The development was to be known as “Hollywoodland” and was announced in the LA Times as “one of the most attractive residential sections of the City of Los Angeles”. The grand vision for Hollywoodland was […]

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Los Feliz  and Silverlake

Los Feliz and Silverlake

These adjacent areas of Los Angeles both began as part of the Rancho Los Feliz, however over time they have both developed their own unique flair. Los Feliz, named for Jose Vicente Feliz, was home to the early studios of Disney and is the current home of The Prospect Studio.  It has historically been home […]

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Malibu

Malibu

One thing for certain about Malibu, this is not your standard cookie-cutter residential community. Malibu is a small cobblestone of intriguing residential structures, that are as creative and inspiring as the individuals that build them. Originally developed (begrudgingly) from the estate of Frederick Hastings Rindge and widow Rhoda May Rindge, they fought many different legal […]

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Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile

In the early 1920’s, Wilshire Blvd was an unpaved stretch of dirt road until developer A.W. Ross saw potential for the area. His desire to create a shopping district to rival downtown LA was focused on developing a neighborhood dedicated to automobile traffic, rather than pedestrian traffic.  He ordered all engineering and signage along the […]

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica

      From the secluded mountains of Santa Monica, to the spectacular views off Ocean Ave, this city is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of Southern California. It’s no wonder thousands of people travel to and look to buy a home here every year. Its iconic feature, that everyone easily recognizes, […]

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