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Baldwin Hills Real Estate CA 2017

 

 

Baldwin Hills/Leimert Park (90008)

Welcome to Baldwin Hills/Leimert Park real estate 2017 in beautiful Los Angeles, California.  This exclusive zip code is home to fabulous high-end real estate. 

Yes, Baldwin Hills is one of Los Angeles’ best neighborhoods and is bordered on the west by Culver City, on the south by View Park-Windsor Hills, on the east by the Crenshaw district and the north by the L.A. Mid-City district.  There are a number of residential and commercial properties for sale in Baldwin Hills/Leimert Park. 

About The Lucky Baldwin Neighborhood

Baldwin Hills is named for Lucky Baldwin, a legendary 19th century land development pioneer and horse racing enthusiast, a.k.a. Elias “Lucky” Baldwin.  Baldwin Hills has the unique distinction of being the site of the very first Olympic Village, which was built for the 1932 L.A. Summer Olympic Games. 

The village was built for male athletes only and consisted of several hundred buildings, including a hospital, an amphitheater, a post office, a telegraph office, a bank and a fire department.  Female athletes numbered fewer than their male counterparts and were provided lodging at Chapman Park Hotel located on Wilshire Boulevard.  Once the Summer Games were over, the village was demolished. 

Baldwin Hills Community Attractions

Baldwin Hills and Leimart Park are home to several communities and subdivisions, including:

-          Baldwin Hills Estates.The street names in the Baldwin Hills Estates area have sometimes earned it the name “the Dons” – with street names like Don Felipe and Don Luis.  Most homes in this area offer panoramic views of downtown Los Angles and the San Gabriel Mountains, and are modern homes with swimming pools and many amenities. 

-          Baldwin Vista.  This community is located to the west of the major thoroughfare and features smaller homes with a more secluded and private atmosphere. 

-          Village Green, which was once named Baldwin Hills Village, is a multi family residential community that has become a historic mid-century garden city.  Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2001, Village Green is also home to condominiums and spacious grounds, and tends to attract young families and seniors. 

Parks and Recreation in Baldwin Hills

Baldwin Hills Residents benefit from a number of parks, including the Baldwin Hills Recreation Center, an 8.5 acre park that is open daily and that is home to an amphitheater, picnic tables, walking baths and more.  Fantastic views of downtown L.A. can be enjoyed from the park on clear days.  The area is home to the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and benefits from the headwaters of Ballona Creek, which empties into the Santa Monica Bay.  Notably, the urban fantasy novel Magic Street, by Orson Scott Card, is set in Baldwin Hills.

Baldwin Hills Housing Styles

There is a wide range of available properties in the Baldwin Hills/Leimert Park area of Los Angles, California, and scheduling an appointment to view a property or to visit a property of interest during an open house is as simple as contacting your Baldwin Hills real estate agent now. 

From single family homes to duplexes and other units, you’ll find a wide range of properties ready to move into right away! Discover all that Baldwin Hills has to offer – call a Baldwin Hills Realtor now to schedule a tour of Baldwin Hills properties!

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