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I love the HP.
Went to Black Foxe Mil. Acad, at corner of Wilcox and Melrose 50 yrs ago, gone now and replaced with Condo. Was a great institution
So, uh, hey. If you feel like you don't get to interact enough with your neighbors maybe you should trying talking to them. That's kind of a ridiculous complaint.
Too quiet and self-contained for us. We just relocated to another part of the city from there (we owned a Craftsman home) because never saw or interacted with any of my neighbors. I prefer more of a community outreach spirit, a place where I am not overly concerned about the kind of car I drive or who my interior designer is. However, it has beautiful, old trees and is a nice way to get across town on 6th Street to the Beverly Center.
Hancock Park is one of the few traditional neighborhoods left in Los Angeles. It is beautiful and cozy, and I cannot imagine having grown up anywhere else.
Larchmont is nice because it's close to Hollywood, it's relatively safe (but of course it's not crime-free), and it's easy to get to a lot of other places (3rd and Beverly are good ways to go, and Melrose is the best way to the 101). However I moved here from Silver Lake and it lacks some of the "flavor" that areas like Silver Lake enjoy. Overall I would give it an 8 out of 10 which isn't so bad!
Hancock Park is one of the nicest, quietest, and cleanest neighborhoods around. I've lived there for 25 years, and I don't think I ever want to move. It's true that you may not get to know all of your neighbors, and you may find that there are some who will push your buttons, call the cops on you, or even try to sue your family, but I assure you that I will outlast them all, the old white devil codgers, and I will never leave and never back down! HAHA!
I had no idea I actually lived in Hancock Park. Also, surprised to find out that by moving from Venice, evidently I'm upwardly mobile! Nice neighborhood, relatively quiet-except for the leaf blowers and La Brea traffic; not a whole lot of interaction with neighbors but we don't walk enough. Lot of doggies, good tennis courts on Poinsetta. All the top restaurants are right down the street...Meh...
I have lived in Hancock Park approximately 14 years. It is a great place to live in that it is quiet and it has a small town feeling. I especially love Larchmont Village. I walk from my place on Rossmore to Yoga class on Larchmont, to rent movies, or to meet friends for dinner or tea. When I checked the stats, nothing was a surprise. The caliber of people in Hancock Park tends to be classy, well educated, and cordial.
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