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Rancho Park

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A cliquish, outwardly-peaceful but intrinsically vapid section of Los Angeles, that serves appearances for what a middle-class used to be.

— Free Light Rail for All
January 24, 2012 at 11:38 a.m.

Rancho Park has the best weather in Southrn Californi. I have lived here for 30 year and the love of my life, Bill, has lived here for, at least 60 years.

Doctors, Shopping, Dining Out, beauiful streets...we have it all and Freeway access to Wamart in PorterRanch, or Monrovia, Costco on Washingon...

I have loved seeing the changes, but after 60 years here, Bill, mostly complains about the changes!

Did you still want the pony rides on Westwood and Pico??? Think of the expense and health issues of that today. Enjoy The Day...Treasure the memories and share them!


What could be better?

— Mary Stevens
December 17, 2010 at 12:41 p.m.

I Loveeee Rancho Park because it's the nicest place to live!!!!

Cool Ranch style homes and preety neighborhoods!!!

I like the Westside Pavilion mall because there's my favorite stores and I would like to watch a movie at Landmark Theatre!!!

Cool City is living in Rancho Park!!!

— Evelyn
June 14, 2010 at 6:24 p.m.

Doris, try historicaerials dot com

June 9, 2010 at 10:24 p.m.

Rancho Park is a dream neighborhood. It is very important that people in the area (especially home owners) contribute to Neighbors for Smart Rail if you are serious about preserving what we have. I moved out of the Santa Monica after being shoved out by special interests. I am not going down without a fight.

— chapter 750
May 17, 2010 at 6:47 p.m.

I am trying to locate a 1931 street map that would include 10799 Pico Boulevard. Do you know where I could locate a map of that area and time? My grandfather and uncle operated a Rio Grande gasoline station at that address in 1931. Currently the gasoline station would be located between the Apple Pan restaurant and Wells Fargo Bank, which of course, is now Glendon Avenue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

— Doris
March 6, 2010 at 8:24 a.m.

I grew up in Rancho Park, and attended Overland Ave as did my older brother. Over the years I've seen more and more houses on my street (Ashby) get remodeled, and the yards are looking more lovely and quaint. As things are getting better and better, now this expo rail biz has come bursting through our neighborhood. House after house is going up for sale, and in this rotten housing market? It would have been better off if the tracks were turned into a hiking trail with bike path and dog park..

February 12, 2010 at 6:02 p.m.

I have lived in Rancho Park my entire life and it used to have all the charm of a small town but it was destroyed by the Westside Pavillion and Fox Studios endless expansion. If the light rail goes in that will be the final blow. The traffic is a complete nightmare and the crime has increased greatly in the past decade. Highights -Apple Pan, Juniors, Rancho Park Pharmacy and Martys.

— Hickory Burger
September 6, 2009 at 9:49 p.m.

Used to live on Kelton Av so of Pico. East of Kelton for many blocks was a lima beanfield. On so side Pico was the Pico Drive in (later moved to become the Olympic Drive in. At that time, car speakers were not yet invented, so you had to get the sound from the speakers by the screen. Heh heh. My dad bought the lot for the house for $300., a bunch of money for those days, about 1937. He later built a house on it for about 3k. Walked to Overland Av School along the PE train tracks mindful of not getting run over by a train. Mrs. van Dyke was the Principal. Every morning we lined up in ranks and files for the flag raising and Stars and Stripes Forever! on the loud speakers. The playground were free of any papers or trash as the students kept it so, under the watchful eyes of the teachers.

— Bill
August 24, 2009 at 1:57 p.m.

Good map, very accurate. I lived in Rancho Park when I was a kid and still know some people around there now, a nice part of L.A.

June 26, 2009 at 4:55 p.m.

Irwin's right. Rancho Park goes north to Olympic. North of Olympic is where Westwood starts.

— Westwood Sam
June 4, 2009 at 4:53 p.m.

Rancho Park extends north to Olympic and east to Beverly Glen (between Pico and Olympic). You are missing an entire chunk of the neighborhood!

There is a reason why the city named the golf course after Rancho Park...

— Irwin
June 4, 2009 at 11:23 a.m.

Rancho Park

is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles in the Westside region of Los Angeles County.
The neighboring communities are Cheviot Hills, Mar Vista, Palms, Sawtelle and West Los Angeles.
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