Rancho Park

Rancho Park

Rancho Park is a small residential neighborhood in Los Angeles known for mostly for charm, single family homes and tree lined streets. The community is nestled between Westwood and Cheviot Hills and is bordered by West Los Angeles on the west, Westwood on the northwest, Cheviot Hills on the East, and Westside Village on the south.  This enclave draws young professionals and families and is home to residents working in a variety of professional occupations. The neighborhood was once a part of Westwood until Olympic Blvd. was set as a dividing line for the area North and South. 

Rancho Park was developed in the 1920s as a middle-class area, and most of its housing stock consists of Spanish Colonial bungalows and California 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 deciduous trees in the strips between the sidewalk and the street. A distinctive feature of Rancho Park is that it is one of the few districts in Los Angeles where fall foliage can be seen, further adding to its charm.  The neighborhood also benefits from being centrally located to many other Westside communities. 

The municipal Rancho Park Golf Course is the centerpiece of the neighborhood and includes an 18-hole layout par 71 championship course. The park has Back Nine Play, a banquet room, a cart rental, a clubhouse, a lighted driving range, lessons, locker rooms for men and women, practice putting greens, a pro shop, rental clubs, and a snack bar.[7] Two people have tied the course record of 61 (–10) at the par-71 course. The junior record is 64 (–7) by Tiger Woods in 1989, at the age of 13. The senior record is held by James White, who shot a 65 (–6) in the Los Angeles Senior City Championship in August 1998.

*Please note that while Cheviot Hills and Rancho Park are two distinct neighborhoods, the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) does lump them together as one group on its search listing site.