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Cheviot Hills is an upscale neighborhood that is just north of the 405, south of Pico (just south of Fox Studios) and east of Westwood Blvd at Westside Pavilion.  Cheviot Hills is bordered by the neighborhood of Rancho Park on the west and northwest, Palms on the south, Beverlywood on the east, and Century City and Beverly Hills on the north. Motor Avenue is the main entrance south of Pico into Cheviot Hills.  Many winding streets traverse through Cheviot and there are many picturesque knolls and small, rolling hills throughout the neighborhood.  Cheviot Hills is popular with people who want to be close to all the excitement Downtown Los Angeles has to offer while being peaceful enough to provide a respite from the hustle and bustle.

Developed in the late 1930's through the early 1950's, many of the homes architecture is in Spanish, Traditional and California Ranch style.  Even though some homes were built after WWII it is rare to see the usual Post WWII "boxy" tract homes.  Cheviot Hills is know for homes with charming architectural character, their large lots with lush, verdant yards and for being a great "hidden pocket" of Los Angeles.

The Rancho Park Municipal Golf Course course flanks the west side of Cheviot and grew from the bankruptcy of the Rancho Park Country Club.  The American Legion pointed out to the federal government (from whom the land was leased with a soon expiring lease), that the 125 acre tract  was the last of it's kind and there was no public or recreational park of its size in West Los Angeles.  City officials and civic and community organizations soon worked together to get the public recreational facilities up and running.  In 1942  the City of LA began leasing the Rancho Park Country Club and in approximately 1945 it transitioned from a country club to a residential development designed to provide wonderful recreational facilities to the community.  Rancho Park Golf Course is a world-class course and Jack Nicklaus himself has played there multiple times and there is a plaque honoring him.
 
The Motor Avenue Farmers Market, which opened late summer 2012 and has proven to be a remarkable success, is a popular gathering spot for the communities in Culver City, Palms and Westside Village as well as Cheviot Hills residents.
 
*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.