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An affluent community with killer views.
Studio / 1 BR
27% Complete
2 Bedrooms
37% Complete
3 Bedrooms
41% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 139 Shops
  • 20 Fitness options
  • 57 Restaurants
  • 9 Grocery stores/markets
  • 12 Banks
  • 2 Nightlife options




Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for Los Angeles.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Baldwin Hills LIKE?

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Baldwin Hills is an affluent hillside neighborhood and is home to the largest middle- and upper-middle-class African American community in Los Angeles. African Americans make up 72% of this neighborhood with Latinos in a distant second at 17%. Baldwin Hills has a tight-knit community and many of the homeowners have lived there for decades. The local claim to fame is that Baldwin Hills hosted the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.

The star power of such famous former residents as Tina Turner, Tom Bradley, Ice Cube and architect Paul Williams, led to it being dubbed the Black Beverly Hills — although its views have the other Beverly Hills beat, hands down.

There is not much in the way of shopping or dining within Baldwin Hills but you'll find plenty of options in adjacent neighborhoods. The main attraction for shopping would be the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Shopping Mall. Their latest success story has been the introduction of Post & Beam, a California style restaurant with a touch of southern soul. 

The neighborhood has a mix of grand mansions as well as modest bungalows, and given its hillside perch your home here will likely have great views of the Los Angeles area. Most of the homes here are rental properties. In fact, 70% of the homes are for rent. 

When you want to get outdoors you can head to the nearby Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, which has hiking, a Japanese garden, playgrounds, sports fields and courts, and a lake stocked with catfish and trout. Near the park you'll also find an active petroleum field, but the pumps are not noisy.

Baldwin Hills is bordered on the north by Mid-City, on the east by Crenshaw, on the south by View Park-Windsor Hills, and on the west by Culver City.


Burbank: 17.9 miles / 35-40 minutes by car / 80 minutes by transit
Century City: 7.2 miles / 20 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 7.5 miles / 20-25 minutes by car / 45-55 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 11 miles / 20 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit

Baldwin Hills Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Baldwin Hills LOCAL schools

Hillcrest Drive Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.11 mi
Coliseum Street Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.30 mi
Marlton School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.34 mi
St. Bernadette Catholic School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.44 mi
View Park Continuation School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.51 mi


Local Flavor   Baldwin Hills Local Flavor

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area 4100 S LA CIENEGA BLVD LOS ANGELES, CA 90056 MAP

An urban oasis and one of the largest inner-city parks and regional open spaces in greater Los Angeles.

Post & Beam

Southern-style food that will make your mouth water.

Southern Girl Desserts
Southern Girl Desserts 3650 W MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD LOS ANGELES, CA 90008 MAP

As seen on the TV show 'Cupcake Wars', this place offers baked goods and desserts and will even deliver to your door.

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