Baldwin Hills

Where scenic grandeur coexists with elegant living.

Welcome to Baldwin Hills

Nestled in the heart of Los Angeles, Baldwin Hills is a neighborhood of charm and charisma, effortlessly blending urban vibrancy with serene views. This elevated locale presents unparalleled panoramic perspectives, from the sprawling LA skyline to the serene Pacific Ocean and majestic Santa Monica Mountains. As the sun sets, the area bathes in hues of gold and amber, offering residents a tranquil escape from the city's pulse.
 
For those with an affinity for the outdoors, the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area beckons. This haven of green expanses, shimmering lakes, and inviting hiking trails is a testament to nature's grandeur within an urban setting. Architecturally, Baldwin Hills is a visual tapestry, weaving together mid-century modern designs, classic Spanish Revival homes, and sleek contemporary residences. This diverse architectural landscape is further accentuated by verdant tree-lined avenues and immaculately groomed properties.
 
The neighborhood's prime location ensures that the cultural vibrancy of Downtown LA, the refreshing beaches of Santa Monica, and the bustling Culver City corridor are just a stone's throw away. In Baldwin Hills, residents find a harmonious blend of convenience, aesthetic beauty, and urban accessibility.
 

What to Love

  • Historic host of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics
  • Home to the once infamous “Sugar Hill” district
  • Frequent local block parties that amplify community spirit
  • The Don Streets offering L.A.'s most Instagrammable views
  • On-trend market demands local expertise for optimum pricing

Local Lifestyle

You'll find Baldwin Hills to be the epitome of scenic elegance within Los Angeles' bustling tapestry. With a dramatic skyline and homes that speak of architectural brilliance, the local lifestyle thrives on its inherent sense of togetherness. Conveniently located yet historically significant, you're never far from both the urban pulse and relics of the past.
 
Neighbors can grow close and form lasting bonds through diverse community organizations, events, and activities. The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza stands as a central hub where locals can mingle, shop, and savor local delicacies. Every Saturday, the plaza hosts a farmers’ market, adding to its vibrant atmosphere. The Baldwin Hills Community Garden epitomizes this spirit of community cohesion, offering residents a shared space to nurture friendships and reap fresh produce.
 

History of the Neighborhood

Baldwin Hills, located in the heart of Los Angeles, has a rich history dating back to its development in the early 20th century. Originally part of a Spanish land grant, the area saw significant growth when it was developed for upscale housing in the 1920s. The neighborhood gained prominence in the mid-20th century as a desirable area for affluent African-American families, earning the nickname "the Black Beverly Hills."
 
The community has been the site of important cultural and social movements, including environmental justice campaigns related to the Baldwin Hills Reservoir disaster in 1963. Today, Baldwin Hills remains a symbol of African-American prosperity and cultural heritage in Los Angeles.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Post & Beam masterfully reimagines soul food, emphasizing local ingredients. This cozy dining haven delights patrons with classics like fried chicken, mac and cheese, and collard greens, serving comfort with a contemporary twist. This is a must-visit for culinary connoisseurs seeking authentic flavors with a modern touch.
 
Simply Wholesome, as the name suggests, is a sanctuary for those in search of healthier fare but not willing to compromise on taste. With a diverse menu boasting vegetarian and vegan delights, along with refreshing juices and smoothies, it's a haven for the health-conscious. From veggie burgers to vibrant salads, they serve nourishing entrees that tantalize taste buds while prioritizing well-being.
 
Craving authentic Southern cuisine? Harold & Belle's brings a piece of New Orleans right to the heart of Baldwin Hills. From rich gumbo to spicy jambalaya and sumptuous crawfish etouffee, every dish is a culinary journey. The restaurant's warm ambiance and attentive service cement its status as a local favorite.
 
The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook boasts breathtaking city panoramas, making it a sought-after destination. Beyond the views, it's a vibrant marketplace for artisanal crafts and unique souvenirs, ensuring visitors not only enjoy the vistas but also take home a piece of the locale's charm.
 

Things to Do

When it comes to scenic outings, parks like Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Stocker Corridor Trail, and Norman O. Houston Park are a must-visit. The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area is a sprawling expanse of natural beauty replete with verdant green spaces, tranquil ponds, and a plethora of walking and hiking trails that offer panoramic vistas. This park is an oasis for those looking to reconnect with nature without straying far from urban comforts.
 
On the other hand, the Stocker Corridor Trail provides a unique blend of scenic paths, making it an ideal spot for hiking enthusiasts, joggers, or anyone eager to experience a serene trek against the backdrop of the city's skyline. Norman O. Houston Park is another gem that complements the city's roster of outdoor spaces. With well-maintained grounds and recreational facilities, it serves as a welcoming space for family gatherings, picnics, or simple relaxation beneath shaded trees.
 
Don't miss Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza's annual Taste of Soul festival. This family-friendly gathering transforms the community into a melting pot of music, food, and entertainment. Whether you're a local or just dropping by, you’ll leave feeling like part of the family.
 

Cultural Scene

Baldwin Hills has a thriving cultural scene that reflects its rich heritage and diverse community. The area is home to several cultural landmarks, including the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, which hosts numerous cultural events, live concerts, and festivals throughout the year celebrating the diverse cultures of the community.
 
The nearby Leimert Park Village is a hub for African-American arts, featuring jazz clubs, theaters, and art galleries, and it hosts the annual Pan African Film Festival, one of America's largest gatherings of African-themed films. The Vision Theatre, a historic art deco building in Leimert Park, offers a variety of performances and events that highlight local talent and global cultures.
 

Weather and Climate

Baldwin Hills enjoys a Mediterranean climate, characteristic of coastal Southern California. This results in mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Average temperatures in the winter range from lows in the 50s°F (about 10°C) to highs in the 60s°F (about 20°C), while summer temperatures typically range from 70s°F (about 21°C) to 90s°F (about 32°C). Rainfall is limited, with the majority occurring between December and March. The weather is generally sunny and pleasant, making it ideal for outdoor activities and events throughout much of the year.
 

Schools

  • Baldwin Hills Elementary School
  • Audubon Middle School
  • Crenshaw High School

 

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Overview for Baldwin Hills, CA

31,448 people live in Baldwin Hills, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $37,089. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,448

Total Population

42 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$37,089

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Baldwin Hills, CA

Baldwin Hills has 14,391 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Baldwin Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,448 people call Baldwin Hills home. The population density is 18,992.162 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,448

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42

Median Age

47.71 / 52.29%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
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14,391

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$37,089

Average individual Income

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Around Baldwin Hills, CA

There's plenty to do around Baldwin Hills, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
46
Somewhat Bikeable
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50
Good Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Enduro Pizza, Bardo, and Chef Kikis Kitchen.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.28 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.6 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.11 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.81 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.63 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.33 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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