Welcome to View Park
Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, View Park is one of the most affluent primarily African American communities in the U.S. Today is known for its beautiful Ranch-, Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean- and Traditional-style homes – some with swimming pools and sensational views – View Park originally came to attention in 1932, when the first-ever Olympic Village was built there to house athletes for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. As the area developed, forward-looking builders added the latest features, such as three-car garages at a time when most families had only one vehicle.
With large lots and spacious, amenity-rich homes designed by notable architects, the area attracted numerous celebrities in the 1950s and 60s, including Ike and Tina Turner and Ray Charles. Characterized by wide, tree-lined streets, and beautifully maintained residences, View Park enjoys ocean breezes and views from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. Very centrally located, it has the feeling of a leafy suburb in the heart of the city. In acknowledging View Park’s National Register designation, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said, “View Park’s inclusion into the National Register of Historic Places underscores its historic, social, cultural and architectural significance, not only locally but across the country.”