The Baldwin Hills are a low mountain range in central Los Angeles that rise to 338 feet above the surrounding Los Angeles Basin which is relatively flat. Views from the Baldwin Hills include the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Monica Mountains, the Palos Verdes Hills, and Downtown Los Angeles. The headwaters of Ballona Creek are in the Baldwin Hills which flows west into the Santa Monica Bay.
Baldwin Hills – Los Angeles
Baldwin Hills is an upscale neighborhood in Los Angeles named for the Baldwin Hills Mountains overlooking much of Los Angeles. Most of the homes in the Baldwin Hills community are in, or close to, the Baldwin Hills Mountains. Culver City is to the west and Inglewood is to the south.
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is a 58 acre California State Park in Culver City, California. From its 500 foot peak, visitors can view the entire Los Angeles Basin including Downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Mountains, Century C ity, the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. The park includes hiking trails and a visitor center where visitors can learn about the history of Los Angeles. Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook has become a favorite location for viewing spectacular sunsets.
Blair Hills is a small neighborhood in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Culver City. The community is adjacent to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook to its west. The neighborhood includes the 1.62 acre Blair Hills Park. Blair Hills is represented by the Blair Hills Association, a voluntary non-profit corporation.
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, also known as Hahn Park, established in 1984, is a 401 acre state park in Baldwin Hills operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. The City of Culver City is directly to the west and Inglewood is to the south. The park has a fishing lake that is stocked with trout and catfish on a regular basis and is popular for picnics and family gatherings. Hahn Park offers more than 100 picnic tables distributed throughout the park, four children’s play areas, extensive hiking trails, basketball, volleyball, and several multipurpose fields. In addition, the park has a beautiful Japanese garden with a stream and waterfall. Hahn Park is a wildlife habitat and home to raccoons, grey foxes, rabbits, skunks, and more than 45 species of birds.
Village Green – Baldwin Hills Village
Village Green, originally named Baldwin Hills Village, is a 627 unit condominium community in Baldwin Hills. It was built in 1942 as a planned community. Village Green was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1977, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, and as a National Historic Landmark in 2001.
Baldwin Hills was home to the Tongva Indians for more than 8,000 years before the area was claimed by Spain and later by Mexico. There is evidence of former villages occupied by the Tongva all over Southern California including Baldwin Hills.