Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles

For the geographic feature, see Baldwin Hills (mountain range). For the television show, see Baldwin Hills (TV series).

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Baldwin Hills

Neighborhood of Los Angeles

The Baldwin Hills Village Office Building, a National Historic Landmark at Village Green

Baldwin Hills

Location within Western Los Angeles

Coordinates: 34°00′28″N 118°20′49″W / 34.007778°N 118.346944°W / 34.007778; -118.346944

Country
United States

State
California

County
Los Angeles

City
Los Angeles

Time zone
PST (UTC−8)

 • Summer (DST)
PDT (UTC-7)

ZIP Code
90008

Area code(s)
323

Baldwin Hills is a residential community and affluent neighborhood[1] in the South region of Los Angeles, California. It is located in the namesake Baldwin Hills range overlooking the Los Angeles Basin and the lower plain immediately to the north.

Contents

1 Geography
2 History

2.1 20th century

3 Communities
4 Parks and recreation
5 Government

5.1 Services

5.1.1 Library

6 Education
7 Demographics

7.1 Zip Code
7.2 Celebrity residents

8 Disasters
9 Media
10 Notable residents
11 See also
12 References
13 External links

Geography[edit]
Baldwin Hills is bounded by La Cienega Boulevard to the west, Crenshaw Boulevard to the east, Stocker Avenue to the south and Rodeo Road to the north with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard forming the northeast dividing line between Baldwin Hills and Crenshaw Manor. It is bordered on the west by Culver City and it shares the eastern border of Crenshaw Boulevard with Leimert Park.[2]
The Baldwin Hills ZIP code is 90008 and telephone area code is 323. Baldwin Hills starts at Martin Luther King Blvd. going up to the base of the hills of Baldwin Hills Estates (an area nicknamed “The Dons” for the twenty nine streets beginning with the Spanish honorific). Baldwin Hills from Martin Luther King Blvd on the North, Marlton Avenue on the East, La Brea Avenue of the West and Baldwin Hills Estates on the South.
The landform Baldwin Hills have long been drilled for petroleum with active oil wells in the mid-hills along La Cienega Boulevard. As the oil fields close, some of the otherwise undeveloped land is being acquired by agencies for the public’s benefit. The