Larchmont (alternately Larchmont Village) is the commercial heart of the Hancock Park district of Los Angeles.. The neighborhood lies within Windsor Square, and serves as Windsor Square’s “main street,” .
Larchmont Village is centered on Larchmont Boulevard between Beverly Boulevard and 3rd Street. In the last few years there has been a lot of development north of Beverly all the way to Melrose. – Cafe Gratitude, Lemonade and Art Works to name a few.
The (child and pet friendly) commercial strip along Larchmont Boulevard resembles a well-preserved downtown in a small Northeastern town. The trendy street is home to Chevalier’s Bookstore, Landis General Store, 5 coffee shops, 2 bagels shops, 2 pizza parlors, An ice cream shop as well and numerous upscale restaurants and shops. Larchmont Village is also home to Larchmont Village Wine & Cheese, which is not only a phenomenal wine and cheese shop, but also home to some of the best sandwhiches in the city. I also covered 4 other excellent wine shops in my article on the top 5 places to buy wine in Larchmont Village. Outdoor dining is easy to find. Eileen and her family have happily resided here for the last 15 years.
There is the most wonderful LARCHMONT FARMER’S MARKET every Sunday 10 – 2pm in the middle of the block in the main parking lot. You can find fruits, veggies, candles, sauces, oils, pastries, pastas, jewelry and more! Parking is sometimes challenging. There are meters everywhere that start at 11am on Sundays and 2 our parking on the neighboring streets.
Besides the Famers Market, we do a “Taste of Larchmont” late August, a huge family fair in October (street is closed off!), two sidewalk sales (September and March) and a holiday Open House early December. You will find an eclectic mix of people, both neighbors, tourists and an occasional “star” sighting. The numerous parks in Larchmont Vilage also make it a fantastic place to raise kids. In my opinion, you can not go wrong buying a house or renting an apartment in and around this special neighborhood. Very central and easy access to the rest of the city. Our diverse architecture is rare. (Craftsman, Modern, Spanish, Victorian, Mediterranean, Italianate, Mid-Century Modern, Bungalows…) Take a look at some homes that I have profiled in the past in Larchmont Village.
Learn more about Larchmont Village by downloading the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association Brochure!