Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles

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Baldwin Hills
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Baldwin Hills signage located at the intersection of La Brea Avenue and Stocker Street
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Baldwin Hills
Location within Los Angeles
Coordinates: 34°00′47″N118°21′25″W / 34.013°N 118.357°W / 34.013; -118.357 Coordinates: 34°00′47″N118°21′25″W / 34.013°N 118.357°W / 34.013; -118.357
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County Flag of Los Angeles County, California.svg Los Angeles
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Time zone Pacific
ZIP Code
90008
Area code(s) 323

Baldwin Hills is a neighborhood within the South Los Angeles region of Los Angeles California. It is home to Kenneth Hahn State Regional Park and to Village Green, a National Historic Landmark.

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History

19th century

20th century

Geography

Baldwin Hills is bounded by La Cienega Boulevard to the west, Crenshaw Boulevard to the east, Stocker Street to the south and Obama Boulevard 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. [4]

The namesake mountain range is part of the neighborhood.

Neighborhoods

View from Baldwin Hills of Downtown Los Angeles in the distance and the San Gabriel Mountains. Clear Day at Baldwin Hills.jpg
View from Baldwin Hills of Downtown Los Angeles in the distance and the San Gabriel Mountains.
Baldwin Hills Village National Historic Landmark Plaque, at Village Green. Baldwin Hills Village, Landmark Plaque.jpg
Baldwin Hills Village National Historic Landmark Plaque, at Village Green.

Neighborhoods within Baldwin Hills include:

According to the Mapping L.A. project, Baldwin Hills is part of the larger neighborhood of Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw.

Parks and recreation

View of Hollywood Hills (lower eastern Santa Monica Mountains) and tall San Gabriel Mountains from Baldwin Hills from the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Park. Mountain view from Baldwin Hills.jpg
View of Hollywood Hills (lower eastern Santa Monica Mountains) and tall San Gabriel Mountains from Baldwin Hills from the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Park.

Library

The Los Angeles Public Library operates the Baldwin Hills Branch Library. It is located at 2900 La Brea Avenue. [19]

Education

Susan Miller Dorsey High School, serving Baldwin Hills. D-House.jpg
Susan Miller Dorsey High School, serving Baldwin Hills.

Baldwin Hills is served by Los Angeles Unified School District. Baldwin Hills also has a charter school. [7] The schools operating within Baldwin Hills borders are:

Television

From 2007 to 2009, BET aired Baldwin Hills , a program featuring several African-American teenagers and their lives in the upper-class Los Angeles community. [21] [22]

The show is very similar in nature to such MTV programs as Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County , The Hills , and the online series The Suburbs, as it features African-Americans of upper-middle-class families who divide their time between attending school, playing sports, shopping at high-end stores, and driving expensive cars. The series lasted for three seasons.

Literature

Orson Scott Card's urban fantasy novel Magic Street is set in Baldwin Hills. [23]

Notable residents

See also

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