Windsor Hills remains one of the “Hidden Oasis of Homes” in Los Angeles. It is on the southern end of the Baldwin Hills area, to the north of Slauson Avenue directly South of View Park. Windsor Hills homes went into development in the late 1930s and were aimed at the upper-middle-class. Along with neighboring Ladera Heights and Baldwin Hills, it is one of the wealthiest African-American areas in the United States. It was the first subdivision in Southern California for which the newly created Federal Housing Administration provided mortgage insurance. African-Americans were forbidden residence in either area until the Supreme Court’s invalidation of racial restrictive covenants in 1948.
The Windsor Hills community is a part of a band of districts, from Culver City’s Fox Hills district on the west to the Los Angeles district of Leimert Park on the east, that compose the single largest and one of the richest geographically contiguous high middle- and upper-class black neighborhoods in the United States. This corridor also includes the equally affluent Baldwin Hills, Old Ladera, Ladera Heights, and View Park communities.
Windsor Hills real estate is primarily made up of single-family homes, from small two bedroom homes to medium and large sized three, four bedrooms ranging from 900 sq.ft-4000sq.ft. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Windsor Hills neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940. As of now prices in Windsor Hills ranges from the low to mid 400 hundred thousand on upwards to high 800 thousand low 900 thousand. Windsor Hills real estate median prices are $630,533, which is more expensive than 79.2% of the neighborhoods in California and 96.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The Windsor Hills neighborhoods are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. This community has a higher income than 82.5% of the neighborhoods in America. The current vacancy rate is 3.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 85.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Windsor Hills is very tight compared to the demand for property here. Being centrally located, most residents spend between 15-30 minutes commuting one way to work (51% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. Over 53% are employed in the executive, management, and professional occupations. 22% are employed in the sale and service profession, from major accounts to sale to restaurants and fast foods. 13% in the clerical, assistants, and tech support occupations, and 12% employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. Many artists use to and some still do call these “Hidden Oasis” home, some being Ray Charles, James Cleveland, Loretta Devine, Leslie Sykes, Sally Hampton and Nancy Wilson just to name a few.
Windsor Hills real estate is very unique and continues to offer tremendous value. There are many areas in Los Angeles that sells for higher but still cannot compare to what to all that you get here in Windsor Hills, many people still don’t know about Windsor Hills and even many agents so it still remains one of LA’s best kept secret in the open and one of Los Angeles Hidden Oasis of real estate. For more information about the Windsor Hills real estate market contact me.
Here are the available properties for sale in the Windsor Hills community. For more information contact James H. Hill @ (310) 956-1927.