Baldwin Hills Information
The Baldwin Hills area consists of two two ridges on the West Side of
Los Angeles. The hills are surrounded on the west by Sepulveda
Boulevard, then north to Jefferson Boulevard, and East on Rodeo to
Crenshaw Boulevard, then south to Ceninella and West back to Sepulveda
Boulevard. The hills encompass parts of the communities of Ladera
Heights, View Park, Windsor Hills, Culver City, Blair Hills, Baldwin
Hills Estates, and Baldwin Hills Village. In terms of political
jurisdictions, the Baldwin Hills include parts of the City of Los
Angeles, Culver City, Inglewood, and unincorporated Los Angeles
There are several parks within the Baldwin Hills, including Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. A state agency, the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, was established to acquire additional land within the hills, to form "one big park" on the West Side of Los Angeles. From parts of the hills one has views east to Downtown Los Angeles, South to San Pedro and Long Beach, West to the ocean, Santa Monica Bay, and Malibu, and North to the Hollywood Hills.
The Baldwin Hills were named for Lucky Baldwin, and there has been a lot of history in the hills. They were the site of the very first Olympic Athlete Village during the 1932 Los Angeles Olymic Games. They were also the site of the Baldwin Hills Dam collapse in 1963.
Geologically speaking, much of the Baldwin Hills remain part of the active Inglewood oil fields and there is an earthquake fault that runs beneath the hills.
This site gathers information on the Baldwin Hills and communities within the hills. Visit other pages of this site to learn about the different aspects of the Baldwin Hills.