Homes for Sale near La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, CA

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is an ice-age excavation site preserved via a museum structure constructed on top of the site. The landmark is located at 5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, directly across Hancock Park. The natural formation is comprised mostly of heavy oil fractions of gilsonite. It is the only actively excavated Ice Age fossil site located in the heart of a major urban center. There have been over a hundred excavations done on the Tar Pits since its inception in the 1900s, with discoveries including mammoths, sloths, microfossils, plant-life, and more. These fossils provide a glimpse of ancient ecosystems and how the climates have changed. There are also well-preserved plants within a climate-controlled space designed to imitate the Ice Age’s natural fauna. Visitors are treated to a unique scientific experience through hands-on activities, presentations from paleontologists, virtual tours, and drawing demonstrations from your favorite Ice Age family, The Croods.

In front of the museum, you have the Lake Pit, a leftover asphalt mine that’s collected groundwater after its closure. The lake has a distinct odor coming from the underground oil field. There are lovely displays next to the lake where you can take pictures. Visitors can also enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces at Hancock Park. The park provides a selection of community resources, including various programs for children to enjoy. Surrounding the park, you can find various museums, cultural sites, and modern galleries perfect for an educational and family-friendly day tour with the kids. Notable attractions close to the La Brea Tar Pits include the Pavilion for Japanese Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and more.

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Notable neighborhoods surrounding the La Brea Tar Pits include the La Brea neighborhood, which occupies the museum land area and other sections to the north, the Mid-Wilshire district to the south, Beverly Grove to the west, and Hancock Park to the east. Real in the first two areas are relatively similar, with single-family homes ranging around the $1.5 million to $3 million range, with condos coming in at below the $1 million price point. Beverly Grove and Hancock Park are predominantly luxury markets featuring impressive homes and residential buildings. Property prices in these areas start at around $1.5 million and go all the way up to $4 million. However, Hancock Park features a selection of mansion-style residences that fetch a higher price tag going all the way up to $10 million for some homes. If you require additional information on the various real estate submarkets close to the La Brea Tar Pits, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. We would love to provide you a list of available homes for sale in these communities that best matches your specific needs and budget.

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Things to do in La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Ice Age museum and active excavation site offering educational tours and fun-filled activities.

Hancock Park

Lovely outdoor space with well-maintained greeneries and paved walkways.

Lake Pit

An old mine that's been flooded by rainwater featuring outdoor displays perfect for a photo with the kids.

Pavilion for Japanese Art

A section of the LACMA featuring an extensive gallery of Japanese Art.

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Los Angeles High School
9 – 12
John Burroughs Middle School
6 – 8
Hancock Park Elementary School
K – 5
Citizens-World Charter School
K – 8
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Cathedral Chapel School
K – 8
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