The Palms

The Palms, subdivided in 1886, was a farm town located along the Los Angeles and Independence Railway between the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. On May 22, 1915, the 7.3 square mile Palms Annexation brought The Palms within Los Angeles city limits.

Cheviot Hills Area Tracts

​Cheviot Hills is an amalgam of housing tracts big and small, named and unnamed, situated in hills formerly called the “Palms Hills,” for the earliest (1886) subdivision in the area, “The Palms” (later, simply “Palms”).  Developed from 1920s through the 1950s, Cheviot Hills covers parts of two Spanish and Mexican land grants, Rancho Rincón de Los Bueyes and Rancho La Ballona.  

Westside Bicycling History

From the 19th century Santa Monica Cycle Path to the 20th century Birthplace of BMX at Palms Park, the Palms section of West Los Angeles has a rich bicycling history.

Don José de Arnaz

Life and times of Don José de Arnaz (1820-1895) during which the Cheviot Hills area changed from pastoral to industrial and from Mexican to American.

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