Cheviot Hills Neighborhood

The Ranchos

The First Suburb

Romance of a Rancho

Ranchos Rincon de los Bueyes and La Ballona put the first metes and bounds on this area of the Cahuenga Valley.
The hills of Cheviot were earlier called Palms Hills - after Los Angeles' first suburb, "The Palms." 
West Los Angeles’ “Cheviot Hills” neighborhood is a fusion of several residential tracts that were developed between the 1920s and 1950s.  

Cheviot Hills Recreation Center

Cheviot Hills Military Academy

National Boulevard and Military Avenue


1972 Ray Bradbury at Palms-Rancho Park Libary

Palms Park - the Birthplace of BMX

Palms Rancho Park Library


Neighborhood Organizations

Collection of Scrapbooks and Histories from American Legion Post, its Auxiliary, and the Cheviot Hills Garden Club.

Worsfold's Palms History

José de Arnaz

Editor's Note

September 16, 2018

I've collected history on Palms and Cheviot Hills since arriving in 1983.  I hope this site will be a place for those interested to learn and to share more.  The site's form and the substance are incomplete, but so is history.  I'm mostly done with structuring the site, which is based on the webhost's template.  (The pull-down menu in the upper right appears to be a good way to navigate for now.)  Please feel free to share information (stories, photos) and send corrections both stylistic (broken links, typos) and substantive.