Originally designed in the vain of other affluent areas such as Cheviot Hills and Brentwood, View Park/Windsor Hills is traditionally known as one of the most affluent African American communities in America, but now shifting to one of the most desirable communities to live in the Los Angeles Area. The two neighborhoods are part of a band of neighborhoods, from Culver City's Fox Hills district on the west to the Los Angeles neighborhood of Leimert Park on the east. It composes the single largest and one of the wealthiest, well-educated geographically contiguous high upper-class communities in the western United States.
VP/WH contain a superb collection of houses and mansions in the Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean styles, most of which remain today. View Park architecture features the work of many notable architects, such as the Los Angeles Investment Company, Postle & Postle, R. F. Ruck, Paul Haynes, Leopold Fischer, H. Roy Kelley, Raphael Soriano, Charles W. Wong, Robert Earl, M.C. Drebbin, Vincent Palmer, Theodore Pletsch and Homer C. Valentine. It is also rumored that renown African American architect, Paul Williams built several homes in View Park.