Dodgers icon and all-around MLB legend Vin Scully died yesterday at his longtime home, leaving behind a nearly 70-year career and legions of fans nationwide. The Hall of Fame broadcaster’s popularity was so great that it transcended the sport of baseball, making him one of the most recognizable sports figures of all time — particularly in Los Angeles, where his voice arguably defined the summer season for decades.
Before his death at age 94, Scully spent his final years living in Hidden Hills, a guard-gated community in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. Free from sidewalks and equestrian-oriented, Hidden Hills remains a ritzy but bucolic slice of Kentucky on the outskirts of Los Angeles; while the area has recently become known for its numerous famous residents, including some of the world’s most photographed people, Scully arguably defined the enclave’s laidback and casually friendly nature better than any other celebrity.
Scully reportedly loved his Hidden Hills neighborhood despite its geographic challenges — until his retirement at the end of 2016, he would happily drive a 60-mile roundtrip commute from his home to the announcer’s booth at Dodger Stadium.
While the New York native and his late wife Sandi didn’t get out as much in recent years, the couple once were often spotted walking along Ashley Ridge, the neighborhood pocket of Hidden Hills where they lived since 2009. Though his net worth was well into the tens of millions, Scully would sometimes hand out candy to the trick-or-treating children of neighbors, who knew him as Vinny.
Of course, Scully’s Hidden Hills home itself wasn’t exactly modest — the two-acre spread is a bonafide estate, with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms in an 11,000-square-foot, chateau-inspired mansion. There’s also a detached guesthouse, plus a large swimming pool and outdoor spa. Multiple fountains, grassy lawns, a putting green and full-size tennis court are also on the premises, and the vast motorcourt(s) have room for well over a dozen cars.