Faircrest Heights, Los Angeles
Faircrest Heights is a primarily residential district in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California, part of the Crestview neighborhood. 'Faircrest' refers to its location on Fairfax Avenue east of the Crestview neighborhood.
The boundaries of Faircrest Heights are Pico Boulevard on the north, Fairfax Avenue on the east, Venice Boulevard and Cadillac Avenue on the south, and La Cienega Boulevard on the west. Faircrest Heights is part of the Crestview neighborhood and also part of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council and where the magnet school, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies is located. The La Cienega Heights and Reynier Village parts of the Crestview neighborhood lie to the southwest, the main part of the Crestview neighborhood bounded by La Cienega Boulevard, Robertson Boulevard, Sawyer St. and Pickford St. lies to the west, the main part of the Pico-Robertson neighborhood lies to the northwest, the Little Ethiopia, Carthay Square and South Carthay parts of the Pico-Robertson neighborhood to the north, the Picfair Village part of the Pico-Robertson neighborhood to the east, the Wilshire Vista part of the Pico-Robertson neighborhood to the northeast and Palms to the south and southwest. Primary thoroughfares through the area include Pico Boulevard, Airdrome, Pickford, 18th Street, Venice Boulevard, Fairfax Avenue, S. Crescent Heights Boulevard, and La Cienega Boulevard. Faircrest Heights has views of Downtown Los Angeles to the east, the Baldwin Hills to the south, Hollywood Hills to the north and Century City to the west.
Faircrest Heights is a solidly middle class community located in the 90034 and 90035 ZIP codes. Per the U.S. Census of 2000, racial representation was mixed with approximately 52% African-American, 26% non-Latino white, 20% Latino of any race, and 12% other. The 2000 median household income was $50,874. The housing stock was primarily built in the late 1930s and early 1940s, and consists of primarily Spanish Colonial Revival, English Revival, and Minimal Traditional style single family residences, with some small apartment buildings (mostly in the areas north of Pickford Street).[third-party source needed]
Neighbors United is a Faircrest Heights neighborhood organization, founded in 1981. Their mission is to preserve and strengthen the quality of the Faircrest Heights neighborhood by promoting safety, organizing community events, encouraging beautification, and by promoting and facilitating citizen communication, participation, and involvement in local governance.
In December 2004, Los Angeles magazine named Faircrest Heights one of the "10 Best Neighborhoods You've Never Heard Of".