Faircrest Heights, Los Angeles

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Coordinates: 34°02′46″N 118°22′16″W / 34.046°N 118.371°W / 34.046; -118.371

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 in the eastern part of the Crestview neighborhood.

Geography[edit]

The boundaries of Faircrest Heights are Pico Boulevard on the north, Fairfax Avenue on the east, Washington Boulevard on the south, and La Cienega Boulevard on the west. Faircrest Heights is the eastern part of the Crestview neighborhood which is part of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council and where the KROQ-FM Radio Station, the Pepper Claude Senior Center, LAWPD Receiving Station # D, Electric Charging Station, Crescent Heights Boulevard Elementary School and the magnet school, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies are located. The La Cienega Heights, Melvil-McManus Block, Regent Square and Reynier Village districts and the La Cienega Plaza area in the western part of the Crestview neighborhood bounded by La Cienega Boulevard, National Boulevard, Washington Boulevard, Pickford Street and Robertson Boulevard which is part of the South Robertson Neighborhood Council and where The La Cienega Plaza Shopping Center, Shenandoah Street Elementary School, Rocha House and Reynier Park are located lies to the west, the Carthay Square and South Carthay districts in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood to the north, the Picfair Village district in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood where the SGI-USA Los Angeles Friendship Center is located to the east, Lafayette Square in the Mid-City section where the LAWPD Manager Building is located to the southeast and Culver City to the south. Primary thoroughfares through the area include Pico Boulevard, Airdrome, Pickford, 18th Streets, 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.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Faircrest Heights is a solidly middle class community located in the 90016, 90019, 90034 and 90035 ZIP codes as is the entire Crestview neighborhood bounded by Washington Boulevard and National Boulevard on the south, Fairfax Avenue on the east, Pico Boulevard and Pickford Street on the north and Robertson Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard on the west and surrounded by the Pico-Robertson neighborhood. 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]

History[edit]

Neighbors United is a Faircrest Heights neighborhood organization, founded in 1981. Their mission is to preserve and strengthen the quality of the Faircrest Heights district in the Crestview 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 districts You've Never Heard Of".[1]

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