Faircrest Heights is a primarily residential district in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, part of the Crestview neighborhood. ‘Faircrest’ refers to its location on Fairfax Avenue in the eastern part of the Crestview neighborhood.
Faircrest Heights is included in the general neighborhood of Mid City in Los Angeles. It sets in the west of the neighborhood and is comfortably distant from Downtown Los Angeles and providing a bedroom community feel. Faircrest also has a metropolitan feel with the greatest pearls of Los Angeles only a bike ride away.
Faircrest Heights is a solidly middle class community. The houses in Faircrest Heights were built in the late 1930s and early 1940s, and they consist 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).
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.
LaFayette Square consists of eight blocks, centered on St. Charles Place, and situated between Venice Boulevard on the north, Washington Boulevard on the south, Crenshaw Boulevard on the east and West Blvd on the west. It was founded in 1913 and developed during the early 20th century.
Today, Wrought-iron gates surround the neighborhood and help to eliminate commuter traffic; currently the only way into the neighborhood is through St. Charles Place.
There are 236 homes in the neighborhood. It is immediately south of Victoria Park, southeast of West Los Angeles (Crestview and Picfair Village) and immediately north of Wellington Square.
This early developed neighborhood in Los Angeles has a European flair and it was designed as an elegant residential park centered on St. Charles Place—a broad palm tree-lined avenue with a landscaped median. The houses in Lafayette Square reflect residential styles popular during the 1910s and 1920s such as Tudor Revival Architecture, Italianate, Mediterranean Revival, Neo-Federalist, American Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, and American Colonial Revival. Several houses, were designed in the Modern style, exemplifying an important trend in Los Angeles’ architectural development.
Originally, the neighborhood was designed for wealthy families and now-historic houses regularly have 5,000 to 6,000 square feet (600 m2) floor plans, today the average home size is 3,600 square feet (330 m2). Today the neighborhood is a mix of large and medium size homes.
Most of the original properties have period details. Such as, Juliet balconies, mahogany staircases and libraries, sitting rooms, stained glass windows, triple crown molding, soaring ceilings—even four-car garages.
Smaller named areas within the Mid-City neighborhood are Brookside, Crestview, Fremont Place, Lafayette Square, Little Ethiopia, Picfair Village,Wellington Square, and Victoria Park.
Cultural heritage infuses Mid-Wilshire’s museums, music venues, and multitudinous communities. Often referred to as Midtown by LA locals, Mid-Wilshire comprises dozens of neighborhood enclaves, including Koreatown, Little Ethiopia, and contemporary American malls. Walk through first-class farmers’ markets, contemplate art at the LACMA, and marvel at your central location between the Hollywood stars and Downtown’s soaring skyscrapers. Mid-Wilshire’s name says it all—it’s mostly in the middle of everything.
Spanish Revival-style stucco bungalows predominate Mid City. Most were built in the late 1920s or 1930s and have two or three bedrooms. They intermingle with an eclectic assortment of pitch-roofed cottages and tract houses, many painted in rainbow hues or earth tones. Most residences are still single-story, but one also encounters the occasional grandiose two-story replacement for a teardown. A number of remodels, including some second-story additions have been made.
Original houses are replete with details such as hardwood floors, crown moldings, arched doorways, curved ceilings. Many owners have replaced their front lawns with Mediterranean or cactus-and-succulent gardens.
Camarillo is primarily a bedroom community and is a mere hour north of Los Angeles and only a half hour away from the beach, Camarillo is nestled below the Conejo foothills amongst green fields cooled by sea breezes. Where more than 300 days of sunshine a year beckon you outdoors, everything from shopping and concerts to weddings and dining is done alfresco here. A town with a rich history extending centuries, Camarillo melds old world charm with new sights, sounds and flavors that will lure you to stay awhile to explore and enjoy so much, so close.
Camarillo is located in Pleasant Valley at the eastern end of the Oxnard Plain, with the Santa Susana Mountains to the north, the Camarillo Hills to the northwest, the Conejo Valley to the east, and the western reaches of the Santa Monica Mountains to the south.
Camarillo and the surrounding area has a temperate, Mediterranean-type climate. Its location in a coastal valley brings mild ocean breezes and temperatures in the 70s throughout most of the year.
In the mid-1990s, multiple large retail centers, including one of California’s largest outlet malls and movie theater were built south of US 101 and west of Carmen Drive. These new retail centers have provided a large influx of cash to the city; from 1993 to 1998 sales tax revenues nearly doubled from approximately $3.5 million to approximately $6.5 million.On April 23, 2009, several new shops and restaurants opened at the Camarillo Premium Outlets, designated “The Promenade”.
The Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District is located in and around the City of Camarillo, serves a population of over 70,000 and covers an area approximately 45 square miles. It has grown from one park and 30 acres to 27 parks and over 300 acres since its inception in 1962.
The single most important reason to live in Camarillo is the city’s park and community resources that make Camarillo one of the best cities in which to live. With excellent schools, low crime, and local business growth, the highlight is the overwhelming number of parks and locations for recreation.
Arneill Ranch Park
Bob Kildee Community Park
Camarillo Grove Park
Charter Oak Park
Community Center Park
Dos Caminos Park
Mission Oaks Park
Nancy Bush Park
Pitts Ranch Park
Pleasant Valley Fields
Valle Lindo Park
Dirt BMX Track
Roller Hockey Rink
Within the District, a variety of recreational facilities exist including:
Only Public Indoor Aquatic Center in Ventura County
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North Santa Ana is a haven of parks, single family homes, and good schools. It’s placement is ideal for living a rural live while being minutes away from urban needs. The area is set apart from other parts of Santa Ana and the area by the natural landscape.
The Santa Ana River Trail is a multi-use trail complex that runs alongside the Santa Ana River. The trail stretches 30 miles from the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach along the Santa Ana River to the Orange/Riverside county line. It is the longest multi-use trail in Southern California, currently being restored to span 100 miles.
Santiago Creek is a major watercourse in Orange County and in the U.S. About 34 miles long, it drains most of the northern Santa Ana Mountains and is a tributary to the Santa Ana River. It is one of the longest watercourses entirely within the county.
The Santiago Creek watershed covers about 100 square miles in northern Santa Ana and northern Orange County. The upper part of the creek is free-flowing, while the lower section is urbanized and includes parts of the cities of Tustin, Orange, and Santa Ana.
River View Golf Course in Santa Ana offers a unique and challenging golfing experience which can be found nowhere else in Orange County.
Several of our golf holes play adjacent to or across the seasonal Santa Ana River. Playing these holes can be a challenge that tests not only the golfer’s skill but their ability to successfully navigate a challenging golf hole. Nowhere else in Southern California is there a river mid-city to challenge a golfer’s game.
This course has played host to many tournaments and championship events over the years. Past River View Tournament winners have included Scott Simpson, Lew Cooper, Louie Carrasco Jr. and Tiger Woods.
South Coast Metro is an area loosely defined by its proximity to South Coast Plaza and John Wayne Airport, and comprising the surrounding portions of Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Newport Beach. This neighborhood distinguishes the more cosmopolitan environment of the South Coast area from the surrounding suburbs that include Santa Ana.
The South Coast Metro area includes its namesake, South Coast Plaza, along with hotels and residences. In addition to South Coast Plaza, South Coast Metro encompasses the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory theater company.
Several prominent outdoor sculptures and other works of arts are displayed in the area around these buildings by artists such as Isamu Noguchi, Jean Dubuffet, Henry Moore, Richard Serra and others. This sub-section of South Coast Metro is sometimes referred to as the Costa Mesa Theater and Arts District.
A satellite of the Orange County Museum of Art, called The Orange Lounge, is located inside South Coast Plaza. Recently, plans have been drawn to move the main museum, currently located in Newport Beach to South Coast Metro.
South Coast Metro is served by the San Diego (I-405), Costa Mesa (SR-55), and Corona Del Mar (SR-73) freeways. A bus rapid transit line connecting the area to nearby John Wayne Airport, downtown Santa Ana and Anaheim is being considered for implementation in the future.
Once the abundant beauty of Park Santiago has captured your heart, the charm of it will hold it forever. A captivating setting in Santa Ana unites with community to create a place like no other. Park Santiago’s 1,175 homes are nestled between 17th Street, the 5 freeway, Main Street, Santiago Park and Lincoln Street. Verdant tree-lined streets, stylish architecture, and friendly neighbors make this Santa Ana neighborhood a hidden gem offering serenity in a community so near a bustling metropolis.
There’s more fun to be had at the numerous events created for the enjoyment of Park Santiago’s residents and their guests. Kids and adults alike will be entertained and get acquainted at the annual Concert in the Park, and the 4th of July parade.
The Park Santiago Neighborhood Association is active in preserving and enhancing the quality of the neighborhood. The local residents volunteer and create various committees helping to make our community a better place to live.
Wilshire Square is a neighborhood in Santa Ana where neighbors know each other. Wilshire Square is not just a collection of historic houses, it is also a place where people gather and socialize during the summer concert. Where neighbors swap cuttings to expand their gardens. Where you know your neighbors well enough to actually recognize them when you run into them in Home Depot or the supermarket.
The first house in Wilshire Square was built in 1915. The majority of homes was completed between 1922 and 1931, with a second building phase between 1935 and 1942. Very few houses were built after that, though a few were built as late as the 1950s. The wide tree-lined streets, period street lighting, and large lawns and gardens add to the neighborhood’s charm.
The homes were built by master craftsmen with Arts and Craft style overtures. The houses reflect some of the architectural styles popular at the time — Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial, and California Bungalow. Although you will find similarities in the houses, because each one was custom-built, they all reflect the individuality of the original owners and builders. In many cases, you will also see the influence of subsequent owners who have completed sensitive remodeling, renovation, and addition projects to their home.
Residents enjoy wandering through some of the neighborhood gardens. Each one reflects the personality and style of the home, and each is an artistic and thoughtful complement to the home it surrounds.
Located in the northern tip of Santa Ana, the Floral Park neighborhood is a community of more than 600 vintage homes, most of which were built from the 1920s through the 1950s. Recognized as one of Orange County’s most established neighborhoods, the neighborhood is representative of a bygone era—one of gracious tree-shaded streets, abundant lawns and flowers, unique and stylish homes and, most importantly, friendly neighbors! Once blanketed by orange, avocado and walnut groves, the neighborhood features original farmhouses and the sweet smell of orange blossoms still fills the air.
The Floral Park Neighborhood Association actively works to preserve the character and beauty of the neighborhood and to provide a sense of community and tradition to its residents. Over 100 homes in Floral Park are on the Santa Ana Register of Historic Properties.
Floral Park was the recipient of the 2005 Neighborhood of the Year Award awarded by Neighborhood, USA, and ranked as the Number One Neighborhood in 2007 in the Orange County Register’s Best of Orange County rankings.