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.
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Chambers believes that most real estate agents just do the ABC’s of real estate, and they don’t implement the latest technologies to their fullest. He noticed that a popular loft listed by another agent recently took more than 100 days to sell because the real estate agent Multiple Listing Service was the only significant marketing tool, which is a “notoriously lazy way to market real estate” according to Chambers. In addition to the live open house TV show on Periscope, Chambers, who is a veteran computer and satellite systems specialist in the U.S. Air Force, publishes the L.A. Loft Blog, provides the largest number of unlisted lofts and condos for sale in
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As for agents to simply upload their seller clients property to the MLS and then throw a lockbox on the door, “This is total nonsense,” Chambers concluded. Don’t real estate agents get paid enough to do more for their clients? Chambers actually guarantees the sale of homes, and also guarantees in writing that home buyers will love their new home or he will buy it back. The seller and Corey must agree on price and time of possession.
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Redondo Beach is one of the three Beach Cities located in Los Angeles County. Redondo Beach is a working-class beach town – it’s also the largest in the South Bay, as it wanders inland and bleeds into neighboring Torrance. Its heart is at King’s Harbor, where the dated pier is still a Southern California icon.
The ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) has restaurants and boating activities while inland of PCH is largely residential. Redondo Breakwall is a well-known surf spot in the South Bay.
Many original homes still stand in Redondo Beach neighborhoods, but many small Arts and Crafts style homes have been demolished and replaced with new modern houses. Zoning allowed properties within two to three blocks of the beach to be developed as large, two to three-unit luxury townhomes; inland areas are more likely to have single-family homes.
A revitalized downtown area affectionately termed “Riviera Village” provides locals an opportunity to eat, shop and commune in a quiet atmosphere. Since 2004 several new or newly renovated restaurants have made a positive impact on local options for an on-the-town experience. Downtown also supports a number of independent boutiques and shops specializing in clothing and fashion, as well as at least three wine-tasting galleries.
The Marina, Harbor and Pier complexes are large, planned centers of activity that host Korean seafood restaurants, touristy bars, smaller shops and a games arcade. The pier is a common spot for anglers to cast for a local catch; many residents of inland Los Angeles drive to Redondo Beach to take advantage of the long and unique shape of this pier. The adjacent Marina, located just north of the Pier, is home to another half-dozen restaurants, a seafood shop, and a pub with almost 100 beers on tap. The large, monolithic concrete structures that make up the pier and harbor area stand in stark contrast to the venerable cozy feel of the rest of the South Bay’s neighborhood-style street front architecture; the city continues to consider options for the area as new entertainment and dining chooses to locate in other areas of the Beach Cities.
Much of the Redondo Beach lifestyle is a blend of the neighborhoods, activities and people of the three Beach Cities of Southern California’s South Bay. Like its sister cities of Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, Redondo’s draw is the beach that links the three cities. Redondo was described as “The Gem Of The Continent” in the Los Angeles Daily Herald in 1887.
The beach starts below the bluffs of Palos Verdes in the south (after Torrance Beach) and carries north to the Redondo Pier. The area of the beach that starts in Palos Verdes is known as “RAT (Right After Torrance) Beach.”
A paved path, called The Strand runs from Torrance through South Redondo, north to Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and eventually to Santa Monica. The path is broken by the Redondo Beach King Harbor Marina and Pier complex, where it veers away from water and onto dedicated lanes of surface streets for about a mile before again turning to the ocean in Hermosa Beach. Continuing north from Manhattan Beach, the path stretches to Marina Del Rey.
Surfing is an element of the South Bay lifestyle year-round. Winter storms in the Pacific Ocean sometimes turn typically placid and rolling South Bay waves into large and occasionally dangerous waves, a draw for surfers. Wave heights in December 2005 were some of the largest on record at 15 feet (4.6 m) to 20 feet (6.1 m).
Beach volleyball is another aspect of Redondo Beach’s lifestyle. The wide and flat sand beaches provide the perfect venue for the sport and permanent poles and nets are placed and maintained by the city year-round. Professional tournaments managed by the AVP take place in neighboring Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. Redondo Beach is home to Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh and AVP Pro Casey Jennings.
South Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the West San Gabriel Valley. It is 3.42 square miles in area and lies between the much larger City of Pasadena, of which it was once a part, and the metropolis of Los Angeles.
South Pasadena’s streets are lined with numerous species of native California trees. These include redwood, sequoia, ash, walnut, and sycamore. Some non-native trees, such as sweetgum, are also seen.
South Pasadena sits less than 10 miles (16 km) from Downtown Los Angeles; substantial numbers of residents work either in Bunker Hill or as professors and staff at the University of Southern California.
“Mom and Pop” merchants populate the business district, and the Mission West area is a part of the original U.S. Route 66. Of historical relevance is The Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain; also the Rialto Theater in downtown South Pasadena is a unique blend of Spanish Baroque and Egyptian stylings and was built in 1925. It is one of the last remaining single screen cinemas in the country. The Rialto was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, having narrowly missed being torn down that year. It went out of business on August 19, 2007 because of low profits.
The Farmer’s Market has become a tradition in the historic Mission-West District of South Pasadena on every Thursday from 4pm to 8pm.
The Arroyo Seco (canyon, stream, and cultural landscape) offers a diverse range of experiences for walkers and more experienced hikers.
The Arroyo Seco stream begins at Red Box near Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains and proceeds through steep mountain canyons for eleven miles (18 km) until it enters the urban plain of Southern California at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The stream, largely channelized south of Devil’s Gate Dam, proceeds in the Arroyo Seco canyon for eleven miles (18 km) more: through Pasadena, South Pasadena and Northeast Los Angeles to the confluence with the Los Angeles River near Elysian Park, Chinatown and downtown Los Angeles.
Grand Examples of Architecture
A diverse mix and beautiful examples of architectural styles can be found in almost all of South Pasadena’s historic residential neighborhoods.
The following architectural styles are prevalent throughout the city. South Pasadena has some of the most beautiful examples of residences in each of these styles:
Craftsman / Bungalow
Mission and Spanish Colonial Revival 3. Turn of the Century
American Colonial Revival
Tudor and English Inspired
Lincoln Heights is considered to be the oldest suburb of Los Angeles proper, dating to the 1830s perched on bluffs overlooking the Los Angeles River and its formerly lush floodplain.
Lincoln Heights is bounded by the Los Angeles River on the west, the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) on the south.
Adjacent communities include El Sereno on the east, City Terrace on the southeast, Boyle Heights on the south, Chinatown and Solano Canyon on the west, Cypress Park on the northwest, Mt. Washington on the north, and Montecito Heights on the northeast.
Lincoln Heights is a city with homes that represent every era of California history. The city has a historical society that helps document and protect it’s rich architectural homes.
The Golden State Freeway (I-5) runs through the district, and the Metro Gold Line has a stop in the far northwestern portion of the district.
Puerta Del Sol
Puerta del Sol is a 165-unit mixed-use condominium /retail project located northeast of downtown Los Angeles in historic Lincoln Heights. The development is part of the ongoing revitalization of the neighborhood. Puerta del Sol is located on a 2.9-acre site, part of a master development adjacent to the new Avenue 26 / Cypress Park Gold Line station. The homes are designed around a large courtyard and have a mix of studios, lofts, and 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom family flats, most with balconies or patios. Live-work units line the frontage and have street access, creating a pedestrian environment.
If you’re looking for a more modern lifestyle, Lincoln Heights also has lofts that have been converted from historic buildings. Details matter here, cabinets, fixtures – each has been carefully selected to work together to create a welcoming and inspiring living environment. The building also features amazing unobstructed views of Downtown, Elysian Park and surrounding communities. It is an historic building with original architectural elements and two new modern penthouse floors. The ownership of lofts includes designated parking in gated and adjacent garage. The building is further diversified with ground floor retail.
The bottom level is made up of 2-story and 3-story lofts. The two top levels (5th and 6th stories) are composed of new metal construction in modernist style. The center of the building was cut out for the restoration to add light, air and openness to the building and loft units.
Lincoln Park in Los Angeles, California, was originally created by the City of Los Angeles in 1881. It was one of Los Angeles’s first parks.
The park contains a large lake (Lincoln Park Lake, originally East Lake), a recreation center, a senior center, a playground, picnic tables, and ball fields.
Culver City is a great place to live and is a beautiful city in the Los Angeles area that is centrally located. It is surrounded by the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Mar Vista and Palms to the north; Westchester to the south; Mid-City and West Adams to the east; Baldwin Hills and Ladera Heights to the southeast; and the L.A. beaches of Venice and Playa Vista to the west, along with the bay area of Marina Del Rey.
Culver City’s major geographic feature is Ballona Creek, which runs northeast to southwest through most of the city before it drains into Santa Monica Bay in Marina Del Rey.
Since the 1920s, Culver City has been a significant center for motion picture and later television production, best known as the home of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. It was also the headquarters for the Hughes Aircraft Company from 1932 to 1985. National Public Radio West and Sony Pictures Entertainment now have headquarters in the city. The NFL Network studio is also based in Culver City.
Culver City is served by major Southern California freeways; the San Diego (405), Santa Monica (10), and Marina freeways (90).
Museums and The Arts
The Actors’ Gang at the Ivy Substation
Kirk Douglas Theatre, featuring the Center Theater Group
Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum: The largest and most academically substantial independently held collection of objects, documents and memorabilia on African-American history and culture.
The Wende Museum possesses a collection of the former Soviet Union’s and German Democratic Republic’s visual art and everyday artifacts. Open to the public on Fridays.
Public Art Installations; In addition to the many museums and theaters, Culver City is commitmented to the beautification of it’s public areas.
The year round market offers fresh fruits, vegetables and a selection of other fine foods, and takes place every Tuesday, rain or shine, on downtown Culver City’s Main Street, from 2 to 7 pm.
The two primary ZIP codes for Culver City are 90230 and 90232. Because ZIP codes do not necessarily follow city boundaries, a portion of Culver City is in the 90066 ZIP code, which also serves some of the Mar Vista neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles.
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