Archive for December 30th, 2009
It is roughly bordered by West Hollywood on the north, Highland Avenue on the east, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills on the west and Wilshire Boulevard on the south. The Fairfax District is sometimes confused with Park La Brea, which is a real estate development within the District, and the curious Beverly Hills Adjacent, particularly on housing rental advertisements. The section of Fairfax Avenue filled with traditionally Jewish businesses is sometimes referred to by Angelenos as Kosher Canyon or “The Bagel District.” This area should be added as a brief stop on your “things to do in Los Angeles” agenda. Beginning around 2005, real estate listings began to define the western part of the area as Beverly Grove when listing homes for sale.
Historically, the Fairfax District has been a center of the city’s Jewish community. In the early 20th century, with an expanding population and more young families, many began looking for new housing. As a result of this, many middle class Jewish families moved west from Boyle Heights, City Terrace, East Los Angeles andMontebello to the area around Fairfax Avenue, a street they lined with Kosher delis, restaurants, butcher’s and baker’s shops and fish markets, creating a unique village in the heart of the city.
On my last trip to LA, the highlights of my trip were the two star tours that I experienced with my son. Like most tourists, I was naturally intrigued to get a glimpse of the glitz and glam of the Hollywood lifestyle. My son and I took a daylong star tours Hollywood adventure, which familiarized us with all of the legendary venues of the historic city.
During the tour, we were even able to spot some famous stars eating lunch as a ritzy bistro. The other Star Tours that served as an acme of the vacation was the ride at Disneyland. When I was little, my favorite attraction at the park was always the Star Wars-themed ride, and I was happy to have an opportunity to share it with my son.