The Fairfax District
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.