The original homes in Picfair Village were developed in 1922 by the Santa Monica Land and Water Company as “Pico Boulevard Heights.” The neighborhood’s current name comes from the Picfair Theater which was formerly located on the corner of Pico and Fairfax Blvd.
Picfair Village was also one of the early neighborhoods in Mid-City Los Angeles to be accessible to diverse families. It was home to bestselling African-American crime novelist Walter Mosley for a number of years. Some characters in Mosley’s “Easy Rawlins” crime stories lived in the neighborhood.
The streets in Picfair Village are quiet and treelined. Homes show high pride of ownership and landscaping tends toward manicured traditional lawns, hedges, and flowering trees. The neighborhood is on the western side of the Mid-City area and is not only adjacent to the 405 and 10 Freeways, it is within a few minutes of the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, and Culver City.
Particularly desirable streets in Picfair Village include Ogden and Orange Grove. Lots average approximately 5,000 to 6,000 square feet and most properties are 2 and 3-bedroom one and two-story Spanish Colonial Revival homes with arched entries and red tile roofs. Many homes have been remodeled and reflect a number of sophisticated interior design styles, floor, and window treatments.
Picfair Village has been steadily growing in popularity in recent years, with so many points in its favor. From a great mid-City location offering a potentially brief daily commute to many quiet, neighborly residential streets lined with excellent homes, emerald green lawns, and mature landscape and street trees, Picfair Village many benefits appealing to urban professionals.
- Queen Anne Park
- Mascot Park
- La Cienega Park
- Saturn Street Elementary School
- Daniel Webster Middle School
- Emerson Community Charter School
- Alexander Hamilton Senior High School
- Fairfax Senior High School