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About Carthay

Carthay A tiny neighborhood located on the western edge of Central Los Angeles, Carthay's rough borders are La Cienega Boulevard to the west, Wilshire to the north, Fairfax to the east and Pico Boulevard on the south. Slicing through the neighborhood diagonally is San Vicente, adding to the traffic woes during particularly busy times of the day. However, the neighborhood is a mix of upscale, old-fashioned Los Angeles properties like apartment complexes, condos, and small single-family homes.

Quick Facts

Closed Prices: $1,500,000 to $2,890,000

Median Sale Price: $2,090,000

Association Fee Ranges: $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1925 to 1937

Sq. Ft.: 1785 to 3163 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 3 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 to 5 Bathrooms

Getting Around Carthay

Around Carthay

With San Vicente and other busy easy-west streets flanking Carthay, the ideal place to live is somewhere in the southern half of the neighborhood, between Olympic and Pico Boulevards. These residential streets are relatively quiet and walkable and close to the commercial areas. It's also a convenient area in the neighborhood when you are trying to dodge traffic during rush hour. Many of the homes in Carthay are duplexes that offer more rental opportunities. However, due to the small size of the community, there is a lack of inventory for single-family homes.

The culinary scene in Carthay is coming up, slowly but surely. A few more restaurants and bars are present on the commercial border streets like Pico, Olympic, and Wilshire to the north. Just outside of the neighborhood borders are additional culinary options available, which are just a car or bike ride away. However, the streets to get to these neighboring areas are quite busy, so just make sure you allow enough travel time to get to your desired restaurant.

Expect to see a large number of families in this area as well as active residents going for jogs, walking their dogs, or just socializing outside of their home. As the commercial sections in Carthay become more popular, the activity on the residential streets also increases. You will see plenty of traffic because of the main streets being used for those travelling east to west via surface streets.

You'll spend a Friday night in Carthay by going to a local restaurant on Olympic or Wilshire Boulevards for a meal or drinks with family or friends. Afterwards, check out one of the local bars on Fairfax Avenue for a nightcap or two. It's recommended that you catch cab or car sharing because this busy area tends to have limited public parking. But if you live on the northern edges of Carthay, you may be able to just walk or bike to these amenities.

A perfect Sunday in Carthay consists of brunch at one of the popular restaurants in the area. Afterwards, take a trip to the nearby Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art or visit the famous La Brea Tar Pits for a fun, learning experience. There is also La Cienega Park within Carthay, which is perfect for kids to spend the day outdoors and playing their favorite sport.

Locals Love

  • Walkable area
  • Good neighbors
  • Central location

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic
  • Limited nightlife and entertainment options
  • Expensive real estate

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