Fairfax is a small district in the central Los Angeles Basin. It lies east of Beverly Grove, west of Hancock Park, and south of Hollywood
. The area has long been a center of the Jewish community in Los Angeles, a history that is still reflected in its culture and commerce. Many small, locally owned businesses persist there. The Fairfax Farmers Market attracts Angelenos and tourists alike with its bustling rows of vendor stalls, sit-down eateries, and specialty ethnic cuisine minimarts.
Fairfax is also home to The Grove, a gigantic commercial complex dedicated to high-end shopping, dining, and entertainment. These attractions, in conjunction with the neighborhood's proximity to prime LA destinations like Beverly Hills
, West Hollywood
, and the Miracle Mile
, make Fairfax a top-notch locale. Limited access to major freeways is the primary drawback to living there, but it is worth noting that you are never more than a stone's throw away from highly trafficked surface streets like Fairfax, La Brea, Santa Monica, Wilshire, etc.