Picfair Village is a residential district in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California. ‘Picfair’ refers to the northwest corner of Pico and Fairfax, site of the former Picfair Theater. Picfair Village takes its name from the majestic Picfair movie theatre which stood at the corner of Pico and Fairfax until the early 1980s. What is now Picfair Village was once home to the author Walter Mosley for a while, and one of his characters lived on Stanley. The neighborhood has been active since 1998 when it was first named the Pico Fairfax Neighborhood Association. At one of the early meetings, the group voted to change the name to the Picfair Village Community Association.
Picfair Village’s boundaries are Pico Boulevard on the north, Hauser Boulevard on the east, Venice Boulevard on the south, and Fairfax Avenue on the west. Picfair Village is part of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council. The Wilshire Vista district lies to the north, as does the Miracle Mile area in the Mid-Wilshire and/or Mid-City West regions where LACMA and the La Brea Tar Pits are located, The Little Ethiopia district lies to the northwest and the Crestview neighborhood to the west where KROQ-FM, LAWPD Receiving Station # D, Electric Charging Station, Pepper Claude Senior Center, La Cienega Plaza Shopping Center, Reynier Park, Rocha House, Crescent Heights Boulevard Elementary School, Shenendoah Street Elementary School, Kaiser Permanente and the magnet school, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies are located, Lafayette Square in the Mid-City region where the LAWPD manager building is located to the south and Pico Park in the Mid-Wilshire region to the east. Primary thoroughfares through the area include Pico Boulevard, Venice Boulevard, Fairfax Avenue, and Airdrome, Pickford, Saturn and 18th Streets.
In November 2004, Picfair Village was named as one of Los Angeles magazine’s “10 Most Overlooked Neighborhoods in Los Angeles.” In January, 2007, the Los Angeles Times said Picfair Village is “on its way to becoming L.A.’s next trendy place to live and play.”