The Carthay Square Neighborhood is located in the western part of Mid City. It borders the Carthay Circle on its northern side and South Carthay on its western side. The area is bounded by Pico Boulevard to the south, Fairfax Avenue to the east, Olympic Boulevard to the north, and the Stearns Drive alleyway to the west.
Carthay Square is a HPOZ that includes nearly 800 single-and multi-family residences, constructed primarily in the 1920s and 1930s. Most buildings in the proposed HPOZ were constructed in styles associated with the Period Revival idiom.
The dominant architectural style is Spanish Colonial Revival; other styles include Tudor Revival, Mediterranean Revival, Monterey Revival and French Revival. The district is characterized not only by its buildings but also by spatial and landscape features such as its grid street plan, asphalt streets, consistent lot sizes and setbacks, concrete sidewalks, and landscaped parkways. The Carthay Square HPOZ was adopted by the City Council in 2017.
Carthay Square has a great public school, Carthay School of Environmental Studies Magnet, across the street, and plenty of other education options nearby. There’s abundant public transit and many walk or bike to nearby shops and restaurants.