Carthay is a unique neighborhood in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles, with incredible history, attractive and well-maintained homes and a genuine sense of community. This ½ square mile neighborhood is home to the highest percentage of veterans from WWII and Korean in the county. It’s an ethnically diverse neighborhood where many of the areas well-educated professionals call home. Carthay is centrally located with access to a plethora of West-side cultural venues, including LACMA & The Pace Museum, the Petersen Auto Museum, the Zimmer Museum & Saban Theatre.

Due to its homes original architectural styles including Spanish Colonial Revival, English Tudor, & Deco portion of Carthay are included in a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone.

Carthay is flanked by Beverly Grove to the north, Mid-Wilshire to the east, Mid-City to the south, Pico-Robertson to the west and Beverly Hills to the northwest. The neighborhood is bounded on the north by Wilshire Boulevard, on the east by Fairfax Avenue, on the south by Pico Boulevard, on the west by La Cienega Boulevard and on the northwest by Schumacher and Toner drives

Carthay has one elementary school, Carthay School of Evironmental Studios Magnet (LAUSD) which combintes the sciences & humantities in an educational program on society & the environment.

Morgan Real Estate is a proud sponsor of
Carthay Elementary’s PE and Community Park program.

POPULAR local restaurants include:
Tom Bergin’s

Hollywood Pies

Carthay Cafe


Smaller areas within Carthay are Carthay Circle, Carthay Square & South Carthay, which each have their own neighborhood association.


Carthay Circle

Carthay Circle is the original Carthay Center development within Carthay. It became known as Carthay Circle since it was the home to a legendary movie palace from the 1920s, the Carthay Circle Theatre. The theater started out as a silent movie house and then premiered many of Hollywood's hits of the time including the original SNOW WHITE. You can now see a replica of the original theater at the entrance of DISNEY's California Adventure Park.

South Carthay

South Carthay was established between 1932 & 1936 after Carthay Circle. At the time, the cost of a typical one story, one family residence was around $5,000.

The majority of the homes in South Carthay are designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The team of Spyros George Ponty, who was known for quality construction and skilled craftsmanship with architect Alan Ruoff built about half the homes in South Carthay. They were constantly honing their craft to build better homes that suited the needs of the residences. No two homes were alike.

Carthay Square