When it comes to diversity of atmosphere and energy, Fairview is king.This urban neighbourhood is home to a delicious mix of upscale boutiques, homey restaurants, quiet, family-friendly streets, and saucy cocktail bars. The homes and buildings are an eclectic mix of old and new, with many of our cities character buildings nestled alongside newer, more modern condominiums and townhomes. This area attracts a lot of young homeowners and renters. Approximately 43% of its residents are between the ages of 20-39.
With downtown Vancouver’s busting energy just a stones-throw across the bridge, Kitsilano’s beaches a short bike ride, and all of our city’s public transportation at your fingertips, living in Fairview means having everything that makes Vancouver great in your very own backyard.
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Fairview’s high school students have access to two of the city’s highest ranked public secondary schools: Kitsilano Secondary (85/289) and Eric Hamber Secondary (69/289). Independent schools are also a short drive away. York House (1/289), Little Flower Academy (1/289), Vancouver College (13/289), St. John’s (10/289) are all within a reasonable distance.
Public primary options include: Emily Carr Elementary, Edith Cavell Elementary (191/978), False Creek Elementary, and Trafalgar Elementary School (389/978). Blessed Sacrament School, an independent option ranked (59/978), is in the neighbourhood.
Housing and Location
Fairview is located across False Creek from Downtown Vancouver, which means residents get all of the accessibility and energy of living in an urban environment, without the noise, the traffic and the hustle and bustle. Many condominiums and apartment buildings have stunning mountain and city views. Transportation access is paramount here and residents are spoiled in terms of bus, bike, and skytrain accessibility. In terms of housing, Fairview is a mix of single-family detached homes and condominiums and townhomes, though the majority are condominiums, in many different styles, including many large, unique lofts.
South Granville Business District
Located along Granville Street, The South Granville Business District is a mix of upscale boutiques, homey restaurants, quirky cafes, and eclectic art galleries. Residents can take in a show at The Stanley Theatre, one of Vancouver’s premiere theatres, or a live jazz show at Ouisi, a down-home Louisiana-style eatery. More upscale fare is only a short walk away.
The Cambie Corridor
The newly developed Cambie Corridor lies along Fairview’s eastern border and was recently revitalized to compliment the newly developed Canada Line Skytrain. The skytrain connects residents to our downtown core, South Vancouver, Richmond, and the Vancouver International Airport. The Cambie Corridor is home to useful stores: Home Depot, Winners, Whole Foods, Canadian Tire, Save On Foods ” there’s nowhere in urban Vancouver with more convenient shopping options and transportation access.
One of Fairview’s best kept secrets, Charleson Park is beautiful seaside park that is home to several water features and a beloved leash-off area for our favourite canine friends. It best serves residents who live along its southern border, (between West Broadway and Sixth Avenue) with an access bridge at Laurel Street.
Market Report for Fairview
This is a Market Report for the Fairview Neighbourhood. This neighbourhood market report is a custom report which updates automatically with MLS data.
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