Fairview is a fitting name for this wonderful neighbourhood located on the northern slope of Vancouver’s Westside. Offering some of the most dramatic and picturesque views of the downtown core. With the looming north shore mountains as a backdrop, Fairview stretches from West 6th Av to the north, 16th Av to south, and is bordered by Cambie St on the east and Burrard St on its western edge. With its quiet and convenient locations Fairview is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in all of Metro Vancouver.
Outdoors and Activities:
Fairview is a highly desirable residential neighbourhood on Vancouver’s Westside with convenient proximity to both waterfront and the downtown core. Nearby access to the seawall for strolling, biking and rollerblading, ensures that Fairview has something for everyone.
- Emily Carr Elementary School
- Edith Cavell Elementary School
- False Creek Elementary School
- Henry Hudson Elementary School
- Shaughnessy Elementary School
- Trafalgar Elementary School
- Kitsilano Secondary School
- Eric Hamber Secondary School
- French: L'École Bilingue
- Madrona School
- Blessed Sacrament School
Demand for this desirable neighbourhood has led to an increase in the number of multi-family dwellings and reduction in the number of single-family homes. Converted warehouse buildings offer loft style living mixed with high end condominiums, renovated and un-renovated apartment buildings. Although there are newer ten story plus apartment buildings in Fairview most were built in the 1980’s when zoning restrictions only allowed three story buildings. This creates a smaller neighborhood feeling throughout Fairview with light industrial areas still dotting the landscape.
Shopping and Restaurants:
Fairview is home to the slope known as South Granville. Stretching from 6th Ave to 16th Ave, South Granville is a vibrant mix of upscale retail, coffee bars, popular restaurants, art galleries and high-end antique shops. Crossing Granville Street is the Broadway corridor. The corridor is home to many big box like Chapters, London Drugs, Pier 1 Imports, and Future Shop which are mixed with many coffee bars, restaurants, and small boutiques.
Fairview is a very accessible neighbourhood. The Canada Line runs along the eastern edge of Fairview. This rapid transit line connects residents to the downtown core, and to the city of Richmond and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Bus routes are plentiful, there is easy automobile access, to the Vancouver International Airport and Highway #1. Alternative types of transportation include the Aquabus to downtown and the “Tram” system that currently runs from Granville Island to Science World. And the downtown core is within walking distance via the Granville or Cambie Street bridges.
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