Fairview stretches from Burrard Street to Cambie Street, and from 16th Avenue to False Creek and includes the neighborhoods of False Creek, Fairview Slopes, Burrard Slopes, and Fairview Heights.
One can smell the air of the sea in this vibrant area and enjoy the beautiful vista of the mountains, the waterfront and the nightly spectacle of brightly lit downtown Vancouver.
For lovers of the great outdoors: walking, biking or rollerblading along the seawall or in one of Fairview’s parks surrounded by beautiful scenery beckons.
The last couple of decades have seen Fairview transformed from an industrial area to a vibrant neighborhood with mostly multi-family dwellings. The neighborhood is still expanding with many new developments being built and older buildings lovingly renovated inside and out. Home buyers have a choice of modern and updated homes or older dwellings to renovate. There are several trendy home design and decorating stores in the area. Converted warehouse buildings offer loft style living but the majority of Fairview residents live in low rise buildings. There are a few high rises buildings and detached homes in the area.
To cater to the needs of the urban family, Fairview has an independent school, housed in a lovely building circa 1920, offering elementary French immersion courses and two public elementary schools. The acclaimed Emily Carr Institute is nearby at Granville Island. The Vancouver General Hospital and its outlying clinics are situated along the "Broadway Corridor". The corridor offers utilitarian shopping where London Drugs, Future Shop, and Pier Import and similar stores can be found.
Nearby South Granville is shopper’s heaven: High fashion boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops, antique dealers, rug merchants, designer’s food stores, art galleries and more.
Granville Island is a choice destination for locals and tourists. Whether one is looking for specialty cheese, artisan bread, the freshest fruit and vegetables not to mention fish meat and specialty foods one finds it there. If one’s pursuit is arts, as in theatre, galleries, and an Art Institute, Granville Island is the destination.
For the young at heart, 4th avenue is the spot. Snowboard and skate board shops are happily grouped on a three block area that aims to give the coolest of the cool the best money can buy.
There is easy automobile access to the downtown core, the Vancouver Airport and Highway #1. No car? No problem: bus routes crisscross through Fairview. There is also the aquabus and beautiful walking paths around the seawall and on beautifully tree shaded streets.