Fairview is a place where people go to rent rather than settle down. It’s a densely populated area with low-rise apartments, commercial and government buildings, a health sector hub which includes Vancouver General Hospital and busy major roads.
It’s centrally located on the doorstep of downtown Vancouver but the cost of living in Fairview is a lot more reasonable than some of Vancouver’s fancier westside neighbourhoods.
While Fairview doesn’t boast any parks to match Pacific Spirit, it does enjoy a prime piece of waterfront at False Creek which was home to the ritzy athlete’s village during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Fairview has exceptional transport links with major routes including Broadway, Granville Street and Oak Street passing through the district. It is possible to walk downtown in 20 minutes and even during peak periods you can drive to downtown in ten minutes.
Fairview is well placed for some of Vancouver’s most vibrant shopping districts. Granville Island Market, South Granville, also known as “Gallery Row” and Broadway are all within walking distance.
Predominantly a Caucasian demographic, Fairview has an educated, healthy population of young professionals and students.
Average condo selling price* (Sept. 2010): $512,813
What it's Known for?
› Granville Island Public Market
› South Granville galleries & shops
include the French immersion L’Ecole Bilingue. Kitsilano and Eric Hamber are the two closest public schools while there’s a cluster of independent schools including Madrona School Society and Blessed Sacrament School.
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Fairview has good bus links to UBC, Burnaby, Richmond and downtown. Canada Line SkyTrain has two stations in the neighbourhood.
Parks & Attractions
› False Creek Community Centre
› Charleson Park at False Creek
› Granville Island Water Park
› Granville Park
› Sutcliffe Park
› Willow Park
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Single professionals, new families and retirees.
Fairview runs from 16th Avenue in the south, to Burrard Street in the west, to Cambie Street in the east, and to False Creek in the north.
* Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver