Fairview Homes For Sale – Fairview Condos For Sale
Location, location, location – that’s what really attracts residents to the Fairview area. It’s in close proximity to both the waterfront and downtown. It offers easy and close access to the sea wall which is great for biking, strolling along or even rollerblading. There is no shortage of recreational activities for residents to enjoy.
Schools In The Area
In the middle of Fairview you will find L’Ecole Bilingue Elementary school. On the western edge of the community you will find Tennyson Elementary and to the north, False Creek Elementary. There are a few secondary schools nearby, Prince of Wales Secondary School and Kitsilano Secondary School. Madrona School, Blessed Sacrament School and St. John’s International School are the private institutions within the area and are only a short distance away. For those who are artistically gifted, the Emily Carr Institute is on nearby Granville Island.
History Of The Housing Market
Due to the increased demand for properties in the area, there has been a noticeable decrease of single family homes and a greatly increased amount of multi-family buildings being constructed. A few smaller industrial areas still can be seen from the views in Fairview and rehabilitated warehouse buildings that offer loft style living, mixed in with commercial venues are quite common.
Fairview goes from West 6th Avenue down south to 16th Avenue. Cambie Street and Burrard Street are the east and west boundaries of the neighborhood, respectively.
Restaurants & Shopping
South Granville: From 16th Avenue down to the Granville Street Bridge there is a large mix of high end retail stores, popular restaurants, coffee shops, antique shops and some art galleries.
The Broadway corridor: Being close to VGH and to Fairview, the Broadway Corridor has become a popular shopping area with small boutiques and bigger retail stores as well as restaurants and coffee shops. You can find London Drugs, Future Shop, Pier 1 Imports and even some medical supply stores as well.
The Cambie corridor: The eastern border of Fairview has the Cambie Corridor. With the construction of the Canada Line, the corridor has become a busy and high end shopping area. Here you can find popular stores such as Whole Foods, Best Buy, Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Homesense, Winners and Save on Foods. The best part about this is that all of the stores are within walking distance of each other.
Granville Island: Next to Fairview is Granville Island. It’s world renowned for its Public Market with fresh produce and specialty items. Also widely known for its variety of studios and art galleries and the Emily Carr Institute, Granville Island is quite the hot spot to see. The island also contains many fine restaurants, a hotel, storefront businesses and a float home community.
It isn’t hard to find a way to get to or from Fairview. The Canada Line runs right through the Cambie Corridor and can take you to downtown Vancouver one way, and to Richmond in the opposite direction. Public transportation also includes many frequent bus routes and automobile access to downtown and the airport as well as to Highway #1.