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Fairview Overview

FairviewFairview, a neighbourhood on the west side of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada, runs from 16th Avenue in the south to the False Creek inlet including Granville Island in the north and from Burrard Street in the west to Cambie Street in the east. Some city offices are on the eastern fringe of Fairview across Cambie Street from Vancouver City Hall. The 2006 Census reported a Fairview population of 29,295, up 3.1 percent from 2001. Young urban professionals and students comprise the largest demographic; 42 percent of residents are in their 20s and 30s.

West Broadway is an important medical and health care centre around Vancouver General Hospital, the BC Cancer Agency, BC Cancer Research Centre, BC Healthy Living Alliance, and BC Centre for Disease Control. City Square Mall, Granville Island, and South Granville Rise are major neighbourhood retail shopping areas.

All major roads into Downtown pass through Fairview and Burrard Street, Cambie Street, and Granville Street bridges over False Creek. Fairview has two SkyTrain rapid transit rail stations on the line from Downtown to Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport.

Early Developments

The opening of the Moodyville and Hastings mills on Burrard Inlet in the 1860s made Fairview one of the first Lower Mainland areas to be logged yet mostly undeveloped until construction of the electric railway system of the 1890s. Then the Fairview Loop ran from downtown up Main Street to Broadway to Granville Street and back to downtown. With easy access to the city core came commercial and residential development that filled out the neighbourhood, which north of West Broadway has fine views of Downtown and the North Shore Mountains, inspiring the name Fairview.

Information Links:

cambievillage.com
http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/fairview.aspx
http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/cc/douglas/website/index.html
http://www.falsecreekcc.ca/
http://vancouver.ca/docs/planning/victoria-fraserview-killarney-community-vision-full-report.pdf

Fairview Housing

There are some multi-unit Victorians and duplexes, but apartments and condominiums are more common housing options in Fairview. Newer high-rise condos and apartment complexes dot the landscape, but most housing reflects pre-1970s zoning that permitted buildings of no more than three stories. Housing prices and rents have risen steadily in recent years, though Fairview is still less expensive than are neighbourhoods farther west.

Fairview Restaurants and Shops

FairviewFairview has some of Vancouver’s best restaurants. West has won Vancouver magazine’s Restaurant of the Year Award four times, and the New York Times has proclaimed Vij’s “among the finest Indian restaurants in the world.” On West Broadway are the popular Memphis Blues and Banana Leaf. South Granville Street is famous for its art galleries, antique and modern furniture home décor shops, and mix of high-end and mid-range fashion.

Granville Island

Fairview’s most famous landmark is a top attraction. A formerly industrial area, Granville Island now attracts 10 million visitors a year to shops, restaurants, and spectacular views. The island, actually a peninsula into False Creek across from Downtown, is home to the Granville Island Public Market and host to Canada Day celebrations, musical and dramatic festivals, and cultural events. Granville Island amenities are a full-service marina, a boutique hotel, the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, the False Creek Community Centre, Vancouver’s only professional improvisational theatre company, several fine arts galleries, and numerous specialty shops. Two remnants of industrial era are a machine shop and a concrete plant.

Since redevelopment in the 1970s, Granville Island has maintained craft studios for glassblowers, printmakers, luthiers, saké makers, jewelers, potters, boatbuilders, and woodworkers. The farmers market has operated daily since the early 1990s.

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Fairview Amenities and Attractions

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  • 1115 W 11TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW Duplex for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2810824

    1115 W 11TH Avenue Fairview VW Vancouver V6H 1K4
    Main Photo: 1115 W 11TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW Duplex for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2810824
    $4,499,900
    Multifamily
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2810824
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,642 sq. ft.
    A rare opportunity for investors to own a side by side duplex with future development potential in the heart of Vancouver’s sought-after west side neighbourhood of Fairview. Functional floor plan offers a total of 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms across 3,642 sqft. Each side features 2 bedrooms on upper floor plus bedroom(s) and additional kitchen with separate entry on lower floor. Located on West 11th just off Oak Street, this South facing property is in close proximity to amenities along South Granville Village and West Broadway, Vancouver General Hospital, BC Cancer Centre, and upcoming Broadway Subway with stations at Granville Street and Oak Street. Don’t miss this investment opportunity situated within the Broadway Plan! More details
    Listed by Promerita Realty Corp.
  • PH9 2838 BIRCH Street in Vancouver: Fairview VW Condo for sale in "HERITAGE COURT" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2841557

    PH9 2838 BIRCH Street Fairview VW Vancouver V6H 2T6
    Main Photo: PH9 2838 BIRCH Street in Vancouver: Fairview VW Condo for sale in "HERITAGE COURT" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2841557
    $4,498,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2841557
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,674 sq. ft.
    SPECTACULAR 2 LEVEL PENTHOUSE with direct elevator access to and between floors!! 3,600 sq. ft. with 360 degree city, mountain and water views views in Fairview/South Granville. Fabulous new renovation with gorgeous white oak hardwood floors throughout, gourmet kitchen and much more, The many, many features of this 4 bedroom 4 bathroom home include: AC, 7 balconies and 1,090 sq. ft. full floor private rooftop deck, 4 car underground secured private parking garages, wine cellar and SEPERATE 1st floor 150 sq. ft. OFFICE with 2 pc washroom. Spacious principal rooms throughout, all with views. A short stroll to fabulous South Granville and West Broadway shopping, restaurants and transit. A must see for those seeking the ultimate lifestyle in a very unique and private penthouse. More details
    Listed by Maude, MacKay & Company Limited
  • 1176 W 7TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW Townhouse for sale in "CHOKLIT TOWNHOUSE" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2867099

    1176 W 7TH Avenue Fairview VW Vancouver V6H 1B4
    Main Photo: 1176 W 7TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW Townhouse for sale in "CHOKLIT TOWNHOUSE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2867099
    $3,699,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2867099
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,821 sq. ft.
    Welcome to a realm where architecture meets avant-garde, where every corner holds promise of intrigue in this coveted 2 bed, 3 bath concrete townhome designed by Arthur Erickson. As you step through the entrance, you’re greeted by soaring ceilings that stretch up to 30 feet and loft windows that flood the space with natural light. The living spaces are expansive, perfect for lavish soirees or simply unwinding in solitude. Up the exposed wood staircase, the primary bedroom steals the spotlight: encased in glass walls and ceiling, it’s a sanctuary that blurs the boundaries between indoors and out. Venturing further up, the rooftop deck offers panoramic views from snow-capped mountains to glistening skyscrapers. Beauty aside, this one has all the practical touches you need: two-car garage, radiant in-floor heating, A/C, NEST alarm, and in-ceiling Sonos. Rare to market, this home is a testament to the boundless possibilities of architectural imagination. OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY MAY 11TH 12-1:30. NO APPT NEEDED. More details
    Listed by Dexter Realty
  • 1121 W 16TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2854819

    1121 W 16TH Avenue Fairview VW Vancouver V6H 1S7
    Main Photo: 1121 W 16TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2854819
    $3,599,999
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2854819
    Bedrooms:
    8
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,548 sq. ft.
    Located a short walk from the new subway station at Oak and Broadway is this three level family home boasting 3548 sq feet! Great floorpan with the main floor ideal for entertaining with a large living room with cross hall dining room. Accommodation has 2 bedrooms on the lower level, one bedroom on the main and 4 bedrooms on the top floor! A family home with redevelopment potential! Hurry! More details
    Listed by Macdonald Realty
  • 1083 W 16TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW Duplex for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2851666

    1083 W 16TH Avenue Fairview VW Vancouver V6H 1S7
    Main Photo: 1083 W 16TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW Duplex for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2851666
    $3,408,888
    Multifamily
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2851666
    Bedrooms:
    8
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,344 sq. ft.
    Opportunity to purchase a 66' x 101.6', south facing level lot along W 16th Ave. The property is improved with a 2-level full duplex with a functional layout and a total of 8 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. Located approximately 750m from the future Oak-VGH Station, this location offers many conveniences. Short distance away from shopping, dining, medical, entertainment, banking. The property has redevelopment potential as it's within a Transit-Oriented Area as well as the Broadway Plan. Emily Carr Elementary & Eric Hamber Secondary School Catchment. Plenty of options with this opportunity! Purchase to live in, hold, or build. The Property is tenanted, do not disturb the tenants. Showings by appointment only. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Real Estate Services
  • 1081 W 16TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2852183

    1081 W 16TH Avenue Fairview VW Vancouver V6H 1S7
    Main Photo: 1081 W 16TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2852183
    $3,408,888
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2852183
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,257 sq. ft.
    Great Opportunity to purchase with immense redevelopment potential. Transit oriented hub, rental program, multiplex opportunities. Buy, Hold, Redevelop. Emily Carr Elementary & Eric Hamber Secondary School Catchment. Can assemble with neighbouring property. Call Today! More details
    Listed by Century 21 In Town Realty
  • 11B 1568 W 12TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW Condo for sale in "THE SHAUGHNESSY" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2875909

    11B 1568 W 12TH Avenue Fairview VW Vancouver V6J 2E1
    Main Photo: 11B 1568 W 12TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW Condo for sale in "THE SHAUGHNESSY" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2875909
    $3,299,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2875909
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,087 sq. ft.
    Welcome to The Shaughnessy's breathtaking penthouse. COMPLETELY RENOVATED IN 2022, this home offers an unparalleled living experience. As you step in, the grandeur of the space immediately captivates you. The open-concept living area seamlessly integrates the living room, dining space, and kitchen, creating an expansive entertainment space. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase panoramic views of the city, ocean, and mountains. The primary suite is a sanctuary of comfort, complete w/ a walk-in closet & en-suite featuring spa-like amenities and bespoke fixtures, and there is even potential for a 3rd bedroom/office space. The cherry on top? The 838' PRIVATE ROOFTOP DECK made for lounging in the sun, hosting intimate gatherings, or stargazing. SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT. More details
    Listed by Dexter Realty
  • 1101 W 7TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW Condo for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2877446

    1101 W 7TH Avenue Fairview VW Vancouver V6H 1B5
    Main Photo: 1101 W 7TH Avenue in Vancouver: Fairview VW Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2877446
    $2,998,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2877446
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,394 sq. ft.
    BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC VIEWS of City, Water&North Shore Mountains from the architect designed contenporary residence. Like New&Superior near 2400sqt of one level living with a fabulous open floor plan for entertaining. Gourtmet BOFFI Kitchen w/premium Gaggenau appliances(fully-automated coffee machine,wine fridge. steam convection oven...). Seamless indoor/outdoor flow W/multiple sliding glass doors 265sqft view terrace with outdoor kitchen-BBQ, fridge&sink . Master w/walk-in closets. walk-in shower&free-standing tub. Nuheat Home Radiant Floor Heating for all bathrooms. A/C. Private Elevator to unit from parking. 2 side-by-side w/EV chargers.CHOKLIT PARK TERRACES-4 unit concrete development on a quiet tree-lined street, footsteps to Seawall, restaurants&shops. Open House:2-4:00pm May18 Sat More details
    Listed by Unilife Realty Inc.
  • 900 1235 W BROADWAY in Vancouver: Fairview VW Condo for sale in "POINTE LA BELLE" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2868661

    900 1235 W BROADWAY Fairview VW Vancouver V6H 1G7
    Main Photo: 900 1235 W BROADWAY in Vancouver: Fairview VW Condo for sale in "POINTE LA BELLE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2868661
    $2,900,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2868661
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,885 sq. ft.
    Incredible water, mountain and downtown views. The Full floor (elevator into unit) 3 bed 3 bath unit has been renovated to the utmost of standards. 1885 SQFT with 360 degree views and all day natural light. Polished Limestone throughout with radiant in-floor heat. Everything is custom, Maple cabinets, cherry wood ceilings. Complete automation with Lutron lighting. Kitchen features Thermador & SubZero appliance package. Master Bath with a Kohler steam/aromatherapy shower and larger soaker tub. Large wrap around deck with breathtaking views and a 1000 SQFT private roof deck. 2 parking and locker included. Please call to schedule your private showing for this beautiful home. More details
    Listed by Vancouver Luxury Realty
  • PH 1268 W BROADWAY in Vancouver: Fairview VW Condo for sale in "CITY GARDENS" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2872423

    PH 1268 W BROADWAY Fairview VW Vancouver V6H 1G6
    Main Photo: PH 1268 W BROADWAY in Vancouver: Fairview VW Condo for sale in "CITY GARDENS" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2872423
    $2,890,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2872423
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,299 sq. ft.
    Welcome to "CITY GARADENS", a concrete mid-rise located in prime Fairview! This PENTHOUSE offers over 2,200 SQFT living space plus over 1,200 SQFT outdoor space, with breathtaking 360 degree view of False Creek, Vancouver Downtown and North Shore Mountain. Exquisite finishing's, high-end appliances, 18 Ft vaulted ceilings in the living room and private elevator. The amenities include a secured garden, an exercise center, a meeting room and sauna. Steps away from shops, dining, entertainment, transportation and VGH. Conveniently commute to anywhere including Downtown Vancouver, UBC, Vancouver East to West side with the future of Vancouver's Broadway Corridor. More details
    Listed by Amex Broadway West Realty
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