Fairview real estate guide & listings for sale
Fairview has a character that caters to a fairly diverse group of people. Finding dynamic streets in this area is very easy. There are often crowds of people around, a vast selection of entertainment venues can be found nearby, and with its approximately 10 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. 1st Avenue is among the most lively streets in this area. Fairview is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. It is easy to access green spaces, since a large number of houses for sale have one a short walk away and there are about 10 parks close by for residents to visit.
Fairview is a great neighbourhood for environmentally friendly transportation options. Fairview is an extremely pleasant part of Vancouver for pedestrians; all daily needs can be met on foot, and various businesses are very close by. Active home buyers will also be pleased with the quite bicycling-friendly character of this area. In particular, the cycling infrastructure is very good. With 2 rapid transit stations (Broadway - City Hall Station and Olympic Village Station) with access to the Canada Line, and around 10 nearby bus lines, commuting by public transit is very easy in this part of Vancouver. However, cars are a rather limited transportation option in Fairview as it is difficult to access a parking spot, and the city block layout is not very well suited for cars.
In Fairview, about 60% of dwellings are small apartment buildings, and the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings. Roughly 30% of homes in this neighbourhood were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This area is primarily composed of two bedroom and one bedroom homes. Roughly 60% of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by renters and 40% are occupied by owners.
Home buyers in Fairview will be pleased to learn that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Fir Street is among the best streets for groceries. Moreover, there are over 250 restaurants and over 50 coffee shops to enjoy in Fairview. An excellent selection of clothing stores is also available within a very short walking distance, for example on Railspur Alley. With respect to education, schools and daycares are convenient to access on foot from most homes for sale in Fairview. At the primary level, both public and private schools can be found.