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An inner-city neighbourhood offering its residents waterfront living with fantastic views of the city core and North Shore mountains, Fairview Slopes was named in 1887 by CPR surveyor Lauchlan Hamilton, who, when rowing his wooden canoe south across False Creek to pitch his tent on the forested south slope, noticed the magnificent views of Vancouver in the distance. Now, having transformed into a commercial hub with easy access to tonnes of amenities, Fairview SlopesSlopes continues to win the hearts of many searching for their perfect home.
Situated just south of downtown Vancouver and the Granville Bridge, Fairview Slopes stretches from Burrard Street to Cambie Street, and from 16th Avenue to False Creek, and includes the neighbourhoods of False Creek, Burrard Slopes and Fairview Slopes Heights.
With low-rise apartments and condos accounting for most housing types in Fairview Slopes, this neighbourhood tends to attract students and urban professionals over large families, although young families and seniors are also here in plenty. Fairview Slopes has the highest concentration of people living alone in Vancouver, and around 42% are aged between 20 and 39 years.
An densely populated neighbourhood, Fairview Slopes offers an array of housing options, and although here are several multi unit Victorian style homes here, condos and apartments are byfar the most common housing options. Fairview Slopes offers homes from value priced, modern apartments to high end luxury condos, giving the neighborhood a distinctly urban look. Contact meto find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
With many Fairview Slopes residents choosing to live active lifestyles, the neighbourhood ishome to several parks, including Charleson Park, which offers a spectacular view of downtown Vancouver. If you are a dog owner, love to play tennis or are looking for a playground for your kids, you can find all of this in walking distance from Fairview Slopes. This wonderful neighbourhood is also home to one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions, Granville Island, which is packed with shops, restaurants and a pretty waterfront. Granville Island also has a great Public Market and Granville Island Stage. The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage is also located at South Granville, the main stage for the renowned Arts Club Theatre Company, one ofcity’s best live-theatre venues and a city heritage site.
Fairview Slopes isin a great location to access some of the city’s best restaurants, from fast-casual, farm-fresh, or fine dining. Four-time winner of Vancouver Magazine’s ‘Restaurant of the Year Award’is popular Indian restaurant, Vij’s, while Broadway, is home to eateries including Cactus Club Cafe, the Southern-style BBQ Memphis Blues, and the Banana Leaf, serving authentic Malaysian cuisine. Of course, Granville Island also has a fantastic selection ofrestaurants, including seafood hotspot, The Sandbar, and Bridges restaurant, featuring one ofVancouver’s best patios which offers a fantastic view of False Creek and English Bay.
South Granville, which is defined by the area that runs along Granville, from the Granville Street Bridge to 16th Avenue, is famous for its great selection of art galleries, such asBau-Xi Gallery, its home décor shops, including Anthropologie, as well as its upscale fashion boutiques such asThe Latest Scoop, and coffee bars, like Bean Around The World. Nearby Granville Island offers lots of unique shops, as well as its centrepiece, the Public Market. Fairview Slopes is also in a good location to access medical centres, with Vancouver General Hospital, BC Healthy Living Alliance and the BC Centre for Disease Control just a short journey away.
Families that move to Fairview Slopes are pleasantly surprised by the number of schools in the area. Local elementary schools in Fairview Slopes include L’Ecole Bilingue Elementary, Shaughnessy Elementary and Gordon Elementary, while Hamber Secondary and Kitsilano Secondary are popular choices for older students. Madrona School Society, St. John’s Schooland Blessed Sacrament School are among some of the private schools in the Fairview Slopes neighbourhood. Granville Island is also home to the highly acclaimed Emily Carr University ofArt and Design.
With a walk score of 89, Fairview Slopes is the fifth most walkable neighbourhood in Vancouver, and most errands can be accomplished on foot. Fairview Slopes is also home to two Canada Line stations, Olympic Village Station and Broadway – City Hall Station. The Canada Line is a rapid transit system connects downtown Vancouver to the Vancouver International Airport.