The last few decades have seen Fairview transformed from an industrial area fronting False Creek, to a family-oriented, inner-city neighbourhood offering waterfront living in the heart of the city.
Fairview stretches from Burrard Street to Cambie Street, and from 16th Avenue to False Creek, and includes the neighbourhoods of False Creek, Fairview Slopes, Burrard Slopes and Fairview Heights.
Fairview residents are just steps away from several of Vancouver’s most popular shopping destinations: South Granville and Granville Island. Located along Granville, from the Granville Street Bridge to 16th Avenue, South Granville offers sophisticated, upscale shopping, art galleries, antiques, restaurants and coffee bars. To the north, the old warehouses and factories that once lined False Creek have been transformed into Granville Island; the area’s heart and soul. Granville Island is a lively thriving mix of shops, theatres, studios, and its centrepiece, the public market.
Yaletown is bordered by False Creek North, Downtown, Gastown and The West End
YVR Airport: 30 minutes by car or 40 minutes by Canada Line
Robson Street Shopping: Under 10 minutes walking
Granville island: 5 minutes drive or 10 minutes Aqua Bus
Kitsilano Beach: 5 minute drive or 30 minute walking
The Yaletown population has grown considerably in the last decade, and consists primarily of young professionals in their late 20s to late 30s. Although there are significantly fewer children in Yaletown than Metro Vancouver as a whole, many young families choose to stay in the area until the time comes to purchase a larger home. Artists and sales and service people also populate the neighbourhood. While Yaletown became renowned for multimedia offices during the dot com boom, it now houses a broader array of businesses and its population reflects this.
Mainland, Hamilton and Homer Streets are replete with hair and nail salons, boutique clothing and gift stores, lifestyle and home furnishing stores, restaurants, and lounges. Check out Blo Blow Dry Bar or Bombay Brows for some pampering, or Atomic Model for a selection of original clothing. Fine Finds also features clothing and accessories by local and international designers, and a selection of gifts that rivals that of Beauty Mark down the street. For vintage finds, stop by Retro Rock Vintage Clothing on Davie and Seymour, arguably one of the best vintage stores within the downtown area. Urban Fare, Choices Market and Nester’s Market serve the community with a large variety of grocery options, from gourmet to organic to locally grown products.
Yaletown showcases some of the best properties Vancouver real estate has to offer. The new developments promise elegant, modern design, fantastic amenities, and great views. Yaletown condos are on average relatively small, however, and prices can be higher than most other Vancouver real estate of similar proportions. Properties such as the Grace on Richards St. embody the style and sophistication of Yaletown real estate, boasting an indoor/outdoor pool, biometric fingerprint security, and suites featuring granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and limestone tile floors.