A quiet, family-oriented neighborhood at the center of Vancouver.
Just to the east of Main Street lies the community that runs north/south along Fraser Street. Young and hip locals lovingly call it the Fraserhood but it also covers the eastern edge of the area known as Little Mountain/Riley Park. As with Main Street this was traditionally a working class neighborhood and one of the early suburbs of Vancouver. Today, it’s a family-oriented thriving neighborhood that has benefitted greatly from the popularity of the Main Street neighborhood.
The area is divided into sections. At it’s northern base, the community is really centred at Fraser and Kingsway where there is an interesting mix of businesses…from a bible store, to one of the city’s most respected restaurants, best cafes to a gun store.
Another community is centered south and up the hill at Fraser and King Edward where a changing community is evident. Once a very ethnic base of businesses is making way for trendy cafes and hip restaurants. This section of Fraser is quickly transforming into Main Street east.
Further south still and centred at Fraser and 49th is a very ethnic community. Walking the street here you will find small businesses that cater to the local Punjabi, Vietnamese and Philipino communities.