Traveling along Commissioner Street, east from the CBD area of Johannesburg, you should be able toreach Fairview in only a few minutes. The suburb is able to look forward to being part of the innercity renewal project. Currently many of the buildings are old and run down in need of refurbishment.
The suburb consists of commercial buildings with offices and stores as well apartment buildings and older houses.
You will find a few more main roads in the surrounding areas including the Albertina Sisulu Road. There is also a railway line that passes the suburb to the west and stops at the Jeppe Station. The Fairview Junior School can be found within the suburb with other schools in adjacent areas. The John Mitchell School and Jules High School are both nearby.
The Fairview Fire Station is also a heritage site with an original foundation stone still in place. Thestone was put in place by Julius Jeppe, a well-known historical figure. The area also has its own postoffice and smaller supermarkets. Being close to the Johannesburg CBD, Fairview has easy access to the restaurants, museums and other interesting locations in the area. Close to the suburb are the Museum of African Art and the AGOG Gallery, which displays a diverse selection of art pieces.
Fairview is also close to the Ellis Park Stadium and swimming pool, which lies to the north of thesuburb. The stadium was renovated for the 2010 Soccer World Cup and is now a world class venuefor sporting, business and entertainment events.
Nearby Johannesburg Suburbs:
Abbotsford, Alexandra, Atholl, Benmore Gardens, Birdhaven, Bramley, Bruma, Bryanston, Cheltondale, Cyrildene, Edenburg, Elton Hill, Epsom Downs, Fairwood, Fourways, Gallo Manor, Glenhazel, Greenstone Hill, Gresswold, Highlands North, Houghton Estate, Illovo, Inanda, Kew, Khyber Rock, Killarney, Lone Hill, Magaliessig, Marlboro, Melrose, Morningside, Norscot, Norwood, Oaklands, Orange Grove, Petervale, River Club, Rivonia, Ruiterhof, Sandhurst, Sandown, Sandton, Solridge, Sophiatown, Strydompark, Vrededorp, Waterval Estate, Westbury, Westcliff