It’s original, authentic, and has a lot to be proud of. Being one of the hippest neighbourhoods in the city there is no wonder young urban families run to its stock of older homes with hammer and drill in hand. Wide streets, parks galore and friendly folk transforming the area block by block — you can see and feel the community spirit in the painted lamp posts and boulevard gardens.
You can satisfy your craving for local flavour with the Belfry Theatre, the classic Fernwood Inn, small restaurants, cafes and boutiques, which are all crammed into a handful of blocks in the Fernwood Village. The neighbourhood is also home to Victoria High School, known as Vic High, the oldest public high school west of Winnipeg and north of San Francisco.
In Fernwood you can still find ugly duckling properties that can be transformed into swans with a little sweat equity. The price point for older, smaller homes can be very appealing for young buyers. Its short walking or biking distance to Downtown and other great parts of the city makes this area very attractive.