Fairview is just north of Cooksville and just south of City Centre – two neighbourhoods with a lot more character and status. That doesn’t mean there is something wrong with Fairview, just that overall it lacks a bit of personality.
Fairview actually used to be a part of north Cooksville, but in 1965 it was separated out into its own area so that Cooksville could be focused and centered around the intersection at Dundas and Hurontario (which was considered downtown Mississauga at the time).
On the most eastern side of the neighbourhood runs Hurontario, so once the Hurontario LRT is completed this will definitely be a benefit to the area as it will greatly open up it’s transit accessibility and walkability. The MiWay bus is still available along Hurontario, and as Cooksville is just south of Fairview you have pretty easy access to the Cooksville Go Station that runs on the Milton Go Line if you wanted to commute into Toronto. Once the LRT is up you will be able to take the Lakeshore West Go Line from Port Credit, and really capitalize on all that the strip along the Lakeshore has to offer (events, restaurants, shops).
For a smaller geographic area, Fairview does have a fair amount of greenspace (which can be highly coveted in the more urban Mississauga core) – Dr. Martin L Dobkin Community Park, City View Park, Fairview Park and part of John Bud Cleary Park run through the neighbourhood.