Fairview is a tiny farming community on the west side of Star Valley, a few miles southwest of Afton. It is at the lofty elevation of 6,200 feet, with cold winters and pleasant summers. Star Valley extends many miles northward and to the southeast. The valley is a few miles wide at Fairview, and the 10,000 foot peaks of the Salt River Mountains to the east make a stunning view from Fairview. The foothills of the Webster Mountains rise just to the east of Fairvew. Two creeks flow out of the Webster Mountains and meet next to Fairview, Crow Creek and Spring Creek.
Fairvew is an unincorporated community with a population of 275 at the 2010 census. The main grid of the town is three streets wide and three streets high. State Highway 236 connects from Fairview to U.S. Highway 89 on the east side of the valley. Bitter Creek Road follows the western edge of the valley, passing through Fairview, and houses are scattered along these and other rural roads, making the are covered by the town ambiguous. Crow Creek Road follows the creek up into the mountain, connecting to a network of backcountry roads. The Idaho border lies just three miles to the east.
The beautiful surrounding farmland is used mainly for ranching as the climate is to cold for many crops. The valley has become a retirement area due to the beautiful scenery and cool summers. Many people pass through the area on their way to Yellowstone National Park.
Bitter Creek Road|
Elk Run Lane
First South Street
First West Avenue
Spring Creek Street
State Highway 236