Fircrest is a large neighborhood east of I205. It has residential, commercial and agricultural uses. The majority of the homes were built in the 1970's in several subdivisions. A majority of the housing is single family residential, with a few large apartment complexes. Bordered on the south by Mill Plain Boulevard, the neighborhood businesses such as restaurants, shops and hotels thrive. Along the western border is a popular urban farm that offers produce for sale, and is well known for its autumn pumpkin patch.
Many services are available within the neighborhood. There is a water tower serving most of the East Side of Vancouver. Other services include two churches, an ambulance service, fire station and the Firstenburg Community Center and Cascade Park Public Library.
Fircrest enjoys many parks and open spaces – it is home to Haagen Community Park; Fircrest Neighborhood Park, which is adjacent to Fircrest Elementary School; the Starke Natural Area; and Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.