The Fairmount neighborhood is within West Duluth, and is especially known for being the area of the Duluth Lake Superior Zoo (72nd Avenue West and Grand Avenue). Access is made by Grand Avenue.
The Fairmount neighborhood includes the waterfront, with largely residential areas containing a great deal of undeveloped land and green space. There are several hiking and biking trails in Fairmount Park, as well as the Indian Point Camp Ground.
Fairmount has a vital commercial district that provides shopping and entertainment. Duluth's land use plans include developing more river access points in the Fairmount neighborhood, encouraging local business and continuing development of the new zoo.
Fairmount offers a wide variety of single and multi-family homes, as well as luxury living communities with waterfront views.