The heart of Vancouver beats downtown. Unlike many cities in Canada and the U.S., Vancouver has a strong residential real estate community living at its core. You’ll find a diverse community of people both young and young at heart who love living close to the energy of this vibrant city.
The West End is the most established of the urban neighbourhoods in downtown Vancouver and it sits at the edge of Stanley Park and on the shores of English Bay. Beautiful character apartments with lovely architectural details and newer towers with all the modern conveniences make up this neighbourhood - many with spectacular sunsets included.
North False Creek real estate offers you a waterfront community of high-rises and town homes that were developed on land that was once home to Expo 86. This prime real estate in the heart of the city has views of False Creek and Granville Island and offers residents breezy, urban, waterfront living. Parks and generous green space are connected to a waterfront boardwalk that stretches from East False Creek at the foot of Main Street,west to English Bay up to the entrance to Stanley Park. New condominium and town home developments are bridging this neighbourhood with Chinatown and the newly revitalized Gastown.
Gastown real estate offers you an abundance of live/work loft spaces in beautifully converted heritage buildings. There is a raw feel to this area that adds to its character and history as the birthplace of Vancouver. This area also offers one of the most stunning and unique views in the city – that of sunrise over the silent Port of Vancouver with the North Shore mountains in the distance.
In the late 80’s through the early 90’s Yaletown real estate went through a major revitalization and now stands as the best example of a neighbourhood heritage conversion. Once home to warehouses and industry it’s now a trendy and thriving commercial and residential community. The old warehouses in this area were restored and converted into loft style spaces that feature exposed brick walls mixed with modern industrial finishings.
Coal Harbor real estate boasts spectacular views of the city, Stanley Park and the North Shore, which makes it one of the most sought after real estate areas for home buyers in the city. The elegant and luxurious condos and town homes with easy access to a full service marina at your front door have drawn home buyers from all over the world looking for a little slice of the heaven Vancouverites call home.
Downtown South real estate refers to the area south of Robson Street from the Eastern edge of the West End to Yaletown. This area hasn’t seen as much growth and redevelopment over the past 10 years as the rest of the downtown core but there are plans to transform it into a high density residential and commercial community by 2020. By now it must be apparent that the opportunities to own in Vancouver are abundant!
Vancouver Downtown Westside Real Estate - Downtown Vancouver Real Estate Community Profiles
Downtown Vancouver is without a doubt one of the best cities and most livable downtown areas in the world to call home. Right in the heart of the city, a home buyer of downtown Vancouver residential real estate has access to parks, beaches, art galleries, a cultural mosaic and world class shopping and restaurants right at their doorstep. Downtown Vancouver home owners are also able to enjoy a diverse mix of young professionals, students, empty nesters as well as young families who are choosing to live the life of metropolitan city living.
The personality of the West End is captured on Davie and Denman streets that houses the commercial centre of the downtown Vancouver community. The streets are alive with energy and vibrant residents that fill the many restaurants and cafes that line the streets. There’s a strong gay community here and that pride and excitement really comes alive during Gay Pride Week. The annual parade is one of the best in the world and must be experienced. The West End is also home to another of Vancouver’s most popular summer events - The Celebration of Light fireworks extravaganza.
Yaletown is home to modern and trend setting boutiques and furniture stores, art galleries, fantastic restaurants and cool lounges. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy the night life every night of the week and not visit the same place twice…try it! The loading docks that once serviced the warehouses in Yaletown were preserved and are now spacious patios giving downtown Vancouver residents front seats to the enjoy all of the action.
Gastown which was once a tourist haven filled with tacky gift shops has undergone a huge transformation over the past few years. Now it’s a destination for savvy consumers looking for fashion forward designs from cutting edge Vancouver designers for both their home and closets. Tasty new restaurants are opening up and bringing new life to the neighbourhood.
Granville Street is known as the entertainment district and is home to most of the city’s bars and night clubs. At night it comes alive with party goers and revelers of all kinds. It has also turned into a popular shopping destination. Robson Street is known as the shopping Mecca of Vancouver with retailers and brands known worldwide.
Vancouver Downtown Real Estate - Downtown Vancouver Westside Real Estate Communities:
- West End Real Estate
- North False Creek Real Estate
- Chinatown Real Estate
- Gastown Real Estate
- Yaletown Real Estate
- Coal Harbour Real Estate
- Downtown South Real Estate
The average home price on Vancouver’s Westside was $1,283,729 in August 2023. The average price of a detached home was $2,351,415. For townhouses and attached homes, the average sale price was $1,227,579. Condo apartments had an average sale price of $805,534.
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