Which Vancouver Neighbourhood Suites You?

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There is a reason that Vancouver has such high demand for real estate. Because it's a great city! For one, it's beautiful - not many other cities do you have cityscapes with touring, snow topped mountains in the background and ocean surrounding. Each neighbourhood in the city has it's own personality and as Real Estate Advisors, our job is to help you find the best match that also fits your budget. Some people know that they will always live in Kitsilano but sometimes it's fun to change up your neighbourhood and discover the city in a new light.

 

According to Van Mag, these are the top 10 most livable Vancouver Neighbourhoods:

1. The West End

The Vibe: 

Friendly beachside hangout

Average Monthly Rent:

$1,287.00

Average Home Price:

$635,738.00

A Day in the Hood: 

Hit up Score for out-of-control Caesars; the seawall for dodging rollerbladers and taking in the ocean views; Maple Leaf Bakery for giant apple fritters. 66% of the West End is green space with 9 parks. 

 

2. Chinatown

The Vibe:

Heritage blended with hipsterdom

Average Monthly Rent:

$741.00

Average Home Price:

$583,725.00

A Day in the Hood:

Japanese-Italian fusion at the always-busy Kissa Tanto; the best barbecue buns at New Town; eastside cool workouts at Tight Club. 

 

3. South Granville

The Vibe:

High-end shopping plus charming heritage low-rises

Average Monthly Rent:

$1,363.00

Average Home Price:

$804,606.00

A Day in the Hood:

Grab chi-chi drinks at West, then fulfill our reno fantasies at the dozen home decor shops that line the SoGra strip. 

 

4. Fairview

The Vibe:

Sleepy - but jsut a short walk away from action in any direction

Average Monthly Rent:

$1,279.00

Average Home Price:

$684,255.00

A Day in the Hood:

Coffee at Elysian before a workout at Gymbox - gotta be fit to climb that Oak Street Hill. 

 

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5. Downtown

The Vibe: 

Big-city bustle

Average Monthly Rent:

$1,692.00

Average Home Price:

$785,058.00

A Day in the Hood:

Shop-hop Robson's swanky brand-name stores and get lost in the Holt Renfrew Beauty Hall; peruse the food truck options outside the Vancouver Art Gallery as carefully as the art inside. 

 

6. Gastown

The Vibe:

Techies and tourists collide on boutique-lined cobblestone streetes

Average Monthly Rent:

$914.00

Average Home Price:

$644,599.00

A Day in the Hood:

Work your way through the 50 beers on the menu at the Alibi Rooml stock up on fashion basics at Frank and Oak. Gastown is known for it's food with over 150 restaurants and coffee shops per 10,000 people. As well the vast majority of Gastown residents have ditched their wheels and 74% of them bike, transit or walk to work. 

 

7. Yaletown

The Vibe:

West Coast yuppie paradise

Average Monthly Rent: 

$1,910.00

Average Home Price:

$1,095,068.00

A Day in the Hood:

Early morning SoulCycle sweat session; scones at Small Victory; vodka tonics at the Distillery Bar & Kitchen. 

 

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8. Coal Harbour

The Vibe:

Polished and serene

Average Monthly Rent:

$1,823.00

Average Home Price:

$1,358,013.00

A Day in the Hood:

Cycle the seawall to earn that hot chocolate from Mink.  

 

9. Railtown

The Vibe:

Gritty and up-and-coming

Average Monthly Rent:

$560.00

Average Home Price:

$679,218.00

A Day in the Hood:

The Settlement Building is home to Postmark Brewing and excellent brunch spot Belgard Kitchen; find modern Quebecois cuisine at the buzzy St. Lawrence and handcrafted furniture from Hinterland Design. 

 

10. Kitsilano

The Vibe:

Chill but connected

Average Monthly Rent:

$1,512.00

Average Home Price:

$1,277,759.00

A Day in the Hood:

Snag a spot on Darby's second-floor patio - with views for miles - on a sunny day; the beach and Arbutus Greenway offer a little nature escape from the city. 

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