NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE: MOUNT PLEASANT
WELCOME TO MOUNT PLEASANT
Mount Pleasant is Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood outside downtown, and is a vibrant and eclectic area known for its unique stories, heritage buildings, and hip community. The neighbourhood owes much of its origins to a former stream, called Brewery Creek, which attracted a number of breweries due to its fresh water supply. The proximity of Mount Pleasant to the City Centre and the industries of Brewery Creek drew many working families to populate this area – and by 1987, there was substantial population growth around Broadway and Main Street.
Today, Mount Pleasant is one of the city’s fastest changing neighbourhoods and is popular with first-time homebuyers, urban professionals, and families. This makes for a relatively young community, with about 60% of the population being below the age of 39. Most residents choose to live in the neighbourhood’s many townhomes and condos, although there has been a surge in the restoration of character homes.
Mount Pleasant is bound by 6th Avenue to the north, 16th Avenue to the south, Cambie Street to the west, and Ontario Street to the east.
Shopping for your daily needs is easy, with the Cambie Corridor only steps away. Go grocery shopping at Choices or Save-On-Foods, take care of home shopping at Winners & HomeSense, or simply peruse the many charming shops the Cambie Corridor has to offer. The nearby City Square Shopping Centre is also a great place to get whatever you may need, with over 50 shops and services.
For those seeking weekend activities, sign up for a course at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre. There are programs for any age, and special events are hosted regularly.
Mount Pleasant is also home to the historic Vancouver City Hall, which opened in 1936 during Vancouver’s 50th birthday celebrations. In fact, Mount Pleasant still has many significant homes dating from the 1890s to the 1920s, which makes it an ideal neighbourhood for individuals seeking character homes.
- ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Fraser Elementary School, Edith Cavell Elementary,
- HIGH SCHOOLS: Sir Charles Tupper Secondary
- PRIVATE SCHOOLS: St. Patrick Elementary School, St. Patrick Secondary School, Blessed Sacrament
- SHOPPING: Cambie Corridor, City Square Shopping Centre
- PLACES TO GO: Vancouver City Hall, Mount Pleasant Community Centre
MOUNT PLEASANT PROPERTY STATISTICS1
Average Home Price:
MOUNT PLEASANT DEMOGRAPHICS2
40 to 64: 33.1%
20 to 39: 47.4%
19 and under: 11.8%
1REW.ca Interactive Map, incorporating data from the Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, and Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, December 2014.
2Statistics Canada, Census 2011, custom order for City of Vancouver Local Areas.