“The Drive”, as it’s known to locals, is a place where you are sure to stumble upon diversity in spades. Teeming with local businesses, it is a young, hip and vibrant area of town. Authentic Italian coffee shops, great nightlife, and a bustling family-friendly atmosphere make Commercial Drive the place to be for the down-to-earth, eclectic folk of Vancouver. Little Italy formed in the northern part of Commercial Drive when Italian settlers moved here after World War II, and its multi-cultural atmosphere is still present today, with an amazing collection of different cultures living in harmony. The Drive is a great destination for young families looking for semi-detached homes, and with a wide variety of organic shopping available, it’s especially true for those interested in natural living.