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Crosstown

Nestled between Gastown and Chinatown, and tucked in the Norh East corner of Downtown Vancouver, Crosstown is known for its mix of historic sites and bustling residential development. An array of beautiful conversions with roots as far back as the early 1900s dot the neighbourhood, making it a perfect fit for those looking to live close to the heart of Vancovuer’s bustling downtown, in an area withe a genuine historic feel, and great business culture. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Downtown

Vancouver’s downtown is an amazing mosaic of cultures, demographics, and lifestyles. Perfect for the professional looking to live where they work, and work where they play. With the largest and most impressive high-rise condo buildings in the city, and spectacular views of the surrounding ocean and North Shore Mountains, there’s a reason the area has become so popular. Whether you’re looking for bars, bistros, clubs or cafés, downtown has something for everyone. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

East Village

The heart of the city’s East End, the East Village is Vancouver’s rising star in real estate. Situated by the famously popular PNE, it also boasts an impressive collection of hidden parks and natural beauty for the intrepid urban explorer. With some of the most affordably priced housing in Vancouver, a thriving business environment, and easy access to all the rest of the city, it’s an ideal destination for the buyer looking to set up shop in a developing community on its way up. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Fairview

Fairview is a gem in Vancouver, just south of downtown, and close to the Broadway/Cambie area. Primarily developed in the 1980s, it’s a popular destination for many of the 2,000+ employed at the Vancouver General Hospital. Broadway and Cambie both offer a massive selection of bars, culturally diverse restos and innumerable coffee shops. A quick jaunt up Granville, and you’ll find yourself walking the cozy streets of tourist-friendly Granville Island, host to a smattering of merchants and fish shops offering up snacks to be casually enjoyed while enjoying the beautiful view of False Creek. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

False Creek

If you enjoy great views, scenic walks along the seawall, or beautifully landscaped dog parks complete with man-made waterfalls, then a piece of False Creek real estate may be just what the doctor ordered. Located close to Broadway for easy access to all of its commercial bustle, but tucked away just enough that you can always return to your quiet, secluded seaside property for a breath of fresh air. False Creek offers easy access to downtown by water taxi, or any of three bridges leading to the city centre. Foodies will be happy to know the acclaimed annual food cart festival sets up shop right in this neck of the woods. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Cambie

Acting as the borderline between the popular south-of-the-city neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant and Fairview, Cambie is both a major street and an up-and-coming neighbourhood. Situated south of Downtown Vancouver, with easy access to town via the Cambie Bridge, Cambie has become a popular destination for first-time homebuyers. The area is a perfect fit for those young professionals seeking easy access to Downtown, Kitsilano and Commercial Drive. With plenty of trendy restaurants in the neighbourhood as well as ample opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet of the nearby Douglas Park, Cambie is a perfect place for the the convenience-seeker, offerign easy access to all Vancovuer has to offer. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Chinatown

Nestled between Gastown and the quickly growing Crosstown neighbourhoods, Chinatown is one of the most culturally historic area in Vancouver. Originally settled by Chinese immigrants in 1890, this modestly sized area encompasses East Pender and Keefer Streets, and offers an amazing variety of asian cuisines from traditional Chinese to modern fusion, and everything in-between. Home to frequent festivals and night markets, Chinatown is a popular nighttime destination for both locals and tourists to enjoy. The lively neighbourhood is constantly abuzz and is certainly a common tourist attraction. Gentrification efforts over the past decade have led to some amazing real estate opportunitie like the Keefer Suites - a great fit for someone looking for amazing luxurious accommodations, but with just a bit of edge. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Coal Harbour

Situated at the shoreline of the Burrard Inlet between Vancouver's Downtown peninsula and the Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park, Coal Harbour is one of the city's most luxurious neighbourhoods. Settlement in the area dates back to 1862, and though Coal Harbour is largely a financial and business hub, it boasts plenty of luxury residential opportunities. Minutes from the world famous Stanley Park, Coal Harbour is a prime location for educated businesspeople with a penchant for natural beauty, who work as hard as they play. Amazing restaurants abound, and the Coal Harbour Marina is Vancouver’s premier provider of salt-water moorage. With some of the most high-end condominiums and best views in all of Vancouver, it’s no wonder Coal Harbour’s condos are some of the most sought after in the city. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Collingwood

A large suburban neighbourhood situated between Vancouver and Burnaby, Collingwood consists of some of the fastest-growing residential neighbourhoods in Vancouver. The history of Collingwood dates back to 1861, when a military trail was built through the area; the area was later settled, and by the 1920s Collingwood's population was growing rapidly. With the growing public transit lines to the area, Collingwood's residential and commercial sectors have been developing rapidly, and many investors pinpoint Collingwood as an area of future promise. Slightly outside of the hustle and bustle, the area is growing fast. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Commercial Drive

“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. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Yaletown

Hip, chic and trendy – Yaletown is the place to be for up-and-coming young professionals looking to live among the hottest night nightclubs and swankest restaurants – also boasting a higher ‘loft-density’ than anywhere else in the city. Beautiful and serene at day, the streets come to life at night – bursting at the seam with stylish YPs enjoying the best Vancouver’s nightlife has to offer. Enjoy a Signature Pork Rack at The Flying Pig, and stop by Yaletown Distilling for a handmade cocktail of your choice before walking along the seawall, checking to ensure your yacht is still safely moored, and taking in the beautiful Vancouver skyline reflected in False Creek’s shimmering waves. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Gastown

Cobblestone streets dotted with some of the city’s best eats, and myriad late night coffee shops. Gastown is Vancouver’s little taste of old-style European flair, right in the city’s core. To attempt to categorize the colourful cast of characters that line Gastown’s sidewalks would be an exercise in futility – can we just say ‘eclectic’ and leave it at that? Vancouver’s vibrant tech startup community has also taken root in Gastown – its cafés and bistros perpetually packed with engineers and designers, hacking away at the next Snapchat or WhatsApp. Gastown also boasts some beautiful hertiage condos, and offers spectacular views of Vancouver’s harbor – a great fit for those who want a neighbourhood never short on excitement, and with a little bit of everything. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Railtown

Railtown – ‘Strathcona’s hat’, and a shining success story in the gentrification efforts Vancouver has undergone in the past decade. It’s a rustic, industrial-chic open canvas, waiting for the daring home buyers with a penchant for urban exploration and non strata buildings to come and leave their mark. With a booming business scene, and office spaces popping up left-right-and-centre, there’s still something for those with a taste for great food (Railtown Café is a local fav, and Railway St. is a popular watering hole for Vancouver’s famous array of food trucks) – and Gastown is never more than a hop, skip, and jump away. Those with a penchant for craft brews should stop by The Alibi Room – a perpetual pusher of local breweries, or for those who prefer their alcohol pressed from grapes, the Vancouver Urban Winery is a great go-to you’re sure to love. This neighbourhood is on the up-and-up, and its smattering of amazing condo opportunities won’t last forever. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Olympic Village

Relive the triumphant 2010 Winter Games by claiming your own piece of the ground on which Canada’s athletes made us all so proud. Located on the southeast side of Vancouver’s, Olympic Village’s properties are characterized by their sustainable and efficient design – Canada’s first LEED Gold Community. A stunning view of the downtown skyline and Coast Mountains, with incredibly easy access to Skytrain, Olympic Village was built for the athletes of the game, and intended to be a self-sustaining community – perfect for urban families, looking for somewhere close to the pulse of the city, and everything they need at their fingertips. Craft Beer Market and Tap & Barrel are two of Vancouver’s most highly acclaimed pubs – so there’s something in it for those looking for a piece of the night life as well. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Arbutus

A mature community whose streets are adorned with magnificent trees, it boasts an incredible array of restored heritage homes, as well as quiet parks, and amazing views of the North Shore. Well-situated smack in the middle of Vancovuer’s west side, Arbutus residents enjoy easy access to UBC, Kitsilano, Jericho Beach and downtown. There’s an impressive amount of local businesses lining the non-residential streets, and with plenty of detached homes being converted into new condos, this old hood is getting a major reboot and is a great choice for the discerning buyer looking for a quiet community in which to start laying roots. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Kitsilano

Young, fit, and beautifully decked-out with natural beauty, Kits is one of Vancouver’s most sought-after neighbourhoods. Minutes from University of British Columbia, and with easy access to two fantastic beaches (Kits beach named one of the “top 10 best city beaches in the world” by international travel magazines), Kits is a wonderful and vibrant community loved by all of Vancouver’s residents. There’s a large student population owing to its proximity to UBC, but extensive restaurants and retail, a plethora of organic food options, and its vast array of outdoor fitness options make Kitsilano an easy pick for buyers seeking conveniently located high-end detached homes. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

West Point Grey

Posh, architecturally designed homes dot the magnificent waterfront, and look out over downtown and into West Vancouver. A perennial favourite of Vancouver’s elite, Point Grey Is situated south of English Bay, with Alma and Blanca Streets forming the East/West borders. Locarno Beach and the Spanish Banks are great destinations for beach BBQs and all manner of fun in the sun, and you’ll find all the shops and restos you could want along 10th Avenue. Vancouver’s very first Burgoo Bistro opened its doors in Point Grey back in 2001, and still stands as the local’s preferred stop for gourmet comfort food. When you want a quiet neighbourhood with beautifully designed homes, a great community, and will settle for nothing less than the best, Point Grey is where you want to look. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Cedar Cottage

Cedar Cottage is one of Vancouver’s most culturally diverse neighbourhoods. Originally settled in 1888 by Arthur Wilson, it has become increasingly popular among young professionals and young families in recent years. Particularly noteworthy within this community are its impressive public and private schools – including Charles Dickens Elementary, voted one of Canada’s top 40 schools in 2004. Cedar Cottage Park is a great destination for walking your little pup, taking the kids to blow off steam, or just relaxing in the beautiful shade of its tall trees. Buyers looking for a detached home in a growing, family-friendly hood need look no further. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Mount Pleasant

Young, hip and on the up-and-up. Mount Pleasant is a vibrant community that sees its share of first-time homebuyers, young professionals and a growing number of families. Foodies will find themselves in heaven, with a Smorgasbord of different cultural opportunities ranging from the fancy, French Les Faux Bourgeois, to the perpetually packed Congee Noodle House. Coffee shops abound, and for those with a taste for whimsy, you can always drop by the local Guelph Park (more popularly known by locals as Dude Chilling Park). Real estate opportunities are quite varied – some houses around date back to the early 1900s, and others are more recently developed, so if you dig the vibe – there’s something there for you! CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Strathcona

Strathcona is a blue-collar neighbourhood, home to a wide variety of Asian cuisine and street vendors. Centered in Greater Vancouver, it offers great access to all of Vancouver’s other neighbourhoods. Detached older homes and modern developments line the bustling streets. In recent decades, Strathcona has been a popular destination for Chinese immigrants, with over 40% of its residents speaking either Cantonese or Mandarin. It’s a great spot for foodies and those who love Asian culture, looking for great deals on beautiful Vancouver real estate. CHECK OUT THIS HOOD

Little Mountain

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