Thinking of moving to Vancouver? The city has great neighborhoods that are perfect for all sorts of lifestyles. Check out our list of Vancouver’s best neighborhoods:
Kitsilano, also known as Kits by locals, is a popular neighborhood known for its vast outdoor spaces and cool vibe. These outdoor areas allow residents to live a fairly active lifestyle. That’s why running, cycling, and yoga are popular activities here.
Anyone from young professionals to big families will find their place in Kitsilano. It is a peaceful but engaging community with amenities like a community centre, outdoor pool, beach volleyball courts, fitness centre, collaborative gardens, and yacht club. Being in a coastal location that gives Instagram-worthy views is also a big plus.
Kitsilano’s stunning natural environment isn’t the only thing that draws in both locals and visitors alike to the area. It is also an exciting lifestyle shopping destination, with an eclectic blend of local brands and upscale stores lining West 4th Avenue and West Broadway. Thanks to Kitsilano’s convenient transit network of accessible bus lines and numerous bike lanes, you can hop on a bus or your bike and you’re on your way to Shopping Heaven.
The wide range of housing options in Kitsilano is perfect for all types of lifestyles. The most popular homes for sale in the area include row houses and craftsman-style single-family homes. There are even a few “California bungalows” on 5th Avenue. Head downtown and you will find many low- to high-rise apartments and a growing number of modern residential towers.
Fairview is located by the waterfront and near Vancouver’s downtown area. The prime location makes it a convenient access portal to other parts of the city. It’s the ideal neighborhood for those who want the full city living experience.
The neighborhood is home to the city’s most famous attractions like Granville Island, Gallery Row, and the popular South Granville shopping district. Shop at upscale boutiques like Ashia Mode, Bacci’s and Misch. Grab your morning coffee at trendy cafes like the Dosse Espresso Bar. Or dine at gourmet restaurants such as Jamjar South Granville and Le Creuset. You can also find parks and heritage buildings that add a distinct character to the neighborhood.
In 2018, Fairview experienced the largest real estate price growth in the city with a 19% increase in its median home price list. Everything from luxury townhouses to high-rise condos can be found here.
Coal Harbour is an affluent neighborhood with a polished and sophisticated atmosphere. It is a fairly new neighborhood, having been developed only in the 1990s. Most residential options in the neighborhood are high-rise apartments, condo towers, and beautiful luxury homes with scenic waterfront views.
Several luxury themed shops line the neighborhood’s Alberni Street, home to some of the city’s finest designer brands. You can also find elegant marinas, beautiful beaches, and top-notch restaurants. Plus, nature trails abound in nearby Stanley Park.
Head over to the lively West End neighborhood with its fantastic outdoor destinations and in-town shopping and dining venues. Nature lovers will enjoy Stanley Park, Sunset Beach Park, and English Bay Beach. For must-visit shops and restaurants, West End’s Robson Street, Denman Street, and Alberni Street offer excellent choices.
The neighborhood has a richly diverse population, proof of which is a prominent LGBT community found in Davie Village. This stretch of Davie Street found between Burrard and Jervis Street is filled with LGBT-friendly boutiques, bookstores, and more. It is also known as the center of Vancouver’s colorful LGBT nightlife scene.
West End has several luxury mid-rise and high-rise apartment buildings, as well as heritage houses. The variety of homes to choose from here is perfect for everyone from young professionals to retirees.