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Vancouver’s West End is bordered by English Bay, Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, and the downtown core.  The West End is the second most densely populated area in North America (second only to Manhattan Island), but due to its serene location and various no-through roads within the neighbourhood, it is surprisingly quiet.

Who Lives There

Due to the nonexistence of detached homes in the area, the West End is home to fewer families than the rest of Vancouver.  The West End population consists of mostly singles and couples between the ages of 20 to 34, even though the location is fairly family-oriented (see Things to Do and Schools and Safety).  The West End is also home to Davie Village, Vancouver’s largest gay neighbourhood.  Residents of Vancouver’s West End tend to be highly educated but with slightly lower household incomes ($51,933 compared to the $64,889 average for Vancouver).  This discrepancy could be attributable to the young population employed primarily in the sales and service sector.

Davie Village Banner in the West End - Vancovuer Real EstateThings To Do

The West End is home to numerous bike and rollerblade stores (the corner of Denman and Georgia boasts 3), with both available for rent or purchase.  The Stanley Park seawall is one of Vancouver’s main attractions, and here runners, walkers, cyclists and rollerbladers enjoy the luscious scenery daily.  The Stanley Park seawall passes Third Beach (one of downtown Vancouver’s most secluded beaches), Second Beach (home to the Second Beach outdoor pool), and leads to English Bay and Sunset Beach. While Stanley Park features attractions such as the Vancouver Aquarium and a Pitch ‘n’ Putt course, there are other, smaller, parks within the West End, including an off-leash dog park and tennis courts.  The West End Community Centre is a fantastic place to get involved in the community, and participate in ice skating, hockey lessons, or borrow books from the library.

Restaurants include The Boathouse English Bay, with one of the most Panoramic views in Vancouver, and Lolita’s South of the Border Cantina on Davie St, a small establishment with a great vibe and even better food.  Shima Sushi on Denman St. has incredible sushi at low prices, and the world-renowned Cupcakes on Denman is a must to visit.  The Bayside Lounge, a West End fixture since the 1980s, is a great place to visit in the evening, while those looking to go dancing will never be disappointed at Celebrities, once primarily a gay club but now host to both drag shows and international djs, depending on the night.

During the summer, English Bay plays host to the Celebration of Light, a four-night fireworks extravaganza perfect for families, as well as the Pride Parade, a celebration of diversity in Vancouver.

Real Estate

There are fewer new developments in the West End than in other parts of downtown Vancouver such as Yaletown and Coal Harbour.  West End Real Estate is on average priced lower than most Vancouver real estate, at $344,759 – on average – for an apartment property.  While older in style, these condos tend to be much more spacious than newer apartment properties across the city.  The proximity of these properties to the beach and Stanley Park add to their appeal and value.

Schools and SafetySiwash Rock off the Stanley Park Seawall - Vancouver Real Estate

In addition to a number of daycares, the West End is home to two elementary schools (Lord Roberts Elementary and Lord Roberts Annex) and King George Secondary.  Safety is not much of a concern during the day, but due to the quiet nature of the neighbourhood residents should be a little careful at night, when the streets can be deserted. The quietness of the West End, however, is one of its best features, and most residents are friendly and look out for each other. 

Transportation

Walking around and cycling through the West End is a pleasant experience due to the network of one-way, tree-lined streets and dead ends designed to minimize traffic through one of Vancouver’s busiest areas.  For residents, this network does not pose much of a problem once you know your way around, and will lead you to a major throughway in a matter of a couple of minutes.  Pacific, Denman, Davie, Burrard, Robson, and Georgia streets are all easily accessible, as are the many buses that stop along these busy streets.

The closest SkyTrain station from any point in the West End is Burrard Station, which serves the Expo and Millennium Lines that travel eastward.  Burrard Station is one stop from Waterfront Station, where one can transfer to the West Coast Express, the SeaBus to North Vancouver, or the Canada Line to Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport.  The Lions Gate Bridge leads out of the West End straight to North and West Vancouver, while the Burrard Street Bridge links south from Pacific Avenue.  Those wishing for a more leisurely journey can catch the AquaBus from underneath the Burrard Street Bridge, and head to Granville Island or Yaletown.

Local Attractions

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Posted by Stephanie Bowman on 2014-11-11
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Construction and Expansion

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The Huffington Post B.C. With so many homes (er, and ranches and castles) for sale in B.C. these days, it can be hard to keep up. But sometimes there comes a mansion so unique that it must be singled out. Enter this custom-built mansion, located in Vancouver's South Cambie neighbourhood. With a price tag just under $5 million, the luxurious home has four levels and over 5,200 sq.-ft. ... Read More...
Posted by Stephanie Bowman on 2014-11-13
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-real-estate-breaks-2m-mark-east-of-fraser-street-1.2776611   A house at 846 E 27th Avenue, on a 33 ft. wide lot just east of Fraser Street has sold for the asking price of $2,150,000. And the realtor who listed it says the new buyers traded UP from their last home on the West Side. "It's significant because it shows there is not ... Read More...
Posted by Stephanie Bowman on 2014-09-27

Community Events

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Posted by Maureen Seguin on 2014-09-10
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Posted by Stephanie Bowman on 2014-09-04

Family & Kids

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Posted by Karson Wong on 2013-10-07
When buying a home, it is highly important you are getting full disclosure on the property.  The B.C. Real Estate Association is working to make that information easier for Realtors to access to ensure the protection of their buyers. I think anyone who is thinking of purchasing real estate can feel good about this. You are in good hands. What do you think?   Read More...
Posted by Sandra Laratta on 2013-10-04

Parks & Recreation

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By Peter Meiszner  Outside Magazine has named Vancouver’s Grouse Grind one of the top 10 most dangerous hikes in the world. The magazine for outdoor aficionados says most of the problems arise because of unprepared hikers. The magazine notes three people have died on the trail since 1999. It also says up to 80 technical rescues occur on the trail every year.   Outside ... Read More...
Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-08-15
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Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-08-13

Market Reports and Conditions

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The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 7,636 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September, up 17.5 per cent from September 2013. Total sales dollar volume was $4.4 billion, an increase of 25.8 per cent compared to a year ago. The average MLS® residential price in the province rose to $574,641, up 7.1 per cent ... Read More...
Posted by Eniz Aziz on 2014-10-15
Home buyers were active in Metro Vancouver last month, with home sales well exceeding the 10-year average for September. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,922 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September 2014. This represents a 17.7 per cent increase compared to the 2,483 sales in September 2013, ... Read More...
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Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

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Posted by Tanya Jakubec on 2014-09-23
Normally I'm not one to blog about food, but this is a great opportunity to try a new restaurant, or go visit an old favorite.   Wild Rice on West Pender Street will be closing their doors at the end of the month, and I took this opportunity to have one last meal at one of my favorites.  It was fantastic as usual, and I will be sure to make the trek out to New Westminster to check out their ... Read More...
Posted by Klaus Rode on 2014-01-21

Schools & Universities

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YouTube Screenshot I’m in a tiny office in a swank tower in Toronto’s financial core with Dale Smith, who runs a career-counselling business. I’ve been told he makes promises he doesn’t keep and charges a high price for access to job postings anyone can find on Google. He sets down a contract. “My favourite, in the whole page, is the client-satisfaction guarantee,” ... Read More...
Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-08-01
Vancouver's newest downtown elementary school, being built in an area surrounded by highrises, will itself be four storeys tall, the first in the city's history. The school on Expo Blvd., between Carrall and Abbott streets, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. It will house 510 students and boast a step-like design with part of the building cantilevered five metres over the adjacent Andy ... Read More...
Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-07-25

Shopping

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This is a bright south facing one bedroom suite centrally located in Brentwood area of Burnaby. Large living, dining and bedroom, this suite feels much larger than 588 sq ft. Centrally located between the Holdem and Brentwood Skytrain; close to Brentwood Mall and the soon to be Whole Foods. Surrounded by lush green trees, and there is an awesome park just across the street! Priced to sell & the ... Read More...
Posted by Colleen Gray on 2014-08-23
Are you tired of lugging around your credit cards in your wallet? Too many points/rewards cards to even fit in your wallet? Well look no further, this is the future! This new all-in-one credit card system is called a "Coin" credit card. It can store all your credit card information into one secure location. Infact, it also stores your points cards as well. It also has a built in ... Read More...
Posted by Karson Wong on 2013-11-18

Sports & Activities

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Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-08-15
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Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-08-08
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