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Coal Harbour

Coal Harbour was once officially part of the Downtown region of Vancouver, but in recent years has developed into a neighbourhood all of its own.  Although Coal Harbour is sometimes considered just an extension of the West End, its rapid development has distinguished it as a separate thriving community, home to some of the most prestigious Vancouver real estate.

Who Lives There

The Coal Harbour demographic has changed considerably over the last 15 years.  At present, the Coal Harbour populace consists primarily of professionals who work in the downtown core.  Spacious condos with gorgeous views, however, have drawn families to the area as well.  In general, most people who live in Coal Harbour are well educated with higher than average incomes.

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The Coal Harbour Marina and the nearby Vancouver Rowing Club offer moorage, rowing lessons, and other activities for boating enthusiasts.  The Coal Harbour Community Centre, in association with Barclay Manor and the West End Community Centre, also boasts a large number of programs to accommodate a variety of interests.  Bikers, rollerbladers, runners and strollers can enjoy the Stanley Park Seawall – just steps from most residences – which extends through Coal Harbour to the iconic Canada Place.

Cardero’s Restaurant and Marine Pub, situated on the water in Coal Harbour Marina, features one of the best patios in the city.  The Mill and Lift are also great places to dine, The Mill being the more casual of the two.  There is not much nightlife right in Coal Harbour, but Gastown and downtown are walking distance or a short cab ride away.  For those wishing to stay closer to home, the Crime Lab on Denman St. is open late for drinks and food.

Urban Fare gourmet market opened two relatively new locations, one on Bute and Hastings Streets right in Coal Harbour, and another closer to Downtown (on Thurlow),where there is also a BC Liquor Store.   The downtown shopping area (Robson Street and Pacific Centre for most mainstream stores; Holt Renfrew and Alberni Street for high end boutiques) is a few minutes’ walk from Coal Harbour, as is the main financial district of Vancouver.

Real Estate

Some of the most expensive Vancouver real estate resides in Coal Harbour, yet some of the most beautiful as well.  While the apartment price in the neighbouring West End is lower than average at $344,759, in Coal Harbour it is higher than average at $493,646.  In part, this is because Coal Harbour properties are much more modern.  Location also plays a huge part – Coal Harbour is conveniently located next to the Vancouver financial district – including the brand new Vancouver Convention Centre – and boasts some of the most panoramic views in the city.

Fifteen years ago, many of the properties we now see in Coal Harbour were merely empty lots.  Now, these lots have become towering condominium complexes with incredible views of Burrard inlet and the North Shore Mountains, and state-of-the-art amenities.  This type of development culminated late last year in the opening of the new Fairmont Pacific Rim.  This hotel also houses luxury residences the likes of which Vancouver has never seen, with some two bedroom condos listed at over $5million.

For the most part, Coal Harbour is not synonymous with affordability, but a fairly modern housing co-op is situated just steps from the seawall, available only to eligible families.

Schools and SafetyCoal Harbour at Sunset from Stanley Park - Vancouver REal Estate

The nearby West End is home to Lord Roberts Elementary and Lord Roberts Annex, as well as King George Secondary.  Post-secondary institutions are also nearby: SFU Harbour Centre is located next to Waterfront Station, and the BCIT downtown campus just a few blocks from there.

Even though Coal Harbour is so close to the busy downtown core, it is a relatively safe neighbourhood, even at night.  Streets are usually busy and well-lit, and security guards patrol the area.  The large number of hotels lining the seawall contribute to the security of this area.

Transportation

Coal Harbour is walking distance from most downtown offices, however, should you need to commute to work, Waterfront Station is located right in the neighbourhood.  From here, one can catch the Canada Line to South Cambie, Richmond, or the Vancouver International Airport; the Expo or Millenium SkyTrain going East; or the West Coast Express for rail travel even further east.  The SeaBus to North Vancouver also leaves from Waterfront Station, and nearby West Coast Air and Harbour Air offer fast, convenient travel by sea plane to Richmond or Vancouver Island.  Multiple buses also leave from Georgia Street.

Local Attractions

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加币11,288,000 楼层: 3层楼   房龄: 1911年建造 停车位:4 个车位 壁炉: 5个 地板: 原木地板 房源特色: Shaughnessy 难得一见的豪宅,由 Formwerks Architectural Inc.设计,全屋做了高品味的翻新及装璜,装璜面积有7100平方英尺,位于街角地。宽大的客厅和餐厅拥有雕花墙线设计,橡木地板。厨房以豪华的欧式设计,石英石台面。主卧房附有Spa浴室,进入式衣橱,休闲区及办公室。另外,开放式书房有 Tiffiny ... Read More...
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Construction and Expansion

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Both RS-1 and RS-5 are standard single family residential zones. The difference between them lies mainly in the freedom of design and subsequent allowable ratio of floor space to lot size.  RS-1 can only be developed up to 0.6, or 60% of the lot size. There are no strict guidelines as to the  design of a house. RS-5 was created in the late 1990s to protect the characteristic of a ... Read More...
Posted by Maike Evers on 2014-04-16
As a Realtor, people always ask me what the top returns are in remodeling projects for the home. Here they are with their associated percentage of return on investment: 1.New Steel front door: 96.6%: Offers greater security as well as better insulation resulting in energy savings. 2.Exterior work: 97%: Biggest bang for your buck. Don't forget the importance of first impressions. 3.Addition ... Read More...
Posted by Taryn Brown on 2014-03-17

Community Events

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Received exciting news today!!  We have a mentorship program in my office at Century 21 In Town Realty where the owner, Michael LaPrairie, teams up newer Realtors with more seasoned agents to help train and guide them during their first few deals. I've been mentoring Justin Mackinnon since Feb 1st, 2014 and he has officially just achieved his first sale by assisting ... Read More...
Posted by Cortney Lessard on 2014-02-28
Looking for this weeks Fraser Street Open Houses?  Click the link below to find out what properties will be hosting Open Houses this weekend in the Fraser Street area.  If you have any questions about any of the properties please feel free to contact your FraserStreetCondos.com team at 604.916.9940.  Have a great weekend. Fraser Street Open House schedule for March 1st and 2nd ... Read More...
Posted by Adam Knight on 2014-02-28

Family & Kids

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  Just bought a new property? Tired of expensive bills from your TV and internet? I'm proud to introduce to you an exclusive offer from Telus on behalf of Realtors® for new clients. For a limited only, new Telus clients will receive the follow: Optik TV, Internet and Home Phone for $15/month each product for 12 months when they sign up for 3 years 2 free credits for Movies On ... Read More...
Posted by Karson Wong on 2013-10-07
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Posted by Sandra Laratta on 2013-10-04

Parks & Recreation

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  Here is something that may help get you through the wet and grey winter in the West End of Vancouver!  I was on Twitter the yesterday and the West End Community Centre www.twitter.com/WestEndCC who I follow released the Winter 2011 Recreation Guide and I have decided to share this with you below, this should help you fill your winter with classes, events, indoor sports and more.  I ... Read More...
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Market Reports and Conditions

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Searching for a rental property can be tough in Vancouver, and while Craigslist seems to be the go to place to find a rental, it is important to know when someone is being scammed.  My best advise is: Do your homework.  In BC we are legislated under the Real Estate Services Act and Residential Tenancy Act.  The legislation is there to provide guidance, and protect both the landlord ... Read More...
Posted by Klaus Rode on 2014-03-26
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Posted by Maureen Seguin on 2014-03-01

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

Great news for ice cream and coffee lovers alike, two of the best in the city have joined forces and will open up shop in the heart of Marinaside in Yaletown. The tentative date is set for the end of May 2014, right in time for summer. The internationally awarded Bella Gelateria will be opening their first satellite store and have partnered with the award winning Milano coffee makers to ... Read More...
Posted by Maike Evers on 2014-03-25
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

Shopping

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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
" width="320" height="240"> 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 ... Read More...
Posted by Karson Wong on 2013-11-15
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