As a city, Vancouver has made a name for itself by being diverse, cultured, green and, above all else, fun! People from all over the world flock here to visit by the thousands, and some never leave! Our little corner of British Columbia has become an increasingly popular place to move but, in a city as big as Vancouver, where are the best neighbourhoods to call home? Truth be told, you really can’t go wrong. However, our professional real estate family at Team Kerr does have a handful of favourite parts of the city. Check out those listed below to learn a little more about some of the neighbourhoods that help to make Vancouver a world-class destination and home.
The west side of downtown, known to locals simply as The West End, has grown to become a beautiful area to live. It is easy to get to downtown proper from The West End – making it a popular neighbourhood for urban commuters. A young, vibrant, and diverse community adds certain levels of comfort and excitement to the area, and its proximity to Stanley Park and the ocean provide the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
While perhaps less exciting than its downtown counterparts, Killarney is the perfect place to call home for families or those looking to get a start in Vancouver. Real estate in Killarney is affordable compared to other neighbourhoods, and its proximity to green spaces, trails, and the culture and festivities of downtown make Killarney one of our favourites.
A one time hippie hangout, Kitsilano has continued to embrace the healthier aspects of this lifestyle made popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Kitsilano is home to Kits Beach – one of the top urban beaches in the world – as well as organic food outlets and many neighbours choosing to live healthy lifestyles. If you choose to live in this beautiful little neighbourhood, it won’t be long before you feel right at home.
Fairview is a great place to call home if you are looking for a social environment that also sees a lot of tourism. Many people visiting Vancouver will try to make their way to Granville Island in Fairview – a cute collection of restaurants, cafes, markets, and small businesses. By living in Fairview, Granville Island will be right outside your door along with a variety of parks and great access to both Vancouver proper and a quick escape out of town.
While the above four neighbourhoods come to mind as favourite spots to call home in Vancouver, this is anything but an exhaustive list. Every neighbourhood in the city has something special to offer – the trick is to find the one that best matches your needs and personality.
For further recommendations or suggestions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experts at Team Kerr. We’re happy to help!
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