When it comes to desire to live in one of the best cities in the world then Vancouver always comes in at the top of a very short list. The combination of booming economy, friendly people, fantastic Real Estate options and of course an enviable climate makes Vancouver Real Estate a very attractive option to consider. Being voted as the world's "Most Liveable City" gives you a hint at just how popular Vancouver is as a potential home for people, offering every kind of amenity to families or professionals. Vancouver itself is located on Burrard Peninsula with Fraser River lying to the South and Burrard Inlet to the North.
Best Place To Live In The World
If you're currently searching British Columbia for a Real Estate, Vancouver has a lot to offer you including the usual spread of condos, apartments, downtown lofts, beautiful townhouses and of course a number of detached homes. Right now Vancouver has a population of over 630,000 people and this is growing almost every single day. This means you can expect the demand for property here to increase too with a lot of projected growth in coming years. Some of the more popular pieces of Vancouver Real Estate can be found in Downtown Vancouver, Yaletown Stanley Park area, Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island, Kitsilano, Point Grey, Shaughnessy and Kerrisdale. More or less liveable houses start over $1,100,000. Anything below this price would be land value only. Since Vancouver is known as one of the most expensive Real Estate cities in North America, prices for luxury Real Estate go all the way up to over $20,000,000.
Economic Powerhouse Of Beautiful British Columbia
The job market in Vancouver is a very healthy mix of transport, trade, natural resources, technology, tourism and film. Many global brands have their offices established around here. Each year Vancouver has over 1 million tourists passing through the city on cruise ships alone - that's the scope of tourism for this city.
Splendid Transportation Choices
Vancouver prides itself on the quality of its public transport system, so you can leave your car behind if you wish. TransLink is the public bus and SkyTrain provider in the area to take you to any part of the city quickly. West Coast Express and Greyhound service provide transit for people travelling from Downtown to other parts of Metro Vancouver. You then also have SeaBuses, Vancouver Harbour Water Airport and Vancouver International Airport covering every other imaginable transport need. For people travelling to US there is Amtrak station near Downtown to give you a fast ride to Seattle and Portland.
Never Ending Leisure Activities
Although Vancouver has a temperate climate, the nearby mountains provide plenty of skiing and snowboarding opportunities for locals and tourists alike. The city houses many world class sport amenities specifically renovated and build for Winter Olympic Games which took place in Vancouver in 2010. There's over 1,000 acres of parks in the city, including larger parks like Stanley Park and Pacific Spirit Regional Park, with many gardens and beaches around the city. If you enjoy playing a round of golf then we're sure you'll enjoy spending some time at McCleery Golf Course, Langara Golf Course or Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.
Shopping is taken care of by various malls including Pacific Centre, City Square and Oakridge Mall to name a few, plus many stand alone stores all over the city including famous Robson Street Shopping District. As for other indoor activities, don’t forget an incredible nightlife that Vancouver has on offer in Downtown area.
World Class Schooling For All Ages
Any family considering relocating here will have a wide number of primary and secondary schools to choose from with more than 70 elementary schools, 18 secondary schools, 18 French immersion schools, a Mandarin bilingual school and a number of Montessori schools. Yes, Vancouver has a school teaching Mandarin Chinese - more than 50% of people living in Vancouver don't speak English as their first language.
Post-secondary education in and around Vancouver is catered for by 5 public universities including University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU). Both UBC and SFU are ranked in the Top 50 and Top 200 universities, respectively, in the entire world. There are also 6 private universities in the region including Sprott Shaw College, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Columbia College.
Buying Vancouver Real Estate is one part science and one part finesse, requiring the kind of local expertise and knowledge that we can offer. If you'd like to hear more about some Vancouver homes for sale and other Real Estate opportunities available today then why not call us?