Downtown

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver is home to the central shopping, entertainment, and business districts in Vancouver. For a long time, the downtown core was renowned primarily for these distinctions, and while tourists and visitors flocked to the area, it was not considered significantly residential. All that has changed in recent years; with the addition of gourmet markets and luxury residences, along with the continued growth of fine dining restaurants and high end boutiques in the neighbourhood, Downtown Vancouver has successfully integrated cosmopolitan chic and residential comforts.

On the map.

Downtown Vancouver is bordered by False Creek North, Coal Harbour, Gastown and The West End

  99 — WALKER’S PARADISE

YVR Airport: 30 minutes by car or 40 minutes by Canada Line
Robson Street Shopping: Under 10 minutes walking
Granville Island: 5 minutes drive or 10 minutes Aqua Bus
Kitsilano Beach: 5 minute drive or 30 minute walking

who lives there

The residential population in Downtown Vancouver has been steadily increasing, and the last ten years exponentially so.  Studies estimate over 100,000 people will live in the area by 2021.  Most residents are professionals with a high level of education, and due to the large number of businesses in the neighbourhood, sales and service people also populate this area.  Downtown Vancouver is a convenient location for those working close by, but families generally move away from the downtown core.  The average age of residents is 40 and most are single and employed.

things to do

Downtown Vancouver is a hub of activity.  Restaurants, nightclubs, theatres and shops abound.  From Coast seafood restaurant on Alberni or Joe Fortes on Robson and Thurlow to a number of Japanese and Vietnamese restaurants on Robson there is no shortage of selection for dining out.  Whether a casual stop for breakfast at Café Crepe on Granville St, lunch at the Cactus Club on Robson St, a cocktail at the Bacchus Lounge in the Wedgewood Hotel, or an Asian-Morrocan influenced dinner at Sanafir on Granville, diners can find something to suit any taste.  The Vancouver Art Gallery has a substantial permanent collection and also exhibits various artists or art movements throughout the year.  The heritage building itself, on Robson and Hornby, is worth seeing, and the patio at the cafe is a fabulous people watching spot and a great place for lunch or an afternoon snack.

real estate

New real estate developments in Downtown Vancouver have contributed to its growth.  The construction of properties such as the Wall Centre and, more recently, the Shangri-La (Vancouver’s tallest building at 62 stories high) have brought to Vancouver the concept of luxury residences with the convenience and amenities of a hotel stay.  The Shangri-La has a spa in house and a grocery store (Urban Fare) across the street.  Condo prices are higher than average in the many new developments, but real estate growth continues in the neighbourhood.

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1506 1483 HOMER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1506 1483 Homer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1075 sqft
Dexter Associates Realty
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406 488 HELMCKEN STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

406 488 Helmcken Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 561 sqft
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501 1280 RICHARDS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

501 1280 Richards Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1112 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd.
For sale $998,000
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2501 33 Smithe Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 802 sqft
Rennie & Associates Realty
For sale $988,000
901 535 SMITHE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

901 535 Smithe Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 760 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,899,999
TH121 1288 MARINASIDE CRESCENT, vancouver, British Columbia

Th121 1288 Marinaside Crescent

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1451 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
For sale $4,680,000
701 6018 IONA DRIVE, vancouver, British Columbia

701 6018 Iona Drive

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2203 sqft
New Coast Realty
For sale $699,000
1802 63 KEEFER PLACE, vancouver, British Columbia

1802 63 Keefer Place

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 655 sqft
Century 21 In Town Realty
For sale $845,000
1010 3281 E KENT AVENUE NORTH, vancouver, British Columbia

1010 3281 E Kent Avenue North

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 951 sqft
RE/MAX City Realty
For sale $1,480,000
112 5958 IONA DRIVE, vancouver, British Columbia

112 5958 Iona Drive

Vancouver, British Columbia

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2266 sqft
New Coast Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $638,800
319 933 SEYMOUR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

319 933 Seymour Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 736 sqft
RE/MAX Westcoast
For sale $1,690,000
2703 565 SMITHE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2703 565 Smithe Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1124 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
For sale $849,900
406 1155 HOMER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

406 1155 Homer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 738 sqft
Rennie & Associates Realty
For sale $769,888
1618 68 SMITHE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1618 68 Smithe Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 505 sqft
RE/MAX City Realty
For sale $835,000
B402 1331 HOMER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

B402 1331 Homer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 940 sqft
Century 21 In Town Realty
For sale $1,398,000
2303 788 RICHARDS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2303 788 Richards Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 922 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
For sale $735,000
903 789 DRAKE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

903 789 Drake Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 729 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
For sale $699,000
2501 438 SEYMOUR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2501 438 Seymour Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 518 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
For sale $588,000
1801 63 KEEFER PLACE, vancouver, British Columbia

1801 63 Keefer Place

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 571 sqft
RE/MAX Metro Realty
For sale $769,000
2804 108 W CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2804 108 W Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 725 sqft
Sutton Centre Realty
For sale $1,293,000
801 1155 HOMER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

801 1155 Homer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1078 sqft
RE/MAX Masters Realty
For sale $1,688,000
601 5958 IONA DRIVE, vancouver, British Columbia

601 5958 Iona Drive

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1565 sqft
Nu Stream Realty Inc.
For sale $1,200,000
403 1199 SEYMOUR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

403 1199 Seymour Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 903 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
For sale $975,000
1005 689 ABBOTT STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1005 689 Abbott Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1053 sqft
Rennie & Associates Realty
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