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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409 5605 HAMPTON PLACE, vancouver, British Columbia

409 5605 Hampton Place

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 649 sqft
Team 3000 Realty Ltd.
For sale $838,000
1903 811 HELMCKEN STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1903 811 Helmcken Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 846 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
For sale $16,880,000
1540 WESBROOK CRESCENT, vancouver, British Columbia

1540 Wesbrook Crescent

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2193 sqft
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
For sale $575,000
506 989 NELSON STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

506 989 Nelson Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 494 sqft
RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
For sale $1,168,000
1001 777 RICHARDS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1001 777 Richards Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 885 sqft
RE/MAX Masters Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $699,000
2102 1199 SEYMOUR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2102 1199 Seymour Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 582 sqft
Trg-The Residential Group Rlty
For sale $1,875,000
3903 833 SEYMOUR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

3903 833 Seymour Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1174 sqft
RE/MAX City Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $798,000
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 $659,000
420 933 SEYMOUR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

420 933 Seymour Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 635 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,188,000
15A 199 DRAKE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

15a 199 Drake Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 944 sqft
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
For sale $885,000
2706 939 HOMER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2706 939 Homer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 830 sqft
Multiple Realty Ltd.
For sale $1,298,000
722 68 SMITHE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

722 68 Smithe Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 871 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $899,000
1202 688 ABBOTT STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1202 688 Abbott Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 896 sqft
Multiple Realty Ltd.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $949,900
605 1205 HOWE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

605 1205 Howe Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 878 sqft
Rennie & Associates Realty
For sale $899,000
502 233 ROBSON STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

502 233 Robson Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 842 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $675,000
2005 1308 HORNBY STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2005 1308 Hornby Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 475 sqft
New Coast Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,410,000
1608 193 AQUARIUS MEWS, vancouver, British Columbia

1608 193 Aquarius Mews

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1008 sqft
Nu Stream Realty Inc.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $899,000
2808 688 ABBOTT STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2808 688 Abbott Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 866 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty
For sale $738,000
2501 161 W GEORGIA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2501 161 W Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 616 sqft
Zolo Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $799,800
1402 1225 RICHARDS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1402 1225 Richards Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 632 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,538,000
302 1501 HOWE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

302 1501 Howe Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1292 sqft
Engel & Volkers Vancouver
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,148,000
319 1238 SEYMOUR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

319 1238 Seymour Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1092 sqft
Prompton Real Estate Serv.inc.
royal Lepage Sterling Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $449,900
2007 1238 SEYMOUR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2007 1238 Seymour Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bathroom 331 sqft
Royal LePage Westside
For sale OPEN HOUSE $998,000
323 2280 WESBROOK MALL, vancouver, British Columbia

323 2280 Wesbrook Mall

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1024 sqft
Homeland Realty
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