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.

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

 99 — Walker’s Paradise

downtown-vancouver-mapYVR 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

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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.

Downtown Condos for Sale

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For sale $790,000
2601 833 HOMER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2601 833 Homer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 644 sqft
Keller Williams Black Diamond
For sale $798,000
3110 1480 HOWE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

3110 1480 Howe Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 391 sqft
Nu Stream Realty Inc.
For sale $1,148,000
1806 128 W CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1806 128 W Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1143 sqft
One Percent Realty Ltd.
For sale $11,380,000
5988 NEWTON WYND, vancouver, British Columbia

5988 Newton Wynd

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2200 sqft
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
For sale $1,150,000
606 6033 GRAY AVENUE, vancouver, British Columbia

606 6033 Gray Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 994 sqft
Luxmore Realty
For sale $2,998,000
4705 1480 HOWE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

4705 1480 Howe Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1359 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd.
For sale $1,280,000
1106 1077 MARINASIDE CRESCENT, vancouver, British Columbia

1106 1077 Marinaside Crescent

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 896 sqft
New World Realty Ltd.
For sale $2,180,000
1803 1228 MARINASIDE CRESCENT, vancouver, British Columbia

1803 1228 Marinaside Crescent

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1153 sqft
Nu Stream Realty Inc.
For sale $6,280,000
4935 COLLEGE HIGH ROAD, vancouver, British Columbia

4935 College High Road

Vancouver, British Columbia

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 4276 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast (W.blvd)
For sale $2,388,883
2602 788 RICHARDS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2602 788 Richards Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1308 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast (Brdwy)
For sale $1,299,000
2C 199 DRAKE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2c 199 Drake Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1193 sqft
Coldwell Banker Prestige Rlty
For sale $828,000
3803 1289 HORNBY STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

3803 1289 Hornby Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 554 sqft
Royal LePage Sussex (Wvan)
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