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 $849,800
204 538 SMITHE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

204 538 Smithe Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 989 sqft
Royal LePage Sussex (Van)
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,880,000
2106 1483 HOMER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2106 1483 Homer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1075 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
For sale OPEN HOUSE $528,800
1505 1188 HOWE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1505 1188 Howe Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 495 sqft
Royalty Group Realty Inc.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,575,000
2302 1372 SEYMOUR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2302 1372 Seymour Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 990 sqft
Royal LePage Sussex (Wvan)
For sale OPEN HOUSE $580,000
105 5735 HAMPTON PLACE, vancouver, British Columbia

105 5735 Hampton Place

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 763 sqft
Sunstar Realty Ltd.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,918,000
1107 638 BEACH CRESCENT, vancouver, British Columbia

1107 638 Beach Crescent

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1024 sqft
RE/MAX Masters Realty
For sale $1,185,000
2601 550 TAYLOR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2601 550 Taylor Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1139 sqft
Vpg Realty Inc.
For sale $1,299,000
2801 777 RICHARDS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2801 777 Richards Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 885 sqft
Interlink Realty
For sale $820,000
1501 111 W GEORGIA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1501 111 W Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 815 sqft
Realty Executives Eco-World
For sale OPEN HOUSE $595,000
47 KEEFER PLACE, vancouver, British Columbia

47 Keefer Place

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 685 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
For sale $3,499,000
1247 HOMER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1247 Homer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2495 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
For sale OPEN HOUSE $648,800
1005 58 KEEFER PLACE, vancouver, British Columbia

1005 58 Keefer Place

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 665 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
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Century 21 In Town Realty

421 Pacific Street

Vancouver, BC

V6Z 2P5 CA

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tanya.jakubec@century21.ca

Phone: 604-614-6914

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