The West End

Vancouver’s West End is bordered by English Bay, Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, and the downtown core.  The West End is the second most densely populated area in North America (second only to Manhattan Island), but due to its serene location and various no-through roads within the neighbourhood, it is surprisingly quiet.

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The West End is bordered by Coal Harbour, Downtown and Yaletown.

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The-West_end-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

Due to the nonexistence of detached homes in the area, the West End is home to fewer families than the rest of Vancouver.  The West End population consists of mostly singles and couples between the ages of 20 to 34, even though the location is fairly family-oriented (see Things to Do and Schools and Safety).  The West End is also home to Davie Village, Vancouver’s largest gay neighbourhood.  Residents of Vancouver’s West End tend to be highly educated but with slightly lower household incomes ($51,933 compared to the $64,889 average for Vancouver).  This discrepancy could be attributable to the young population employed primarily in the sales and service sector.

Things to Do

The West End is home to numerous bike and rollerblade stores (the corner of Denman and Georgia boasts 3), with both available for rent or purchase.  The Stanley Park seawall is one of Vancouver’s main attractions, and here runners, walkers, cyclists and rollerbladers enjoy the luscious scenery daily.  The Stanley Park seawall passes Third Beach (one of downtown Vancouver’s most secluded beaches), Second Beach (home to the Second Beach outdoor pool), and leads to English Bay and Sunset Beach. While Stanley Park features attractions such as the Vancouver Aquarium and a Pitch ‘n’ Putt course, there are other, smaller, parks within the West End, including an off-leash dog park and tennis courts.  The West End Community Centre is a fantastic place to get involved in the community, and participate in ice skating, hockey lessons, or borrow books from the library.

Real Estate

There are fewer new developments in the West End than in other parts of downtown Vancouver such as Yaletown and Coal Harbour.  West End Real Estate is on average priced lower than most Vancouver real estate, at $344,759 – on average – for an apartment property.  While older in style, these condos tend to be much more spacious than newer apartment properties across the city.  The proximity of these properties to the beach and Stanley Park add to their appeal and value.

West End Condos for Sale

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For sale $7,198,000
PH8 1717 BAYSHORE DRIVE, vancouver, British Columbia

Ph8 1717 Bayshore Drive

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 3152 sqft
RE/MAX Masters Realty
rennie & Associates Realty
For sale $777,000
701 1005 BEACH AVENUE, vancouver, British Columbia

701 1005 Beach Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 721 sqft
Royal LePage Sussex (Wvan)
For sale $699,000
904 1420 W GEORGIA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

904 1420 W Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 561 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast (Van49)
For sale $3,450,000
6302 1151 W GEORGIA STREET, west vancouver, British Columbia

6302 1151 W Georgia Street

West Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1197 sqft
RE/MAX Masters Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $700,000
1904 1725 PENDRELL STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1904 1725 Pendrell Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 737 sqft
Coldwell Banker - Perra Realty
For sale $1,378,000
3503 1151 W GEORGIA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

3503 1151 W Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 646 sqft
Multiple Realty Ltd.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,008,000
401 789 JERVIS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

401 789 Jervis Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1168 sqft
Rennie & Associates Realty
For sale $1,199,800
2608 1151 W GEORGIA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2608 1151 W Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 600 sqft
Jovi Realty Inc.
For sale $3,999,888
1902 1650 BAYSHORE DRIVE, vancouver, British Columbia

1902 1650 Bayshore Drive

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1916 sqft
Rennie & Associates Realty
For sale $700,000
301 1009 HARWOOD STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

301 1009 Harwood Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 500 sqft
Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van)
For sale $999,000
1 531 E 16TH AVENUE, vancouver, British Columbia

1 531 E 16th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 967 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast (W.blvd)
For sale $999,000
601 1003 PACIFIC STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

601 1003 Pacific Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1061 sqft
Rennie & Associates Realty
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