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.

West-End

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

 99 — Walker’s Paradise

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 $2,080,000
1901 1205 W HASTINGS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1901 1205 W Hastings Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1100 sqft
Homeland Realty
For sale $2,189,000
1277 MELVILLE Street, vancouver, British Columbia

1277 Melville Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1272 sqft
Sincere Real Estate Services
For sale $4,388,000
1790 BAYSHORE Drive, vancouver, British Columbia

1790 Bayshore Drive

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2235 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast (Brdwy)
For sale $2,680,000
1151 West GEORGIA Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

1151 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1043 sqft
Investave Properties Ltd.
For sale $3,100,000
1499 West PENDER Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

1499 West Pender Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1558 sqft
Royal LePage Sussex (Wvan)
For sale $1,399,000
1151 West GEORGIA Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

1151 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 658 sqft
Magsen Realty Inc.
For sale $2,680,000
1328 West PENDER Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

1328 West Pender Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1736 sqft
RE/MAX Select Properties
For sale $3,880,000
1151 West GEORGIA Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

1151 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1559 sqft
Homeland Realty
For sale $1,288,000
1188 West PENDER Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

1188 West Pender Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1011 sqft
Sutton Centre Realty
For sale $5,280,000
1211 MELVILLE Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

1211 Melville Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2203 sqft
Homeland Realty
For sale $8,880,000
1483 BEACH Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia

1483 Beach Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 3028 sqft
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
For sale $2,590,000
1680 BAYSHORE Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia

1680 Bayshore Drive

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1423 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast (W.blvd)
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tanya.jakubec@century21.ca

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