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 $799,000
2205 833 SEYMOUR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2205 833 Seymour Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 718 sqft
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,598,000
2008 1111 ALBERNI STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2008 1111 Alberni Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1141 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $599,000
201 1219 HARWOOD STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

201 1219 Harwood Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 725 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,799,900
403 1236 BIDWELL STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

403 1236 Bidwell Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1575 sqft
Dexter Associates Realty
For sale $1,190,000
1003 1415 W GEORGIA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1003 1415 W Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1207 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast (Brdwy)
For sale OPEN HOUSE $699,000
2003 1740 COMOX STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2003 1740 Comox Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 642 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
For sale OPEN HOUSE $520,000
303 1146 HARWOOD STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

303 1146 Harwood Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 593 sqft
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $549,900
307 1550 BARCLAY STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

307 1550 Barclay Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 603 sqft
Sutton Centre Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $638,000
103 1274 BARCLAY STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

103 1274 Barclay Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 771 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
For sale OPEN HOUSE $888,000
1606 1367 ALBERNI STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1606 1367 Alberni Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 750 sqft
Nu Stream Realty Inc.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,388,000
2204 1420 W GEORGIA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2204 1420 W Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1033 sqft
Century 21 In Town Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $525,000
1502 1367 ALBERNI STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1502 1367 Alberni Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bathroom 455 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
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