The hip & trendy warehouse district

Yaletown is Vancouver’s trendy and upscale renovated warehouse district. This fresh urban neighbourhood is just an easy walk from the centre of downtown Vancouver or a quick ferry ride from Granville Island. Yaletown’s converted heritage buildings are home to some of city’s top fashion and design shops, as well as cutting edge restaurants and bars. Old loading docks act as giant sidewalks and create a unique setting for wandering, shopping, or lounging at one of the many outdoor patios.

Once an industrial centre, Yaletown has developed into one of the city’s trendiest and most thriving communities.  Named after the gold rush town of Yale whose residents moved into that part of Vancouver once the Canadian Pacific Railway extended from their home to the city, Yaletown became run down by the late 20th Century.  After Expo ’86, however, the potential for development in the area became clear, and it was purchased by a Honk Kong investor.  Almost a quarter-century later, one can easily see how that investment has paid off.  Hamilton and Mainland Streets have maintained their historical charm, with refurbished heritage buildings – most of which were once warehouses – converted into lofts, offices, restaurants and shops.  New properties have grown up around this central area, and Yaletown now consist of apartment buildings housing modern condos with fantastic views and amenities.

On the map.

Yaletown is bordered by False Creek North, Downtown, Gastown and The West End


who lives there

The Yaletown population has grown considerably in the last decade, and consists primarily of young professionals in their late 20s to late 30s.  Although there are significantly fewer children in Yaletown than Metro Vancouver as a whole, many young families choose to stay in the area until the time comes to purchase a larger home.  Artists and sales and service people also populate the neighbourhood.  While Yaletown became renowned for multimedia offices during the dot com boom, it now houses a broader array of businesses and its population reflects this.

things to do

Mainland, Hamilton and Homer Streets are replete with hair and nail salons, boutique clothing and gift stores, lifestyle and home furnishing stores, restaurants, and lounges.  Check out Blo Blow Dry Bar or Bombay Brows for some pampering, or Atomic Model for a selection of original clothing.  Fine Finds also features clothing and accessories by local and international designers, and a selection of gifts that rivals that of Beauty Mark down the street.  For vintage finds, stop by Retro Rock Vintage Clothing on Davie and Seymour, arguably one of the best vintage stores within the downtown area.  Urban Fare, Choices Market and Nester’s Market serve the community with a large variety of grocery options, from gourmet to organic to locally grown products.

real estate

Yaletown showcases some of the best properties Vancouver real estate has to offer.  The new developments promise elegant, modern design, fantastic amenities, and great views.  Yaletown condos are on average relatively small, however, and prices can be higher than most other Vancouver real estate of similar proportions.  Properties such as the Grace on Richards St. embody the style and sophistication of Yaletown real estate, boasting an indoor/outdoor pool, biometric fingerprint security, and suites featuring granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and limestone tile floors.


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1808 131 REGIMENT SQUARE, vancouver, British Columbia

1808 131 Regiment Square

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 822 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $500,000
410 1216 HOMER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

410 1216 Homer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bathroom 512 sqft
Century 21 In Town Realty
For sale $1,990,000
2103 212 DAVIE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2103 212 Davie Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1467 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd.
For sale $738,000
817 161 W GEORGIA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

817 161 W Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 700 sqft
Park Georgia Realty Ltd.
For sale $969,900
706 867 HAMILTON STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

706 867 Hamilton Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1029 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty
For sale $3,500,000
3503 1495 RICHARDS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

3503 1495 Richards Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1466 sqft
Century 21 In Town Realty
For sale $699,000
1606 1010 RICHARDS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1606 1010 Richards Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 530 sqft
Century 21 In Town Realty
For sale $1,390,000
2806 1009 EXPO BOULEVARD, vancouver, British Columbia

2806 1009 Expo Boulevard

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 974 sqft
Amex Broadway West Realty
For sale $2,980,000
108 8 SMITHE MEWS, vancouver, British Columbia

108 8 Smithe Mews

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1705 sqft
Royal LePage Sussex
For sale $869,900
3505 928 BEATTY STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

3505 928 Beatty Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 710 sqft
RE/MAX Sabre Realty Group
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 $998,800
3660 BAMFIELD DRIVE, richmond, British Columbia

3660 Bamfield Drive

Richmond, British Columbia

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2211 sqft
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