Downtown Vancouver Real Estate
Many clients come to us looking for Downtown Vancouver Real Estate, they are either looking for investment properties or somewhere to live. The peninsular of the downtown core is often considered as a whole, but in fact there are several areas within the Downtown Vancouver core that you may want to consider:
The downtown area is the central area of the downtown peninsula, it contains the main business district along with the main entertainment area of Granville St. Great transit links to Greater Vancouver allow for easy access with the SkyTrain servicing three stations, Granville, Burrard and Waterfront. The SeaBus also links the area to North Vancouver.
We have two large sporting and expo facilities in the area, Rogers Arena (formerly GM Place) home to the Vancouver Canucks, and also BC Place, which is home to the BC lions. BC place is frequently used for other attractions and concerts.
For real estate opportunities, many clients find great investment opportunities here with lower prices than areas such as Yaletown or Coal Harbour, we find that CashFlow is more attainable in this area of Downtown.
Yaletown used to be a largely industrial area of the city, so you find older buildings and warehouses here that have been converted into trendy loft apartments and office spaces.
Since the Expo in 1986, the area has transformed into one of the most densely populated areas in the Downtown Core. Now featuring many bars and fine restaurants, Yaletown is the mecca of those looking to meet with friends and wine and dine with the best entertainment.
For transit, Yaletown is served by a SkyTrain station on the Canada Line, which links commuters to Richmond, YVR and also Waterfront Station. Also close by is the AquaBus which links the area to other areas, and also Granville Island
Coal Harbour sits on the Burrard inlet sandwiched between the world famous Stanley Park and the financial district of downtown Vancouver. During the 1990’s it was redeveloped with upscale condo buildings. Many people who are looking for a quieter downtown experience will enjoy Coal Harbour, you are close to the action, but also far enough away to enjoy the serenity that the water views have to offer.
The West End of Vancouver is nestled on the South West coast of the peninsula, bordered by Stanley Park, Coal harbour and Yaletown. The West End is a very vibrant area of Vancouver, and features one of the busiest shopping areas in the country, Robson Street. The West End also houses Vancouver Gay Village on Davie Street. The area is extremely well known for the beaches along English Bay.