Moving Your Family to Vancouver?

The neighbourhoods in and around downtown Vancouver are ever-evolving in terms of demographics and desirability. The three Vancouver neighbourhoods profiled below each prove to be an ideal location for families in the beautiful and vibrant city. Where would you choose to live?

The West End

The West End is a densely populated residential area situated between the downtown core and Stanley Park. Specific boundaries include English Bay and False Creek on the south, Haro Street on the north, Thurlow Street on the east, and Stanley Park on the west. This urban residential neighbourhood is home to thousands of Vancouverites who enjoy a variety of neighbourhood amenities, stores, and eateries along Robson, Thurlow, Alberni, Denman, and Davie Streets. Local schools, libraries, recreation centres, tennis courts, and grocery stores all contribute to the community feel of the area, which is flanked by world-famous Stanley Park. Vibrant English Bay serves as a community hub during the summer months, and the heart of downtown Vancouver is within easy walking distance. As a point of interest, the Roedde House Museum and other historic houses in Barclay Square have been preserved for their heritage value and are nestled amidst the apartment buildings. This gorgeous and spacious 2 bedroom condo at 1132 Haro Street is available on July 15th.

False Creek South

False Creek South refers to both the inlet, and the land surrounding it on the south side of downtown Vancouver. The neighbourhood is comprised of housing of all kinds with berths for pleasure boats at marinas and public moorings. There is a winding seaside promenade used by residents, joggers, roller-bladers, and visitors. The walkway leads west to Granville Island—a vibrant oasis under the Granville Street Bridge that features several performing arts venues, renowned restaurants, artists’ studios, craft shops, and a lively public market famous for its fresh seafood, produce, and baked goods. Olympic Village is situated on the east side of False Creek South, and has been rejuvenated to accommodate mixed-income housing and sporting/recreation venues. Don’t miss this opulent 2 bedroom + den available immediately at 1750 West 2nd Avenue.

West Point Grey

West Point Grey is regarded as one of Canada’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Due to the proximity of Jericho Beach/Spanish Banks, downtown Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia, West Point Grey is one of the most desirable areas to live in Vancouver. The main commercial strip features a plethora of shops and restaurants along West 10th Avenue, between Tolmie and Discovery Streets. West 10th Avenue is also host to the annual “Fiesta Day,” a family carnival with rides, games, performances, and a parade. Artists in our Midst is another annual event that takes place in the community, which features a dynamic group of artists dedicated to bringing public awareness to art created in the community and promoting visual art in Vancouver. Named for Captain Grey, a friend of George Vancouver, the peninsula and cliffs of West Point Grey is home to one of Vancouver’s most spectacular neighbourhoods. This bright 3 bedroom condo at 5725 Agronomy Road is available on July 1st.

Rent it Furnished Realty represents numerous apartments, townhouses, and houses that are available for rent in each of these neighbourhoods. If you are looking for a short or long term apartment rental in Vancouver, contact us at 604-628-3457 and one of our property managers will be happy to place you in the ideal property and location. You may also fill out this informational rental form so we can begin looking for your ideal rental property without delay.

Let us know in the comments what are your favourite Vancouver neighbourhoods to live in, and why!