Downtown real estate guide & listings for sale
Downtown offers a variety of experiences for home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. It is very easy to find dynamic areas in this part of Vancouver. There are numerous nearby entertainment venues, there are a very large number of people around most of the time, and finding one of the over 100 nightlife venues is very easy because they are generally situated in very convenient locations. Main streets, like Abbott Street, are very good for those who enjoy going out. It is very easy to reach public green spaces, since there are about 20 of them close by for residents to unwind in and most houses have a park around the corner.
Downtown is an excellent neighbourhood for car-free transportation options. Downtown is especially convenient for those who travel by foot; most day-to-day needs can be met by walking, and there are also innumerable businesses in proximity. This part of Vancouver is also quite suited for biking because there are a large number of bike lanes. Owing to a multitude of nearby rapid transit stations with access to the Canada Line and Expo Line, and approximately 40 nearby bus lines, residents can count on public transit to navigate Downtown. However, travelling by car is challenging in Downtown since finding a parking spot is not very easy, and most properties for sale are a very long drive from the closest highway.
The sizeable percentage of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Downtown is an important part of its character. Most of the housing growth in this neighbourhood has taken place following the year 2000. This part of Vancouver is primarily composed of two bedroom and one bedroom homes. The proportions of homeowners and renters are about even.
Families will welcome the proximity to daycares and schools, which are within walking distance from vast majority houses for sale in this area. Apart from public schools, Downtown is home to private elementary schools. Regarding food, it is especially easy to get to both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from anywhere in this part of Vancouver. Moreover, those who enjoy eating out won't have to go far in Downtown, where over 900 restaurants and over 150 coffee shops are available. Property owners benefit from very many nearby clothing stores.