Downtown real estate guide & listings for sale
Those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces will feel at home in Downtown. Finding things to do is especially easy in this area. There is a great variety of entertainment venues, there are often masses of people around, and places to go out at night are well-spread throughout the area. Water Street in particular offers a broad selection of nightlife. It is very easy to get to green spaces from a large number of locations within the neighbourhood, since most homes for sale have one that is very easy to reach and there are around 20 parks close by for residents to explore.
House buyers in Downtown benefit from several alternatives to travel without using a car. Thanks to various nearby rapid transit stations on the Expo Line and Canada Line, and about 40 nearby bus lines, the public transit system in Downtown is very practical. Active people will also be pleased with the very pedestrian-friendly nature of Downtown; meeting day-to-day needs is very convenient by walking, and countless businesses of different types can be found as well. Travelling by bicycle is convenient in Downtown since the cycling network is very good.
Around 90% of dwellings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Downtown, and the rest are mainly small apartment buildings. This part of the city experienced its most significant construction boom following the year 2000, so most of the available housing is from this time period. This area offers mainly two bedroom and one bedroom homes. Roughly 55% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home and 45% are owners.
It is very often possible for property owners in this neighbourhood to shop for general and specialty groceries on foot. Robson Street is among the best streets for food stores. Additionally, with 1100-odd restaurants and cafes in Downtown, there is almost always a spot to get a meal or beverage just around the corner. Residents benefit from very many nearby clothing stores. As far as education is concerned, daycares and schools are very easy to access on foot from anywhere in Downtown. Families have the choice between public and private primary schools.