District of North Vancouver real estate guide & listings for sale
Home buyers who prefer a slower-paced environment will enjoy North Vancouver. It is very easy to access public green spaces, since there are over 250 of them close by for residents to explore and most properties for sale have a park a short walk away. This municipality is also very quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour.
Driving is usually the favoured approach to get around in this municipality. It is very easy to park, and most houses for sale are a rather short drive from the nearest highway, such as Trans-Canada Highway. On the other hand, commuting by public transit is challenging in North Vancouver. Thankfully, there are around 20 bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop. It is challenging to commute by bicycle in North Vancouver because there are few bike lanes, and riding is made arduous by the typically sloping topography. It is also difficult for people walking to navigate North Vancouver as very few day-to-day errands can be run on foot.
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing roughly one third of dwellings in North Vancouver, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. Around one third of properties in this municipality were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This municipality also has a good choice of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the population of this municipality own their home while renters make up the remainder.
It is convenient to get to the nearest grocery store on foot from any home in this municipality. There are also a few opportunities for those who appreciate restaurants and cafes in close proximity. In terms of education, families will welcome that no matter where their house is located in this municipality, primary schools and daycares are close by. In contrast, families may consider it challenging for their children to get to high schools as a pedestrian. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.