Valley Centre real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Valley Centre is exemplified by its calm environment. There are about 10 green spaces close by for residents to check out and they are very well-located, which makes it very easy to access them. Most areas in this part of North Vancouver are quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic.
Travelling on foot is reasonably practical for residents in Valley Centre, although common amenities such as post offices or hardware stores can be an occasionally long walk away. However, the bicycle is a rather poor method of transportation in Valley Centre since there are quite a few hills, and there are a limited number of bike lanes. Getting around by public transit is at times difficult in this part of North Vancouver. Thankfully, the neighbourhood is served by a few bus lines, and most residences are very close to a bus stop. In contrast, moving around by car is straightforward in this area. It is a short drive to the closest highway from anywhere in Valley Centre, and it is convenient to park.
Small apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing around 45% of buildings in Valley Centre, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes. About 45% of properties in this part of the municipality were constructed between 1960 and 1980, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1980s and the 2000s. This area has a good selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 60% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and the remainder are renters.
It is a short walk to access schools and daycares from anywhere in this neighbourhood. Parents can choose between public and private schools at both the primary and high school level. Concerning eating, house buyers in Valley Centre will welcome that a grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Moreover, there is often a restaurant or cafe just around the corner. It is also a rather short walk to a decent variety of clothing stores, for instance on Lynn Valley Road.