West End real estate guide & listings for sale
West End has a character that caters to a fairly diverse group of people. There are a very large number of things to do in this part of the city for those looking for a dynamic vibe. There are many nearby entertainment venues, the streets are usually busy with people, and finding one of the around 30 bars is very easy since they are generally situated in very convenient locations. The noise levels in West End are reasonably low, as the streets are tranquil. There are a few parks nearby for residents to enjoy, which makes them very easy to access from the majority of locations within the neighbourhood.
Property owners in this part of Vancouver are provided with various options to get around without the need for a car. Travelling on foot is very practical for residents in West End; all daily needs can be met without the use of a vehicle, and there are also numerous businesses close by. This part of Vancouver will also appeal to physically active house buyers as it is very suitable for bicycling. More precisely, the cycling infrastructure is very extensive. The public transit network in this neighbourhood is great. For example, the neighbourhood is connected by about 10 bus lines, and it is especially convenient to reach a nearby bus stop from most homes. In contrast, moving around by car is challenging in West End because the street infrastructure is not very appropriate for driving, and it is very difficult to come across a parking spot.
The predominance of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of West End is an important part of its character. About half of homes in this area were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. Although this part of the city is notable for those looking for one bedroom homes. About 80% of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by renters and 20% are occupied by owners.
It is very convenient to access both a general and a specialty grocery store on foot from any home in this part of the city. In addition, with 350-odd restaurants and cafes in West End, there is almost always a spot to get some food or drink just around the corner. It is also a very short distance to an excellent choice of clothing stores. Regarding education, parents and their children will find that wherever their home is situated in this part of Vancouver, schools and daycares are nearby.