West End real estate guide & listings for sale
West End is a "jack-of-all-trades" when it comes to the feel of this part of the city. There are a very large number of things to do in this area for those looking for a dynamic vibe. The streets are almost always busy with people, there are numerous nearby entertainment venues, and places to go out at night are well-spread throughout the neighbourhood. Most areas in West End are quiet, as the streets tend to be quite calm. It is very easy to access green spaces in the neighbourhood, since there are a few of them close by for residents to enjoy and reaching a park is very easy from the majority of houses for sale.
West End is an excellent part of Vancouver with regards to getting around without driving. With about 10 nearby bus lines, commuting by public transit is straightforward in this part of the city. A majority of the houses for sale in this neighbourhood are located in places that are also very conducive to those who travel by foot; running common errands is very convenient, and various businesses are very close by. Riding a bike is embraced in West End because there are innumerable bike lanes.
Around half of homes in West End were built between 1960 and 1980, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s. In this neighbourhood, about 80% of dwellings are large apartment buildings, whereas the rest are mainly small apartment buildings. Renters occupy about 80% of the properties in West End while the remainder are occupied by owners. There is a higher proportion of one bedroom homes in this neighbourhood.
In West End, parents and their children will usually be able to get to schools and daycares on foot. When it comes to eating, house buyers in this area will value that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Likewise, owing to 350-odd restaurants and cafes in this part of the city, there is almost always a spot to get a meal or beverage just around the corner, for instance along Denman Street. It is also very easy to reach a variety of clothing stores on foot.