West Vancouver real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of West Vancouver is exemplified by its relaxed ambience. This municipality is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - although there are still several louder sections, especially near the railway line, Trans-Canada Highway or Highway 99. Finally, there are over 250 green spaces nearby for residents to explore, resulting in them being very easy to reach from a large number of locations within West Vancouver.
Driving is usually the preferred way to navigate West Vancouver. It is a rather short drive to the nearest highway, such as Trans-Canada Highway, from any location in this municipality, and it is especially convenient to access a place to park. On the other hand, commuting by transit can be challenging in West Vancouver due to the infrequent service. Nevertheless, homeowners benefit from about 10 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far away from most residences. Even though certain pleasant sectors for bicycling can be found, this municipality is not very bike-friendly as this municipality has a quite bad cycling infrastructure, and riding is made strenuous by the typically hilly topography. It is also impractical for people travelling on foot to move around in West Vancouver as running common errands is challenging.
Roughly 55% of dwellings are single detached homes, making it easy to find detached homes in West Vancouver, while large apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This municipality is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy roughly three quarters of the units in the municipality and the rest are rented. Around one third of properties in this municipality were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
In this municipality, parents and their children will often be able to reach primary schools by walking. On the other hand, it can be difficult to walk to high schools from properties for sale in West Vancouver. Residents are served by public and private schools at both the primary and secondary school level. Moreover, West Vancouver is served by some of the province's top schools, such as Collingwood School. When it comes to food, getting to one of approximately 20 supermarkets on foot is possible for some, but not all, property owners in this municipality. A small selection of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well.