Vancouver is the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada, the most populous city in British Columbia, and, according to some publications, it’s the best place to live in Canada. This accolade is well deserved, of course. Glorious mountain and ocean views, plenty of greenery, some of the warmest temperatures in Canada, and a multicultural community that welcomes all nationalities and ethnicities – there’s every reason to make Vancouver your home (we’re not biased at all).
Like all major cities, some neighbourhoods may be a better fit for you and your needs. Whether you’re a young professional looking for a vibey location close to the office, or you want an affordable neighbourhood with all the conveniences for a growing family, Vancouver has the perfect spot for you. Since we spend a lot of time helping people relocate in and around Vancouver, we thought we’d share some of the top neighbourhoods that you may wish to consider for your next move.
If you’d like to live in the heart of the city with a wealth of Vancouver attractions on your doorstep, you might fall in love with this Downtown area. Here, you’ll find Robson Street – one of the oldest commercial streets in the city and the most famous location for shopping. Naturally, you’ll need a sizeable budget to afford the high rise residential units in this area, but you’re bound to enjoy your stay in this popular and thriving neighbourhood.
The West End
With established public transport links to downtown, The West End is an attractive neighbourhood for professionals. This diverse part of Vancouver welcomes people of all ages, gender orientations, and ethnicities, offering a choice of heritage houses, art deco apartment buildings, and condos. The area is perfect for ocean lovers who like to be a stroll away from some of Vancouver’s most beautiful beaches.
Boutique shopping, quirky cafés, and a young artsy vibe – Mount Pleasant has recently established itself as the neighbourhood of choice for young families. Folks looking for a community feel and great schools, such as the Florence Nightingale Elementary School, need to look no further than Mount Pleasant. This fun and authentic Vancouver neighbourhood has many reasonably priced homes and good transport links for commuters.
Once the hippy hub of Vancouver, Kitsilano, or “Kits”, as it’s referred to by locals, is now home to young urban professionals who prioritize health and wellbeing. Here, you’ll find yoga studios, gyms, and health food stores that cater to all dietary requirements. For individuals who enjoy restaurants and an eclectic nightlife scene, Kitsilano has plenty to offer. Combined with scenic ocean and mountain views, it’s hard to find an excuse not to love this neighbourhood.
These are just some of the fantastic Vancouver neighbourhoods we regularly help customers relocate to. Of course, there’s South Vancouver, West Point Grey, Grandview, South Grandville, and many other excellent areas that have plenty to offer in terms of liveability and affordability. Wherever it is you next call home, let Simple Moves’ experienced team handle the heavy stuff. We’ll supply you with the boxes, help with the packing, dissembling and assembling of furniture, and ensure that your belongings get to their new home safe and sound.