Like most major cities, Vancouver has many different districts which all offer their own feel and character. If can be tricky even when you’re visiting to decide where to go and what to see, but this can be even harder when you are deciding where is the best place for you to start your new life. Here we will look at some of the different areas in Vancouver and tell you a little bit about each of them!
Downtown is of course a desirable place to live. It has the benefit of being close to all the bars, restaurants, attractions and quite possibly your work place. This naturally means that it is one of the more expensive areas and that your money won’t go as far. There aren’t many houses here however, it’s mainly apartments, so it might not be great for families. The West End region of the city is a better option if you want to be close to the action but need something a little more affordable and it’s really close to the city’s biggest park.
False Creek is another popular neighbourhood. It’s creek-side location and affordability give it the perfect balance of affordability and character. It’s got a good selection of recreational activities like bars and restaurants too. If you have a family them Lynn Valley is the place to be. This green area boasts many beautiful houses and has plenty good schools. There’s also bags of outdoor space where you can picnic, walk and cycle.
The UBC area is of course home to the city’s biggest and best university. It’s an incredibly green space, so if you like the outdoors, or are working or studying at the institution, this is a great option. Yaletown is a wonderfully creative area. The former industrial zone is the perfect spot for that perfect warehouse style apartment close to all the action.