Top 5 Neighbourhoods In Vancouver's Westside!

The west side of Vancouver has some of the most expensive homes in Vancouver and I'm going to show you it's Top 5 Neighbourhoods. 

Are you’re thinking of moving to the westside of Vancouver but you’re not sure which area or neighbourhood is right for you? Well, in this video I’m going to reveal the top 5 neighbourhoods in the westside of Vancouver and we’re getting after it right after this.

Hey, everyone, I’m Craig Veroni with RE/MAX Masters Realty. Your local real estate agent here in Vancouver, BC. This video is all about the top 5 neighbourhoods in Vancouver’s westside that’s going to fit your lifestyle. If you’re new here, I shoot a ton of videos about what it’s like to live, love, and own here in Vancouver so be sure to subscribe to my channel, and don’t forget to click on that bell so you can be notified immediately when I have a new video out.

The west side of Vancouver is home to some of the most expensive real estate in Vancouver other than West Vancouver. So, for those who may not know the difference, the westside of Vancouver is actually part of the City of Vancouver whereas West Vancouver is a separate municipality, across the Lions Gate Bridge, and right next to North Vancouver. Vancouver’s Westside is divided into 19 sub-areas but in this video, we’re looking at the top 5. Now the westside of Vancouver is bordered by Ontario street and the Western edge of the UBC Endowment Lands E/W and the Burrard Inlet to the Fraser River, N/S. The west side of Vancouver boasts many mature neighbourhoods with spectacular homes and even more spectacular views.

We’re kicking things off with our number 5 sub-area, False Creek. The False Creek sub-area is bordered by Burrard and Cambie Streets E/W and 6th Ave and False Creek N/S. The largest attraction of the False Creek neighbourhood would have to be Granville Island. Drawing approximately 10.5 million people a year from Metro Vancouver and around the world, Granville Island is a top tourist destination. Along the waterfront is a seawall where one can stroll all the way around Science World and into Stanley Park if one desired. Or, jump on one of the many water ferries and enjoy a pleasant 5-minute journey.

The Olympic Village is also a part of the False Creek sub-area. This area was built to house the international athletes in the 2010 Olympic Games held here in Vancouver. Afterwards, the units were sold to buyers wanting to live in this burgeoning neighbourhood. Everything one could need is at your doorstep here. From restaurants and coffee shops to grocery stores and pharmacies. It’s easy to see why so many people want to live in the False Creek neighbourhood. You are literally a hop, skip, and, a jump into downtown.

Our number 4 neighbourhood is Kerrisdale. Bordered by Blenheim and Cypress streets E/W and 37th and 49th ave’s N/S. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you the centre and heart of Kerrisdale is the shopping district known as the village. It was back in 1905 when Mrs William McKinnon was asked to name the Interurban stop at Wilson Road which is now 41st Ave. She named it Kerry’s Dale after her family home of Kerrydale, in Gairloch, Scotland. Kerrydale apparently means "little seat of the fairies". Now I haven’t spotted any fairies yet but let me know if you see any in the video footage I’ve captured. The name was quickly corrupted to it’s modern-day Kerrisdale and is one of the best-known districts in Canada. 

Our number 3 neighbourhood is Kitsilano. Bordered by Burrard and Alma streets E/W and 16th Ave and the Burrard Inlet N/S Vancouverites simply call it Kits. It is synonymous with the famous Kits Beach which was actually named one of the top 10 city beaches in the world. You can also swim in Kits pool. At 137 meters long it is North America’s longest outdoor pool and Vancouver’s only outdoor, heated saltwater pool. Kitsilano is located on the unceded territory of the Musqueam people and its name is derived from the Squamish nation chief, August Jack Khatsahlano. In the 1960’s it was Vancouver’s hippy hangout and has often been compared to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury. Everyone falls in love with Kits and it’s easy to see why. It’s also home to Vanier Park. This green space is home to some of Vancouver’s best family-friendly attractions including the  Vancouver Maritime Museum, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre,  and the Museum of Vancouver. It is also the venue for Bard on the Beach the renowned Shakespeare festival which takes place from June to September each year. If it’s shopping and restaurants you’re after, 4th ave. is definitely the place to go.

Our number 2 neighbourhood is Fairview. Bordered by Burrard and Cambie streets E/W and 16th and 6th Ave’s N/S this neighbourhood has fantastic access into downtown Vancouver and is home to the shopping district known locally as South Granville. It also has 2 Canada Line stations. Olympic Village Station and Broadway - City Hall Station. As I mentioned in my Where To Live In Vancouver video, the Canada Line is the rapid transit system connecting downtown Vancouver to YVR airport. Fairview’s South Granville area is currently undergoing a massive change. It has been home to some of Vancouver’s best and most acclaimed restaurants and businesses but many of them are leaving the area. While the circumstances vary for each business some commonalities are skyrocketing property taxes, fractured lease negotiations and minimum wage increases. This has been one of Vancouver’s marquee commercial districts and it will be interesting to see what happens here. Sitting just above the False Creek neighbourhood, Fairview offers many home options with beautiful views of the city and North Shore mountains. Fairview is also home to Vancouver General Hospital.

And, our number 1 neighbourhood is Dunbar. Bordered by Blenheim and Quesnel Drive to the East and the UBC Endowment Lands to the West and 16th and 41st Ave’s N/S. This neighbourhood is known for it's quiet residential streets lined with grand old trees which often arch across the entire roadway. At it’s heart is the Dunbar Village shopping centre. This neighbourhood really feels like it’s from another era. The Southlands are still home to horse stables and sprawling mansions overlooking the Fraser River. It sits adjacent to Pacific Spirit Park and UBC. There are many serene parks in the Dunbar area as well as the McCleery Golf Course.

And, those are the top 5 neighbourhoods in Vancouver’s Westside. This wraps up my trio of videos covering the top neighbourhoods in Vancouver. Be sure to check out the Top 5 Neighbourhoods in East Vancouver and The Top 3 Neighbourhoods in Downtown Vancouver.

As I mentioned, I’m Craig Veroni with RE/MAX Masters Realty. I’m your local real estate agent here in the Metro Vancouver area. If you have any questions, you’re relocating here, you’re moving here, make sure you shoot me a text or email or call me on my mobile number. I shoot a ton of videos about what it’s like to live, love, and own here in Vancouver, BC so make sure to also hit that subscribe button and the bell so you can be notified when I have a new video out.

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