Top 5 Neighbourhoods In Burnaby!

These are the top 5 neighbourhoods in Burnaby. Whether you're moving here, relocating here, or moving from one part of Metro Vancouver to another, you'll want to check out Burnaby. And, if you want to know which neighbourhood Michael Bublé calls home then check out the video.

Are you’re thinking of moving to Burnaby 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 Burnaby so stick around.

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

Alright, let's get into it. Burnaby is located just East of Vancouver and is divided into 35 sub-areas but we’re going to focus on the top 5. The City of Burnaby is bordered by the Burrard inlet and Marine Drive, North and South, and Boundary Road, 10th Ave. and North Road East-West.

It is home to many landmarks such as Burnaby Lake, Deer Lake, The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby Mountain Golf Course and Simon Fraser University, to name a few.

It is also home to many local and international corporations such as Telus, Ballard, and Electronic Arts.

The proximity of Burnaby to Vancouver makes it a very appealing place to live. It also has easy access to the Airport, the North Shore and several other municipalities.

Our number 5 neighbourhood is Metrotown. The city of Burnaby has officially designated Metrotown as a town centre and it is also a Metro Vancouver regional town centre. It is most famous for it’s shopping and the Metropolis at Metrotown and also includes the surrounding Station Square, the Crystal Mall, and Silvercity which is home to the Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis and its 17 movie theatres. Combined these offer over 800 shops and services all of which are easily accessible by the Skytrain, bus, or vehicle.

Aside from downtown Vancouver, it is one of the best places to live for tower-style condominium living many of which offer exceptional views in every direction. It is also only a 20-minute ride to downtown Vancouver on the Skytrain.

Being a shopping and entertainment mecca and offering so much more to your lifestyle, it’s easy to see why so many people flock here and why the city’s tourism bureau likes to say, “Centre Yourself In Burnaby.”

Our number 4 neighbourhood is Simon Fraser- SFU. This area is bordered by Burnaby Mountain Parkway & Gaglardi Way to the south, the Burrard inlet to the South and North Road and Duthie East/West. One of the largest areas geographically other than Government Road, it is also home to the Burnaby Mountain Conservation area with numerous trails to hike.

At the top of the Mountain Sits SFU which is its own little city. It has many options for eating, groceries. It also features the University Highlands Elementary School, Nestors Market, A BC liquor store and a Charge Point charging station for electric vehicles.

The views from up here are fantastic.

Our number 3 neighbourhood is Willingdon Heights. This area is bordered by Hastings and Gravely Streets North/South and Willingdon and Boundary Roads East/West.

Situated just below the famous shops and services in Vancouver Heights which we’ll get to next as it's our #2 neighbourhood, this area is home to many immigrant families. In fact, they comprise almost half of the population in Willingdon Heights with families from China, Hong Kong, Italy and South Korea.

With Brentwood Shopping Centre right next door you have everything you need amenity-wise and Willingdon Heights Park and Community Centre offer a cardio & weight room, preschool activities as well as a 2,400 sq. ft. gymnasium.

In this neighbourhood, you’ll find a good selection of newer condominiums and single-family homes. Driving from here offers you easy access to routes in any direction. Transit is terrific as well featuring rapid transit options at Brentwood and Gilmore Skytrain stations. 

If you’re curious about schools in the area, you have Kitchener Elementary and Alpha Secondary School nearby.

Our number 2 neighbourhood is Vancouver Heights. This neighbourhood is bordered by the Burrard inlet and Hastings Street North/South and Willingdon and Boundary Roads East/West.

Simply known as The Heights, this neighbourhood offers some of the best vistas and views of Vancouver, the North Shore, and Mount Baker. Established at the beginning of the 20th century, the thousands of immigrants that flocked here have ensured this area kept a low profile. I would want to keep this sought after, quiet residential neighbourhood  a secret too. 

The areas cultural ties are strong and if you stroll along Hastings Street you’ll discover it is one of the best-kept shopping secrets in the Lower Mainland. There are hundreds of unique shops and services including Chinese restaurants, Italian delis, and butcher shops which will satisfy the most discerning foodie. 

Of course, one of the landmarks of the Heights is the Neon Swinging Girl. The sign was originally commissioned by Helen Arnold in 1955 for her store, Helen’s Children’s Wear at 4142 East Hastings. Today the sign says the Heights instead of Helens and was recently repainted and refurbished.

It had become such a beloved landmark that in 2007 when the store was sold, the City stepped in to save the sign and in 2010, the city then listed the sign on its community heritage register. It also officially named the girl on the swing Helen, in honour of the original owner Helen Arnold.

If you have any questions, if you’re relocating here, you’re moving here, make sure you shoot me a text or email or call me on my mobile number.

And, our number 1 neighbourhood is Government Road. This area is bordered by Lougheed Highway and Burnaby Lake North/South and Gaglardi way and Kensington Ave East/West. 

One of the biggest draws to this area is the fact it sits right next to Burnaby Lake and the Burnaby Lake Regional Park offering over 10 km of jogging trails. 

The Lougheed Town Centre is only a few minutes away and is soon to be transformed into one of the largest shopping destinations in Greater Vancouver, with over a 160 shops and services and a magnificent 320 metre long covered outdoor, pedestrian-only galleria. Check out the City of Burnaby’s master plan for this area. 

If its big box stores you’re looking for, there is also a Costco and Staples.

Schools in this neighbourhood include Seaforth Elementary, recognized for its French Immersion Program and Burnaby Mountain Secondary.

The Government Road neighbourhood is comprised of predominantly single-family homes with some duplexes and townhouses. 

Michael Bublé calls this neighbourhood home and you can’t get a much better endorsement for the area than that. His home sits on a 2.3-acre site and is over 22,00 sq/ft with 7 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. I wonder if his home has that many bathrooms because one always sounds better when singing in a bathroom? Michael if you care to weigh in on that question, please drop an answer in the comments section.

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