Vancouver is often considered to be one of the most livable cities in the world, and much of that attraction and appeal can certainly be attributed to Vancouver's Westside—a charming residential community that's filled with tree-lined streets, fabulous housing options, and a wealth of community amenities and attractions that help make this one of the most sought after locations in town for a new home or condo. For more information on Vancouver West real estate, view the active listings below!
While the exact boundaries of Vancouver Wests aren’t officially defined, many loosely consider it to be the area directly southwest of downtown, from Main Street to the east, the University of British Columbia to the west, and the Fraser River to the south. In fact, due to the Fraser River and the English Bay on the neighbourhood's north side surrounding much of this part of the city, waterfront homes for sale occupy a large portion of the area's luxury real estate market, with some of the most expensive real estate in all of Vancouver lining Vancouver Westside's breathtaking shoreline. For home buyers who will still be commuting to downtown Vancouver from the west side, nearly any location around the neighbourhood will have you to the heart of the city's main commercial district within 10 to 20 minutes, which of course depends on the exact location.
Attractions in Vancouver West are plentiful, but it's the area's numerous beaches and public parks that truly help shape this scenic part of town. Some of the most well-known parks and beaches are situated on the north side and include Kitsilano Beach Park, Jericho Beach Park, Locarno Beach Park, and Spanish Beach Park; while on the south side, much of the riverfront is lined with two of Vancouver's top golf courses: Point Grey Golf & Country Club and McCleery Golf Course. As mentioned above, the University of British Columbia also calls Vancouver West home, which certainly helps boost the neighbourhood's economy and desirability alike.
Aside from Vancouver Westside's sprawling waterfront mansion estates, the interior is also home to a wide range of condos, townhomes, and more affordable single-family homes. Condominiums for sale in Vancouver West, which can exceed $1 and $2 million, are a major part of the real estate market in the area and feature a lot of different options for homebuyers to consider. Smaller, low-rise developments offer units that are smaller in size, while some of the neighbourhood's more exclusive building houses ultra-luxurious condos that include astounding views of the city, water, and beautiful mountainous backdrop that surround this awesome British Columbia city.