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Vancouver Neighbourhoods & Housing

Get to know Vancouver neighbourhood by neighbourhood. Learn about buying and renting real estate, community services and what makes each neighbourhood so unique.

Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver Neighbourhoods
New to Vancouver and looking for the right neighbourhood for you? Use this Newcomer's Guide to get the inside scoop on Vancouver neighbourhoods and to choose the right neighbourhood for your own life, work and play.

How to Meet People in Vancouver, BC
Many newcomers and singles find it hard to meet people in Vancouver, but it doesn't have to be. It can be easy to meet people in Vancouver if you know where to go and what and to do.

How to Find a Family Doctor in Vancouver, BC
Use this Guide and FAQs to learn the most effective strategies for finding a family doctor in Vancouver, BC, as well as where to get healthcare before you have a family doctor in place.

Guide to Romance & Dating in Vancouver, BC
Learn how to meet romantic partners, where the most romantic restaurants and nightspots are, where to go on a first date, how to date on a budget (best cheap dates), and where to find the perfect romantic gifts in Vancouver.

10 Unique Places to Propose in Vancouver, BC
Looking to pop the question and want to do it somewhere truly special? Use this list to find romantic spots, secluded beaches, incredible viewpoints, and more.

Guide to South Granville
South Granville is packed with great shopping, great restaurants, entertainment, Vancouver landmarks, and more! Use this Guide to discover the best of South Granville.

Strathcona Neighbourhood Profile
Located just a few minutes east of downtown, Strathcona is one of Vancouver's oldest neighbourhoods and one of its most culturally and economically diverse.

Guide to Commercial Drive in Vancouver, BC
Located in north-east Vancouver, Commercial Drive is the cultural heart of East Van and one of the city's most beloved neighbourhood destinations. With it's large assortment of shops, delis, cafes, restaurants, and parks, it's a go-to destination for every-day living in Vancouver.Use this Guide to the Top 5 Things to Do on Commercial Drive in Vancouver to discover the best things to do on Commercial Drive any day of the year.

Guide to Gastown in Vancouver, BC
A national historic site, Gastown is a bustling urban centre, full of charm, nightlife, fabulous shopping, and many of the Vancouver's most-acclaimed restaurants.

Things to Do in Vancouver with Kids: Commercial Drive
East Van's Commercial Drive (from Venables to Broadway) is a perfect destination for all-day family fun: there's kids' shopping, family- and baby-oriented restaurants, loads of parks with great playgrounds, and lots of nearby family attractions, too.

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood Profile - Mount Pleasant / SoMa
Mount Pleasant is one of Vancouver's hottest neighbourhoods, home to the up-and-coming SoMa district, unique restaurants and bars, parks, history, and more.

Recycling Your Christmas Tree in Vancouver
Recycling Christmas trees in Vancouver is easy! Find out where to go and what to do.

West End Neighbourhood Profile
Vancouver's richly diverse West End in many ways epitomizes the entire downtown core: It's family-oriented and gay-friendly, ultra-urban and tree-lined traditional, a beach town and a downtown combined.

Fairview Neighbourhood Profile - Fairview / South Granville
Vancouver's Fairview neighbourhood is centrally-located, with easy access to downtown, east and west Vancouver, and all places south. It's also home to Granville Island and the South Granville shopping district.

Kitsilano Neighbourhood Profile
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver’s most popular neighbourhoods. If you’re lucky enough to live in Kits you get to enjoy the beaches, parks, restaurants and shopping—plus the fabulous location bonus of being minutes from downtown or UBC—all within an easy distance of your front door.

Yaletown Neighbourhood Profile
Once an industrial district, today Yaletown is one of Vancouver’s hottest neighbourhoods. It’s home to luxury high-rise condos, converted warehouse apartments and many of the city’s trendiest restaurants, bars and night spots.

Vancouver Community Profiles
Vancouver’s 23 neighbourhoods each get their own community profile at the City of Vancouver’ s site. The profiles include maps, history, local services, community centres, and libraries.

MLS - Real Estate Listings for Greater Vancouver
Search for real estate listings in the greater Vancouver area, including downtown Vancouver, Vancouver East and Vancouver West, with this Multiple Listing Service (MLS) site, provided by the Canadian Real Estate Association.

West End Residents Association
The West End Residents Association (WERA) is a membership-driven neighbourhood association open to residents of Vancouver's West End. WERA's site includes a blog about both hyper-local and city-wide issues.

Vancouver Apartment Guide
Search for rentals in the Greater Vancouver area with this online Vancouver Apartment Guide.

Which are the best Vancouver neighbourhoods?
I created a Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver Neighbourhoods to help new residents decide where to live in Vancouver. Please share your insights about Vancouver's neighbourhoods as well as your own picks for best Vancouver neighbourhood, best neighbourhoods for families, for singles, for nightlife, for anything-you-can-think-of!

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