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Relocating to Vancouver? Your guide to the best neighborhoods

February 28, 2014
Gaston Vancouver

So life or work or a mix of both are taking you to Vancouver for an extended period of time – lucky you! But in such an awesomely diverse city, it can be overwhelming to decide on the right area to relocate to. Let us help with the search – it’s no coincidence that we’ve got luxury apartments in these neighborhoods – they’re perfect for easy access to business centres, entertainment, and some great restaurants and bars. Read about three of the most popular areas to see which one would be perfect for you:

The West End: While the West End neighbourhood is one of the most densely populated areas in all of Canada (with 40,000 people living in high-rise condos and apartments), it is also the gateway to Stanley Park, Vancouver’s huge urban oasis. Cafés, world-class restaurants and lots of shopping will keep you entertained in this area, with several beautiful green spaces and beaches perfect for taking a peaceful walk in the evenings.

False Creek+Yaletown: Formerly an uninspiring warehouse district, the False Creek waterfront community has seen some serious revitalization, and Yaletown has been transformed into one of Vancouver’s hippest areas, filled with sidewalk cafes, trendy restaurants, and a great nightlife scene. Both neighbuorhoods are part of ‘Downtown’ Vancouver, which  has the fastest-growing residential downtown in North America.

Gastown:  If you’re looking for cobblestone streets, Victorian buildings, and more historic embellishments, then Gastown is the neighbourhood for you. It has seen widespread gentrification since the early 2000s, and is now one of the most sought-after locations for successful professionals. Spend the weekend browsing souvenir shops, First Nations galleries, and stylish boutiques. An official ‘National Historic Site’, Gastown is full of charm and can boast some of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants and cocktail bars.

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