When you’re trying to decide which Vancouver neighbourhood is the right fit for you, take a look at the neighbourhood’s history and what made it what it is today. In Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, coal was discovered in 1862 on the bluff overlooking the harbour, which is now West Hastings. The discover was first noted by Captain Vancouver and the Three Greenhorns made a Brickmakers Claim. Hence the name Coal Harbour. What does coal harbour’s lifestyle offer Vancouver condo buyers?
Did you also know that there was a settlement of Hawaiians around the Bayshore Hotel. A tiki hut outside the hotel was home to Trader Vic’s, know as Vancouver’s best night out in the 1970s.
What are your Neighbourhood Needs, Wants and Desires?
Is living on the waterfront of prime importance? What exactly do you like about a neighbourhood – does its demographics and income profile fit your what you’re wanting to find in a neighbourhood?
In the 1970s Howard Hughes rented the top two floors of Coal Harbour’s Bayshore Hotel for nearly six months. Construction on the seven luxury Bayshore Drive condos were built from 1995-2006. And lastly, what about your neighbourhood desires?
HMS Discovery was a naval base on Deadman’s Island, just off Brockton Point. It is still a training facility. Discovery is named after Captain Vancouver’s ship, which he used to chart most of North America’s north west coast. Today’s Coal Harbour has a senior housing complex for artists only and the building has a theatre.
What makes Coal Harbour special for Its Condo Owners?
Top of the list would be the waterfront lifestyle, delivering astounding views of the water and mountains, coupled with the luxury condo buildings and their beautiful gardens and full amenities which include concierge services and for many waterfront buildings indoor pools.
Then there’s the walkability of the neighbourhood, which has a 97 Walkscore. A quick walk and you’re in the Vancouver Business District. Vancouver’s best restaurants are a short walk away, including high end supermarkets, wine stores, luxury brand shopping, including the upscale Sinclair Centre.
Or you can grab a boat tour of the beautiful harbour, or a seaplane to other parts of BC. The cruise ship terminal is at your doorstep, so is the Convention Centre and the Skytrain Station and Waterfront Station. Visit Stanley Park and enjoy the pitch and putt or play tennis or hike the trails. Buy a boat and join RVYC. Shop at Lloyd Bruce Homes for some Fendi furniture.
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