Downtown Vancouver sits on a large peninsula with water on the north, west and south side and it consists of four waterfront neighbourhoods on the Downtown West Side, three of which have been developed in the last fifteen years. Except for the West End they have been developed as a hi-rise condo neighbourhood.
The Waterfront Neighbourhoods of Downtown Vancouver
The West End is the oldest of the Vancouver waterfront neighbourhoods, rich in history, bordering Stanley Park and English Bay and isVancouver’s gay neighbourhood, it has an assortment of heritage homes, rental accommodation and condos which include co-ops. Condos were first built in the West End in 1970s and there isn’t much new accommodation but the City is revisiting its plan for the West End. The condos on Beach Avenue are older but boast unobstructed views facing west.
Coal Harbour has been developed as a luxury waterfront neighbourhood on a small strip of expensive waterfront real estate, boasting only 36 condo buildings east of Denman Street, north of West Georgia and west of Burrard, of these only 12 sit on the waterfront. The amazing water and mountain views face north.
Yaletown used to be an industrial site and is a small strip of land south of Pacific Boulevard, west of Granville Bridge and east of Cambie Bridge. Marinaside Crescent sits on Vancouver’s False Creek and looks south to the Olympic Village.
Coopers Landing is east of Cambie Street and has only four condo buildings and one undeveloped site and is the newest of the four waterfront neighbourhoods. It is part of Vancouver’s Yaletown but separated by Cambie Bridge.
Which of Vancouver’s Downtown Waterfront Neighbouroods Have the Best Value?
Year to date average sale price and number of sales
- Coal Harbour $2,696,000/20
- West End $2,4,666,000/3
- Yaletown $1,218,000/37
- Coopers $941,000/7
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